Archive for September 6th, 2009

The Cat Piano

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Latest short film by The People’s Republic of Animation. Narrated by Nick Cave. Directed by Eddie White & Ari Gibson. Produced by Jessica Brentnall. Found at Vimeo from PRA.

American Casino Trailer

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Summary from ComingSoon.net: Investigative reporters Leslie and Andrew Cockburn have spent nearly 30 years uncovering major stories (for PBS, CBS Reports, 60 Minutes, et alia), but with “American Casino” they take on the biggest economic crisis of our lifetime: the subprime mortgage meltdown that has caused more than a million Americans to lose their homes. The Cockburns interview Wall Street wizards who are as nervous about revealing their identity as any mobster in the witness protection program; they rewind to Phil Gramm (R, Texas) calling us “a nation of whiners… (facing) a mental recession”; they replay Alan Greenspan’s admission that his ideology was “flawed”; and they put a human face on the victims of bankers who targeted minority communities with no-income verification loans, adjustable rates (that adjusted upwards, dramatically), and complex language that even the pros can’t fathom. Out of this mess, the filmmakers build a case against those who used government deregulation to make a fortune for the few and create havoc for the many. Found at Vimeo from Leslie and Andrew Cockburn.

Massive White Phosphorus Explosion

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

A group of US Marines discover a large supply of rockets and white phosphorus grenades in Iraq and blow them up.