Two Days in October

Two Days in October 2005

Based on David Maraniss's book They Marched into Sunlight, a documentary telling the story of two seemingly unconnected events in October 1967 that changed the course of the Vietnam War. Whilst a US battalion unwittingly marched into a Viet Cong ambush which killed 61 young men, half a world away angry students at the University of Wisconsin were protesting the presence of Dow Chemical recruiters on campus. (Storyville)

Silent Britain

Silent Britain 2006

A documentary about the early years of silent films made in Britain. Showing that it wasn't just a few, easily dismissed comedies, but many high quality films including some very popular comedies and some fine dramas. Matthew Sweet shows through examples how the art and even the language of film was developed by some of these pioneers working in Britain.

I'm a Juvenile Delinquent, Jail Me!

I'm a Juvenile Delinquent, Jail Me! 2004

This is a forty-minute drama for schoolkids, broadcast by the BBC in Britain. There was an epidemic of Liverpool kids blowing up public telephone boxes with fireworks at the time, so we began with an incidence of that. (A.C)

Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood

Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood 2009

Eight hundred German filmmakers (cast and crew) fled the Nazis in the 1930s. The film uses voice-overs, archival footage, and film clips to examine Berlin's vital filmmaking in the 1920s; then it follows a producer, directors, composers, editors, writers, and actors to Hollywood: some succeeded and many found no work. Among those profiled are Erich Pommer, Joseph May, Ernst Lubitsch, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and Peter Lorre. Once in Hollywood, these exiles helped each other, housed new arrivals, and raised money so others could escape. Some worked on anti-Nazi films, like Casablanca. The themes and lighting of German Expressionism gave rise in Hollywood to film noir.

The Cloning of Joanna May

The Cloning of Joanna May 1992

Joanna once was married to Carl May, a very rich and powerful nuclear energy magnate. They love each other, but had to divorce after Joanna was caught on an incidental love affair. Since then Carl has made Joanna's life impossible. 10 years later she's fed up with the situation and decides to visit him, only to find that once he made three copies of her

Age 7 in America

Age 7 in America 1991

An adaption of the British TV series, this documentary chronicles the lives of a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year olds living throughout America in 1990. The filmmakers will return every seven years to chronicle the children's growth.

A Movie Star's Daughter

A Movie Star's Daughter 1979

Shy teen enrolls in a new school and doesn't make friends easily. Then overnight everyone wants to be her friend, once it is discovered that her father is a famous movie star.