In honor of Election Day, here are the most “American” movies on BIGSTAR for you to enjoy AFTER you vote.
“American Crusaders: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Post-9/11 Nationalism“: A harrowing exploration of the rapid rise of American religious fanaticism after 9/11. This film explores an emerging ultra Right Wing mass movement seeking dominion over all aspects of contemporary American society. The film weaves archival video, contemporary Christian Nationalist movement propaganda (recruiting videos, apocalyptic/military video game imagery, etc.) and original investigative material) to create an intense examination of the totalitarian mindset and its will to power.
“American Guys“: Thomas Wilson Brown (Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Silverado, Diggstown, Knots Landing), Bernie Coulson (The Accused, Hardcore Logo, Loverboy, Intelligence), Christopher Blackwell (Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, Society) and comedian Tony Harris star in this award winning comedy that thrilled the audience as the grand finale showing at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and won an award for distinguished filmmaking. Ray, Steve, Benny and Jim are delinquent on rent and when their irate landlord Mr. Goss evicts them, it only adds to the trouble that is in store. What happens if the FBI raids? What will become of the makeshift pool table and the refrigerator hot tub that the guys have built? It’s a mixture of fun and crazy situations that will have everyone laughing!
“American Beer“: American Beer is a classic comedy about four guys who take a road to trip westbound to the promised land of sunny California. Somewhere in the Dakota Badlands, their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in the middle of nowhere. When they decide to split up in search of help, each one of them has hilarious, dangerous, insightful, or particularly bizarre encounters with a variety of dimwitted, idiotic characters from the underside of America.
“American Pluck“: A princess visiting the US is saved from being arrested in an illegal speakeasy by a prizefighter. They fall in love, but she must go back to her nation to become queen, and can’t marry a commoner.
“American Firefighters“: is an in-depth look at the lives these heroes lead. Follow them from their “office” to thrilling rescues on the job, from blazing houses, buildings and cars as these heroes race to save lives on a daily basis! Following the COPS format, this program takes a nitty-gritty look at the jobs of American firefighters, following them into burning buildings where lives hang in the balance, as well as back to the office, where they explain what it’s really like to have such a dangerous but important job.
“American Cannibal“: turns reality TV on its head as it chronicles the struggle of two writer/producers to get their pitch for a brutal, all or nothing reality TV show produced. The fireworks begin when the two out of work television writers are hired by the publicity-obsessed promoter Kevin Blatt, the force behind the notorious Paris Hilton sex tape, to create a television show “where survival is just the beginning.” Featuring exclusive on-set access and interviews with industry insiders such as New York Post’s Linda Stasi and The Daily Show’s Lizz Winstead, as well as a number of reality-TV veterans (Trishelle Cannatella, etc), AMERICAN CANNIBAL draws upon our reality and celebrity-obsessed culture to create a hybrid style of storytelling that resonates as both fresh and true.