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Cycles of the Mental Machine
rating:2.2

Cycles of the Mental Machine

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Exploring the contemporary techno music scene in Detroit, French filmmaker Jacqueline Caux examines how the Motor City's rich history of blues, gospel, jazz and Motown R&B paved the way for this new underground sound. Featured artists include Mad Mike Banks from Underground Resistance, Carl Craig and Terry Guyton, along with the voice of the Electrifying Mojo. Laurent Garnier gives an interview and performs a live DJ set.

Directed by:

  • Jacqueline Caux
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Hoover Street Revival
    rating:2.2

    Hoover Street Revival

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This innovative documentary from director Sophie Fiennes is a powerful journey into the lives of worshippers from the congregation of the Greater Bethany Community Church, in the notorious district of South Central L.A. Focusing on the experiences and hardships which make up everyday reality for many community members, the film examines the impact of the sermons of the charismatic Bishop Noel Jones.

    Directed by:

  • Sophie Fiennes
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    La Verbena de la Paloma
    rating:2.2

    La Verbena de la Paloma

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    First performed in 1894, Tomás Bretón's vibrant tale of Spain's festival of the Virgin of the Dove is a masterpiece of the Spanish musical theater genre known as zarzuela. The loose plot centers on a bustling village apartment building where enthusiasm for the annual festival leads to romance, revelry, a few fights and, of course, lots of music. Filmed at Madrid's Festival de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. José Antonio López and Amparo Navarro star.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Bollain
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    John Cage: 49 Waltzes for the 5 Boroughs
    rating:2.1

    John Cage: 49 Waltzes for the 5 Boroughs

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Noted as one of John Cage's more experimental works, the "49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs" highlights the avant-garde artist's foray into "chance music," using random locations on the Hagstrom map of New York City as a schematic for the composition. Collaborating with composer Andrew Culver, Don Gillespie explores Cage's piece by collecting the images and sounds found at the various locations and assembling them into one two-hour experience.

    Directed by:

  • Don Gillespie
  • Roberta Friedman
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Circus Bassissimus: Live in Vienna
    rating:1.8

    Circus Bassissimus: Live in Vienna

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Vienna's world-famous jazz club, Porgy & Bess, is the site for this top-notch performance from Circus Bassissimus -- the all-star counter bass quartet made up of Helmut Stockhammer, Christian Berg, Georg Straka and Bartosz Sikorski. In addition to the live concert, this program also features incisive commentary and candid interviews, where the guys offer viewers a rare glimpse into the lives they lead away from the stage.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Weissenbeck
  • rating:1.8 1.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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