BIFF comes to the Angel Museum 2012
The Angel Museum is hosting the Beloit International Film Festival once again. Come and enjoy!
Feb 17- Feb 18 2012
Genre: Documentary Country: France Rating: G Runtime: 54 minutes Director: Laurence Jourdan Producer: Nicolas Koutsikas
Each year, oceans produce half of our oxygen. They represent nearly one half of the productivity of the planet. And they are threatened.We know that, by producing ever increasing amounts of CO2, man is turning the climate upside down. Since very recently, we also know that the excess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere modifies the chemistry of the deep seas.Oceans are getting more acid. Their acidification leads us on an uncertain journey about which the scientific community is worried. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8XqYvgxmCo Website___________________________________________________________________________
The Works of Jonn Herschend
Genre: Various Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 54 minutes Director: Jonn Herschend Producer: Jonn Herschend
Jonn Herschend is a publisher, filmmaker and visual artist. His films and installations have been exhibited in Museums, Galleries and Art centers internationally and nationally, including a recent exhibition at Den Frie Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen, Denmark and an on-line film series with the Oakland Museum of California. His work has appeared at LKV Gallery, Norway; the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art; Diverse Works, Houston Texas; the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where his short film, “Embrace of the Irrational,” won a 2010 Golden Gate award. He is currently co-editor and publisher (along with visual artist Will Rogan) of THE THING Quarterly, an object based publication that has featured issues by the likes of Miranda July, James Franco, Jonathan Lethem, and Dave Eggers. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University and is currently a senior lecturer at San Francisco State University and California College of Art. http://vimeo.com/31211298 Website IMbd listing The Thing Quarterly
The Barkleys of Broadway
Genre: Musical Comedy Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 59 minutes Director: Charles Walters Producer: Harry Strandling Sr.
Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband’s Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQxrTD7Hx-U IMbd listing
Genre: Documentary Country: USA, Philippines, China Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 93 minutes Director: Donald Plata Producer: Donald Plata
When the Japanese launched their Pacific attack, General Douglas MacArthur’s United States Army Forces in the Far East included ten divisions of newly recruited and poorly equipped Philippine Army soldiers, and one U.S. Army infantry division with supporting units–the Philippine Scouts. “Forgotten Soldiers” follows the U.S. Army’s Philippine Scouts as they protect the fledgling Philippine Army during their retreat from Lingayen Gulf to Bataan, and the movie then relives their heroic stands on Bataan and Corregidor. Bataan, then Corregidor, were the U.S. Army’s first two battles of World War II and the last Allied strongholds to hold out against the Japanese in the Pacific. These prolonged actions bought the U.S. time to reorganize its Pacific defenses and rebuild the U.S. Navy fleet the Japanese had destroyed at Pearl Harbor. Eventually, a Japanese naval blockade starved out the soldiers on Bataan and Corregidor, and the men on Bataan were subjected to one of the worst atrocities in modern history–the Bataan Death March. Even after the horrors of the Japanese prison camps, Philippine Scout survivors continued their resistance and prepared to participate as U.S. Army soldiers in the invasion of Japan. Scouts who survived World War II went on to serve in the U.S. Army in Korea and in Viet Nam. Philippine Scout veterans who fought on Bataan and suffered through the Bataan Death March tell their personal stories on-screen and describe the action and events over photographs, reenactments and actual footage of the battles, much of it captured from the Japanese at the end of the war. Of the original 12,000 Philippine Scouts only 118 survive today (6,000 died during World War II). They were the United States Army’s Philippine Scouts, America’s FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_QeCwcudbI Website IMbd listing
Genre: Documentary Country: Sweden Rating: G Runtime: 59 minutes Director: Kjell Andersson Producer: Kjell Andersson
Nazi Germany made large orders of Swedish granite before and during World War 2. The intention was to build a new world of capital, which would be called Germania. A lot was delivered, but after 1943 it became impossible because of war. But the Germans wanted to have his stone and wanted to have supplies when they had won the war. Swedish quarries continued to cut building stone until the end of the war. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtLLz6jRlhY Website