Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Mediastan

A small group of Wikileaks journalists make their way through Central Asia interviewing newspaper editors. Their real goal: to find local media outlets to publish secret US diplomatic cables. This intelligent, guerrilla-style doc follows their fascinating journey from Afghanistan to … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Billy Budd

“Billy Budd” (1962) is a British drama produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. In this film adaptation of the stage play of Herman Melville’s short novel of the same name, young Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is conscripted by the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Tusalava

Life emerges, evolves and fights for supremacy in this 1929 avant-garde classic Source: Aeon The New Zealand-born artist Leonard Charles Huia Lye (1901-80), better known as Len Lye, is renowned for his work in kinetic sculpture and experimental film, and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Boogie

“Boogie” (2009) is an animated Argentinian action comedy based on a cult comic by Roberto Fontanarrosa, and directed by Gustavo Cova. The voices of protagonists Boogie and Marcia were performed by Pablo Echarri and Nancy Dupláa and the 3D animated … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Great Silence

Source: Kanopy On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)

SACCO AND VANZETTI brings to life the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: I fight, therefore I am

I fight therefore I am (in french: Je lutte donc je suis) is a documentary film about social and political struggles in Greece and Spain which provides an overview of the struggles in Europe against austerity, capitalism and fascism. A … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Damned

“The Damned” (released as “These Are the Damned” in the USA) is a 1963 British science fiction film directed by blacklisted Hollywood expat Joseph Losey, produced by Hammer Film and starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors and Oliver … Continue reading

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