Best Documentary Movies of 1979
The Who: The Kids Are Alright
Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the last performance of drummer Keith Moon just prior to his death.
Documentary about Giger's work for the movie Alien (1979).
UFOs: It Has Begun
A documentary exploring the existence of UFOs and extra-terrestrial beings. Hosted by the LEGENDARY Rod Serling. This was considered his "coming out the closet" in regards to his deep belief in UFOs just before his death from cancer.
New York Portrait, Chapter I
Avant garde short film
The Secret Life of Plants
The story is a documentary of research that shows fairly conclusively that plants are actually aware of what goes on around them, even miles away. It is somewhat humorous in the methods it uses to prove the secret life of plants, but thought-provoking in the conclusions it arrives at. The most wonderful thing about the film is the soundtrack. This is original music composed by Stevie Wonder. There is even a scene in the film of Stevie singing one of his songs in a boat on a river. This scene is very moving, as Stevie is blind and yet able to know where he is going. The scene is the climax to the movie, and metaphoric as to what has been presented about plants, that although they don't seem to have senses as human beings and animals do, they are quite well aware of what is going on around them and where they fit into this in the evolutionary process.
The Horror Show
A history of horror movies.
ABBA - In Concert
ABBA's 1979 tour of North America and Europe, with emphasis on performances at Wembley Arena, London.
Town Bloody Hall
Norman Mailer and a panel of feminists (Jill Johnston, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer) debate the issue of Women's Liberation
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor
Director David Lean became involved in the search for an anchor lost by Captain Cook in 1773. This documentary follows the search for this historic item.
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
This Academy Award-winning documentary short Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, narrated by Sidney Poitier, traces the career of Paul Robeson through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, â€œOlâ€™ Man River.â€