Friday, September 5, 2014

J'Accuse




The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. -IMDB
Written and Directed by Abel Gance
Romuald Joubé, Séverin-Mars, Maryse Dauvray

Askwith Media Library 47561-D 1918 166 minutes

Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada





This documentary on the life of potter Beatrice Wood provides a glimpse into her life, loves and influences. Includes archival photographs, original artwork, commentary by art historians and interviews with the artist.
Written and directed by Tom Neff; produced by Diandra Douglas, Tom Neff, Amie Knox.
Wild Wolf Productions: distributed by the Documentary Channel
Cinematographer, Steven J. Wacks; editor, Barry Rubinow; music, John Rosasco.

Askwith Media Library 63788-D 1993 DVD 2006 55 minutes

Against the Grain: An artist's survival guide to Perú




For every artist, the need to create and be heard is as basic as food and shelter. But what happens when you live in a country where the state clamps down on free thinkers, forcing artists to censure themselves?
Spanish title from container: Contracorriente : guia de supervivencia para artistas en el Perú
A Random Films production; an Ann Kaneko film ; directed and produced by Ann Kaneko.
Photography, Ann Kaneko, Franklin Arévalo, Micaela Blondet; editing, Bob Brooks, Michael Lim; music, Johnny Wilson, Pilar Díaz, David Green.
Featuring: Natalia Iguiñiz, Claudio Jiménez Quispe, Alfredo Márquez, Eduardo Tokeshi.

English narration, with dialogue In Spanish, English, Quechua and Japanese with optional subtitles in English, Spanish and English closed captions.

Askwith Media Library 54479-D 2008 65 minutes

A negação do Brasil (Denying Brazil)




Using his own memories, as well as television footage, the director analyzes race relations as portrayed in early Brazilian soap operas.
Casa de Criação apresenta; escrito e dirigido por Joel Zito Araújo.
Narration, João Acaiabe, Joel Zito Araújo.
Photography, Adrian Cooper.

Portuguese with English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 54226-D 2000 92 minutes


Against My Will


Box Art and Trailer unavialable.
Visit website at Icarus Films

Investigates violence against women in Pakistan, where concepts of family honor and the status of women as property perpetuate the practice of "honor killing", the murder of women by male relatives for behavior deemed socially or morally unacceptable. One of the women interviewed at the Dastak women's shelter in Lahore, Kubra, is murdered three weeks after she returns to her family.
Direction and production, Ayfer Ergün.
Camera, Rob Brouwer, Saskya Jol; editor, Jan Willem Looze.

Interviewers: Asya Elahi, Farida Batool, Ayfer Ergün.

Askwith Media Library 54224-D 2002 59 minutes

Thunderbirds are Go!







"Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage, and decides to call on the services of International Rescue to oversee security at the impending second launch. The second Zero-X successfully reaches its destination, but encounters unexpected hazards, ultimately leading to another call for assistance on its return to Earth. International Rescue respond, and once again Thunderbirds are GO!"--IMDb.
Bonus: Thunderbird 6 (1968 : 89 min.): produced by Sylvia Anderson; directed by David Lane; written by Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson; voices: Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer; cinematography, Harry Oakes)
Special features include: interviews with cast and crew, audio commentaries, trailers.
Creator, Gerry Anderson; video effects director, Derek Meddings; producer, Sylvia Anderson; director, David Lane.
Uncredited in the film: video effects director, Derek Meddings; producer, Sylvia Anderson; director, David Lane.
Voices: Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson, Keith Alexander, Peter Dyneley.

English soundtrack, with optional subtitles for hearing impaired.

Askwith Media Library 63833-B (only on blu-ray) 1966 hi-definition release 2014 93 minutes

Particle Fever





"PARTICLE FEVER gives audiences a front row seat to our generation's most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries join forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? PARTICLE FEVER is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment."--Container.
CERN 2007 - David meets Fabiola -- Aspen Center for Physics talk -- Experimentalists and Theorists -- Monica explains the LHC -- History of particle physics -- The magnificent machine -- First beam test -- ATLAS start-up party -- The accident -- Discovery is a marathon -- Sculpture garden - supersymmetry -- Big problems - the multiverse -- First high energy collisions -- Summer of 140 -- Higgs discovery!
Producers, David E. Kaplan, Andrea Miller and Carla Solomon ; executive producers, Thomas Campbell Jackson and Gerry Ohrstrom; cinematography, Claudia Raschke-Robinson and Wolfgang Held; design and animation, MK12; editor, Walter Murch ; music, Robert Miller.
Featuring: Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos, Monica Dunford, Fabiola Gianotti, David Kaplan, Mike Lamont, Peter Higgs.
Special features: customized video chapters and excerpts.

PF Productions LLC,  2013.

Chiefly in English, with some French, German and Italian with English subtitles; closed captioned; available in censored or uncensored audio.

Askwith Media Library 63825-D 2013 99 minutes