A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.
Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.
A documentary capturing the modern day VHS culture and VHS collectors.
When a small Utah-based edited movie company is caught sanitizing Hollywood's copyrighted material, the film industry strikes back with a devastating blow.
An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.
A documentary about the making of the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie.
In late eighties, in Ceausescu's Romania, a black market VHS bootlegger and a courageous female translator brought the magic of Western films to the Romanian people and sowed the seeds of a revolution.
Scenes from the Big Chair is a documentary film about the British pop band Tears For Fears. Released on home video in 1985, the 75 minute documentary was made at the height of the band's global success following the release of their multi-platinum selling album Songs from the Big Chair. It also contains the 90 minute "Going To California" concert which was recorded in Santa Barbara during the band's "Seeds Of Love" world tour in 1990.
When Melody was a young child, 20+ years away from coming out as transgender, she developed an obsession with movies. One of her biggest hobbies was acting out her favorite VHS tapes, FBI warnings and trailers included, in front of her parents' camcorder. Mom and dad realized this was an easy way to keep their child busy. Thus, the camera became a sort of babysitter, resulting in dozens of tapes featuring Melody performing in front of the (usually stationary) camera.
As kids in Maine in the early '90s, Zachary and his older brother Gator loved making home-movie versions of their two favorite films, Jean-Claude Van Damme's karate opus Kickboxer and psuedo-snuff classic Faces of Death. Now it's 2009, and though estranged from his family, Zachary returns to Maine to re-create these childhood tapes as accurately as possible. Things aren't the same however, as aging, drugs, and prison time have taken their toll on the Oberzan siblings. But with Jean-Claude and Dr. Frances B. Gröss in their corner, Zack and Gator (and sister Jenni) step back into the ring for a title shot at redemption.
An eight-minute amateur wildlife video that depicts a confrontation between a herd of Cape buffalo, a small group of young lions from a pride, and one crocodile.
As the dissociated convenience of the Internet and globalized corporate culture continue to shut down brick-and-mortar video stores, what will happen to the longstanding, local hangouts with their rugged individuals known as clerks and the communities who love them? Videosyncracy follows three very different video rental stores as they negotiate their survival in three distinct Los Angeles neighborhoods: Old Bank DVD in the Downtown arts district, Vidiots in sunny seaside Santa Monica, and Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee in bustling North Hollywood. Their stories chronicle not only the birth and twilight of a particular kind of corner store, but also decades of personal lives intertwined with those of their communities, the new challenges and facilities of a rapidly changing world, and an enduring love of the movies, a slice of Americana on the brink of disappearance yet defiant to the end.
A father and his son. Sky and earth. A camera and something very hard to film: faith.
A compilation of accidents, disasters, death, mayhem, and human feats caught on tape.
Curious loner Dingo Jones dives head first into a local legend suggesting the existence of a panther living in the Australian bush. This strange and twisted path leads him deep into the wilderness searching for the panther alone and on foot, while gaining further insight through interviews with witnesses and contact with professional big cat researchers. This mystical fever dream of a film is the debut feature from radical new director Dingo Jones. With no discerning between fact and fiction the audience is dazzled with hallucinatory visuals and an exceptionally original soundtrack. This charismatic example of DIY filmmaking is incredibly exciting in the way it blends comedy, horror and experimental cinema
Tom Rodgers is making his video diary entry for his Doctor Sherman about his experiences with his nosy neighbor Mrs. Kennedy, when he gets knocked back to reality in a disturbing turn of events.
What starts out as a fun night making videos goes terribly wrong when they discover something unexpected in the raw footage.
"The Vengador", always concerned about society and mainly about young people, is like a father to Saul and Robert. He always guides them on the right path. Unfortunately, Robert is killed and this fighter will not rest until he avenges him.
Nearing the end of his university studies, a soon-to-be graduate reflects on his life up to this point, all through the lens of a Handycam his father used to use.
Filmmaker Jan Oxenberg narrates her own home videos, commenting on how her views towards lesbianism and femininity have evolved over time.