Thursday, September 10, 2009

National Geographic in DC

Click here to see the National Geographic website for details.

"Step into a world of entertaining presentations by today's leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and performing artists."

Some upcoming films include:

Tickets for the general public are $18, or you can check out their free film series...

Logo: Tuesday at Noon

Upcoming titles include:

A Short Trip Around the World - A collection of six short films (9/22)
Terra Antarctica (9/29)
Kingdom of the Blue Whale (10/6)
Secrets of Angkor (10/13)
The Mountain Music Project (10/27)
La Ofrenda: Days of the Dead (11/3)
The Real Dragon Emperor (11/10)
A combination of films from the Native American powwow and beyond (11/24)
Hooked: Monster Fish of Mongolia (12/1)
Direct from the Moon (12/8)
America’s Wild Spaces: Death Valley (12/15)

Selected New Home Use This Week

Absurdistan - HU DVD 6146
Bolt - HU DVD 6109
Comanche station - HU DVD 6145
Gran Torino - HU DVD 6110
Grey Gardens - HU DVD 6125
Katyn - HU DVD 6135
Resolved - HU DVD 6084
Revolutionary Road - HU DVD 6004
Sin nombre - HU DVD 6188
Watchmen - HU DVD 6080
Wise blood - HU DVD 6073

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

My Favorite Website Discovery of the Summer: The Auteurs

They stream complete and comparatively beautiful versions of classic films. Mostly they're in the business of pay per view at $2-$5 per viewing bu they do offer ten films at no charge. The free fare includes L'Avventura, Harakiri, Cleo from 5 to 7, and The Cranes are Flying. These films though are readily available on DVD. Even cooler is that there are videos you can't find on DVD but can be seen here for a minimal investment. Examples include Laurent Cantet's Human Resources, Marcel Carne's The Adultress, Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return, Guy Maddin's My Dad is 100 Years Old, and Jan Svankmajer's The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia, among others.