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Movie: Doglegs

Doglegs is a cheerfully iconoclastic underground scene where the disabled battle the able-bodied - all in the name of exploding stereotypes. When the disabled champ seeks life and love beyond the ring, his idol, the able-bodied organizer, tries to sabotage his bid for independence. In a battle of the human spirit, can the power of disability win our hero his dreamgirl? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Anvil! The Story of Anvil

[TRAILER] At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal" influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: The Gleaners & I

[TRAILER] An 1867 painting by Jean-Francois Millet inspired septuagenarian documentarian Agnes Varda to cross the French countryside to videotape people who scavenge. Taking everything from surplus in the fields, to rubbish in trashcans, to oysters washed up after a storm, the "gleaners" range from those sadly in need to those hoping to recreate the community activity of centuries past, and still others who use whatever they find to cobble together a rough art. Highlighted by Varda's amusing narration. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story

[TRAILER] In the 1980s a bunch of underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll. The resulting commercial product tapped into the international kid zeitgeist. Celebrate their gross-out greatness with artist interviews, superfan collections, and more. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Landfill Harmonic

[TRAILER] Favio Chavez guides the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. A documentary in Spanish by Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Portrait of a Garden

[TRAILER] In a historical vegetable garden on a Dutch estate, the 85 year-old pruning master and the gardener tend to the espaliers. As they prune, the men chat about food, the weather, the world and they share their knowledge of horticulture. Fifteen years they have spent working on the pear arbour. Will it finally close over this year? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

[TRAILER] In the center of the story is the life of the indigenous people of the village Bakhtia at the river Yenisei in the Siberian Taiga. The camera follows the protagonists in the village over a period of a year. The natives, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, keep living their lives according to their own cultural traditions. A documentary film directed by Dmitry Vasyukov, with English narration written and voiced by Werner Herzog. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Angry Inuk

With "sealfies" and social media, a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit is wading into the world of activism, using humor and reason to confront aggressive animal rights vitriol and defend their traditional hunting practices. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 2 comments

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