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“Reality and the Extended Mind” [Documentary] (Video)

“Reality and the Extended Mind” focuses on experiments that explore what is known by researchers as psi phenomena ‒ anomalous extended properties of consciousness that have been measured under experimental conditions by qualified scientists. Their existence has far-reaching implications relating to our understanding of both consciousness and reality itself…

“Primer” [Film] (Video)

“Primer” won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and tends to draw repeat viewers eager to crack writer/director/star Shane Carruth’s puzzler of a time travel drama. Carruth, an engineer by training, plays inventor Aaron, whose entrepreneurial partnership with fellow brainiac Abe unexpectedly results in a process for traveling back several hours in time. The men initially use these rewind sessions to succeed in the stock market, but a dark consequence of their daily journeys eventually complicates matters. Shot on 16 mm film for $7,000, the film has a tantalizing, sealed-in logic that forces viewers to see the fantastic with a certain dispassion. You may well find yourself sitting through this one more than once to more fully grasp its paradoxes and ethical quandaries…

“Counter-Intelligence: The Company” [Documentary] (Video)

“Counter-Intelligence: The Company” lays out the structure of the modern intelligence agency, using the evolution of the CIA and the creation of the concept of “plausible deniability” to show how the continued rapacious spread of the clandestine National Security State has been built up over time, to the complex network it is today…

“Quest for the Lost Civilization” [Documentary] (Video)

“Quest for the Lost Civilization” follows writer and adventurer Graham Hancock as he visits the most mysterious ancient sites in search for the fingerprints of a lost civilization. Traveling from southern Europe to Egypt, and the Americas to Japan’s Pacific Islands, Hancock uncovers astronomical and geological evidence of an advanced civilization that may have existed as early as 10,500 BC…

Fred Alan Wolf ‒ Shamanic Physics (Video)

In this “Thinking Allowed: Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge” interview with Jeffrey Mishlove theoretical physicist Fred Alan Wolf discusses his efforts to explain shamanic realities in terms of modern physics and suggests that shamans interact with parallel universes and are capable of entering into the world of the dead. He also elaborates on his interactions with shamans among the North American Sioux Indians, in the jungles of Perú, and in England. Wolf then goes on to confess that he observed many things among the shamans that were unexplainable to him in terms of modern physics, and depicts the shamans as loving healers who touched him in a profound and nurturing manner…

“William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” [Documentary] (Video)

A vibrant portrait of a Beat Generation icon, “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” explores the brilliant, troubled world of the late great American author who arguably single-handedly spawned the countercultural movement of the 1960s. The film features archival footage of Burroughs, as well as interviews with confidants such as John Waters and Patti Smith, and is set to a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth…

“Don’t Look Back” [Documentary] (Video)

Both a classic documentary and a vital pop-cultural artifact, D.A. Pennebaker’s portrait of Bob Dylan captures the seminal singer-songwriter on the cusp of his transformation from folk prophet to rock trendsetter. Shot during Dylan’s 1965 British concert tour, “Don’t Look Back” employs an edgy, candidly realistic style that was and is a snug fit with the artist’s own consciously rough-hewn persona…

“Crumb” [Documentary] (Video)

Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff’s “Crumb” is an intimate documentary portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art. Zwigoff candidly and colorfully delves into the details of Crumb’s incredible career and personal life, including his family of reclusive eccentrics ‒ some of the most remarkable people you’ll ever see on-screen. At once a profound biographical portrait, a riotous examination of a man’s controversial art, and a devastating look at a troubled family, this film is a genuine American original…

“The Secret History of Hacking” [Documentary] (Video)

“The Secret History of Hacking” offers a uniquely intriguing historical perspective on phone phreaks and hackers advancing from the age of telephones with John Draper (“Captain Crunch”) to the age of computers with Steve Wozniak (“Woz”) to the age of information with Kevin Mitnick…

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