Janis: Little Girl Blue - Special Director's Edition
Manufacturer: FilmRise Brand: FilmRise
Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic of all rock & roll singers, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. With â€œJanis: Little Girl Blue,â€ Oscar-nominated director Amy J. Berg (â€œDeliver Us from Evil,â€ â€œWest of Memphisâ€) examines Joplinâ€™s story in depth, presenting an intimate, insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Joplinâ€™s own words tell much of the filmâ€™s story through a series of letters she wrote home over the years, many made public here for the first time (and read by Southern-born indie rock star/actor Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power). Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans. Bergâ€™s â€œJanis: Little Girl Blueâ€ offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose meteoric rise and sudden demise changed music forever and continues to influence female musicians. "Janis: Little Girl Blue," written and directed by Amy J. Berg and produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (â€œGoing Clear,â€ â€œTaxi to the Dark Sideâ€), features exclusive interviews with musicians Pink, Kris Kristofferson, Melissa Etheridge, Bob Weir, Juliette Lewis, famed TV presenter Dick Cavett, counterculture filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker and the Joplin family. This Special Director's Edition DVD come...
Manufacturer: Passion River Films Brand: Passion River Films
The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry â€” the business of doing good has never been better.Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.â€‹From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?Spoken languages English and Spanish (dubbed), subtitles in English and Spanish
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