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Marionette Land

The most compelling part of a show really is the man behind the curtain.

Marionette Land is an intimate portrait and deep character study into the wonderful world of charismatic puppeteer Robert Brock and his magical marionette theatre. It is also a fantastical tale of theatre against the odds.

Robert Brock lives above the theatre with his mother and business partner, Mary Lou. From classic marionette shows for families (Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz) to grown-up shows where he straps on his heels to become famous Hollywood divas of the past, you never know what will happen next at the Lancaster Marionette Theatre.

But new personal and professional challenges emerge as Robert and Mary Lou struggle to keep the theatre open while preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Director Alexander Monelli paints a picture of the passionate, determined, and potentially quixotic Brock along the route.

Philadelphia Magazine calls Marionette Land “eccentric and charming.”

The film premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival. It won for Best Documentary at the Omaha Film Festival.

The DVD features bonus material including a commentary track with Director Alexander Monelli and Star Robert Brock, a Q & A from the Philadelphia Film Festival and more.

Marionette Land is a film about doing what you love no matter what.

Documentary / 2020 / 84 minutes / English / A film by Alexander Monelli.

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“Marionette Land” trailer from Alexander Monelli on Vimeo.

Chariots Of The Gods: 50th Anniversary

Based on Erich von Daniken’s international best seller. Did travelers from outer space visit Earth in our ancient past?

This iconic, ground-breaking documentary in a new 2K restoration from the original 35mm negative is based on Erich von Daniken’s book purporting to prove that throughout history aliens have visited earth.

“Touts an Academy Award nomination (for Best Documentary Feature). Recommended.” – Bluray.com

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has included “Chariots of the Gods” in their list of the Top 100 Documentary Films of All Time.

“Fifty million stars in our galaxy have the potential of supporting life forms capable of traveling to other planets,” says world-renowned authority Erich von Daniken, whose film version of his best- selling book, CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, gives stunning visual proof that some form of life from outer space landed on Earth centuries ago. It took five years for von Daniken to document, on film, the physical evidence of visits by galactic travelers who came to Earth. Just what they did here and the influences they left behind is the core of the film.

In search of basic truths, the film, CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, takes the viewer into the far reaches of underground caves and tombs, and to the tops of desolate mountains on every major continent to show the evidence von Daniken has been collecting.

"3 (out of 4) Stars! [The] First of...speculative documentaries about ancient visitors from outer space who helped advance mankind's knowledge centuries ago. Well-made and filled with many natural beauties."—Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Although this controversial film may provide the answers to age old mysteries, it may be the beginning of an entirely new set of questions.

1970 / Documentary / 2k restoration from original negative / English / A film by Harald Reinl.

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Back To Sölöz

Reviving the sunken memory of Armenians in Turkey, post-genocide.

“Serge Avedikian shows what is necessary to achieve progress in Armenian-Turkish dialogue.” – Film critic K. Hench

Beyond a simple personal quest and far from a nostalgic narration by an Armenian lacking roots, Back to Sölöz is a journey through multiple layers.

Filmed over the course of four trips and thirty-three years, from 1987 to 2019, the film addresses the history of the village of Sölöz, not far from Boursa, in Turkey: the deportation of the Armenian people who lived there, including the filmmaker’s grandfather; exchanges of populations and the settlement of Balkan Muslims in Sölöz; shared histories of lost ancestral lands and exile; the near-erasure of the history of Armenians in Sölöz and in all of Turkey; and a dialogue on possible Armenian-Turkish reconciliation that engages historical truths and identity.

Back to Sölöz is a living encounter between two peoples marked by blood, on the spot of one of the greatest human tragedies of the twentieth century.

A Winner, IndiePix Vision Award at the Socially Relevant Film Festival, the film is from Palme d’Or award-winning director Serge Avédikian.

Documentary / 2020 / 65 minutes / French w/English subtitles / A film by Serge Avédikian

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