Gun CityOctober 5, 2018
Barcelona, Spain, 1921. A tough cop from Madrid arrives in the city to locate, under the suspicious scrutiny of corrupt local police officers, a significant amount of military weaponry stolen from a train, allegedly by revolutionary anarchists.
If Not Us, Who?March 10, 2011
In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house whose first publication is, paradoxically to many, a controversial past work of Bernward's ostracized father, an infamous Nazi author. Bernward defends his father's writing ability, even if he is haunted by his father's suspicious past.
The HeiferMarch 6, 1985
A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the nationals' celebration they want the animal in order to butcher it and feed their famished troops. They get caught in the procession and have to go through a series of funny and pathetic incidents before they can get back to their side. Written by Mary Solari
Optimistic TragedyJuly 7, 1963
During Russian Revolution of 1917, the Marine squad, led by anarchist leader Vozhak starts the revolt. The Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party sends a woman Commissar to form Red Army battalion from the marines to take part in the Russian Civil War.
La Commune (Paris, 1871)July 3, 2003
We are in the year 1871. A journalist for Versailles Television broadcasts a soothing and official view of events while a Commune television is set up to provide the perspectives of the Paris rebels. On a stage-like set, more than 200 actors interpret characters of the Commune, especially the Popincourt neighbourhood in the XIth arrondissement. They voice their own thoughts and feelings concerning the social and political reforms. The scenes consist mainly of long camera takes.
The AnarchistsApril 29, 2000
A group of Korean anarchists in 1920s China are determined to overthrow the military and government.
Metralleta 'Stein'January 27, 1975
The parallel stories of a police commissioner and a bank robber whose lives eventually come together.
The Anarchist CookbookJune 6, 2002
A movie about a young honors student-turned-anarchist, Puck, and his group of anarchist friends living peacefully in a Dallas commune until a nihilist, Johnny Black, appears with The Anarchist Cookbook and completely destroys their way of life.
Projekt A - A Journey to Anarchist Projects in EuropeFebruary 4, 2016
PROJEKT A is a documentary that resists the common clichés about anarchism to instead show anarchist ideas of a society in which no one shall have the power to control knowledge, natural resources, land, soil or other people. After inspiring over 25,000 German cinema-goers, this award-winning documentary about anarchism and anarchist projects in Europe is now available on VoD!
“Projekt A stirs up the audience and is grippingly shot, getting close to the kinds of tenacious people who are so vital to change in our society.” (kinokino)
“…a cinematic portrait, not of anarchy, but of anarchists. A story, not of possibilities, necessities or even failure, but a depiction of achievements, initiative, action, ideas, as well as success.” (kino-zeit.de) Audience Award Filmfest Munich
Pier Paolo Pasolini: An Italian JourneyOctober 19, 2018
In the summer of 1959, as a correspondent for “Successo” magazine, Pasolini traveled along the Italian coast. In 1963, he documented Italian sex behavior, explained in “Love Meetings,” a 1964 film. In the winter of 1970-71, he witnessed the plight of the most impoverished Italian population and the innocents who suffered the boot of state power. After these three journeys, he concluded that Italian society had changed dramatically for the worse throughout all those years.
Carmen and the RedsDecember 23, 1939
Javier Navarro, a Falangist stationed in the Ciudad Universitaria, is ordered to infiltrate the Republican Madrid dressed as a militiaman to deliver a message to a leader of the fifth column. Once the order is fulfilled, he takes the opportunity to visit his girlfriend.
No Gods, No Masters: A History of Anarchism in Three PartsOctober 16, 2016
Anarchy is often used as a synonym for chaos and destruction with anarchists seen as black-clad nihilists fomenting violence at peaceful protests. But NO GODS NO MASTERS reveals the far more complex history of a viable social system and the men and women who devoted themselves to making it a reality. Part One: The Passion for Destruction (1840 1906)
Part Two: Land and Freedom (1907 1921)
Part Three: In Memory of the Vanquished (1922 1945)
El cine libertario: cuando las películas hacen historiaJanuary 27, 2010
Upon the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in July 1936, the anarchist union CNT socialized the film industry in Spain, so in Madrid and Barcelona film workers took over the production assets and, between 1936 and 1938, numerous films on a wide variety of topics were released, composing a varied mosaic that gives rise to one of the most unusual and original moments of Spanish cinematography.
An Injury to OneJanuary 17, 2003
An experimental documentary exploring the turn-of-century lynching of union organizer Frank Little in Butte, Montana.
Magnicidios PoeJanuary 1, 2017
The sarcastic account of the assassination of five Spanish politicians between 1870 and 1973 is mixed with the narration of five short stories by Edgar Allan Poe illustrated by five skillful pencil artists. A bastard documentary, a video essay, a collage, a provocative experiment where various pop culture figures and icons perform unexpected cameos. The macabre joke of a jester. Never more.
Behind the Burning Cross: Racism USAJanuary 1, 1991
A key overview of twentieth-century American fascism and antifascism produced in 1991 by the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee.
A group of American activists join forces with a Kurdish militia group to help defeat ISIS in Syria.
Edward Abbey: A Voice in the WildernessOctober 26, 1993
When Edward Abbey died in 1989 at the age of sixty-two, the American West lost one of its most eloquent and passionate advocates. Through his novels, essays, letters and speeches, Edward Abbey consistently voiced the belief that the West was in danger of being developed to death, and that the only solution lay in the preservation of wilderness. Abbey authored twenty-one books in his lifetime, including Desert Solitaire, The Monkey Wrench Gang, The Brave Cowboy, and The Fool's Progress. His comic novel The Monkey Wrench Gang helped inspire a whole generation of environmental activism. A writer in the mold of Twain and Thoreau, Abbey was a larger-than-life figure as big as the West itself.
This timely, bold set of one-on-one interviews presents two of the most venerable figures from the American Left—renowned historian Howard Zinn and linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky—each reflecting upon his own life and political beliefs. At the age of 88, Howard Zinn reflects upon the Civil Rights and anti–Vietnam War movements, political empires, history, art, activism, and his political stance. Setting forth his personal views, Noam Chomsky explains the evolution of his libertarian socialist ideals, his vision for a future postcapitalist society, the Enlightenment, the state and empire, and the future of the planet.
Barrios bajosJuly 19, 1937
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