(1982, Colour) Director: Les Blank
'Burden of Dreams' documents the making of Werner Herzog's film Fitzcarraldo.
The film is a fascinating record of an obsessed film-maker's battle to finish
his work against all odds.
This a fierce documentary about crime in America featuring the action of decoy
squads police videotapes of crimes in progress, unimaginable confessions and
some heroic resistance.
WITH MY LAI VETERANS
(1970, Colour) Director: Joseph
Terrifying and indescribably
sad, this piece of cinema-verite is a series of interviews with five
men who participated in the My Lai action in Vietnam, all of whom are
now out of the army. These clean-cut American lads recount with smiles,
indifference and poise, how and why they murdered.
Director: Joseph Strick
young truck drivers set out from New
Jersey with a load of meat. On the
journey they pick up Janice - for a
price. From that moment on bad luck
strikes at them from all sides......
An original work of art - the Observer
ON A SUMMER'S DAY
Colour) Director: Bert Stern
1958, a 28 year old Bert Stern had built for himself a reputation as
one of the world's leading fashion and advertising photographers. Although
he had ambitions to turn his talent to film, the opportunity did not
present itself until the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival invited
him to "take some pictures". That request would evolve into a full-fledged
motion picture presenting some of the most remarkable scenes of live
jazz ever brought to the screen. Performers include Louis Armstrong,
Gerry Mulligan, Mahalia Jackson, Thelonius Monk, Chuck Berry and Chico
B/W) Director: Joseph Strick
a beach in Southern California acrobats and muscle- builders flaunt
their skills and poses. A singing narration takes note of their obsessions.
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
(1977, Colour) Director: Joseph
Joseph (Ulysses) Strick returns to his favourite author James
Joyce. An outstanding achievement - Films & Filming.
( 1958, B/W)
Judith McGuire, young and divorced, suddenly finds herself cut off
from the life she knew so well. To escape the ghosts of old memories
she immerses herself
in every form of pleasure and sensationalism she can find...... A work of startling
and disturbing brilliance - The Daily Mail
(1974, Colour) Director:
This Faust-like and magical story of the humanization of a middle-aged misanthrope
is a self-portrait of a man who felt himself to be half-human and half wolf.
This stunning film is as faithful an adaptation of Herman Hesse's poetical novel
as one could possibly expect.