Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director's own father. But there's another ...
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An animated short set to the tune of Pat Boone's Exodus Song satirizing the history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant. "I envisioned This Land Is Mine as the last scene ... See full summary »
Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life, and of this film is Davis' ... See full summary »
As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick.
It is the dead of winter and a poet invites his sons to join him at a hotel for a reunion. The hotel also hosts a newly single woman who has a friend keep her company and with whom she ... See full summary »
Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director's own father. But there's another side to this story: that of the Goddesses, humanity's earliest deities. 'Seder-Masochism' resurrects the Great Mother in a tragic struggle against the forces of patriarchy.Written by
and Brian McInnis
In the "Go Down Moses" segment, there is a sing-along segment with a bouncing ball to follow the words shown onscreen. The words have been written out in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The characters do, in fact, spell out the words of the song phonetically in English. See more »
Nina Paley is someone you root for...an introvert who rides around in an eco cycle that looks like a white plastic dido. Her short showing the history of men slaughtering men was effective and shocking...her short was interesting. There is where it ends.
The ability to sustain an audience is beyond her. Her feature Sita Sings the Blues was unwatchable. What she does well is graphics, what she cannot do is create emotion. She lacks the depth of character to have her characters express beyond their rigid faces. She is a one trick pony. That trick is taking great old music and covering it with her limited graphics. Even so Sita seems a step up from Seder-Masochism.
So who would sit through this ? Devotes of her radical feminism, for you see, Nina is an anti- transgender bigot. Those too are her fans. Devoted to her cause but I doubt anyone could sit through this.
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