Posts Tagged ‘$6.8K’

This Is Not a Film — $6.8K

On March 1, 2010, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was arrested on charges of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic” (his crime was speaking out on behalf of activists protesting the dubious re-election of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), and he was sentenced to six years behind bars and banned from making films for twenty years. While Panahi’s prison sentence was suspended after a few months in jail, Iranian officials have still forbidden him from directing movies, writing screenplays, giving interviews or… [more]

The Children of Paradise — $6.8K

Even in 1945, “Marcel Carn锑s Children of Paradise was regarded as an old-fashioned film. Set in the Parisian theatrical world of the 1840s, “Jacques Prévert”‘s screenplay concerns four men in love with the mysterious Garance (“Arletty”). Each loves Garance in his own fashion, but only the intentions of sensitive mime-actor Deburau (“Jean-Louis Barrault”) are entirely honorable; as a result, it is he who suffers most, hurdling one obstacle after another in pursuit of an evidently unattainable goal. In the… [more]

Galapagos — $6.8K

Directors “Al Giddings” and “David Clark”, whose previous credits include “Galapagos: Beyond Darwin”, return to the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands for this IMAX documentary. The film focuses on the work of Smithsonian-based biologist Carol Baldwin and outlines Charles Darwin’s theories on natural selection. Highlights include footage of the giant Galapagos tortoise and the Galapagos iguana, which perfectly camouflages itself against the gray rock on which it suns itself. “Kenneth Branagh” narrates. ~… [more]