Movie Recon: Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace, Finding Joe, Tales from the Golden Age

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Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace

 

Before Wikileaks made turning political secrets into headlines hip, there were all sorts of sly, underground ways of learning the innermost workings of other countries doings. Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace is a documentary about the media blacked-out, super secret meetings and dealings that brought about the 1979 Camp David Peace Accord and Treaty between Egypt and Israel. Featuring nearly everyone involved in the treaty from Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, and Wolf Blitzer to Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Arye Naor former Secretary to the Cabinet of Israel the film gives insight from every side of the issue. The movie opens in New York City on September 16 and will expand to other markets in the Fall of 2011. You can find out more at the Back Door website.

 

Finding Joe

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. " - Joseph Campbell

Myths have been around for nearly as long as we've been standing upright. They inform, entertain, enlighten and help us to be who we are. Film, in some ways, are just myths told through images, sound, and words. Joseph Campbell was one of the preeminent scholars of mythology. Finding Joe is a documentary about the man and his continuing influence on our culture. The film features interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields including Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Tony Hawk, Rashida Jones, Laird Hamilton, Robert Walter, Robin Sharma, Catherine Hardwicke, Sir Ken Robinson, Akiva Goldsman and many more. For more information visit Finding Joe's official site.

Finding Joe - Trailer V.7 from pat solomon on Vimeo.

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Tales from the Golden Age

Sundance Now is currently showing Tales from the Golden Age an adaption of several popular myths during the final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime in Romania. In reality these years were wrought with famine, death, and horror but the communist propaganda machine none-the-less brought out story upon story of how those years were in fact a "Golden Age" for the country. Tales from the Golden Age brings viewers may of those stories as comedy. You can watch the film in its entirety on Sundance Now. You can learn more about the film at its website.

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