Winter 1997. Amarillo, Texas. Brian Deneke is known for his green mohawk and undying passion for punk music. He throws punk shows with his friends at a rundown venue known as “Bomb City.” And Brian, along with many of his fellow “punks,” refuses to conform to the conservative culture that surrounds them. Their radical appearances stir social intolerance within the community, particularly with Cody Cates, a high school jock who assimilates to a pack known as “white-hatters.” After losing a football game, Cody and a few other white-hatters have an altercation with several of the punks. This conflict ignites a series of hostile encounters between the two groups, climaxing one evening with a horrific, violent street fight. The night would soon become notorious for being one of the most controversial hate crimes in modern American culture. Based on a true story.
Imagine eating nothing but traditional, authentic Japanese cooking for 12 weeks. What sort of health benefits would this kind of diet have on one’s body? It is widely known that the Japanese live the healthiest and longest lives in the developed world. But what is it about their lifestyle, diet and culture that makes this so? In “Miso Hungry”, award-winning actor and comedian Craig Anderson sets out on a dieting experiment towards better health by eating nothing but traditional Japanese cooking for 12 weeks. Through a series of entertaining and educational scenarios filled with culinary secrets and cultural chaos, Craig investigates how the traditional Japanese diet, along with their active lifestyles, results in the Japanese population being the healthiest and longest living people on the planet. “Miso Hungry” is a light-hearted documentary about one man’s journey to find a simple, painless path towards a healthier life.
Marty had a heart condition that made her pass out every day. Adele was a cardiac alert service dog who could literally sense the beating of Marty’s heart and save her from fainting. They were the perfect team. They were soulmates. But nothing can last forever, and as the time comes for Adele’s retirement, Marty must figure out how to let go of her best friend and find a new partner who can take over the job of protecting her heart. With Adele by her side, Marty went from being unable to walk around the block without passing out, to leading an adventurous, joy-filled life as a wife, mother and artist. She doesn’t want to go back to how it was before Adele, but going forward is just as scary. The film follows Marty and Adele on the rocky, painful, but ultimately life-affirming journey to letting go.
Who can say what makes Christmas special? Twinkling lights on a tree, brightly wrapped gifts, choirs singing, Santa Claus, reindeer, friends and family, the list is endless and every family celebrates Christmas in its own unique way. For as long as mankind has walked the Earth a mid-winter festival has always been celebrated and Christmas traditions have grown and evolved as each new generation adds their own special touch to the holiday festivities.
“A Christmas to Treasure” brings together the very best the season has to offer from all over the world. Discover how Santa Claus got his red coat, why we hang up stockings, where the traditional Christmas tree came from and why we eat, drink and make merry throughout the holiday. The magic of Christmas has been captured in this program for the whole family, to thrill everyone from the very young to the young-at-heart. This is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the nostalgia of Christmas past and look forward to a very happy Christmas present with all the hope of Christmas future.
Learn the who, what and where of Christmas’ greatest seasonal treats and traditions like: Yule Log / Christmas Tree / Mistletoe / Santa Claus / Holly Wreaths / Candy Canes / Eggnog / Christmas Turkey Dinner / Festive Crackers / Christmas Cards / Christmas Pudding and more!
With complete cooperation and participation from the remaining Zappa family (sons Dweezil and Ahmet, daughter Moon, and widow Gail are all extensively interviewed) and additional interviews with Billy Bob Thornton, Alice Cooper, guitarist Steve Vai, veteran Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, and many of Zappa’s closest associates and collaborators, this 97-minute documentary is packed with highlights and fascinating revelations, like the pristine precision of Zappa’s hand-written compositions, Zappa’s childhood fascination with the compositions of Edgard Varse, and his diligent, prolific, and disciplined, drug-free approach to recording and touring. Zappa’s studio process is amazingly revealed when Dweezil and Zappa “Vaultmeister” Joe Travers sit down at a mixing table to analyze the master tapes of classic Zappa tracks like the hilariously controversial “Dyna-Moe Humm. If you’re a casual Zappa fan, this program will turn you into a passionate convert. For those who’ve loved Zappa all along, it’s a little bit of heaven here on Earth.
1. Introduction 00:00
2. The Band 07:39
3. Orchestration 14:32
4. The Style 21:36
5. The Process 28:44
6. The Man 35:16
Rachel, a recently dumped 20-something writer is guided by her best friend, Nicole, in overcoming her heartbreak. The free spirited Nicole takes Rachel under her wing, re-training her in the ways of letting loose the only ways Nicole knows how: drinking, drugs and dudes. After an intense evening, Rachel and Nicole find themselves in bed together, crossing the lines from friendship to something more. The two best friends, once thick as thieves, find themselves drifting apart as this one night changes them both profoundly and in very different ways. Can their friendship be saved?
From Mariachi to Ozzy, from Native roots to Mötley Crüe, Randy Castillo became the greatest drummer in rock. His personal story was even more magical. Home videos trace his musical evolution, from childhood to the surreal stagecraft of his early bands, to the innovative performances that define his legend—and heavy metal, itself—to this day. His single-minded discipline inspired everyone around him, but he is remembered by friends as a man of unfailing loyalty, unwavering kindness and an indefinable mystique that bordered on the supernatural. At the peak of his career, Randy began to focus on a family life with his fiancée, Christina. But he was soon taken by cancer, leaving a void in the lives of his fiancée, his family, and a surprisingly large circle of rock superstars who considered him to be one of their closest and most trusted friends. In the words of renowned stage manager Mark Russo, “He wasn’t just a force of nature as an artist; he was a force of nature as a human being.”