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COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU JANUARY 2011

January 3, 2011 , , , ,

Hey Hey Everyone. Happy New Years to the lovely Real Talkies readers! Thank you for all your support in 2010.

January sounds promising for the non-fiction world. Sundance film festival will usher in some really unbelievable documentaries that will hopefully be released in the theaters in the later half of this year or early next year. We will talk about those films in subsequent posts.

Four divergent docs are hitting the theaters this month, check them out. If you like sports and are into running – “Hood To Coast” is for you, if music, revolution, protesting, anti-war is what digs your heart then ‘PHIL OCHS – There but for fortune” is for you. For those of us that care for the planet and have not had enough documentaries that make us feel awful about the perils of the human kind, we have one more to add to the list – “Plastic Planet”.  Enemies of the people is one man’s journey to reveal the truth about what happened in the killing fields of Cambodia.

HOOD TO COAST

Theatrical Release Date:  January 11, 2011
Director: Christoph Baaden
FILM WEBSITE: HOOD TO COAST
Hood to Coast’ follows four quirky teams on their epic journey to conquer the world’s largest relay race. Some run to test their personal limits, some to overcome personal obstacles, and others leap in blindly looking for a way to shake up a complacent life. As we follow these four teams, we realize that winning isn’t everything in a film that takes a celebratory look at personal motivation and attempting the extraordinary.

PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE

Theatrical Release Date:  January 5, 2011

Director: Kenneth Bowser
Film Website: Phil Ochs Movie

From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the scandals of Watergate, protest singer Phil Ochs wrote songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. In this biographical documentary, veteran director Kenneth Bowser shows how Phil’s fascinating life story and music were intertwined with the history-making events that defined a generation. Even as his contemporaries moved into folk-rock and pop music, Phil followed his own vision, challenging himself and his listeners. Not one to pull punches, Ochs never achieved commercial success de desperately desired. But his music remains relevant, reaching new audiences in a generation that finds his themes all too familiar.


PLASTIC PLANET

Theatrical Release Date:  January 14, 2011

Director: Wener Boote

Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a journey around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment and human health

 

ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE

Enemies of the people

Limited Release in North America

Directors: Thet Sambath /Rob Lemkin

http://enemiesofthepeoplemovie.com/screenings/

The Khmer Rouge ran what is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most brutal regimes. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now.

In ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE the men and women who perpetrated the massacres – from the foot-soldiers who slit throats to the party’s ideological leader, Nuon Chea aka Brother Number Two – break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before heard or seen.

Unprecedented access from top to bottom of the Khmer Rouge has been achieved through a decade of work by one of Cambodia’s best investigative journalists, Thet Sambath.

Sambath is on a personal quest: he lost his own family in the Killing Fields. The film is his journey to discover not how but why they died. In doing so, he hears and understands for the first time the real story of his country’s tragedy.

 

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