About the history and culture of roots Reggae music and the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica, as told by world class Reggae musicians and historians.
In front of a crowd at the Rotterdam Music Hall, Prince and his band perform 13 numbers, 11 of which are from his double album, "Sign 'o' the Times," and all but "Now's the Time" are his compositions. This is high energy stuff, with neon signs flashing above the stage, suggesting the honky-tonk district of a big city. Between a few of the numbers, there are vignettes of street life. Three women - Shiela E, Boni Boyer, and Cat - provide rhythmic, vocal, and physical pyrotechnics. Sheena Easton appears in a film within a film, her rock video "U Got the Look." In constant motion, never far from center stage, is Prince, Minnesota's charismatic pixy.
Developed and produced through the Coming Up scheme which offers new talent their first television credit.
France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. Much cut from the play, but dialogue not rewritten.
In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously injured. Aram, on the run, joins the Armenian Liberation Army in Beirut, the hotbed of international revolution in those years. Gilles is trying to understand when Anouch, Aram's mother, arrives in his hospital room to beg his forgiveness. She admits that her son planted the bomb. Aram clashes with his comrades in Beirut and decides to meet his victim to make him his spokesman.
An up-close-and-personal portrait of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld.
A Mother's Gift: Set in the late 19th century and based upon a novel by Beth Streeter, this outdoor adventure chronicles the lives of a city-bred woman who gives up her dreams of becoming a singer to forge a new life in the Nebraska wilds with her pioneering husband.
Perfume: A week in the lives of a group of models, photographers, agents, reporters, publicists and other characters during a wild modeling show in New York City.
Under the Cherry Moon: Two friends from Miami are in the Mediterranian are enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women.
Digimon: Battle of Adventurers : The appearance of Mephistomon causes Bio-Merging of Digimon to happen all around the world and it's up to the Tamers to stop him.
Second Sight: John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl.
Carnal Crimes: Although Elise is young and beautiful, her husband is no longer interested in having vanilla sex with her. This leaves her bored, unsatisfied and with problems during public masturbation. ...
The King of Communism: The Pomp & Pageantry of Nicolae Ceausescu: The story about the national personality cult of the Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu.
The Children of Times Square: An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.
Shakedown: A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.
Private Number : Family politics and a baby complicate a college man's (Robert Taylor) secret marriage to his mother's maid (Loretta Young).
The Return of Superfly: This is a sequel to the movie, Superfly. In it Nathan Purdee is now playing the role of Priest who was played by Ron O'Neal in the previous movie. In it Eddie, Priest's old partner, was ...
Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life: Alone on "Executioner's Row," Ned Blessing is a haggard, old cowboy and former sheriff. With nothing more than reflections on a life that's been filled with danger and excitement, he marks his time waiting and hoping that the man responsible for his imprisonment makes an appearance before the hangman does.
Sybil (1976): The true story of a young woman named Sybil, whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
Digimon: Revenge of Diaboromon: Diaboromon is back and is planning another invasion upon the Real World.
Drop Dead Sexy: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Vice Versa: A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.
Picture Perfect: Kate is working on a career at Mercer Advertising, but she is passed up for promotion because she is 'not stable enough'...
Underground*: The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during the WWII, and evolves into fairly surreal situations...
The Morning After: Alex Sternberg wakes up with a hangover and no memory of how she ended up in bed with a dead man. She flees, convinced that she has had another blackout and stabbed someone. Her only support, Turner, an ex cop and recovering alcoholic who is unsympathetic to her plight. She could believe that it is as simple as a violent act committed while drunk, except that the body keeps re-appearing.
Fear: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Nuts: A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.
Self Medicated: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young man is now headed for self-destruction. Andrew's mother, helpless to control her son and fighting an addiction of her own, refuses to watch idly as her only child destroys himself. As a last resort, she hires a private company to forcibly kidnap and confine him in a locked-down and corrupt psychiatric hospital. As Andrew is subjected to the secret physical and emotional abuses of the program something inside him is re-awakened. He must somehow get free to save what's left of his life, but to do that, he knows he must first face his own demons head-on.
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV...
The Paper: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent...
The Heartbreak Kid: Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead. Her rich father is less than keen and lets everyone - including Lenny - know that he hates everything about him and the way he is going on.
She-Devil: An awkward and fat woman lives in the suburbs with her husband. She becomes a a monster who wants to revenge that her husband was seduced by an authoress who writes trash fiction.
Graffiti Bridge: Graffiti Bridge is the unofficial sequel to Purple Rain. In this movie, The Kid and Morris Day are still competitors and each runs a club of his own. They make a bet about who writes the best song and the Kid's club is on the line. But the Kid has become a brooding character who writes letters to his dead father and ponders spirituality. Under the Graffiti Bridge in the park, he meets Aura, an angel-like poet with whom he falls in love.
The Anderson Tapes: A thief (Duke Anderson) just released from ten years in jail, takes up with his old girlfriend (Ingrid) in her posh apartment...
This Is England: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
The Gauntlet: A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
Electric Purgatory The Fate of the Black Rocker: Electric Purgatory is a documentary that examines the struggles of black rock musicians and the industry's ambivalence towards them. Director Raymond Gayle spent the better part of a year traveling around the United States interviewing many of Black Rock's elite including Fishbone, Vernon Reid, Adam Falcon, Jimi Hazel and Cody Chesnutt. Distinguished journalists such as Flip Barnes, Darrell McNeil, Charlie Braxton, and Greg Tate, share their opinions and insight on the dilemma facing these artists. The film will explore the origins of the Black Rock Coalition and its relevance in the music industry. The project will also take a look at the stigma Black Rock musicians face in the Black community and more importantly how to bring the Black audiences back into the fold.
Cover: When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker...
WXIII Patlabor the Movie 3: Two police detectives and SV2 investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occuring in and around Tokyo Bay.