Taking its name from the New York neighborhood sometimes known as "Little Athens," this is a tale -- sometimes comic, sometimes tragic -- about a little corner of New York and its colorful characters. It's a story about love, about family, about discovering one's heritage, about passion, and about the power to dream. (Marevan Pictures). Starring: Ed Setrakian, Rick Stear
Inspired by ‘The Wizard of Oz’, four Kansas City twentysomething misfits navigate their new lives in the Emerald City of New York. Newly single Thom, our Dorothy, discovers NYC in a second “coming out party”. Jimboy, the brainless Scarecrow, wants to become the first gay white rap superstar.
The city of Maribor before the Second World War, and Maribor after its liberation mark the period in which the film Cafe Astoria is set. The story relates with a gentle melancholy and a slight irony the lives of a middle-class family: the cafe owner, his wife and their son. Through their individual destinies we become acquainted with the social and historical background of a by-gone era; the social and national differences of pre-war Maribor, divisions among the wealthy and poor, and nationally minded Slovenes and fanatic Germanophils. The first year after the war introduced the absurd characteristic cruel measures of the so-called revolutionary social transformations in which calamity and coincidence intervene, resulting in events of comic nature, of course, as seen from a safe distance of fifty years.
A talented musician fraught with a troubled career, Steve Marriott is best remembered as the frontman for the mod band the Small Faces, which also included Ronnie Lane, and future Who drummer Kenny Jones. At odds with his fame and dogged by the constant near-miss of success, Marriott nonetheless played with a passion and innovation that has inspired generations. His early demise when his house caught fire was a tragedy to the music world, and his popularity has, ironically, only grown since his death. This footage documents the concert held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Marriott's death.
An Iranian couple (Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mohsen Marzban) declare themselves political refugees after police detain them on their way to Cuba.
Hawkwind in concert during their 2007 tour.
Live at the Astoria is a live concert video from English alternative rock group Radiohead's concert at the London Astoria venue on 27 May 1994, released on 13 March 1995 to VHS, and later to DVD in 2005. The concert is notable for its collection of songs being heard then for the first time. These songs would not appear until the release of The Bends, ten months later.
Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai teams up with bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Virgil Donati, guitarist Dave Weiner and keyboardist/guitarist Tony McAlpine for an amazing, one of a kind show at the Astoria in London.
Front man Dee Snider and the hair-metal brood known as Twisted Sister rock a packed house full of faithful fans with this 2004 London performance, delivering headbanging renditions of all of their biggest hits and fan favorites. The set list includes "What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You)," "The Kids Are Back," "Like a Knife in the Back," "The Fire Still Burns," "I Wanna Rock" and, of course, the unforgettable anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It."
A classic line up with lots of guests including Brian May and Joe Elliot manage to round off the evening and add to the knock about nature of this performance. Classics are mauled into rough edged diamonds and lesser known (more recent) tracks given a chance to shine. Having seen Ian Humter over the years, this has less spine tingling, soul grabbing, boogietastic moments than most of his gigs. Ians voice is not on top form and some songs that should/could have been dragged out for this DVD have been left in the locker (Bastard - for example) I hope that this does not become the definitive Ian Hunter live momento. In the mean time this will have to do.
"One night out in the clubs. Many times artists have performed their music in such an intimate atmosphere close to the fans able to count the sweating pearls running down the faces -- a special performance and filming experience. So be part of a show filmed at the Astoria Club in London in April 2007. What you will hear and see is a mixture of Madcap's Flaming Duty -- first part of the show -- and some brandnew arranged material from various decades of the band's 40 years' history -- sit back and relax."
This film, to be shot, edited, finished, and screened all within the dates of the First Look festival, is an open-ended homage to Wim Wenders's documentary Room 666. As in Wenders's original, visiting filmmakers, alone with a camera in a hotel room, will answer the question "Is cinema a dead language, an art which is already in the process of decline?" Participants will include an international selection of filmmakers visiting for First Look 2018.