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Michael Moore: Where to Invade Next?

Michael Moore's new doc, Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore’s new doc, Where to Invade Next

The title of Moore’s new doc is somewhat misleading, though its message is ultimately one of hope: he “invades” other countries to see what they are doing right, and then speculates on how the US might go about adopting and adapting some of these ideas.

Via Vulture:

The movie’s title suggests a condemnation of America’s military-industrial complex, but it’s just a clever bit of sensational misdirection. Moore brought WTIN to the Toronto Film Festival without a distributor on purpose to avoid prying eyes, and has been vigilant about keeping the contents of the movie secret from both the public and the many studio heads and buyers in attendance.

The clap-umentary (as in, you clap when Moore makes a point you agree with, which in this audience was often) turns out to be the story of Moore’s army of one “invading,” as he says, “countries populated by Caucasians, with names I can mostly pronounce,” in an optimistic exploration of how they treat their citizens well and what we can learn from them.

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One Day In Auschwitz

“One Day In Auschwitz” follows 89-year-old Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon’s poignant return to the former Nazi death camp where she was sent 70 years earlier, with her mother, at the age of 16. Making the journey with two teenage girls, Hart-Moxon recounts the ever-present threat of death, and the resilience, friendship and human strength that allowed her to survive one day at a time, against the odds.

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Two Raging Grannies

Disinformation is pleased to announce the release of our newest documentary: Two Raging GranniesThis hilarious doc about two grannies and the economy has been making its way around the international film festival circuit, but will be officially available to the general public on Tuesday, September 15th.

If you order the DVD today, you’ll receive it on or before the release date (9/15).
It’s also available to stream and download via Vimeo.



Shirley (90) and Hinda (84) are two lovable raging grannies from Seattle. Sometimes they bicker like an old married couple, but their relationship is intimate and always filled with humor and adoration. They have always been engaged in social and political issues from world finance to global warming. They also worry about what the future holds for their grandchildren.

Now they have a ‘raging’ question: Why do we need perpetual economic growth?

This is the starting point for a coast-to-coast journey.… Read the rest

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A Life Amongst Art

For over 50 years, Los Angeles resident Enrique Serrato has been building an impressive collection of American, Chicano and Mexican art that now exceeds 6000 pieces covering ceramics, paintings, sculpture and outsider art. Unlike the Vogels, Mr. Serrato kept his collection private for more than 35 years, and only recently opened his collection to a small group of Los Angeleno artists and collectors. Mr. Serrato lives in a two-bedroom apartment and surrounds himself with his ever-growing collection which has been called Los Angeles’ best kept secret. Filmed by Patrick Kennedy.

Watch part one of this fascinating documentary here:

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Alice Goes Gonzo


This year we celebrate the sesquicentennial of Alice in Wonderland — a landmark of kid lit and a cornerstone of psychedelic fiction. This probably won’t be my last post about Alice.

As a fantasy for the wee, Alice inspires illustrations, and it’s assumed that Walt Disney owns that territory. Little did I know that Ralph Steadman’s pen had penetrated Wonderland, bringing his pointed probings to the gonzo goings-on in this important tale about growing up and growing small…

Here, Steadman is cast as Alice’s godfather, the wizard with the wisdom to will the wild out of his charge, pointing her past the mundane to the mirthful, the macabre, the miraculous. See a collection of Steadman’s 1973 images at Brainpickings. Also be sure to check out this exhaustive Steadman documentary, For No Good Reason

Stay Awake!

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I curate at Insomnia.… Read the rest

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Time is Art: A Conversation on Synchronicity, Creativity and the Unseen World

Via The Midwest Real Podcast

Unus mundus, Latin for “one world,” is the concept of an underlying unified reality from which everything emerges and to which everything returns.

Dip your toe into the well of woo once again with our guests Katy Walker and Joel Mejia, the main creative forces behind the film Time Is Art. “An artist’s search for inspiration in a money-driven society that shuns creativity, and the human search for meaning in a seemingly meaningless world. A cinematic meditation along the lines of Waking Life and Samsara… a film less concerned with linear storytelling and more open to cycle patterns, the hidden meanings of symbols and the dreamlike overlapping of people, places and moments.”

Time Is Art also features conversations with Alex Grey, Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock and more.

chris-soria075 Prologue- Michael Rants About Synchronicity


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Vice Interview About Porn Documentary

A few years ago, Rashida Jones, known for her roles in “The Office” (US) and “Parks and Recreation,” found herself embroiled in a debate concerning the pornification of culture, due to Twitter remarks she had made about pop musicians. The controversy and criticism opened the opportunity for her to create a documentary about the Miami porn industry.

“Over the past few years, she’s also ventured into writing and producing films, currently tackling projects like writing Toy Story 4. We had a chance to hang out with Rashida and talk about her shift behind the camera, and the documentary she recently produced on Miami’s amateur porn industry, ‘Hot Girls Wanted.'”

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Rajneeshpuram [Free Documentary]

In 1981, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a spiritual leader from India, and thousands of his disciples, set out to build a new city, a utopian community in the desert — Rajneeshpuram — on what had been the Big Muddy Ranch in Eastern Oregon. Thousands of people from around the world gathered here to celebrate life and transform the landscape. But by 1986, they were gone.

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