Director: Dominik Wessely, Laurens Straub
“With their liveliness, [the filmmakers] hide nothing from the camera - they talk over one another, they speak their mind… They say what they really think and that's what makes the film so lively.” - Berlin Film Festival
Butting heads against the hegemony of an older and more conservative generation, 13 architects of new German cinema - names like Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog - formed a production and distribution collective in 1971 known as Filmverlag der Autoren to expose their cinematic zeitgeist to a greater audience. While its fire burned brightly, this unusual group of auteurs ultimately crumbled under its own weight, disintegrating in 1977.
Presenting interviews, film excerpts and rare archival footage, Reverse Shot is about something more than filmmaking: it's about friendship, success, jealousy, destruction and death.
“Alternately delightful and disturbing, The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories features characters who would do Christopher Guest proud.” - Variety ... On the banks of the swollen Danube in north… More »
“He was probably the best writer of that time.” - Kirk Douglas ... Blacklisted during the 40s and 50s, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was among the first victims of the anti-Communist fear mongering … More »
Portugal, Spain, 2008
Encounter the music from Portugal that is conquering the world. ... Fado, the Portugese national song of passion, sorrow and remembrance born from the slums of 19th-century Lisbon, is the subject of … More »
“I see a lot of me in the horses. Taken out of the chaos, brought here, taken to a great place.” - inmate Anthony Edwards ... Each year at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, selected inmat… More »
“Should render contrite all who say there is nothing left for movies to show us that we haven't seen before.” - Variety ... One thousand men and women live together in unbelievably close quarters… More »