Documentary

The Best of CineramaThe Best of Cinerama

2016

 



 

 

 


The Best of Cinerama is comprised of all the greatest thrills of Cinerama, from the breathtaking roller coaster ride to the visit to La Scala, Milan, for Aida; from the hurtling bobsled run, to the stirring dances of the African Watusis.

 

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Cinerama's Russian adventureCinerama's Russian Adventure

2016

 



 

 

 


Photographed over an eight-year period by Russia’s top filmmakers, Cinerama’s Russian Adventure brings together some of the most exquisite, jaw-dropping, and beautiful sequences from over six Soviet Kinopanorama productions (the Russian equivalent of three-panel Cinerama).

 

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Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored WorksHarlem Street Singer - The Reverend Gary Davis Story

2015

 



 

 


This rich portrait tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues, ragtime and gospel musician. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural South to the streets of Harlem, the film is a loving biography of an artist whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar made him an icon in 1960s New York and inspired a generation of musicians..

 

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Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored WorksDziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera
and Other Newly-Restored Work

2015

 



 

 


Thanks to the extraordinary restoration efforts of Lobster Films, Blackhawk Films® Collection, EYE Film Institute, Cinémathèque de Toulouse, and the Centre National de la Cinématographie – Flicker Alley is able to present the four films featured on Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored Works in a brand-new, Blu-ray edition.

 

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Seven Wonders of the WorldSeven Wonders of the World

2014

 



 

 

 


Of the seven sites the ancient Greeks named the “wonders of the world,” only one remains. SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD is a round-the-world adventure that picks up where the Greeks of antiquity left off. Released in 1956, this Cinerama spectacle follows 20th century adventurer Lowell Thomas as he seeks out the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

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Search for Paradise Search for Paradise

2014

 

 

 

 




Join Lowell Thomas and follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo in this new, digital restoration of SEARCH FOR PARADISE, the fourth of the original, 3-panel Cinerama travelogues. Released in 1957, the motion picture takes you to the “Roof of the World,” the Himalayas and Karakoram mountains of Central Asia, the highest region in the world.

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We're In The MoviesWe're In The Movies

2014

 



 

 

 


Celebrate the passion of do-it-yourself cinema. This unique Blu-ray/DVD collection features two documentaries never before seen on home video, When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose and Palace of Silents, as well as five bonus films from early itinerant and local filmmakers.

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Cinerama HolidayCinerama Holiday

2013

 



 

 

 


Cinerama Holiday was the 2nd of the original, 3-panel Cinerama travelogues. Released in 1955, the motion picture crisscrosses two hybridized travelogues of the “Cinerama camera accompanied” vacations of two adventurous, real-life, married couples.

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Cinerama South Seas Adventure Cinerama
South Seas Adventure

2013

 

 

 

 




Five separate stories are dramatized, woven out of a series of theoretical, island-hopping voyages that start en route to Hawaii, and after traversing the South Seas as far as Australia, end up flying back home from Honolulu.

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THE CURTIS HARRINGTON SHORT FILM COLLECTIONTHE CURTIS HARRINGTON
SHORT FILM COLLECTION

2013

 




Curtis Harrington is widely regarded as one of the most important avant-garde directors of the 1940s, as well as an early influential figure in what would come to be known as ‘New Queer Cinema.’ This publication is a joint effort between Flicker Alley and Drag City featuring restorations carried out by the Academy Film Archive on a single-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo, comprised of six short films by the late experimental filmmaker, as well as bonus interview footage and rarely-seen early works.

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This Is CineramaThis Is Cinerama

2012

 

 

 

 




In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of its premiere, Flicker Alley is proud to present THIS IS CINERAMA, exactly as seen by over 20,000,000 viewers in its original roadshow version. You will travel around the world with Cinerama, from Venice to Madrid, from Edinburgh Castle to the La Scala opera house in Milan, and concluding with a flight across America in the nose of a B-25 bomber.

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Occupation Has No FutureWindjammer

2012

 

 

 


 


Come onboard the magnificent Norwegian square-rigger as it sails its spectacular 17,000 mile journey, manned by a crew of young sailors-in-training with all photographed in the widescreen splendor of Cinemiracle, Cinerama's only true competitor to thrill 1950's audiences by sheer size and clarity.

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The Dolls of LisbonThe Dolls of Lisbon

2012

 

 



 

 


This film re-examines the notion of the struggling artist, and initiates a cultural exchange among artists from The United States, Ecuador, Portugal, and fellow Antagonist Artists across Europe.

 

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Occupation Has No FutureOccupation Has No Future

2012

 

 


 

 


Occupation Has No Future studies Israeli militarism, examines the occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, and explores the work of Israelis and Palestinians organizing against militarism and occupation through conversations with Israeli conscientious objectors, former soldiers, and Palestinians living under occupation.

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Down But Not Out / Dos AmericasDown But Not Out / Dos Americas

2012

 

 


 


Both films give an inside account of what is really happening in the Gulf Coast through interviews with those most affected. Down But Not Out explores survivors’ stories of evacuation and their thoughts on reconstruction one year following the disaster, and Dos Americas examines the Latino migrant laborers who are rebuilding New Orleans and the issues that community faces.

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Media Insurgente CompilationThe Media Insurgente Compilation

2012

 

 

 


 


Media Insurgente’s hard-to-find compilation features four short documentaries produced by the group: Trying Days, Producing Just Garments, When Capital Flies We Remain, and Estamos Aquí.


