First surfacing in 1954, the Gill-Man from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON has been one of the most influential screen monsters. This documentary fondly recalls the history of the 3-D horror film - which spawned several sequels and countless imitators - and the behind-the-scenes story of its making as told by cast and crew.
In this innovative release, teacher and internationally exhibited artist Alex Grey considers the healing and transformative potential of sacred art. Grey looks back on the artists, traditions, and experiences that have shaped his career, and examines the metaphysical, mental, health, and emotional benefits that can be had from looking at sacred art created in places around the world.
Inspired by Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, director Douglas Morse and producer Heide Estes traveled to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. They wanted to capture the stories of those who had planned for months, left families, left jobs and set aside half a year for the trek to Maine and then quit the trail after their first week. Hundreds of them. Some after one day. Morse and Estes found some hikers leaving the trail, but became fascinated with all of the hikers they met. From Jack, who got stuck with an angry dog, to Malice and Kentucky, the Cheech and Chong of the A.T., to Matt and Angie, who planned to get married on the trail when they reached Pennsylvania. On the first day out, Estes and Morse met Chad, an easy going guy in excellent shape who found himself tempted to walk off the trail after just a few days. Hikers like Chad become our eyes and ears on the journey to Maine's Mount Katahdin, more than 2000 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia.
This 1985 performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival captures Miles at one of his peaks in popularity. Throughout his long career, Miles utilized the best in contemporary pop music, and this time he had some uniquely suitable sources; Cyndi Lauper's hit "Time After Time" and Michael Jackson's "Human Nature." Combine funk, pop, and the founder of the Birth of the Cool, the result is an elegant restrained restatement of everything Miles Davis. Add in the virtuoso guitarist John Scofield - and the result is a musical treasure.
With her streetwise, leather-clad persona, Quatro burst onto the rock scene in the mid-'70's, achieving international music stardom with a string of hit singles. Through her remarkable career, she has sold more than 45-million records and has been touring more than 30 years! She has branched out into acting, most famously prograying Leather Tuscadero on TV's Happy Days. This DVD includes live footage from her 2003 tour in Stuttgart, Germany, intercut with performance footage from Australia. Also included are rare home movies, vintage music videos, plus behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming documentary film about Suzi's amazing life, Naked Under Leather!
Brilliant, long in-the-works story of the life and art of the world's greatest comedian and the cinema's first genius, Charlie Chaplin. Produced, written and directed by renowned film critic Richard Schickel.