Tributes - Retrospectives - Cinema on cinema
| 78 minutes | 2018
Shot when she was just 18, Barbara Rubin’s orgiastic Christmas on Earth (1964) shocked NYC's thriving underground film community. A mythical Zelig of the Sixties, she introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan to the Kabbalah, and Allen Ginsberg to life on a farm. For years, 95-year-old filmmaker Jonas Mekas has saved all of Barbara’s letters and cherished her memory. Working with Mekas’ footage and other rare footage from the 1960’s, the documentary uncovers the impact that Barbara Rubin had on an underground world that was dominated by men, and reveals how and why one of the freest spirits of the sixties disappeared into legend. It’s a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking woman who truly believed that film could change the world.Q&A with the filmmaker
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Entering the envelope of life floating within its many layers.
UNITED STATES | 78 minutes | 2017
“Life took my father when I was a child, then my mother and my barely teenaged brother. Does time erase things? When I come back from exile, I...
CANADA | 78 minutes | 2001
In Mexico and everywhere else, El Santo is a legend. The masked luchadora (wrestler), whose face was never shown, was a star in the ring and onscreen. El...
MEXICO , Cuba | 78 minutes | 1959
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