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Australian independent political documentary about the US installations in Australia at Pine Gap near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Covers the the Loans Affair and the sacking of the Whitlam Labor Government in 1975, the Christopher Boyce spy trial, the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in foreign territories and its former agent Victor Marchetti as well as government secrecy, security, intelligence, foreign affairs and policy.
One of the defining figures of the modernist art movement, David Hockney has carved out a career of enviable longevity and stylistic diversity. Renowned for his L.A.-based pool series and his large-scale landscapes, he is also known for his striking use of colour and inventive artistic vision. With unprecedented access to Hockney’s working and personal life, ‘David Hockney: A Bigger Picture’ intimately captures the 70-year-old on his return to South Yorkshire after 25 years in California.
Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless confronted by scarcity, when do we meditate on its ubiquity in creating, sustaining and enriching life?
‘Herb and Dorothy’ tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal worker, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists.
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz has his fingerprints all over the internet – he was integral to the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded the global social news and entertainment website Reddit. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and politics combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ is a personal story about what we lose when we ignore the implications of technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
From Academy Award®-nominated director Dan Krauss, Sundance award-winning ‘The Kill Team’ goes behind closed doors to tell the riveting story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. Tragically, his father’s pleas for help went unheeded. Once Adam’s fellow soldiers got wind of what he’d done, they threatened to silence him — permanently. Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Adam found himself drawn into a moral abyss, faced with a split-second decision that would change his life forever.
The award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF and BOUND FOR GLORY) also won the Documentary Academy Award for his INTERVIEWS WITH MY LAI VETERANS and shot an all-time favourite, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. Now Haskell’s son, Mark Wexler, has made a remarkable doc called HOW TO LIVE FOREVER in which he asks his dad (now 92) what his secret is. Wexler’s response: “Adventure!