The Chronicle of 1812
A collection of the classic morality tales narrated by Bill Cosby as "Aesop" that have been passed down from family to family for thousands of years. Every story has a lesson.
On Christmas Eve., Santa Claus, James Coco, visits a psychiatrist, Jon Pertwee, to find out who he is and why there are so many on him ringing bells on street corners.
Looks at the life of mafia boss Salvatore Giancana. Especially his troubled relationship with his family.
A man oppressed by his wife's authoritarian ways designs the perfect crime to rid himself of her for good, but something doesn't work in the plan in this Diabolique-inspired thriller. Made for Italian television.
Based on the book of the same name written by Sue Townsend.
Documentary film, without commentary, looking at events in Sheffield on 5th September 1973. Steelworkers retire, babies are born, there are fashion shows and council meetings, crashed lorries and policemen on the beat.
This TV movie focuses on a female employee of a athletic shoes company who is sexually harassed by her male boss.
This highly acclaimed film version of Béla Bartók's searing psychological opera, performed by Robert Lloyd and Elizabeth Laurence, won the 1989 Prix Italia Music Prize. Bartók's short opera, one of the composer's most impressive early works, tells the macabre legend of Duke Bluebeard, who brings his young wife Judith to live in his remote castle. The dramatic intensity increases as sinister secrets are gradually unveiled, bringing the opera to its haunting conclusion.
Arguably the greatest writer ever to come out of Latin America, Jorge Luis Borges was a master at making post-modern literary theory accessible by dramatizing it in compact, mind-bending stories. Although his unusual upbringing and his many controversial political sympathies once overshadowed his literary legacy, Borges has indisputably taken his place in history as one of the most important writers of the 20th century. This documentary examines Borges' extraordinary life and work, using dramatizations of his most memorable stories and rare interview footage with the author at his Buenos Aires home. Filmed just three years before his death in 1986, this program makes a bold attempt to relate Borges' private life to his public persona, and the real man to his fictitious world.
Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourke-White is a 1989 made-for-television film biography about the life of photographer Margaret Bourke-White.
American Comedy Made for TV
Produced by De Appel, Amsterdam, while General Idea was in residence there, Test Tube was conceived as a program for television. Presented under the brand "The Color Bar Lounge," a cocktail bar in the mythical 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion, the program is a hybrid of popular television formats […] and infomercial. […] Advertisements for the bar are placed throughout the program; a loaded word choice, full of double-entendres and innuendo, betrays the influence of both Dadaism and consumerism. This collapse of popular and high culture is central to General Idea's agenda, as Felix Partz observes: "You know, the mass media are like a vast pharmaceutical complex developing new cultural elixirs of an unprecedented intoxication…but art remains a curious and elitist drink. Despite its unique flavor and heady cultural properties, it has never effectively been exploited."
A Christmas special of extraordinary beauty. One hour of magnificent staging, costumes, and music. Featuring Miss Velma Jaggers--famous the world over for her beautiful dramas and called by fashion designers one of the twelve best dressed women in American. Accompanied by the Statesmen Quartet and the Miss Velma Singers and Musicians. This is the rare and highly beloved complete recording of Miss Velma's holiday spectacular, Christmas in America. Now, presented in amazing low definition, digitally remastered from archival VHS. This is the actual, legendary, one-of-a-kind Christmas cantata extravaganza originally performed and broadcast from the Universal World Church in Los Angeles, California. —Universal World Church
Daniel owns a shoe factory. He is in his fifties, married to Elisa, has a son who studies psychology and a mother who is at a nursing home. But when he applies for a life insurance his life changes. Because he has to undergo a number of health examinations, and maybe he is not what the insurance people call "a good life".
A neighborhood in Brooklyn reacts to the first black families moving into the community.