A GIRL AND A GUN Among Indies Heading to DVD, 9/17
A GIRL AND A GUN
A film by Cathryne Czubek
Special Features • Julia Haltigan's A Girl And A Gun theme song music video • Bonus scenes & interviews
Bringing a female perspective to the debate that's raging across the nation, A Girl And A Gun explores the intersection of 'girl power' and firepower. Filmed throughout the U.S., the film delves deep into the American gun world to show the relationship between women and their guns.
The classic Hollywood portrayals of pistol packin' mamas, tomboy sharp shooters, sexually twisted femme fatales, and high-heeled, cold-blooded assassins are caricatures. In truth, the typical woman who hangs out at rifle ranges and keeps ammo in her purse is the girl-next-door, the single mom, a hard working sister or aunt. Maybe she's a realist or has learned tough lessons from life; either way, she cares about her personal safety and may find salvation, comfort or even something satisfying in possessing a gun. In a word, she is empowered.
Breaking through the stereotypes, A Girl And A Gun reveals how some women have embraced this object whose history is deeply bound to men and masculinity. Punctuated with archival footage and expert commentary to provide a rich historical and cultural context, the film presents a nuanced yet empowering perspective on a deadly serious issue.
YOU DON'T NEED FEET TO DANCE
A film by Alan Govenar
Special Features • Extended & Deleted Scenes • Portrait Gallery • 5.1 Surround Sound Option
An astonishing documentary about a man who overcomes his disability one day at a time, Alan Govenar's new film reveals the extraordinary life of African immigrant Sidiki Conde.
Sidiki lost the use of his legs to polio at age fourteen. Today, he balances his career as an performing artist with the almost insurmountable obstacles of day-to-day life in New York City. From his fifth-floor walk-up apartment, he traverses down the stairs on his hands and then navigates in his wheelchair through the sidewalks of Manhattan onto buses and into the subway.
Despite his disability, he manages to teach workshops for disabled kids, busk on the street, rehearse with his band, bicycle with his hands, and attend a naming ceremony, where he plays djembe drums, sings, and dances on his hands...proving to all You Don't Need Feet to Dance.
TRIUMPH OF THE WALL
A film by Bill Stone
Special Features • 5.1 Surround Sound Option
As hilarious as it is meditative, Triumph Of The Wall begins as a chronicle about the construction of a 1000-foot stone wall by a novice stonemason in rural Quebec. The stonemason, Chris Overing, sets out to complete The Wall within eight weeks; filmmaker Bill Stone plans to document this laborious yet creative task. But Overing has woefully underestimated the time and energy required to construct the wall, and both projects - The Wall and the film - evolve into something altogether different.
Triumph of The Wall is a film about expectations, about two guys who embark on an eight-week project and spend the next eight years trying to figure out how to finish what they started...a reminder that sometimes art (and life) is as much about the process of creation as it is about the finished product.