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A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.
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The Bitter Buddah
2013 Documentary, Independent, Comedy
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Crazy Cartoons (Publicartoons)
Vanguard proudly presents a collection of shorts from the first season of Alux Films Animation Studios in Mexico.
Ji-woong is a loser. He can't find a job, lies to his mom for money, and fails in the bedroom for want of 50 won. He may not have much to show for himself, but at least he's a good talker!
The Swell Season
2011 Documentary, Romance
The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglova—the duo behind the band the Swell Season—when their songwriting collaboration in the indie film Once culminated in a euphoric Oscar win. Behind the scenes, though, a grueling two-year world tour threatened to destroy their remarkable bond. Offering an intimate glimpse into the exhilaration and the turmoil of both love and fame, THE SWELL SEASON follows Glen and Marketa through a three-year period of incredible intensity, pressure and passion. As the two wake up in strange towns and navigate a new realm of public exposure, they undergo intense changes that lead them to question their love, their ambitions, and their identities. Ultimately, the audience witnesses the unraveling of a romance and the reconfiguring of a beautiful musical collaboration.
While most people saw the documentary Super Size Me as an expose of the fast food industry, comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton saw it as a dare: He'd show that you could lose weight on a diet of burgers and fries. In addition to chronicling Naughton's weight drop, the film provides interviews with doctors, nutritionists and others to drive home his thesis that most of what we know about "healthy eating" is wrong.
Winner - Cannes FF. After teenage Juan crashes his car, he encounters a few misfit characters who help him face the family crisis he tried to escape.
Plastic: The Real Sea Monster
Plastic floats. This is where our story begins. Millions of tons enter the ocean every year, pouring out from rivers and shores, ships and platforms. The worlds scientists have studied the phenomenon and come to alarming results. Plastic contains synthetic hormones that are released when plastic breaks down into tiny particles through wind, waves and exposure to the sun. Once in seawater, plastic absorbs toxic substances known as POPs, or persistent organic pollutants. This process allows toxins to accumulate in a density a million times higher than normal. What happens when fish and seabirds mistake the plastic for food? Scientists have found evidence that these toxins are entering the food chain, and ultimately winding up in our bodies. Worse still, plastic doesnt biodegrade. Instead, it becomes trapped in massive maelstroms of garbage. Scientists have identified five of these so-called gyres. A few of them are larger than Spain and Portugal combined. The worlds biggest dumps are at sea. This is what we kno
Women Aren't Funny
2014 Documentary, Comedy, Independent
Comedian Bonnie McFarlane dons her investigative journalists hat to find out once and for all if women are funny and report her unbiased findings in what some are calling the most important documentary of our generation. The film features interviews with notable male and female comedians such as Wanda Sykes, Joy Behar, Sarah Silverman, Rosie O'Donell, Lisa Lampanelli, Chris Rock, Artie Lange, Tom Arnold, club owners, bookers and man on the street interviews. It also chronicles the lives of Bonnie McFarlane and her husband comedian Rich Vos as they make the movie and deal with their own struggles doing standup all across the country.
Michael Moore Hates America
In 'Roger & Me', Michael Moore tried in vain to get an interview with millionaire GM CEO Roger Smith. In Michael Moore Hates America, documentarian Michael Wilson searches for the American Dream and sets off on a nationwide quest to interview another millionaire: the "documentary" filmmaker, Michael Moore. Will Wilson land his interview? Will he expose Moore's hypocrisy? No matter whose side of the fence you're on, you'll agree that there's nothing quite so humbling - or hilarious - as a taste of one's own medicine.
Medicine of the Wolf
2015 Documentary, Independent
To look into the eyes of the Wolf is to see your own soul once proclaimed American Author and Scientist Aldo Leopold; In this beautiful and important documentary, filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of perhaps the most unjustly maligned animal on the face of the planet. Medicine of the Wolf focusses on these extraordinary sentient creatures and the remarkable, world-renowned National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, who has photographed and studied wolves for 45 years—longer than anyone in history. As our guide, Brandenburg enables us to see the world of the wolf as we have never seen it before. Documented with stunning cinematography of the Northern Minnesota landscape "wolf country”, Medicine of the Wolf tugs at the emotions while presenting the complexities and highly charged politics now surrounding an animal being pushed towards extinction.
The Other Dream Team
The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule before becoming symbols of Lithuania's independence movement
Woody Harrelson leads a star-packed cast in this mockumentary that follows in the tradition of beloved cult comedies like Best in Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The Grand successfully captures the poker subculture and the quirky characters that inhabit it.
Golfing With Animals
Golfing with Animals is a film about a paradox! The paradox is, that there actually are wild animals and plants in manmade environments, close to humans. The habitat may seem tame but the law of the jungle is always in use amongst those animals that live there. The survival of the fittest is obvious for those creatures that live in an apparently safe and tame environment. Is a golf course a wildlife environment? We are turning the expression wildlife upside down. The purpose is to show an artificial environment as wildlife. Golfing with Animals show the habitants and guests (except humans) you can meet in a man made habitat and that it can be very rich of species. In the film we meet conflicts in a no-mans-land but also that humans and wild animals can coexist in peace. We have chosen to use a golf course as an example. An environment that is wilder than expected! Golfing with Animals is told from an entertaining and humoristic angle. Through the view of the animals looking at the game of golf and its partici
All The Wrong Reasons
2015 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Traumatized after witnessing a family tragedy, a department store security guard struggles on the job as her husband's ambitions and a new employee threaten her stability.
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story
1000 to 1 is the inspiring, true story of Cory Weissman, a high school basketball star who scored 1, 000 points in high school and was expected to be a standout athlete at Gettysburg College. Following a catastrophic stroke at the end of his freshman year, the film chronicles Cory's against-all-odds comeback from this life-threatening stroke with the help of his mother Tina, a physical therapist, as well as the encouragement of both his dedicated basketball coach and his girlfriend who loves Cory just the way he is. Cory is an upbeat, hard-working freshman getting ready to take over as point guard –but at the beginning of his sophomore year, suffers a catastrophic stroke and only quick action by his best friend “Pops” and the race to save his life in the athletic training room prevents him from dying. Despite the many challenges, Cory perseveres: the difficult physical therapy, an emotional break-up with the girl he loves, and dark moments that threaten to consume him. Through it all Cory prevails, with the love and support of his best friend, his family, his school, and most importantly—his own indomitable spirit. 1000 to 1 is the gripping, emotional, at times humorous and ultimately powerful story of Cory's against-all-odds recovery with the message that the human spirit has the power to overcome even the greatest obstacles. “1000 to 1” highlights Cory’s personal and spiritual growth that brings him the deep insights that can only be gained by surviving a near death experience—and shows an amazing act of sportsmanship at Cory's final basketball game--leading to a climactic free throw and an unexpected realization from Cory about finding new meaning in his life on, and more importantly, off the court.