THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2013
“…this film is a visual experience in which the awesome power within the earth is made abundantly evident.”
– Landers Film Reviews
A descent into the depths of Hell, set to Bach, Hotspot takes us on a vicarious trip into the terrifying yet spellbinding explosion of molten lava at the heart of the Nyiragongo Volcano in Zaire.
Berlin International Film Festival 1975, Golden Bear – Best Short Subject; International Film & TV Festival of New York 1975, Gold Medal; CINE 1977, Golden Eagle
“..a fantastic underwater world…a witty and colorful sequence…”
– New York Times
For those who think of sea life only as fish, See is a revelation of the strange, fascinating, often comic, but seldom seen inhabitants of the Red Sea: octopus, cuttlefish, lion fish, nudibranchs (snails without shells), and mantis shrimp.
THE END OF THE GAME (1976)
Academy Award 1976, Best Short Documentary; CINE 1977, Golden Eagle; American Film Festival 1977, Blue Ribbon; Berlin International Film Festival 1978, Silver Medal
– British Broadcasting Corp.
The End of the Game, filmed in Zaire, Kenya and Tanzania, takes us from deep inside an anthill to majestic giraffes suckling their young. African storms, dung beetle ritual dances, duels for supremacy, feeding time and playtime all end as the animals disappear one by one while the shot of a rifle shatters the existing magic of life.
Academy Award 1975, Best Short Documentary; Cannes International Film Festival 1975, Grand Prix de la Supérieure Technique de Cinema; CINE 1975, Golden Eagle
“…Superbly photographed nature … Magic … Disneyesque…”
“Interest to environmentalists and filmmakers alike … Care and detail evident in good portraiture.”
– Village Voice
To a spirited soundtrack by Chopin, we join for a few moments the fleeting, yet lyric, journey of the Monarch butterfly, and share the tension of its perilous flight as adversaries, from a praying mantis to a railroad train to man himself, threaten its freedom.