A short documentary on the infamous punk legend GG ALLIN. Took almost 3 years to produce due to funds (being students and from Toronto, ON Canada), crew dropping out (due to subject matter the more they got involved), Professors (that fought me and didn’t see the vision), or just problems all together. It won Best Documentary presented by CTV Canada at the Sherdian MA Awards 2008. (Source: Jay McBeth)
GG Allin‘s — a provocative Punk Rock performance artist — given name was Jesus Christ Allin. His band was called “The Murder Junkies.” Allin grew up in a log cabin in New Hampshire with a crazy and depressive father. He was arrested 52 times before he died at the age of 36, most likely because of excessive heroin use.
Co-directors Richard Dewey and Tim Marrinan discuss the making of “BURDEN,” a new documentary about a performance artist who shocked the world with his violent work in the early 1970s. Chris Burden ultimately left behind this provocative, innovative art when he moved out of Los Angeles to Topanga Canyon. There he began to create large, detailed installation pieces, which includes “Urban Light” (2008), one of his most iconic.
DocTalk video produced, directed and edited by Barry Rubinow. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor who worked as Senior VP, Creative for The Documentary Channel.
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Ever heard of big mountain speed climbing? Ueli Steck pretty much invented it. He died on Mount Everest this weekend. (Source: Mountain Hardwear)
Charles Bukowski, is, of course, a brilliant writer, but he was also beyond great when he spoke. In this clip he describes how it’s necessary to keep “the juice” in your sentences while living through the Atomic Age.
Sly Stone talks to an annoying paparazzi interviewer about hanging out with George Clinton and anticipating a legal settlement related to his music royalties. (Source: Polite Paparazzi)
In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh — “Lucky Lindy” — became the most famous human being on Earth. But on the evening of March 1, 1932, the pilot’s luck ran out. Bold kidnappers snatched his baby son, Charlie, from the family home near Hopewell, New Jersey, while everyone in the house was awake. Negotiations with the kidnappers stretched out for weeks, but little Charlie never came back. His body was discovered not five miles from Lindbergh’s house in New Jersey. A German immigrant, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, was executed for the crime. … Read More »
Steve Bannon has been propelled over the last year from fringe media outlier to top propagandist of the U.S. Empire as Trump’s Chief Strategist.
From his Wall Street roots and apocalyptic film career to his cultivation of alt-right bigots at Breitbart News, Abby Martin exposes Bannon’s true character in this explosive documentary.
Dissection of Bannon’s ideology of “economic nationalism” and desire to “Make America Great Again” reveals the danger of his hand in Trump’s agenda. (Source: Abby Martin)
I was introduced to Jordan, the effervescent subject of this Op-Doc, by a mutual friend; we met for lunch at his favorite deli in Los Angeles, where we live. That day, we waded through a getting-to-know-you conversation that somehow felt both more awkward and less awkward than most of its kind. Jordan has Asperger’s syndrome, and so he often gets pulled into his own world, one that can seem chaotic and isolated from ours. But he has learned to make deliberate choices to stay present in reality.
I found myself pleasantly surprised by the quick-witted middle-aged man having lunch across from me. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of music and movies, and a strikingly clever sense of humor. So I was intrigued. The lunch became the first of many meetings we shared over the course of many months, before we started … Read More »
As a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, made from Roosevelt Field[N 1] in Garden City on New York’s Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km), in the single-seat, single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. As a result of this flight Lindbergh was the first person in history to be in New York one day and Paris the next. Lindbergh, a U.S. … Read More »