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“Eraserhead” [Film] (Video)

In an industrial town in which giant machines are constantly working, spewing smoke, and making inescapable noise, Henry Spencer lives in a building that, much like all the others, appears to be abandoned. The lights flicker on and off, he has bowls of water in his dresser drawers, and his only diversion comes in the form of sporadic visions in which the Lady in the Radiator sings to him about finding happiness in heaven. His girlfriend, the spastic Mary X, gives birth to a mutant child who cries incessantly, adding sexual undertones to the surrealist imagery and morose and melancholic atmosphere to round out a film that is experienced rather than simply viewed…

“Billie Holiday: The Long Night of Lady Day” [Documentary] (Video)

Considered by many to be the greatest jazz vocalist of all time, Billie Holiday lived a tempestuous and difficult life. Her singing expressed an incredible depth of emotion that spoke of hard times and injustice, as well as of triumph. Though her career was relatively short and often erratic, she left behind a body of work as great as any vocalist before or since…

Mainstream News: Deception or Information? (Video)

How many world events are staged and/or digitally enhanced or fabricated solely to advance a covert agenda? How much fake news are we being fed? Are dictators, terrorists, riots, and revolutions beamed into our living rooms as part of an ongoing psychological warfare operation? Just how deep does the rabbit hole go?…

“The Nomi Song: The Klaus Nomi Odyssey” [Documentary] (Video)

Having failed to break into professional opera in his native Germany (where, as an usher in West Berlin’s Deutsche Oper ‒ an opera house ‒ he would serenade the staff after the “real” performances were over) the diminutive Klaus Nomi headed for New York City in 1972.
 
The vibrant New Wave/avant-garde East Village scene of the mid/late 1970s proved to be fertile ground for the development of Nomi’s unique talents. Working by day as a high-end pastry chef, he began to stage his outlandish performances, first launching himself upon an unsuspecting public at the New Wave Vaudeville in 1978. The hip and cynical young audience was absolutely stunned by this bizarre combination of falsetto melodies, booming classical orchestration, electronic elements, futuristic costumes, and outer space imagery. An odd assortment of artists, choreographers, designers, songwriters, and musicians soon jumped on the Nomi bandwagon, and the unlikeliest of phenomenons was born…

“Hasta los huesos” (“Down to the Bone”) [Film] (Video)

A man awakens in his coffin, the music begins, and the skeletons begin to dance. In the end he comes to realize that despite minor inconveniences, being dead is not so bad.
 
The authentically Mexican concept of transcending death by keeping the dead close has greatly influenced director/producer/writer/artist Tim Burton, whose ominously eccentric work often toys with death in much the same way…

“Obstruction of Justice: The Mena Connection” [Documentary] (Video)

[Saline County, Arkansas - August 23, 1987] – Two teenage boys stumble upon a drug smuggling operation sanctioned by federal officials and protected by local law enforcement. The boys, Kevin Ives, 17, and Don Henry, 16, are brutally murdered and their bodies are laid across railroad tracks to give the appearance of a train accident. Soon after, half a dozen witnesses to the crime are found dead; another mysteriously vanishes; others are put away in prison on false charges.
 
• Why were numerous county, state, and federal government investigations blocked?
• Why was a 30-month federal grand jury investigation abruptly shut down?
• Why did the FBI tell one boy’s grieving parents to “accept the fact that a crime has not been committed”?
 
This is a real-life story of crime and corruption involving high level officials from Arkansas to Washington, DC, with the Bush and Clinton families in the middle of it all…
 

“Magical Mystery Tour” [Film] (Video)

Away in the sky, beyond the clouds, live 4 or 5 Magicians. By casting wonderful spells they turn the Most Ordinary Coach Trip into a Magical Mystery Tour. If you let yourself go, the Magicians will take you away to marvelous places. Maybe you’ve been on a Magical Mystery Tour without even realizing it. Are you ready to go? Splendid!

“Spin” [Documentary] (Video)

In the early 1990s, director/producer/new media artist Brian Springer learned that it was possible to pick up and record raw satellite feeds created by TV networks, including behind-the-scenes signals sent to TV shows’ control rooms that aren’t intended for broadcast (e.g., talk show sets during commercial breaks, people waiting to be patched in for an interview with a news anchor, etc.). Springer recorded these feeds through the 1992 American presidential election campaign and went on to create “Spin”, a most revealing behind-the-scenes probe into the media maneuverings of glorified handshakers and newscasters alike by way of unintended television…

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