An abandoned tumbledown theater in the outback of Paraíba state is the initial setting of a film about cinema, which explores the testimonials of the novelist and playwright Ariano Suassuna and other filmmakers such as Ruy Guerra, Julio Bressane, Ken Loach, Andrzej Wajda, Karim Ainouz, José Padilha, Hector Babenco, Vilmos Zsigmond, Béla Tarr, Gus Van Sant and Jia Zhangke. They all respond to two basic questions: why do they make movies and why do they serve the seventh art. The filmmakers share their thoughts about time, narrative, rhythm, light, movement, the meaning of tragedy, the audience‘s desires and the boundaries with other forms of art.
Mark Kermode reveals the film-making tricks and techniques behind classic movie genres, from romcoms to horrors.
Tim Heidecker reviews the latest movies in theaters with a special guest.
Revered critic David Stratton tells the glorious story of Australian cinema, focusing in on the films that capture the nation’s true nature with candour, emotion and humour.
The origin of European cinema, from its infancy as a novelty created by French inventors Auguste and Louis Lumière to its flourishing as the pinnacle of film-making in the silent era and as a serious commercial contender against America.
Given: 1976-1999: The French society of movie directors (SRF - Société des Réalisateurs de Films) boycotts the awards ceremony to express their disapprobation on the future agreement Canal+ - Murdoch like on the legal decision on the business TPS-Channel+, bringing the system of financing in French cinema into question. 2006: The ceremony is delayed for about 20 minutes by a demonstration of film workers. About 200 protesters make their case outside while a dozen activists seeking more rights for temporary employees are rushing the stage.
Cinematic Titanic is a project by Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator and original host, Joel Hodgson. The project involves "riffing" B-movies, in a manner similar to that of MST3K. Joining Hodgson are many of the original MST3K cast, as well as some cast members who joined later in the show's run. These include Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl. It was first performed live on December 7, 2007 and first aired on December 22, 2007. On February 16, 2013, it was announced that the touring portion of Cinematic Titanic was going on an indefinite hiatus. According to an email sent out to members of the site, due to "5 people living in 5 different cities with different lives and projects, it has become increasingly difficult to coordinate our schedules and give Cinematic Titanic the attention it requires to keep growing as a creative enterprise and a business." The final tour began on September 23, 2013.
The 31st annual show is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4.