Documentaries HERMAN'S HOUSE, BERT STERN and BIDDER 70 Coming to DVD This July
Three powerful documentaries are coming to DVD this July; HERMAN'S HOUSE, BERT STERN: Original Mad Man and BIDDER 70.
73 minutes, documentary, color, 2013
A film by Beth Gage & George Gage (American Outrage, Fire on the Mountain)
Special Features • Bonus Clip: Earth Day Q&A with Tim DeChristopher (First Post-Incarceration Appearance)
In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher decided to monkey-wrench the process. Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill.
For this astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience he was sent to federal prison. Bidder 70 tells the story of this peaceful warrior whose patriotism and willingness to Sacrifice have ignited the climate justice movement.
81 minutes, documentary, color, 2012
A film by Angad Singh Bhalla
Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle finds in an unusual art project proposed by New York artist Jackie Sumell.
Featuring a full-scale model of Herman's cell and detailed plans of his dream home, the art project has brought thousands around the world face-to-face with the cruel and unusual punishment of long-term solitary confinement. Imagining Wallace's dream home began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America.
UPC: 7-20229-91559-5 | Catalog #: FRF 915595D | SRP: $24.95 | Street Date: July 8
BERT STERN: Original Mad Man
89 minutes, documentary, color, closed captions, 2012
A film by Shannah Laumeister
Featuring Bert Stern, Allegra Kent, Twiggy Lawson, Jerry Della Femina, Judith Crist, George Wein & more
Special Features • Bert Stern Photo Gallery: The Iconic Images
Bert Stern: Original Mad Man is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of the greatest American photographers of all time.
An original Madison Avenue "mad man," Stern's images helped create modern advertising; his ground-breaking campaign for Smirnoff forever changed the industry. The iconic photos he took of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, Sophia Loren, Twiggy, and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. Indeed, his photos from Monroe's "Last Sitting" are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon.
After marrying legendary ballet dancer and Balanchine muse Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.
UPC: 7-20229-91551-9 | Catalog #: FRF 915519D | SRP: $27.95 | Street Date: July 16
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