Nitobe and Sakamoto are childhood friends who now work at the front desk of a capsule hotel. Nitobe has a particular fondness for philosophy and crustaceans. Sakamoto, meanwhile, is fixated on suicide. The capsule hotel draws a variety of guests, including a Finnish mother who has lost her child, a fugitive woman, and a researcher studying Daphnia. None of their lives ever intersect. They exist, but never cross, like cells in a capsule hotel. The themes of life and death are explored through a fragmentary view of the characters’ lives.
A woman lies dead in a Nottingham flat, her terrified sister barricaded in the bathroom. At 2am a young man in a bloodstained shirt is pulled over for speeding. The three only met that afternoon – what happened in those fatal hours? All there is to go on is what the two survivors say.
A parolee is abandoned by his ex-wife and barred from seeing his young daughter. He develops a relationship with a lonely & troubled woman, saves her from an unlikely assailant and is forced to re-evaluate his freedom as he evades the law and faces demons from his past.
Bad News Johnson, a con artist from Memphis, Tennessee, arrives in Dallas, Texas, accompanied by his dim sidekick July Jones with only twenty-five cents between them. The duo arrange to become boarders at the home of Louella "Mama Lou" Holiday, who is fooled into believing Johnson is an acting teacher from Hollywood. Mrs. Holiday agrees to give the men free room and board if they will provide poise lessons to her daughter, an aspiring beauty queen named Honey Dew.
A cartoon from Van Beuren's plumbers Tom & Jerry.
A documentary tracing the evolution of the marijuana "scare films", movies that were made from the early teens to the late '60s to warn adults and teenagers of the "evils" of marijuana use.
Woody is getting his hair cut at the local barber when suddenly, said barber walks right out on him (it's his lunch break)...
The one and only Fats Waller with Myra Johnson performing his classic song The Joint Is Jumpin' from 1941.
Star-packed, tune-filled, screen event.
From the birth of the jazz era in the 1920s through a resurgence of swing in the late 20th century, this absorbing documentary chronicles the history of bebop -- jitterbugs, hepcats, zoot suits and all -- beginning with Count Basie and Glenn Miller. Other featured legends include Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, the Les Paul Trio, Jack Teagarden, Jimmy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Louis Armstrong, the Art Tatum All Stars and Peggy Lee. It's a gas, baby.
Documentary telling the history of the Washington DC music venue "The Bayou."
With research that spans the work of philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Martin Heidegger to modern mythologies in which time reversal plays a crucial role — such as failed time machines, speed of light travel, and occult practices involving speech — Stracke combines science and philosophy in an attempt to defy death through cinema and the notion of time reversal.
Four people, two women and two men, can be seen reclining in the bunks of an artist's conception of a Chinese opium den.
Some concerts are important simply as occasions: The “Joint Concert Tel Aviv” was a celebration of reconciliation, a performance shared by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra that would have been inconceivable a few years earlier. Zubin Mehta takes a massive band consisting of both orchestras through performances of Ben Haim’s fascinating “Psalm”, Ravel’s “La Valse” and Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony”.
Clip Joint is a video assemblage of clips and short sequences from motion pictures mostly produced before 1964. Yonemoto isolates these clips from their predominantly Hollywood movie context and creates a new narrative with its own unique logic and meaning. The polished surface of Hollywood classic movies creates a hyperbolic dream state of surprising complexity no matter how shallow the movies’ content may be. Perfected by an army of artists and technicians of the early Hollywood studio system from 1915 to 1929, these powerful images manipulate the movie-goers’ emotions as well as suspending their disbelief. Yonemoto blends these compelling images into a potent brew of self-reflection and deconstruction.
When a dog trainer and his partner receive a package full of pot by mistake, they have to find a way to replace the contents when their dog eats the whole thing while their backs are turned.
This Joint Is Jumpin' celebrates the life and work of the great Fats Waller. Fats started playing church organ at age 10 and his all-action musical career ended, full speed ahead, at the age of 39. This documentary features his son, Maurice, and Eddie Barefield and Marshal Royal, fellow musicians. Sammy Price and Paul Machlin talk about stride and Andy Razaf's widow, Jean Hutson, remembers him.
Known for the live performances that have made the band an underground favorite, the self-described psychedelic hip-hop punk-rock group the Kottonmouth Kings have captured that energy in The Joint Is on Fire. Following the band's 2006 nationwide tour, this musical journey features 32 live performances. Extras include a video for "Gone Git High," shot in Amsterdam; "Friends," a video dedicated to the fans; interviews; and backstage footage.
In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, amount to 16 bullets for a gun that should normally hold 15 bullets. The investigating Swiss/Swedish team from the neutral countries overseeing the DMZ suspects that another, unknown party was involved - all of which points to some sort of cover up. The truth is much simpler and much more tragic.