Ten people from different backgrounds and ethnicities vent their frustrations on how they believe they are being suppressed by society and laws of government. First individually to a ... See full summary »
Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and ... See full summary »
Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »
A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »
William F. Buckley,
The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of... See full summary »
Peter Gabriel's performs in a 1987 concert in Athens. He plays several of his better-know solo songs including "Biko," "Solsbury Hill," "Shock the Monkey" and talks about the political situation in South Africa. Video clips of backstage footage play throughout.Written by
Closest emotional contact from actually being there
Being a long time fan of Peter Gabriel (my favourite album in 4th grade was Lamb Lies Down on Broadway when he was in Genesis), I found this a wonderful perspective of Gabriels current works. As anyone who knows Gabriel's past, his music is not always just for aural enjoyment, but for emotional qualities. This movie captures Gabriel in one of his quintessential performances. Right before apartheid was abolished and the world was still in an uncertain turmoil. His musical journey through his older music before commercial success to his "breakthrough" album Security and his mid 80's success with "So" passes the energy through the screen to the viewer. My only complaint is the lack of footage of his drummer Manu Katche. (It's always been one of my favourite things to see with Gabriel in concert is how Katche, with his Off-Beat African themes, compares with Gabriel's previous drummer Phil Collins). During "Lay Your Hands on me" his pre-grunge stage-diving still brings goosebumps to my arms everytime I see this. I highly recommend this video to anyone who is interested in "World-Beat" music, well actually to ANYONE who is interested in music in general. You may not enjoy him as much as I do, but if you are not moved in anyway by "In Your Eyes" with the addition of Youssou N'Dour, you must be too young to remember a quintessential John Cusack scene in "Say Anything".
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