Full frame documentary film festival [DVD videorecording] / [presented by] Cinemax Reel Life. - [United States] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video, c2003. - 1 videodisc (167 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

Special features: director biographies; film credits.

The laughing club of India c.2000 -- Why can't we be a family again? c.2002 -- We got us c.2001 -- Lucy tsak tsak -- Family values c.2002 -- The Sunshine c.2000 -- Mojave mirage c.2001.

Laughing club of India (35 min. - col.): explores the power of laughter through the strangely popular phenomenon of laughing clubs in contemporary Bombay. A film by Mira Nair and Adam Bartos. Producer, Adam Bartos ; director, Mira Nair ; director of photography, Adam Bartos. Why can't we be a family again? (27 min. - col.): chronicles the plight of two brothers in foster care, as they attemp to reunite with a mother who abandoned them for drugs over a decade ago. A film by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel. Producers, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel ; directors, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel ; narrator, Ossie Davis ; director of photography, Edward Morritz ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Mark Suozzo. We got us (25 min. - col.): captures four elderly, Jewish women during their weekly game of Mah Jong, as they reminisce about their childhood, marriages, illness, and bereavement. Producers, Joan Booker, Michael Harry ; director, Joan Booker ; director of photography, Maya Stark ; Michael Harry ; original music, Walter Marks. Lucy Tsak Tsak (3 min. - col.): traces the life and time of Lucy - one of the first women to work in the Bulgarian film industry. Paounov Kino Product presents a film by Andrey Paounov. Director, Andrey Paounov ; director of photography, Ilia Danchev ; editor, Araxy Mohibian ; original music, Ivo Paounov, Vichren Paounov. Family values (21 min. - b&w): refreshing and amusing portrait of a suburban lesbian couple who run a "mom and mom" business cleaning up gory crime scenes. A documentary by Eva Saks. Director, Eva Saks ; directors of photography, Redmond Walsh, Eva Saks ; editors, Eva Saks, Jessica Sharzer ; original music, Eric Schorr. The Sunshine (29 min. - col.): an intimate look at the residents of one the Bowery's last flophouses. A poignant story about gentrification, poverty and displacement. Raconteur Pictures and Hudson River Pictures present a Bertelsen Philm. Producer, Phil Bertelsen ; director, Phil Bertelsen ; director of photography, John Foster ; editor, Bryan Gunnar Cole ; original music, Erin O'Hara, Jimi Zhivago. Mojave mirage (27 min. - col.): tells the story of a telephone booth that was placed out in the Mojave desert and the people who came out to answer the phone or place phone calls. Producers, Kaarina Roberto, Derek Roberto ; director, Kaarina Cleverley Roberto ; director of photography, Derek Roberto ; editors, Kaarina Roberto, Derek Roberto ; original music, Tony Morales.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

DVD, Dolby digital stereo., Region 1 encoding.



NVG-9545 Docurama

Midwest Tape http://www.midwesttapes.com

Jewish women.
Women in the motion picture industry.
Lesbian business enterprises.
Telephone booths.

Short films.
Documentary films.


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