Farewell Good Brothers
"An off-beat, irreverant and often hilarious documentary about the making and the makers of a modern myth - the widespread belief in flying saucers and alien visitations. Combining strange and unusual archive footage from the 1950s with several contemporary interviews, the film focuses on a few people who helped to pioneer such beliefs; the so-called ‘contactees’ and on one leading researcher who believes in them." (1991, 77 mins.)
posted by puny human
on Apr 17, 2011 -
is a transcultural word which combines the Japanese words for all people (Min) and art (Gei). The site has a flash interface and features over 5,000 high resolution, zoomable objects. More information on the Mingei Movement
posted by tellurian
on Jan 27, 2009 -
The Stone of Folly
is a wonderful stop motion animation released in 2002.
Luckily, for those of us who don't own a copy, it was shown on the Canadian short film show Bravo!Fact Presents
. Their website contains a treasure trove of Canadian short film (check the linked video).
posted by Alex404
on Nov 11, 2008 -
Your Studio and You.
(google video, 14 mins). A short parody of Universal Studios by Matt Parker and Trey Stone in deadpan (and spot-on) 1950s-educational-film style. Very funny cameos by Steven Spielberg, Demi Moore, Tracy Lords, James Cameron, Michael J. Fox, and Sylvester Stallone, among others.
posted by zardoz
on Apr 3, 2007 -