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TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE

Tales From The Organ Trade

Thousands of people around the world are in desperate need of kidney transplants. Demand for healthy organs, especially kidneys, vastly outstrips supply—some people wait for years before an appropriate donor emerges. As a result, an active international black market for body parts has emerged. Ric Esther Bienstock’s Tales from The …

CROPSEY

Cropsey Andre Reed

Cropsey (2009) is a creepy documentary that explores how fact and fiction intersect in a real-life murder case in Staten Island, New York. Like many kids that grew up in Staten Island, directors Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio were told the story of Cropsey, a lunatic child-killer that escaped from the …

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

Jodorowsky's Dune

Alejandro Jodorowsky achieved international status as the premier director of epic psychedelia with films such as El Topo and The Holy Mountain. His follow-up project to The Holy Mountain was to be an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic cult sci-fi novel Dune. Jodorowsky assembled an amazing roster of talent to help realize …

MIRAGE MEN

Mirage Men UFO

In the 1980s, a scientist and entrepreneur named Paul Bennewitz made what was—at least to him—a shocking discovery. Using powerful testing equipment, he learned that the U.S. government was conducting secret UFO research at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After reaching out to the Air Force, Bennewitz …

ROOM 237

Room 237 Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Shining is rightly regarded as one of the best horror films ever made. While cinephiles admire The Shining for its iconic performances, dread-inducing atmospherics, and technical precision, others appreciate the film on an entirely different level. These fans see the …