Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be ... different.
Today a brand new movie has premiered but this is not the usual Hollywood-style launch. ‘Blank’, described as an intense psycho-thriller by director Rick L. Winters, will debut on DVD but you can get it for free on BitTorrent too - with the blessing of the entire cast and crew.
"NWPUNKROCK" is a indie documentary showcasing the last 30 plus years of punk in the northwest - from Vancouver, BC to Olympia, Wa and Seattle. It's not an expensive, full blown production, but rather a labor of love and passion for punk music that deserves some recognition. As Dave, the films producer says, it is not an attempt to showcase every band to ever exist, but show a cross section of a little bit of every era. You will find lots of interesting interviews from bands and musicians separated by plenty of rare concert footage - it is a very raw look at the history of punk in the northwest.
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.
"Nobody Needs to Know" is a 2003 indie drama directed & produced by Azazel Jacobs. It is a story of Fame and the towns and industries and the people who create it and support it. It's the story of two actresses on divergent paths who unwittingly illustrate the power of Fame and its ability to pursue those who run from it and run from those who pursue it.
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
"The Story of Stuff" is a 20-minute film that takes viewers on a very provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture. In a very straightforward and open way, this short video shows viewers how from its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad. Download it with a .torrent file or straight from the website.
‘Big Buck Bunny’ is a short 3D animation movie created by the Amsterdam based ‘Blender Institute’ and a small international team of creators. After a production period of over six months, this short film premiered in the hip new Amsterdam cinema ‘Studio K’ and is now available for everyone else to freely enjoy and share.
Zeitgeist: Addendum is a 2008 documentary film produced and directed by Peter Joseph, and a sequel to the 2007 film Zeitgeist: The Movie. Zeitgeist: Addendum is itself followed by the 2011 film Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.