Paulistas

Welcome to the wasteland that is Paulistas, in the Brazilian savanna. No young people live in the region.

Paulistas, a rural region in the state of Goiás, is struggling to survive in the Brazilian savanna. Its young people have left in a rural exodus; since 2014, no young people live in the region.

Monoculture soy farming and the exploitation of water resources have left Paulistas’ countryside cracked. In July, it’s vacation time. Children return from cities to visit their parents, re-immersing themselves in life on the farm.

Inspired by the director’s own story and about the region where he grew up, the day-to-day lives of three brothers, Samuel, Vinícius, and Rafael (the director’s cousins) are unobtrusively observed.

The film world-premiered at Dok Leipzig, one of the world’s oldest documentary film festivals, where PAULISTAS was part of the Next Masters Competition.

“Intimate and personal meditations reveal fascinating and complex details about this community and the overall human condition.” – C.Hope, The Sound View

Documentary / 2017 / 77 minutes / color / Portuguese w/English subtitles / A film by Daniel Nolasco

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Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones

As a founding member of the Rolling Stones in 1962, Brian Jones was regaled as rock-and-roll royalty . “Rolling Stone” explores the rise of Jones and the Rolling Stones as well as his untimely ‘shrouded in conspiracy’ death.

Acclaimed director and rock music historian Danny Garcia (Looking for Johnny, Sad Vacation, STIV) paints a revealing picture of an incredibly talented but doomed pop star.

“Beautifully put together and engrossing from start to end”—Irvine Welsh (author of Trainspotting)

Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician and composer best known as the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones. Initially a slide guitarist, Jones would go on to play a wide variety of instruments on Rolling Stones recordings and in concerts, including rhythm and lead guitar, sitar, dulcimer, as well as a variety of keyboard and wind instruments. Jones and fellow guitarist Keith Richards developed a unique style of guitar play that Richards later referred to as the “ancient art of weaving” where both players would play rhythm and lead parts together; Richards would carry the style on with later Stones guitarists and the sound would become a Rolling Stones trademark.

The DVD version of the film features an assortment of extras including

  • Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Scott Jones Files (no relation to Brian, Scott Jones was an investigative journalist who turned over his work to police investigating Brian Jones death)

“A frank, attention-stealing tribute” – Louder Than War

“After chronicling the highs and low points of Jones’ formative and professional years, we delve into the mysterious circumstances surrounding Jones’ drowning death. Conspiracy, murder, suicide or mistake?  Whatever the case, sadly, it’s obvious that time was not on his side. Highly Recommended” – I. Slifkin for The Sound View.

2020 / 90 minutes / color / English / A film by Danny Garcia

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Target: Philadelphia

In 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a military-grade explosive on a residential building to end a standoff with Black liberation group MOVE, setting a new standard for institutionalized violence and the dehumanization of Black bodies. 11 people, including 5 children were killed. The situation became so intense that then Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. ordered the C-4 bomb to be dropped. The resulting fire destroyed most of the homes and resulted in the numerous deaths. This is covered in the beginning of the film which then transforms in a history lesson about Black Nationalism.

TARGET: PHILADELPHIA explores the rise of police militarization within the parallel contexts of Black nationalism and the systemic disenfranchisement that incubates movements like Black Lives Matter. The veracity of American exceptionalism is examined from a targeted perspective.

“Target: Philadelphia is a compact 56-minute documentary that covers an inflammatory, violent and somewhat forgotten moment in American history. For strong Consideration” – T. Friedman, The Sound View.

This must-see documentary for any advocate of social justice comes as the second in a series by Sean Slater, the first of which released in 2019 entitled Target: St. Louis.

2020 / 56 minutes / A film by Sean Slater

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