The Body 1971
X | 1h 52min | Documentary | 15 January 1971 (Japan)
A scientific documentary combining narration from anatomical experts and human biologists with interior and exterior camera shots examining the human body, along with a soundtrack using the human body as a medium.
Red Cherry 1996
Hong ying tao (original title)
2h | Drama, War | February 1996 (Germany)
It is 1940. Chuchu and Luo Xiaoman are Chinese students who have been sent to study in Moscow, at the International School. She is 13; he is 12. Xiaoman is from Yanan, Mao’s base after the Long March; Chuchu had seen her father executed by Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang. The youngsters fit in well and learn to speak Russian… A large group of students, including Chuchu, leave for summer camp in Byelorussia accompanied by their teacher, Miss Vera. Xiaoman remains behind… The Nazis invade the Soviet Union. Moscow remains unoccupied. Xiaoman takes a job delivering condolence letters to soldiers’ families. At one apartment, he finds a mother has died. Her very young daughter, Nadia, has not realized it… The summer camp is occupied by Germans. Miss Vera is murdered. One of the Russian boys, Carl, is half-German, and helps the others to escape. They are quickly recaptured. Chuchu and several other students are sent by Gen. von Dietrich to work as servants at Nazi headquarters in the Yakovliv Monastery. The general is also a medical doctor with a peculiar hobby, tattooing…
Now and Then 1995
PG-13 | 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 October 1995 (USA)
Roberta, Teeny, Samantha and Chrissy have been busy growing up, but they always remembered the promise they made to be there for each other. Now they’re together again to relive the greatest summer of their lives.
The Cubs 1973
Los cachorros (original title)
1h 50min | Drama | 10 May 1973 (Mexico)
A man who has been mutilated in boyhood encounters numerous difficulties because of it. His frustration at being unable to culminate his relationships with women eventually drives him to drastic actions.
Naked USA Florida 1989
2x60min | Documentary | 01/05/1989
Several of the largest and most popular US nudist resorts are visited at a time when they are bursting with peak season events. Some members who’ve embraced the nudist lifestyle for a long time and some new to the experience and some juniors who’ve been raised in a clothing-optional environment provide insight on why they’re enthusiastically drawn to naturism. Some express their feelings in an interview, others preferred to be filmed injoying their favortie nudist activity.
1h 58min | Drama | 15 May 2011 (France)
An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the ‘little brother number’ or ‘brother trick’, involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence.
Race d’Ep 1979
1h 35min | Drama, History | 24 October 1979 (France)
Race d’Ep! caused scandal when it was released in France. The film was censored and classified as a pornographic film under the “X Law.” Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, Patrice Chéreau, and Cahiers du Cinéma, among others, signed a petition in defense of the film and opposing its persecution and censorship by the government. Michel Foucault wrote a letter to the Ministry of Culture on behalf of Race d’Ep!, stating that “this documentary is based on historical research whose seriousness and interest I had the chance to prove,” going on to observe, “it seems strange for a film about homosexuality to be penalized when it tries to remember the persecutions of which the Nazi regime has been responsible.”
Sticks & Stones 1996
PG-13 | 1h 35min | Drama | September 1996 (USA)
for three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.