West Coast radio and TV personality Shadoe Stevens created and stars in this surrealistic, sci-fi satire highlighted by animation, hyperspeed editing and special effects. TV stations throughout the world become jammed and the image of mild-mannered accountant Norm Jones suddenly appears on every screen. Shortly thereafter, the bewildered man is thrust into an alternate dimension and falls into the Shadoevision Worldview Auditorium where he finds himself strapped into a chair before a live audience. Held captive, Norm is at the mercy of the enigmatic, charismatic master of ceremonies, Djony Dakota. This bizarre host constantly subjects the assembled throng to an "evolutionary I.Q." test, a dazzling montage of visuals.
Jean-Christophe Averty, a French television director and video artist pioneeer, retraces here the life story of Musidora, known for her signature role in the adventure serial.
After discovering the connection between a corrupt city commissioner and Colombian killers, Kojak is framed for the murder of a call girl and is prosecuted by former police detective Crocker, now an assistant D.A.
A short film created for Spanish TV touching on the subject of Catalonia's struggle for independence, interspersed with symbolic images.
The best performances of UK ice dancing pair Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Based on skits from SNL. A cat who can drive a car, among other things. Homages to Terminator and a skit involving Abe Lincoln and a time machine.
A portrait of Jacques Ellul, a French theologian/sociologist & anarchist who first became well-known to American readers with the English publishing of his book The Technological Society in 1964. For Ellul, technique represented an entire way of life characterized by life fragmented so that efficiency ultimately rules over all ethical decisions. Ellul warned that technique was having drastic effects on all aspects of modern life. Many Green Anarchists have cited Ellul's work on technique as influential on their thought.
A Christmas special of extraordinary beauty. One hour of magnificent staging, costumes, and music. Featuring Miss Velma Jaggers--famous the world over for her beautiful dramas and called by fashion designers one of the twelve best dressed women in American. Accompanied by the Statesmen Quartet and the Miss Velma Singers and Musicians. This is the rare and highly beloved complete recording of Miss Velma's holiday spectacular, Christmas in America. Now, presented in amazing low definition, digitally remastered from archival VHS. This is the actual, legendary, one-of-a-kind Christmas cantata extravaganza originally performed and broadcast from the Universal World Church in Los Angeles, California. —Universal World Church
While English professor Loretta Lawson is attending a conference in Paris, she stays the night in the flat of a friend's acquaintance. She discovers a sleeping man in one of the bedrooms, and the next morning finds the man gone, but the bed soaked with blood. Returning to Cambridge, she begins to suspect her friend's acquaintance, and others on the staff of the college, are involved with the missing (murdered?) man, and decides to investigate for herself.
Photographer Helmut Newton talks about his work.
Much-married and once successful writer Henry T. Aythecliff, now heavily in debt, summons his three ex-wives to his mansion, planning to extort a sizable amount of money from each. When he is discovered dead, clues indicate that each of his four wives had motive and opportunity to murder him, and a young detective must sift through some ingeniously devised evidence.
A 70 year old man gets shunned into a retirement home.
About a woman and her boring life, based on haiku poems by Sonja Åkesson.
In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently.