Re: [Videonews] Microcinema DVD - October New Releases

Randy Pitman (vidlib@videolibrarian.com)
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:30:38 -0700

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Hi Joel,

Hope all is well with you. We'd definitely be interested in reviewing =
"Ring of Fire."

Best,

Randy

Randy Pitman
Publisher/Editor
Video Librarian
8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW
Seabeck, WA 98380
Tel: (800) 692-2270; Fax: (360) 830-9346
Email: vidlib@videolibrarian.com
Web: www.videolibrarian.com
----- Original Message -----=20
From: Joel S Bachar=20
To: videonews@lists.berkeley.edu=20
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 9:00 AM
Subject: [Videonews] Microcinema DVD - October New Releases

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Microcinema International New Releases: October 30, 2007
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Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey

http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/730/Ring_of_Fire_An_Indonesian_=
Odyssey.html

SRP $49.98
UPC: 715098764962
Educational PPR available
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Which Way is East: Notebooks from Vietnam
http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/465/Which_Way_is_East_Notebooks=
_from_Vietnam.htmlSRP $19.95
UPC: 880198046598
Educational PPR available
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The Collector: Allan Stone's Life in =
Arthttp://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/735/Collector_The_Allan_Ston=
es_Life_in_Art.html

SRP $24.95
UPC: 880198073594
Educational PPR available
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Art Showdown

http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/731/Art_Showdown.html

SRP:$ 20.00
UPC: 837101304962
Educational PPR available
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Available October 30th from Microcinema International
Street Date: October 30, 2007 Pre-book: September 25th, 2007

1. Ring of Fire - An Indonesian Odyssy: 5 Hours on 2 DVDs! This 5 film =
series documents
the ten-year voyage of two filmmakers, brothers Lorne and Lawrence =
Blair, through the world's largest and
least known archipelago - the exotic, mysterious islands of Indonesia.
Their intimate encounters with the vanishing masters of tribal wisdom
were to lead them from a physical adventure, into a deeper, more
personal quest of self-discovery. Cut from 80 hours of 16mm film in
co-production with WGBH, Boston, RING OF FIRE was produced and written
by Lawrence Blair. Executive producer was Frontline's David Fanning.
Beyond the Ring of Fire was directed by David Fanning.

Films include:
Spice Island Saga; Dance of the Warriors; East of Krakatoa; Dream =
Wanderers of Borneo;
Beyond the Ring of Fire

Special features on the DVD include an interactive map and extra =
pictures and notes
from the companion book.2. Which Way is East - Notebooks from Vietnam: =
When two American sisters travel=20
north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with Vietnamese =
strangers and friends reveal to them the
flip side of a shared history. Lynne and Dana Sachs' travel diary of
their trip to Vietnam is a collection of tourism, city life, culture
clash, and historic inquiry that's put together with the warmth of a
quilt. WHICH WAY IS EAST starts as a road trip and flowers into a
political discourse. It combines Vietnamese parables, history and
memories of the people the sisters met, as well as their own childhood
memories of the war on TV. "To Americans for whom the Vietnam War ended
in 1975, WHICH WAY IS EAST is a reminder that Vietnam is a country, not
a war. The film has a combination of qualities: compassion, acute
observational skills, an understanding of history's scope, and a
critical ability to discern what's missing from the textbooks and TV
news." (Susan Gerhard, The Independent)3. The Collector - Allan Stone's =
Life in Art: The Collector explores the 46-year
career of Allan Stone, the famed New York City gallery owner and art =
collector. Producer and director
Olympia Stone reveals her father's compulsive collecting genius while =
telling the parallel story of his lifelong journey through the art
world from the 1950s to 2006. Viewers are taken on an extraordinary path =
inside one man's obsessive submersion in art and its influence on the =
artists, art dealers and family members with whom
he worked and lived.

4. Art Showdown: Art Show Down is a frontier-themed art game show shot =
in front of a
live studio audience. This wacky pilot DVD includes all seven zany
episodes culminating in the Ultimate Artist Challenge in which one
contestant remains standing after defeating the herd of talented
challengers! Producers Roland Smart and Jeff Warmouth explore highbrow
vs. lowbrow interpretations of contemporary culture in this unique game
show, which exploits the best (and the worst!) of the game show genre
through the lens of the arts.

Contests include The Auction Price is Right, in which contestants
must guess the final selling price of a famous artwork at action, the
Hang 'em High rock climbing gallery wall challenge, a paintball contest
in TheAction Art Shooting Gallery. Schmooze & Booze in which
contestants must eat, drink, and schmooze to curry the favor of a guest
curator, and A Brush with Danger, in which contestants must brand each
other with paint through an action painting, head-thrusting, paintbrush
helmeted, and hands-hog-tied challenge!ALL TITLES AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL =
MAJOR DISTRIBUTORS AND KRK MEDIA
IN CANADA
Joel S. Bachar
Microcinema Int'l/Microcinema DVD
1636 Bush Street, #2, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-9750
www.microcinema.com

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Hi Joel,
 
Hope all is well with you. We'd = definitely be=20 interested in reviewing "Ring of Fire."
 
Best,
 
Randy
 
Randy Pitman
Publisher/Editor
Video Librarian
8705 = Honeycomb Ct.=20 NW
Seabeck, WA 98380
Tel: (800) 692-2270; Fax: (360) = 830-9346
Email: vidlib@videolibrarian.comWeb: www.videolibrarian.com
----- Original Message -----
From:=20 Joel S=20 Bachar
To: videonews@lists.berkeley.edu= =20
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, = 2007 9:00=20 AM
Subject: [Videonews] = Microcinema DVD -=20 October New Releases

=
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Microcinema International New Releases: October 30, 2007
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=
~~~~~~~

Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey

http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/730/Ring_of_Fire_An_Indonesian_=
Odyssey.html

SRP $49.98
UPC: 715098764962
Educational PPR available
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=
~~~~~~~

Which Way is East: Notebooks from Vietnam
http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/465=
/Which_Way_is_East_Notebooks_from_Vietnam.html
SRP $19.95
UPC: 880198046598
Educational PPR available
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=
~~~~~~~

The Collector: Allan Stone's Life in Art
http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/735/C=
ollector_The_Allan_Stones_Life_in_Art.html

SRP $24.95
UPC: 880198073594
Educational PPR available
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=
~~~~~~~

Art Showdown

http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/731/Art_Showdown.html

SRP:$ 20.00
UPC: 837101304962
Educational PPR available
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=
~~~~~~~
Available October 30th from Microcinema International
Street Date: October 30, 2007    Pre-book: September 25th, 2007

1. Ring of Fire - An Indonesian Odyssy: 5 Hours on 2 DVDs! This 5 film =
series documents
the ten-year voyage of two filmmakers, =
brothers Lorne and Lawrence Blair, through the world's largest =
and
least known archipelago - the exotic, mysterious islands of Indonesia.
Their intimate encounters with the vanishing masters of tribal wisdom
were to lead them from a physical adventure, into a deeper, more
personal quest of self-discovery. Cut from 80 hours of 16mm film in
co-production with WGBH, Boston, RING OF FIRE was produced and written
by Lawrence Blair. Executive producer was Frontline's David Fanning.
Beyond the Ring of Fire was directed by David Fanning.

Films include:
Spice Island Saga; Dance of the Warriors; East of Krakatoa; Dream =
Wanderers of Borneo;
Beyond the Ring of Fire

Special features on the DVD include an interactive map and extra =
pictures and notes
from the companion book.
2. Which Way is East - Notebooks from =
Vietnam: When two American sisters travel=20
north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, =
conversations with Vietnamese strangers and friends reveal to =
them the
flip side of a shared history. Lynne and Dana Sachs' travel diary of
their trip to Vietnam is a collection of tourism, city life, culture
clash, and historic inquiry that's put together with the warmth of a
quilt. WHICH WAY IS EAST starts as a road trip and flowers into a
political discourse. It combines Vietnamese parables, history and
memories of the people the sisters met, as well as their own childhood
memories of the war on TV. "To Americans for whom the Vietnam War ended
in 1975, WHICH WAY IS EAST is a reminder that Vietnam is a country, not
a war. The film has a combination of qualities: compassion, acute
observational skills, an understanding of history's scope, and a
critical ability to discern what's missing from the textbooks and TV
news." (Susan Gerhard, The Independent)
3. The Collector - =
Allan Stone's Life in Art: The Collector explores the 46-year
 career of Allan Stone, the famed New =
York City gallery owner and art collector. Producer and director
Olympia Stone reveals her father's compulsive collecting genius =
while telling the parallel story =
of his lifelong journey through the art
world from the 1950s to 2006. Viewers are taken on an extraordinary path inside one man's obsessive =
submersion in art and its =
influence on the artists, art dealers and family members with whom
he worked and lived.

4. Art Showdown: Art Show Down is a frontier-themed art game show shot =
in front of a
live studio audience. This wacky pilot DVD includes all seven zany
episodes culminating in the Ultimate Artist Challenge in which one
contestant remains standing after defeating the herd of talented
challengers! Producers Roland Smart and Jeff Warmouth explore highbrow
vs. lowbrow interpretations of contemporary culture in this unique game
show, which exploits the best (and the worst!) of the game show genre
through the lens of the arts.

Contests include The Auction Price is Right, in which contestants
must guess the final selling price of a famous artwork at action, the
Hang 'em High rock climbing gallery wall challenge, a paintball contest
in TheAction Art Shooting Gallery. Schmooze & Booze in which
contestants must eat, drink, and schmooze to curry the favor of a guest
curator, and A Brush with Danger, in which contestants must brand each
other with paint through an action painting, head-thrusting, paintbrush
helmeted, and hands-hog-tied challenge!
ALL TITLES AVAILABLE =
THROUGH ALL MAJOR DISTRIBUTORS AND KRK MEDIA
IN CANADA
 
Joel S. = Bachar
Microcinema = Int'l/Microcinema=20 DVD
1636 Bush Street, = #2, San=20 Francisco,  CA 94109
(415) = 447-9750
www.microcinema.com
 
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