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Various – The World at War (1973)

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When this epic series was first broadcast in 1973 it redefined the gold standard for television documentary; it remains the benchmark by which all factual programming must judge itself.

Originally shown as 26 one-hour programmes, The World at War set out to tell the story of the Second World War through the testimony of key participants. The result is a unique and unrepeatable event, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long left to live. Each hour-long programme is carefully structured to focus on a key theme or campaign, from the rise of Nazi Germany to Hitler’s downfall and the onset of the Cold War. Read More »

Various – 24 h Berlin – Ein Tag im Leben AKA 24 Hours Berlin (110 min) (2009)

THIS IS NOT THE 24 HOUR VERSION!
IT IS A TV RIP OF THE 110 MINUTES VERSION AIRED ON 3sat FIRST IN NOVEMBER 2009!

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20 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, after euphoria and disenchantment, Berlin is still in search of its identity. 24h Berlin tells the story of this search and documents one day in the life of this extraordinary European metropolis. Read More »

Various – Cinetracts ’20 (2020)

In 1968, a group of French filmmakers including Jean-Luc Godard and Chris Marker crafted short, quickly made cinematic responses to the political and social upheaval that shook Paris in May of that year. Inspired in part by this project, called Cinétracts, the Wexner Center commissioned 20 short films by filmmakers from around the world. See a complete list below, as well as interviews and essays illuminating their work at the bottom of this page. Read More »

Various – Erotica 2022 (2020)

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Four Polish female filmmakers have partnered with four top female Polish authors on film project “Erotica 2022.”

The film is directed by Olga Chajdas, Katarzyna Adamik, Anna Kazejak and Anna Jadowska. The writers are Joanna Bator, Olga Tokarczuk, Gaja Grzegorzewska and Grażyna Plebanek.

In a statement, the filmmakers said: “In a world where women are products, motherhood is an obligation, sexuality is oppressed and men are as primal as ever, four female characters face the world of absurdity, sick encounters, lack of true emotions and loneliness. The film depicts a fake world – yet very believable.” Read More »

Various – Vintage Erotica Anno 1950 (2004)

VINTAGE EROTICA ANNO 1950
20 Years before the rise of 1970’s hardcore films in the U.S., the commercial pornography produced by the French unleashed a new era of Erotic Cinema.
Suddenly, unlike the common “stag” films of the time, scripts, multiple camera angles, and title credits were introduced into erotic productions.
These extended 15-minute films were intended for private viewing in the back rooms of stores, in homes, and at local brothels.The themes of many of these films were bondage and burlesque; images similar to those produced by Irving Klaw in the U.S. The main difference being that in France the filmmakers would show on-camera sex, and nudity. These films stand out, not only for being ahead of their time, but because they transcend the standards of much of what is being produced today. Read More »

Various – Hsi nou ai le aka Four Moods (King Hu et al) (1970)

Directors Hu, Li Hsing and Pai Ching-jui jointly produced “In Four Moods”, with Hu directing the second dazzling episode, “Anger” (1970). Thirteen years later, the three directed the trilogy “The Wheel of Life” (1983), focusing on three lives and three love affairs occurring at different times. Hu’s first episode, though short, was riveting.
“Zen and Sense in King Hu’s Films” Read More »

Various – Vintage Erotica Anno 1940 (2002)

Continuing its exploration of the weirdest moments of cinema, Cult Epics brings us Vintage Erotica anno 1940 (aka Les Archives d’Eden), a collection of French porn vignettes covering the early years of celluloid sex from 1900 to 1940. Read More »