CEASE FIRE
1953, Kino Lorber, 75 min, USA, Dir: Owen Crump

This unique and unforgettable war documentary (one of the first of its kind in 3-D) features real American soldiers re-enacting a Korean War operation as Lieutenant Thompson and 13 others in his platoon face countless hurdles that all lead to a harrowing finale. The re-enactments are spliced with real battle footage from the mission that blurs the line between reality and fiction. The New York Times called it “a robust, hair-raising realization of the ruggedness of the foot soldiers’ war in the ugly hills of Korea.”


DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH
2007, 95 min, USA, Dir: Erik Nelson

Harlan Ellison's recent passing has left a huge, never-to-be-filled vacancy among his fans, disciples and anyone who cares about writing and freedom of expression. Like his peers Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, Ellison’s output was originally shunted into the literary ghetto of sci-fi, but Ellison and his work came to define its own genre, which will remain as unique as its creator. Twenty-five years in the making, the recently remastered DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH is a literary documentary that captures Harlan Ellison, his magnetic personality and his indelible work, along with appearances from Robin Williams and author Neil Gaiman. Directed by the producer of GRIZZLY MAN and A GRAY STATE, Erik Nelson, it features an original score composed and performed by Richard Thompson.


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND TAROT CARDS
1966, MoMA, 65 min, USA, Dir: Andy Warhol

What costume shall the poor girl wear? At tonight’s party, members of the Velvet Underground and Nico amuse themselves by taking turns with a tarot card reader (who is continually interrupted by the chaos of the festivities). Shot with the kinetic zooming and panning seen in Warhol’s SYMPHONY OF SOUND, this film was created to project during the Velvets’ Exploding Plastic Inevitable performances.


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