Deals with the devil, adhoc supernatural mechanical beings, shape-shifting, and elegant cinematography all help bring Rainer Sarnet’s Estonian folklore film to life. November, based on the Novel, Rehepapp, by Andrus Kivirähk, is set in an impoverished 19th century Estonian town as it prepares for a visitation from deceased ancestors.
It quickly becomes apparent that supernatural forces rule the fabric of this reality just as much as greed and lust. A dichotomy exists between the deeply devout townsfolk and their sinful desires and eagerness to sell their souls to the devil. Their desperation guides them both to enlightenment as well as their demise.
Continue reading ➞ November (2017)
An animated exploration of the moments following death. This somber look at life reveals the importance of appreciating our experience while we still can.
Continue reading ➞ Coda (2013) – Short Film
A young projectionist, Buster Keaton, yearns to be a detective. When he is framed by the Local Sheik, Ward Crane, he must put his new skills to work. Although, his childlike demeanor leads him to be less successful than his ambitions. While his skills lack in reality, he makes up for these short-comings once he enters dreamland.
Continue reading ➞ Sherlock Jr. (1924) – Short Film
Rob Reiner’s 1989 classic stars Billy Cristal and Meg Ryan in what has become one of the most iconic romantic comedies of all time. When Harry Met Sally weaves together the complex nature of relationships, the ups and downs, as well as the cliches. Focusing in on the famous question can friendship be strictly platonic between a man and a woman?
Continue reading ➞ When Harry Met Sally (1989)
When the golden age of television was taking off, Fred Rogers noticed a void in programming. There was a lack of television targeted towards children that was not simply throwing pies in peoples faces or mindlessly distracting the viewership. His goal was to create something educational that would foster development and improve the lives of children. His legacy continues to live on to this day by way of his righteous quest to better kids around the world.
Continue reading ➞ Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)