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A Trip to the Moon Extraordinary VoyageA Trip to the Moon
Extraordinary Voyage
2012

Blu-ray / DVD

 

 

 




The original hand-painted color version of Georges Méliès’ masterpiece, A Trip to the Moon (1902), and The Extraordinary Voyage (2011), a fascinating documentary directed by Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange about the life of Georges Méliès and the magic of film history and preservation.

 

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The Judge the Hunter the Thief and the Black OrchidThe Judge, The Hunter,
The Thief and
The Black Orchid
2012

 

 


 


Gaze into the seductive stare of an orchid at your own risk.

Many who do, quickly fall under its captive spell.

In the orchid world it’s known simply as orchid fever..

 

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Wild Horses In Winds of Change DVDWild Horses
In Winds of Change
2012

2011 Telly Award

Skydancer Productions

 



Wild Horses In Winds of Change is a Telly Award winning documentary that calls upon it’s audience to be guardians of the natural world yet remains above all a meaningful and informative journey into the ever changing circumstances for america’s mustangs.

"Wild Horses In Winds of Change is beautifully rendered and very persuasive….."
- Library Journal

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Heart & Soil DVDHeart & Soil

2012

 

Skydancer Productions

 

 



Heart & Soil is a lively and charming family documentary that clips along to the pace of barefoot children and happy livestock. Charismatic characters engage the audience while inspiring the audience to dig and grow their own food or support the efforts of those that do.

"Heart & Soil is a gently told, ever-green film” - Al Gore

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Four More Films by Tom Palazzolo - Chicago '60sFour More Films
by Tom Palazzolo
Chicago '60s

2011

2012 Telly Award

 

 

 



"The love of events that bring people together, revealing at once the absurdities and tenderness of the human comedy, plus a sharp eye for Americana, characterize and permeate the Palazzolo films."
- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

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Haiti: The Triumph, Sorrow, and the Struggle of a PeopleHaiti
The Triumph, Sorrow, and
the Struggle of a People

2011

 

 

2011 Associated Press Award
Best Documentary


Haitian-born film maker Jonas Nosile put together a small team and traveled to Haiti to film Haitian history from its early successful struggles for independence through to its contemporary – less victorious - battles with poverty. Nosile poses tough questions about the degree of Haitian’s responsibility for their dilemma. Will this island nation find a way to break with the legacy of its tragic past? Will the resilient spirit of her people be enough to overcome the obstacles and catastrophes facing the country today? The answers may surprise it's audience.

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InfernoHenri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
Blu-ray/DVD Combo
2010

 

 

2010 Cesar
Best Documentary Feature


One of the great, unfinished works in film history, Inferno, by Henri-Georges Clouzot was an audaciously experimental film with a virtually unlimited budget that was stopped only three weeks into production. Working closely with Clouzot's widow, Inès, Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea reconstructs Clouzot's original vision, filling and explaining the gaps with new interviews, re-enactments and Clouzot's own notes and storyboards, delivering an in-depth look at the masterpiece that might have been.

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Hi8Hi-8
The Short Documentaries of Courtney Fathom Sell

2009

 



"Much of his work is shot on Hi8 video, and while it might be a choice dictated by practicality, the resulting raw aesthics are definitely no accident. Luckily, the subject matter Courtney is drawn to perfectly compliments this style."
- The Documentary Blog

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Anything Boys Can Do...Anything Boys Can Do....
Mark Of The Ninja

2009

 



The underground music world has been characteristically male dominated, both the bands and the audiences. With the upsurge of women involvement in the scene, female bands and musicians are all too often regarded as novelty acts, regularly shrugged off as militant feminist or cutely entertaining.

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Vicktory - To The UnderdogVicktory
To The Underdog

2009

AOF Award
Best Social Commentary



"Vicktory To The Underdog" takes an in depth look at world renowned tattoo artist "Brandon Bond" and his dog rescue efforts - particularly rescuing the infamous Michael Vick fighting dogs.

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This Is Berlin Not New YorkThis Is Berlin
Not New York

2009

 

 



An inspiring look at New York underground artists making art and friends on the other side of the world.

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Left Behind Without A ChoiceLeft Behind
Without A Choice

2009

 

 

 

The physical and emotional conditions of the animals are told by the very people who cared for them and nurtured them back to health as they recount their journey with Hurricane Katrina animal rescue.

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No Place Like HomeNo Place Like Home
2008


AEGIS Award

Filmed in roughly one month between the end of October and the beginning of December 2005, Courtney Sell's film is an honest portrayal of Jac Currie’s life after Katrina and one of his first trips back to the Gulf Coast after being stranded in New York.

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Discovering CinemaDiscovering Cinema
200
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This two-disc DVD is comprised of Learning to Talk and Movies Dream in Color, produced by Lobster Films/Histoire, 2003-2004.


With
over two and a half hours of bonus materials

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Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago RiverChicago Filmmakers
on the Chicago River
2006

 

 

Using the city’s famous river as a location, filmmaker D. P. Carlson places the directors in a variety of boats and interviews them as they explore the river and share stories of how Chicago has influenced their careers.

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Four Films by Tom PalazzoloFour Films
by Tom Palazzolo
2006

Telly AwardTelly Award

"The love of events that bring people together, revealing at once the absurdities and tenderness of the human comedy, plus a sharp eye for Americana, characterize and permeate the Palazzolo films."
- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Heurtley HouseThe Restoration of
Frank Lloyd Wright's
Heurtley House
2003

Telly Award

This video follows the five-year restoration process, showing the discoveries, obstacles, and state–of–the–art techniques used to bring this tarnished gem back to its former grandeur.

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