Discussion in 'Media' started by dauer, Jun 26, 2006.
A Day Without a Mexican
Highly relevant to the current hysteria over immigration. And funny!!
When the Mountains Tremble
A must-see documentary about the (eventually armed) resistance and struggle of the Mayan/Quiche and other impoverished people of Guatemala against a brutal military-economic system.
Basically we are talking slave rebellion here.
Scenes of graphic violence and soul-rending injustice, but also of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
Mission Immpossible 3. It was ok.
Entertaining enough and its always nice to see Tom Cruise get his butt kicked...
Mat, an early silent movie from the former Soviet Union, and Slave of Love, a more recent film from the former Soviet Union. *sigh* Movies take on a whole new meaning when seen in class.
I also watched a few episodes of Bleach to bring me back to "reality" (plus my :kitty: nature poked its head into the limelight. )
300 on IMAX ... the best movie Ive ever seen. Better than Gladiator..Better than Braveheart and those two are probably my favorite movies. Ya'll have to splurge and go see it on IMAX if you can.. you wont regret it.
I'm going to watch it this week, shame there's IMAX near me, having seen the trailers I imagine that would be stunning
300's definitely phenomenal.
Just got around to watching Pans Labarith- gr8.
Also watched The Princess Bride and Layhawke again- love those films...
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria by Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman.
It was about a riot at Gene Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin district that took place roughly on July 18, 1966 when a group of gay and transgender customers finally retaliated against the harassment they experienced at the hands of the local police.
Susan Stryker was there to answer questions from the audience, too.
Huh. Interesting one, Phyllis. Might have to check that out.
I just went to our annual Sapatq'ayn Cinema and saw a couple of movies on Indian women. The first was called Singing Our Stories and was about women from different tribal lineages and their songs--how they learn, how the acquire, and how they perform their spiritual songs. Quite amazing and empowering.
The second film was Song Journey and dealt with one Dineh woman living in LA who went on a road trip through America and Canada to explore women's perceived roles in drumming and singing groups. It was an older film, from 1993. There were many deeply entrenched gender prejudices among the people--not just men, but women too--about the "traditional place" of a woman in drumming and dancing. The majority of people (these were all Plains Indians tribes) believe that women should not drum, that drumming should be reserved exclusively for the men. This was odd especially juxtaposed with the first film, which showed many powerful and empowered women drumming and being key drummers and singers in their tribes. Also in this second film, clear gender lines were drawn among the dances--for example, it was taboo or at least very unusual for women to participate in the Grass Dance. The sexism was quite striking, although the film did feature several women who were advancing into the drum circle and claiming some of their own rights. The film ends with the narrator back to her roots, learning the language of her Navajo ancestors and standing with her own hand drum.
Anyhow, those were good. I also watched a great documentary film about high school kids in south central LA discovering themselves and coming to terms with personal, societal, and racial conflicts through theater and dance. Called Colors Straight Up and highly recommended.
That's not really saying much lol...
Oh, it was. Did you know that, back in the late 1950s/early 1960s, transies were kicked out of their apartments in the Tenderloin district to make room for the "colored" displaced people from other areas? They also ran the risk of being fired from legitimate work just for being a trans? Most of them only found work hustling/as hookers, thereby running the risk of being arrested/beaten/killed (there was mention of a serial killer in San Francisco who only targeted transies, but not whether or not that the killer was ever caught.) Those who were arrested were driven through the city by the police.
Hm, sounds interesting. Gotta check them out myself. *makes a note, :kitty:s watching over the shoulder*
I wonder if it's related to the program started by/sponsored by Carlos Santana (or one similar.) He (Santana) has been buying drums and other percussion instruments for schools in LA to start drumming circles in the schools (at least I think he's been doing that [it's been a while since I heard his interview about the program.])
Peaceful Warrior with Nick Nolte FREE in theatres this weekend!!
Just can't seem to get ole' Nick's drunk and disorderly mugshot out of my brain. What's wrong with me anyway ?
Sunshine- It's brilliant (pun fully intended).
I was surprised by this one, thought it would be ok but I actually really enjoyed it.
Tears of the Sun...
Brutal, shocking, cold, and then there are moments of relife moments you smile moments you cry moments if you are a soldier you may have memories of.... Just a very real film... Worth seeing, I am glad I have seen it.
It was an alright film. Had they done this with Rocky V, it would have ended the series nicely. But Rocky V was such a disappointment, because I think everyone was looking for an actual ring match between the kid Rocky trained and Rocky himself, instead of the street fight at the end. Rocky Balboa looked like something that was filmed to make up for that.
Interestingly, the DVD has an alternate ending with a different outcome. I wonder why they went with the theatrical ending.
lol... Just insane... That would be too dangerous... Yeah fair enough he -was- a good boxer... He lost his prime and is now old.... Too old making it a danger if the "old rocky" fights in that film kinda kills realistic points lol no one would let him get in a the ring... Cause he'd be coming out in a body bag...
Agreed. Stallone is what, 60? Should have stopped at Rocky IV.
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