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Trinity and Beyond

Trinity and Beyond: is an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history, development and testing of nuclear weapons between 1945 and 1963. Narrated by William Shatner (Star Trek’s Captain Kirk) and featuring an original score performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, this award-winning documentary reveals previously unreleased and classified government footage depicting in graphic detail these powerful and awesome weapons. Many scenes were repaired with an Academy Award® winning process created to restore the color. Director/producer Peter Kuran, traveled throughout the U.S. to uncover footage that includes bombs being suspended by balloon, exploding under the ocean, being shot from a cannon and detonated in outer space.

Technocalyps

Technocalyps: is an intriguing three-part documentary on the notion of Trans-humanism by Belgian visual artist and filmmaker Frank Theys. The latest findings in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology appear in the media every day, but with no analysis of what seems to be their common aim: exceeding human limitations and creating higher, trans-human forms of life. Technocalyps presents a thorough and critical enquiry into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical dimensions of technological development. The film includes interviews by top scientists and thinkers on the subject worldwide, such as Marvin Minsky, Ray Kurzweil, Terence McKenna, Hans Moravec, Bruce Sterling, Robert Anton Wilson, David Noble, Margaret Wertheim, the Dalai Lama and many others.

Carried Away

Carried Away: A man obcessed with a famous painting is about to make the mistake of his life! Inspired by films from the early ’70′s, “Carried Away” is the story of a young man who acts on a ridiculous impulse and steals a masterpiece from the City’s art museum. When he realizes the magnitude of what he has done, he is forced not only to deal with this incredible blunder but also to re-examine his place in life.

3 Americas

3 Americas: It’s the end of spring in Boston, Massachusetts. With summer approaching, 16 year-old América has two issues, or so she thinks. She hates school and her aunt Carolina’s alcoholic husband, Joey. She passes the days shoplifting, hanging out with her friends and trying to avoid Joey. But after a life-changing event, América, whose Spanish is limited, is sent to Buenos Aires, Argentina to live with her reclusive and anti-American grandmother, Lucía América Campos. In Argentina, América struggles to find her place. An entertaining and thought-provoking coming of age tale from a decisive vantage point of the Latino American experience.

What Do I Do Now?

What Do I Do Now: Claudia is preparing for her CMT exam which she must take this afternoon, but her morning turns into a bizarre situation when a sheik from Arabia requests a private session at her place. The offer is tempting and she thinks she’ll make some quick money that she can later spend on a celebration for passing of her exam. Claudia invites the sheik over for a session, only to see the sheik faint, and lay lifeless and non-responsive on her massage table. Scared of her life being ruined forever, Claudia calls her best friend Jessie, an unemployed investigator, to help her resolve this problem. While the girls try to move the sheik from the massage table, the lifeless body falls on the floor making a huge noise, which wakes up Willie, a pot grower living downstairs, who just wants to enjoy his day in peace while smoking his blunts.

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