Parisian authorities clash with the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) in director Alain Tasma’s recounting of one of the darkest moments of the Algerian War of Independence. As the war wound to a close and violence persisted in the streets of Paris, the FLN and its supporters adopted the tactic of murdering French policemen in hopes of forcing a withdrawal. When French law enforcement retaliated by brutalizing Algerians and imposing a strict curfew, the FLN organizes a peaceful demonstration that drew over 11,000 supporters, resulting in an order from the Paris police chief to take brutal countermeasures. Told through the eyes of both French policemen as well as Algerian protestors, Tasma’s film attempts to get to the root of the tragedy by presenting both sides of the story.
Catherine Opie shares the emotional and political motivations for her provocative and influential photography.
Fashion designer Tia Cibani of PORTS1961 fights against time crunches and ominous impending obstacles in a nail-biting process to produce a successful runway show at Bryant Park, New York Fashion Week.
Another volume of highlights from the 1950s and 1960s television series about the vanishing train lines. Includes a journey from Bath to Evercreech Junction; the last train from Bala to Ffestiniog; the Lancashire and Yorkshire Special and the Severn and Wye in the Forest of Dean. Welsh narrow gauge highlights are also featured in addition to the locomotives of London Transport and Swindon.
This show was aired on the 25th december of 1961. In total seven million dutch people watched the show on tv. The show is recorded from the Minerva theatre in Heemstede, the Netherlands.
Lost for 50 years, these newly discovered concerts were filmed at the 1961 Antibes Jazz Festival in France and show Ray Charles in his prime period with the original Raeletts and his most legendary band (including David "Fathead" Newman and Hank Crawford). These first concerts he ever gave in Europe opened the door for Ray Charles to become one of the most revered international stars America has ever produced.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers show off their collective musical skills in two high-voltage performances, one filmed inside a Tokyo studio in 1961 and the other recorded in London in 1965. The Tokyo set includes the classic tunes "Dat Dere," "Blues March," "Moanin'," "Yama" and "A Night in Tunisia," while the London gig features the tracks "On the Ginza," "Lament for Stacy," "The Egyptian" and "Buhaina's Delight."
A principal musician in Count Basie's orchestra for years, legendary jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton performs with two small groups in this pair of superb concerts filmed live in London and Brussels, Belgium, in the 1960s. Other musicians joining Clayton include Jimmy Witherspoon, Vic Dickenson, Earle Warren and Humphrey Lyttelton. Songs are "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Night Train," "Jeepers Creepers," "Swinging at the Copper Rail" and many more.
Guests: Bob Hope, Marion Ryan, Dave King, Terry-Thomas, Shirley Bassey. Filmed on location in London, where Bing was filming Road to Hong Kong. Bing wanders the streets of London encountering his guests, including Bob Hope (in drag).
Emmy-winning PBS documentary series "The American Experience" chronicles the dramatic highs and lows of the Kennedy dynasty, beginning with Joseph P. Kennedy's success on Wall Street, involvement in the New Deal and political missteps. As host David McCullough talks to Kennedy friends, colleagues and experts, what unfolds is a dramatic portrait of how America's most famous political family sought the highest seat in the land.
Bob Dylan’s rapid ascent from the basket houses of Greenwich Village to international fame.
First part of two part documentary about movie career of Elvis Presley
Part I: 1956-1961 Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, King Creole, Blue Hawaii...These are a few Elvis Presley movies you will encounter as you look behind the scenes of Elvis' early movie career. Hear untold stories from producers, directors and co-stars who were on the set. Be there as Elvis gets his best acting notices, only to be put on hold when he is drafted. Witness Elvis' triumphant return to Hollywood for G.I. Blues and Blue Hawaii. Part II: 1962-1969 Blue Hawaii set the tone for may lightweight films to come for Elvis. Those who worked on these films share their stories including costars Deborah Walley, Sheree North, Billy Barty, Stella Stevens, Diane McBaine, Mary Ann Mobley, Celeste Yarmall, and Ann-Margret. You'll see clips and rare photos from movies such as Follow That Dream, Fun In Acapulco, The Trouble with Girls, and Change of Habit. You'll learn the truth about "A Star Is Born" movie that would've changed Elvis' movie career as told by Barbara Streisand.
In this final volume, our chronicle of Donald's solo-starring shorts wraps up with some of his rarely seen, feather-ruffling adventures from 1951 through 1961. And, for the first time on DVD, Donald's CinemaScope cartoons are presented in their original widescreen format.
In response to the call of the Front de libération nationale (F.L.N., the National Liberation Front), thousands of Algerians from Paris and its surroundings march on October 17, 1961, to protest against the curfew imposed on them. This peaceful demonstration will be violently put down by the police. 50 years on, the filmmaker sheds light on this still taboo subject. Blending testimony and unseen archive footage, history and memory, past and present, the film relates the different stages in these events and reveals the strategy and methods applied at the highest level of the French state: manipulation of public opinion, the systematic challenge of every accusation, the censoring of information in order to prevent investigation.