Best Documentary Movies of 1985
Prince and the Revolution LIVE!
Prince And The Revolution: Live was the first Prince and the Revolution live concert released on Home Video format. The footage comes from a live broadcast of a Purple Rain Tour concert in Syracuse, on 30 March, 1985. Rock to the sounds of Prince in concert with titles such as "Let's Go Crazy," "Delirious," "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "Take Me With U," "Do Me, Baby," "Irresistible Bitch," "Possessed," "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" and others. TRACKLIST Intro Let's Go Crazy Delirious 1999 Little Red Corvette Take Me With U Yankee Doodle - Interlude Do Me, Baby Irresistible Bitch Possessed How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore - Temptation Let's Pretend We're Married International Lover God Computer Blue Darling Nikki - Interlude The Beautiful Ones When Doves Cry I Would Die 4 U Baby I'm A Star Purple Rain
A Class Divided
William Peters follows up on the 1970 TV documentary Eye of the Storm about Jane Elliott's experiment of dividing an otherwise homogenous group of school kids by their eye color. The episode intercuts footage from Eye of the Storm with new footage of the students, who are now adults. The film takes us through the journey of a young class learning the unfairness of racism. Elliot teaches the lesson through eye color and different treatment. All of the students admit that this is wrong. In footage of the students as adults, we are able to see how this shaped the experiment changed their lives.
German director Wim Wenders made this documentary in which he tries to explore the Tokyo that was depicted in the films of Yasujiro Ozu. When Wenders visits Tokyo for the first time, he finds a very different city, one with a booming fascination with technology that often clashes with the traditional elements of Japanese culture. Wenders also interviews Ozu's cinematographer, Yuharu Atsuta, and Chishu Ryu, an actor who frequently collaborated with Ozu.
Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds.
The Making Of West Side Story
A documentary which shows, in great detail, the making of the 1985 Bernstein-conducted recording of the entire score of "West Side Story", featuring operatic stars.
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs
Gary is turning into a dinosaur, and Eric must find the cure. This becomes a globetrotting journey into everything dino while searching for the magic waters needed to stop Gary's odd transformation. Will Eric be too late? Get ready to meet the Garysaurus!
Gary Owens needs more dinosaurs and sends Eric Boardman on the ultimate dinosaur safari to find them. Join the hunt for a living dinosaur in the jungles of Africa, separate the facts from fiction in dinosaur movies, visit Dinosaur National Monuent and much more. There's no bone unturned in this award winning program
Die Nacht ("The night") is a 1985 West German installation film directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg. It consists of a six hours long monologue performed by Edith Clever, who reads texts by Syberberg and many different authors, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich von Kleist, Plato, Friedrich Hölderlin, Novalis, Friedrich Nietzsche, Eduard Mörike, Richard Wagner, William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and chief Seattle. The film was screened out of competition at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. (from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Nacht)
B.B. King: Into the Night
A short documentary about B.B. King and his time working on the score for the 1985 movie "Into the Night" starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Lord of the Dance/Destroyer of Illusion
The documentary focuses on the annual Mani Rimdu festival of Tibet and Nepal, an event which encapsulates the Himalayan Buddhist experience.