Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)

Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)

Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)

Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)
Not Rated | 1h 46min | Documentary, War | 8 October 2004 (Finland)

Storyline:

A searing examination of the unrelenting Chechen conflict, observed through the prisms of a Russian military boys academy, a war-torn town and a children’s refugee camp.

Continue reading

The Two Of Us 1987

The Two Of Us 1987
Not Rated | 1h | Documentary, Drama, Family | Episode aired 25 March 1988

Storyline:

Matthew is a boy who just left school. He is handsome and athletic and believes himself to be gay. He retains a friendship with only one school friend, Phil, who has stuck by Matthew despite hostile reactions from his peers. As their relationship grows more intense, Phil’s girlfriend Sharon and his classmates become vindictive and aggressive. The two friends find themselves ostracized by both friends and family and decide to run away.

Continue reading

Tú solo 1984

Tú solo 1984

Tú solo 1984

Tú solo 1984
Documentary, Drama | October 1985 (USA)

Storyline:

In this docu-drama, a group of dedicated youngsters, ranging in age from eight to eighteen, live and breathe the controversial sport of bullfighting as well as the world of machismo. This coming-of-age film features the students themselves.

Continue reading

Streetwise 1984

Streetwise 1984

Streetwise 1984

Streetwise 1984
1h 31min | Documentary | 26 October 1984 (USA)

Storyline:

Portrays the lives of nine desperate teenagers. Thrown too young into a seedy grown up world, these runaways and castaways survive, but just barely. Rat, the dumpster diver. Tiny, the teen prostitute. Shellie, the baby-faced blonde. DeWayne, the hustler. All old beyond their years. All underage survivors fighting for life and love on the streets of downtown Seattle.

Continue reading

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements 2019

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements 2019

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements 2019

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements 2019
1h 30min | Documentary | 13 September 2019 (USA)

Storyline:

Moonlight Sonata is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata. Their lives weave a story about what we discover when we push beyond loss.

Continue reading

Body by Garret 1982

Body by Garret 1982

Body by Garret 1982

Body by Garret 1982
27min | Documentary, Short

Storyline:

Meet Garret Walsh, the strongest 12 year old on the planet. He started body building to give himself more leverage on the hockey field, but he soon found his youthful, yet muscular physique attracting so much attention that he was invited to give a guest appearance at the Mr. Olympia contest in 1981. The documentary follows Garret as he prepares for the event, including footage of his workouts and many interviews.

Continue reading

Squatterpunk 2007

Squatterpunk 2007

Squatterpunk 2007
Iskwaterpangk (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 19min | Documentary | 8 June 2010 (USA)

Plot:

Philippine underground filmmaker Khavn directed this purposefully rough and tumble portrait of life along the margins in Manila. Hapon is an eight year old boy living in a shantytown in the city’s poorest neighborhood. Despite the grinding poverty around him, Hapon seems to enjoy his life as he and his friends run free through the tumble down shacks they call home and play in the garbage-strewn streets. Hapon and his pals seem largely unconcerned with their future (or even entirely aware if they’ll ever have one) as they live for the moment in a place largely governed by misery. Featuring a pounding score by Philippine punk band the Broacks, Squatterpunk was screened in competition at the 2007 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Continue reading