Best Documentary Movies of 1980
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
Even the most devout Star Wars fan might not know that filmmaker and journalist Michel Parbot was once given unprecedented access to the set, stars, and filmmakers behind The Empire Strikes Back. The resulting work, The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, has apparently never been commercially released. Most of the footage has been lost, but 15 minutes has circulated online in recent years. Now, the 1 hour cut of Michel Parbotâ€™s lost documentary has been found.
Death of a Princess
A journalist investigates a newspaper story of the execution of an Arab princess.
Revival Of Evil
Is today's Revival Of Evil setting the stage for the antichrist? Join David Hunt in this fascinating journey into the world of the occult. See candid shots inside Anton LaVey's First Church of Satan, hypnotic regression to "prior lives", and psychic "revelations" from UFOs. Occultism also masquerades as the latest in science, education, parlor games & movies. Through candid interviews learn the truth about witchcraft in famous rock groups, psychic powers and seances among teenagers, demonic possession through yoga, and the true power behind Ouija boards as told by those who are still involved and others who have been triumphantly delivered through Jesus Christ.
Word, Sound and Power
Music lovers fascinated by the ideas, experiences, and emotions that serve as the foundation of Jamaican reggae are invited to explore the history of the legendary Soul Syndicate - a collection of talented musicians who provided backup instrumentation for such acclaimed artists as Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Mayals, Burning Spear, and Bob Marley and the Wailers among others.
Metaphor: King Vidor Meets with Andrew Wyeth
Vidor and Wyeth discuss the influence of The Big Parade on Wyeth and the use of metaphors in art
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
Documentary about women's experiences of labour, in factories, mines and dockyards, in the USA during the second World War and how it affected their work and career aspirations once they were encouraged to give up such employment in peacetime.
Curt McDowell offers an account of his "adventures with straight boys and the hospitality he extends to them".
Fear on Film: Inside 'The Fog'
Short documentary. Interviews with the cast & crew of 'The Fog'
Farewell, Etaoin Shrdlu
A documentary about the last issue of The New York Times to be composed in the hot-metal printing process.
On Company Business
A controversial three part critical documentary on the history of the CIA.