While wars were being waged on the frontiers, we sat at home every Friday evening to greet the Sabbath with the Arab Movie of the Week. “Arab Movie” takes us back to the stars and the songs, the twisted plots, and the fleeting moment when we shared the same cultural heroes as everyone else in the Middle East.
Cinema: A Public Affair
Ten years ago, the building that housed the Moscow Film Museum was sold, its vast collection left homeless. The staff, headed by fascinating historian and intellectual Naum Kleiman, now struggles to keep his vision alive by continuing to use film as a tool to create an enlightened civil society.
Remake, Remix, Rip-Off
"Tarzan in Istanbul", "The Izmir Exorcist" and "Islamic Rambo" were among the thousands of films the Turkish industry produced in a "cut and paste" method during the 1960s and '70s. In the 60s/70s Turkey was home to one of the world's biggest film industries. Soon the filmmakers ran out of topics and they began copying movies from all over the world. Name any Western hit film, there's a Turkish version to it.
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Hollywood super-producer Robert Evans tells the riveting story of his tumultuous life and invites the audience on a tour of his great loves, greater successes and his grand failures, which included the highs of winning an Oscar and the lows of having himself committed. This is the story of a talented man, who insisted on remaining in the picture... in the pictures.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. The Angulo children spent their entire childhood imprisoned by their father in a rundown apartment in Manhattan. They learned about the outside world from watching movies, and that was what encouraged them to finally break out and discover their own identities.