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M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

   2021    Art
Explore the intriguing world of M.C. Escher in this captivating documentary, which delves deep into his life and artistic journey through his own words. Narrated with excerpts from his writings, the film is visually enriched with archival footage of Escher himself and showcases his iconic drawings. Gain unique insights from interviews with his surviving family members who illuminate aspects of his personal and professional life.
Escher, who often described his work as straddling the realms of art and mathematics, admitted to not excelling in either yet found profound expression in geometry-infused art. Choosing to work in stark black and white, he embraced the challenge of conveying complex ideas without the use of color. The film explores pivotal phases in his career, including his mesmerizing explorations of the human eye and his ultimate obsession with the concept of infinity—depicted in real forms like circles and through visual illusions such as his famous never-ending staircase.
The documentary also features perspectives from admirers such as musician Graham Nash, who argues that Escher's genius remains underappreciated. This film promises not only to shed light on Escher’s innovative work but also to inspire a deeper appreciation for his unique blend of visual storytelling and mathematical precision.

Eating You Alive

   2018    Medicine
A provocative and enlightening documentary that delves into the little-known power of plant-based eating to heal our bodies and the planet. Through concrete interviews and compelling testimonials, the film explores how chronic diseases, which have become epidemics in the Western world, can be significantly improved and even reversed by changes in diet. Doctors, scientists, and celebrities share their insights and personal experiences, debunking the notion that medicine and surgical procedures are the only answers to serious health conditions. This documentary not only highlights the transformative impacts of diet on health but also addresses the ethical and environmental implications of our food choices.
‘Eating You Alive’ offers an inspiring vision of how we can take control over our health, live in harmony with the environment, and effect positive change in our lives and the world around us. This film is a call to action, not just for those looking to improve their health but also for those committed to sustainability and the well-being of the planet.

Frida

   2024    History
(Click CC for subtitles) Embark on a captivating journey into the heart of Frida Kahlo's vibrant existence. This profound exploration delves into the intimate world of the iconic artist, as narrated by Kahlo herself through her most personal diaries, revealing letters, thoughtful essays, and insightful interviews. Witness the raw and magical odyssey of her life, illuminated by the sorrows and joys that inspired her unforgettable art. The documentary comes alive with enchanting, lyrical animations that draw directly from the vivid colors and emotional depth of Kahlo's masterpieces, offering a visually stunning experience that mirrors the passion and complexity of her soul.
This film is not just a biography; it's an immersive experience into the essence of Frida Kahlo's artistry and being, promising to leave audiences inspired, moved, and forever changed.

The Greatest Night in Pop

   2024    Art
On January 25th, 1985, dozens of the era's most popular musicians gathered in Los Angeles to record a charity single for African famine relief. Setting egos aside, they collaborated on a song that would make history. The documentary transports viewers back to the recording of ‘We Are the World,’ capturing a seminal moment in music with gripping detail and emotion. Through an intimate lens, the film chronicles the night when some of the biggest names in the music industry united for a cause greater than themselves.
With exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, candid interviews with the artists involved, and insights from music historians, the documentary reveals the challenges, camaraderie, and sheer talent that converged to make the recording session an unparalleled event in pop culture, making it a poignant reminder of the power of art to effect change.

AI and the Future of Humanity

   2024    Technology
In this captivating film hosted by Anderson Cooper, viewers are presented with an insightful exploration of artificial intelligence (AI), its profound implications, and the ethical dilemmas it poses. The documentary begins with a startling revelation: what appeared to be Anderson Cooper was actually an AI-generated version, raising questions about the authenticity of what we see and hear. The narrative then shifts to broader concerns about AI replacing human roles across industries and its capability to outperform humans in tasks ranging from driving to creating art. Viewers are taken on a journey through various facets of AI, from the streets of San Francisco, where robot taxis hint at a future dominated by AI, to the insights of Yoshua Bengio, a pioneer in deep learning.
The film also addresses the darker side of AI, including the potential for misuse and the challenges in distinguishing between reality and AI-generated content. The climax of the documentary presents a critical question: Can AI save humanity, or does it pose a threat to our existence? This thought-provoking exploration of AI's impact on our world is a must-watch for anyone curious about technology and its intersection with human life.

Oasis: Top of the Pops Special

   1998    Art
A rare and hard-to-find concert of the band at the pinnacle of their fame. This performance offers an intimate glimpse into the energy and raw talent that propelled Oasis to be Britpop's defining act. Viewers are treated to a setlist brimming with anthems that have since become the hymns of a generation. The program not only features electrifying live renditions but also provides candid insights into the band's dynamics, including the legendary brotherly feuds that are as much a part of Oasis's story as their music.
This special is a must-watch for music enthusiasts, offering a unique snapshot of a band that epitomized the spirit of the 90s and continues to influence artists around the globe.
Nova Wonders

Nova Wonders

2018  Technology
Walking with Cavemen

Walking with Cavemen

2003  History
Blood of the Vikings

Blood of the Vikings

2001  History
Rotten

Rotten

2018  Nature
Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II

2016  Nature
Life in the Undergrowth

Life in the Undergrowth

2005  Nature
Prehistoric America

Prehistoric America

2003  Nature