A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
The feared bandit Cobra Verde (Klaus Kinski) is hired by a plantation owner to supervise his slaves. After the owner suspects Cobra Verde of consorting with his young daughters, the owner ... See full summary »
Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »
The documentary follows Gene Scott, famous televangelist involved with constant fights against FCC, who tried to shut down his TV show during the 1970's and 1980's, and even Scott arguments... See full summary »
Pretty much the title tells it all, its a sermon by a pastor in a church in a run down part of Brooklyn. The Camera pretty much focuses squarely on the man as he says his piece. It begins slowly and then slowly builds. Statically filmed, the camera simply watches the Reverend and never moves, this is the film equivalent of being in the church. It's a bit awkward at first since not a great deal happens but as time goes on and the emotion begins to build it becomes something to see. One is drawn into the film quite easily. No tricks, no games, no real cutaways, just the man doing what he does. More footnote then a meal this is am intriguing look at something many people don't experience. Definitely worth a look, though I would either watch this on its own or at the start of a program of Herzog's short films because odds are anything seen before this will make it tough to get through due to the static nature of the camera work and the slow building of the emotion.
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