Interview with director Michael Toubassi on the making of "High and Dry" Video
"High and Dry" pays tribute to the influential and eclectic community of musicians that has emerged from Tucson, Arizona, over the past 20 years. Through performances and interviews, the documentary captures the struggle of one small town's big music scene.
Songwriter. Poet. Counter-culture icon. Consummate ladies' man. Since bursting onto the scene in 1967, Leonard Cohen has inspired generations with his unique personality and haunting music, becoming one of the most original and enduring artists to emerge from the 1960s. Now, Lions Gate is proud to celebrate Cohen's legacy with director Lian Lunson's "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man," an intimate look at the songs, poetry, and life of one of music's most celebrated and influential troubadours. In January, 2005, Lunson traveled to Sydney to film the historic "Came So Far For Beauty" show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House organized by famed music producer Hal Willner. "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man" includes behind-the-scenes interviews and live performances from this event by Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, The Handsome Family, Julie Christensen and Perla Battala, as well as a special performance of "Tower of Song" by Cohen and U2. And in a series of candid interviews, Cohen himself reveals his trademark wry humor and soulful intensity, using his own artwork, poetry and personal collection of photographs to reflect upon his colorful past and his creative process.
The film, which focuses on the singer-songwriter's life and music from 1961-66, includes never-seen performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives intertwined with Dylan's during that time. Dylan talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career, detailing the journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became the center of a musical and cultural upheaval, the effects of which are still felt today. For the first time, The Bob Dylan Archives has made available rare treasures from its film, tape and stills collection, including footage from Murray Lerner's film Festival documenting performances at the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Newport Folk Festivals, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker's famed 1967 documentary "Don't Look Back", and interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and many others. In anticipation of the film, members of Dylan's worldwide community of fans also contributed rarities from their own collections.
High School Record follows four awkward 17-year-olds as they struggle through their senior year. Like most high school students, they ride a continual wave of embarrassment: crappy after-school jobs, attempted sex in the science room, tinfoil shorts, guitar-strumming hippie teachers and brushes with the law. The only difference is that their moments of humiliation are all caught on tape - our gang of four are the subjects of a documentary shot by fellow classmates. A journey into narrative anarchy, High School Record is an engaging film partially improvised by its young cast. Written by Ben Wolfinsohn and based on his own high school experiences, HIGH SCHOOL RECORD is a painfully funny exploration of the teenage mind. High School Record is a follow up to Wolfinsohn's critically acclaimed music documentary Friends Forever.
Aspiring-champion racecar Lightning McQueen is on the fast track to success, fame and everything he's ever hoped for -- until he takes an unexpected detour on dusty Route 66. His have-it-all-now attitude is thrown into a tailspin when a small-town community that time forgot shows McQueen what he's been missing in his high-octane life. From the master storytellers and animators at Pixar, this film was directed by Academy Award-winning John Lasseter ("Toy Story," "Toy Story 2," "A Bug's Life") and features the voice talents of Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, "Larry the Cable Guy," Cheech Marin, George Carlin, Richard Petty, Michael Keaton, Tony Shalhoub, John Ratzenberger, Michael Wallis, Paul Dooley, and Jenifer Lewis.
Download.com's Dave Kapoor interviews director Wim Wenders about his new film "Don't Come Knocking."
The acclaimed director speaks about story, the writing process, visuals and locations, the rehearsal process, directing actors, music and soundtrack, editing and postproduction, budgets, shooting on digital versus shooting on film, distribution, DVDs, and the digital lifestyle.
Wenders' latest film, "Don't Come Knocking," opens in theaters March 24, 2006. Check out the movie trailer here.
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Download.com's Dave Kapoor interviews director Wim Wenders on editing and the postproduction process. Wenders' latest film, "Don't Come Knocking," opens in theaters March 24, 2006. Check out the movie trailer here.
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Hip Hop and Weed go hand in hand. This DVD is a 60 minute documentary that explores weed through the world of hip-hip. It follows around some of the most respected names in hip-hop including Wu-Tang Clan, MF Doom, Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun, Afu Ra, High & Mighty, Defari, on various weed related adventures. It includes interviews, live performances, videos and behind the scenes footage. This package also includes a bonus CD that contains various rare or unreleased tracks.
Director Cameron Crowe speaks about the wedding of music and film and its importance to "Elizabethtown".
PORTLAND, OREGON - The FOREST FILM FEST, Portland's own annual short film and video festival, announced the FOREST FILM FEST: "Best Of" DVD, Volume I, an entertaining compilation DVD of the 2004 winning films representing the best in animation, documentary, experimental, student and short fiction films. Bonus material is also included celebrating the festival's inaugural year. The FOREST FILM FEST holds it annual festival in May at the Clinton Street Theater. The festival is an opportunity for local, independent and student filmmakers to showcase their work and to educate while entertaining the public on the importance of short film. A DVD is planned for each festival year. 'The Volume 1 DVD is a great gift idea for the holidays. The profits are shared by selected student and independent filmmakers and it's an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for local filmmaking in Oregon," said Tracey Rowatt, executive director of the festival. FOREST FILM FESTIVAL: Volume 1 WINNING SHORT FILMS OF '2004' Includes bonus material Best Student Short: "ANNIVERSARY" Directed by: Ham Tran 2nd Place, Best Short Animation: "BLUE" Directed by: Christopher Mullins Best Short Fiction: "FORTUNATE SON" Directed by: Quinn Saunders 2nd Place, Best Short Fiction: "FLUFFY" Directed by: Samara Paysee Honorable Mentioned, Documentary: "CITY REPAIR" Directed by: Jason Porath. Best Short Documentary: "MY DAYS of AWE & GRIEF, PART 1: DIRK and ME" Directed by: Aaron Douglas. Best Short Animation: "REX STEEL" Directed by: Alex Woo. Best Experimental Short: "STALL" Directed by: Brian Kerr. Director: A.Douglas, B.Kerr, C.Mullins, S.Paysee, J.Porath, Q.Saunders, H.Tran, A.Woo. Awards: REGIONAL ADDY AWARDS: GOLD MEDAL WINNER, FOREST FILM FEST POSTER. 47th ANNUAL ROSEY AWARDS: MERRITT WINNER, MINI POSTER CAMPAIGN. Film Festivals: Forest Film Festival WWW.FORESTFILM.COM WWW.FORESTFILMFEST.COM Get the DVD at http://www.customflix.com/206465