Here’s another EXCLUSIVE from the creative minds at Kibitzers. The world premiere of a live-action trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV- Black Flag. Can you guess what films we used? I’m sure haters will jump on us for not labeling this video “fan-made,” but I really don’t feel like ARRRGGGHHHuing right now.
Slow days at work always yields creativity for The Kibitzers!
Any space junkies out there ever dream of stepping foot on the Red Planet? What if that meant you could never return to earth? Believe it or not, that’s an actual scenario being developed by Bas Lansdorp and his private spaceflight project, Mars One. NASA astronauts need not apply because Lansdorp wants ordinary earthlings to inhabit our celestial neighbor. Think you’ve got what it takes? You can apply online here … seriously!
1. 12 O’Clock Boys
Fast and the Furious meets The Wire! This fast-paced thriller follows the life of Pug, a young boy growing up in West Baltimore. Forget the drug crews of Marlo and Avon Barksdale, Pug wants to be a member of the notorious dirt bike gang- the 12 O’Clock Boys. Strap in for a ride through the streets of Charm City and explore a different angle of inner city living beyond the drugs and the corner.
Thinking of visiting SeaWorld this summer? You might first want to check out the rare, behind-scenes footage in this forceful doc about marine parks. Audiences who remember the death of whale trainer Dawn Brancheau may be surprised to learn that acts of aggression from Orca whales happen more often than they may think. But perhaps what’s most alarming about these “killer whales” in captivity is the corporate-led effort to keep such big profit practices and attractions in business.
3. Expedition to the End of the World
Though the trailer almost makes this doc look like it follows the boys from Jackass, I assure you there’s much more to it. I doubt Johnny Knoxville and company have the insightful views (and IQs) as this rugged band of zoologists, biologists and geologists. With stunning images and a diverse soundtrack, this film about a crew of scientists exploring Northeast Greenland is sure to entertain and enlighten.
4. Camp 14 – Total Control Zone
When it comes to North Korea, little is known and even less is seen to the outside world. Focus on the isolated nation’s labor camps and the shadows grow even darker. But thanks to former prisoner Shing Dung-hyuk’s interviews, audiences can now hear of the hardships of life in a “death camp.” Implementing creative graphic images to show the hard work, starvation and torture that Camp 14 prisoners endure, this doc’s intimate look at life before and after escape is sure to be a powerful experience.
5. The Act of Killing
What’s more shocking than asking a group of men who helped commit genocide reenact their crimes? How about the boastful pride and enthusiasm they bring to the task. In what is surely a very chilling and disturbing doc, filmmakers ask Indonesian death squad leaders to replay their brutal acts of murder from 1965′s military coup on camera. The result is an unforgettable look into the minds of killers. This film is not for the faint-of-heart.
AFI Docs (formally SilverDocs) has grown beyond Silver Spring and is now holding screenings throughout downtown D.C. Film festival spokesmen say the move is an effort to expand the event’s prominence and prestige on the documentary circuit. They’ve even cut ties with Discovery Communications and picked up a new headlining sponsor- Audi.
Some films will still be shown at the AFI Silver Theater but doc fans can now catch screenings at other venues such as the Newsuem. Hopefully these changes will allow more people to enjoy the festival as it gets grows into one of the most major non-fiction film festivals on the East Coast.
Tickets are on sale now and you can view all the films HERE. Be sure to check back soon for our list of MUST SEE DOCS for this year!