Sunday by Dan Drasin. Shot and completed in 1961. According to the filmmaker, the film was shot entirely in 16mm B&W on April 9, 1961, capturing a protest made by folk singers in New York City’s Washington Square Park that was challenged by police officers. In 2008, the film was restored by the UCLA Film
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The life of the touring indie rock musician is shown in all its full unglamorous glory in Adrianne Jorge’s revealing documentary Making Our Own.
Card playing — e.g. games like poker, blackjack, gin, etc. — is an American pastime. However, in the short documentary Friday Night Magic, get introduced to a different type of card playing you may not expect adults to be obsessing over: The two decades old trading card game Magic the Gathering.
Saint, sinner or both? Filmmaker John Mikulak perfectly captures the face of small town law enforcement in the short documentary All Hail Chief Mooney. Described early on in the film as both endearingly “horrible” and having the “best heart in the whole world,” Chief Daniel Mooney of Waverly Township in Pennsylvania comes off as one extremely colorful character, making wildly inappropriate comments while at the same time proving that, yes, his heart is in the right place.
Now you can watch Elijah Drenner’s American Grindhouse online for free. Features tons of clips from dirty movies.
Richard Kerr’s experimental short film Pictures of Sound features the waterways of Vancouver abstracted into digitized color gradations.
In his short documentary Chicago Corner, Bill Brown chronicles the afterlife of the Henry Horner Homes in Chicago, Illinois.
Take a cross-country trip with the ultra charming Ernest Borgnine as he travels the midwest in his lavish 40-foot bus, nicknamed the Sunbum.
Abel Raises Cain is a loving documentary made by Jenny Abel about her dad, Alan Abel, the greatest media prankster who ever lived.
This documentary features songwriter/singer Lee Hazlewood discussing the film Nancy & Lee in Las Vegas, starring Nancy Sinatra and himself.