IN 1988, rising star Kenneth Branagh tackled the role of Shakespeare’s prince of Denmark for the first time in his professional career under the guidance of celebrated actor Derek Jacobi. Narrated by Patrick Stewart, this hour-long film documents how Kenneth Branagh and Derek Jacobi, two intelligent and passionate men, found new depths in Shakespeare’s classic drama, Hamlet. Filmmakers Mark Olshaker and Larry Klein follow the company through four weeks of rehearsals, from the first read-throughs to opening night.
Reality Entertainment and The Sylvanic Cooperation presents "Discovering Bigfoot." Discovering Bigfoot is the first feature film documentary with real live interaction between a Bigfoot creature, wilderness experts, PhD's and other world renowned experts and researchers of the Bigfoot enigma.
John Huston, a pioneer of film noir, westerns, war films and epic dramas. We explore his life and works, which include classics such as 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre', and 'The African Queen'.
A show commemorating the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death. His contemporaries and current commentators reflect on the role of John Lennon, the artist and radical thinker.
Discovering: Simply Red Leading music critics take a closer look at the rise of English soul and pop band Simply Red. Following the split of his punk group Frantic Elevators, Hucknall formed Simply Red in 1984, with David Fryman (guitar), Tony Bowers (bass), Fritz McIntyre (keyboards and vocals), Tim Kellett (brass and live backing vocals) and Chris Joyce (drums). The group signed to Elektra Records in 1985 and released the album Picture Book in October that year. The single Holding Back the Years caused the album to go platinum and made the group one of the major successes of 1986. Since then, they have sold more than 50 million albums and in 2015 they announced the release of Big Love, their first studio album in eight years. Big Love marks the 30th Anniversary of their debut release Picture Book and the celebrations continue with their Big Love tour later in 2015.
Luis Bunuel, the father of cinematic Surrealism, made his film debut with 'Un Chien Andalou' in 1929 working closely with Salvador Dali. Considered one of the finest and controversial filmmakers with, 'L’Age d’Or' (1930), attacking the church and the middle classes. He won many awards including Best Director at Cannes for 'Los Olvidados' (1950), and the coveted Palme d’Or for 'Viridiana' (1961), which had been banned in his native Spain. His career moved to France with 'The Diary of a Chambermaid' with major stars such as Jeanne Moreau and Catherine Deneuve.
The discovery a 4.4 million-year-old Ardipithecus skeleton rewrites the story of human evolution and provides strong evidence that bipedality is the oldest defining characteristic of human ancestors.
Philip Zimbardo teaches a lesson in psychology, bookended by two hilarious skits.
When Philip Zimbardo's big screen debut is kicked off the 20th Century Fox release schedule by a cultural gatekeeper, he enters a full blown mid-life crisis. To reverse the mass hysteria and pushback that has since emerged against Zimbardo's lifestyle and ideas, he will have to get help from some old friends who know a bit more about sociology than he does...
This fully narrated tour explores the incredible mountain scenery, wildlife, moods and geology of Yosemite National Park. From the forested Valley floor to the rugged High Sierra backcountry, this special collectors' edition presents the best of Yosemite.
Part of BFI collection "The Age of the Train."
Documentary illustrating the birth of sound cinema.
Explore the myths and legends that inhabit the real world of Harry Potter. Follow award-winning documentary filmmakers as they offer insights to witches, wizards, Greek gods, ancient Celts, ghosts, magical creatures, alchemy, and ancient spells. Narrated by British actor Hugh Laurie, this fascinating documentary brings new dimensions to the historical and scientific world behind the Harry Potter series.
Stories of how the film Evil Dead, The (1981) rose up very high against the accusations of the 'Video Nasties' of the 1980's in the UK. Many controversial films are referenced here to give us an example of how Evil Dead, The (1981) didn't belong in the garbage bin, and how it was very original for its genre.
David Bowie is one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. He's had a long and successful career and been a major figure in the music world for over four decades, during which time it is estimated he has sold about 140 million albums. As the Victoria and Albert Museum's David Bowie exhibition proves itself the fastest seller in the institution's history, leading music critics and DJs explore the life, music, legacy and larger-than-life stage characters of the glam rock legend, who recently made a chart comeback with his first album in a decade, The Next Day.
A documentary on the career of William Greaves, featuring Greaves, his wife and co-producer Louise Archambault, actor Ruby Dee, filmmaker St. Clair Bourne, and film scholar Scott MacDonald. Released within Criterion's Sybiopsychotaxiplasm set.
A short educational documentary on early electronic composition and synthesizers.
This is part of a collection of rarely seen early avi films - primarily using relatively primitive techniques of scratch video then Adobe Premiere editing, resulting in a particular lo-fi look which isn't particularly intentional, but reflective of the process. "Music Of Your Own" and "Burning" originally existed as audio-only pieces on the "Thermos Explorer" album (2000), and since the audio was originally sourced from film it was later possible to recreate the stories in visual form.
From the same company that produces BABY EINSTEIN comes BABY NEPTUNE. BABY NEPTUNE is an educational and imaginative look at the world of water, from the beach to the bath. Featuring baby friendly images like puppets and toys as well as music by Handel and other classical composers, BABY NEPTUNE is sure to stimulate and delight the mind of any young child.
Denese Joy Becker, a manicurist living in Iowa, discovers she is indeed Dominga Sic Ruiz, a survivor from a 1982 Guatemalan massacre, when more than 200 people were killed in the small village of Rio Negro, after opposing the construction of a dam, sponsored by World Bank. She then tries to unveil the truth.