DOCUMENTARIES

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“The Greatest Generation gave us the freedom to create.

The Baby Boomer Generation taught us how to create.

The self-entitled lazy-arse “Millennial” generation just wants

everything created for them and handed to them on a silver platter…”

-Dr. Angie McCartney

Your Mother Should Know is the story of Angie McCartney, a salty octogenarian

from Liverpool who just so happened to marry Paul McCartney’s Dad, effectively

becoming The Beatles’ Mother-of-the-Band. Angie’s life has spanned the most

culturally transformative era in human history and her connection to the most

catalytic artistic force of that era makes her perspective on American pop culture

uniquely informed and insightful.

Celebrity interviews, never-before-seen footage, and fun conversations with friends

and Beatlemaniacs about what the band and times meant to them will interlace with

Angie’s personal story, which starts with surviving World War II in air-raid shelters and

ends with her current National Lampoon’s Improv Class, to offer audiences an

explanation for how today’s world of seemingly ubiquitous entertainment came to be.

Few lived through these three distinct generations and Your Mother Should Know

implies that Angie is the best among them to make sense of how we as a mature

society went from being grateful for the opportunity to create art, to aspiring to create

great art, to today’s current standard: create “art” to acquire wealth and fame.

Such a comprehensive critique of Western Civilization requires a witty, articulate, and

unapologetic personality to capture and keep audiences’ attention and Angie is

exactly that.

Your Mother Should Know

 
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A series dedicated to the examination of the influence of music in the war theatre.

From the early pounding drums of tribes facing each other in combat, to Roman legions marching to a steady beat. Samurai warriors evoking spirits by using Kodo Drums.

Music plays a vital role in lifting the spirits of troops going into battle.

We will examine how the use of music impacts the human psyche during times of conflict.

We will interview neuroscientists, acoustic signal specialists, musical directors and modern sound engineers.

We will study the great battles in history:

Caesar's conquest of Gaul

Napoleon's Waterloo

Hitler's War in Stalingrad

The Korean and Vietnam conflicts

The Iraq and Afghanistan Campaigns

Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries blasting from speakers attached to helicopters sent the North Vietnamese running in fear.

Today, Hip-Hop, Rap and Heavy Metal make the tone that soldiers carry on their headphones into the combat theatre.

From the little drummer boy to psychological acoustic warfare, music has always been there.


Rhythms Of War

 
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In his book Return to Life through Contrology,[2] Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body.[8] It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the "powerhouse" and is thought to be the key to a person's stability.[9] Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body adapts itself to the exercises.[8]

Pilates - The Art of Movement

 
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Say Beatles, and most people immediately think of music. But imagine the music without the visuals they created? In the days before artists and labels had Art Directors, Designers, Feng Shui Masters, Stylists and an army of expensive consultants, The Beatles and their amateur artsy-fartsy friends managed to do it all.

With creative talents, and a logo designed on a napkin by original bass-player Stuart Sutcliffe, these lads managed to leave behind iconic, pop-culture images, clothes, boots, haircuts, suits, artwork and album covers which still resonate to this day. The Sgt Pepper Costumes; The Abbey Road crossing; the Yellow Submarine; The White Album; their influence on pop-culture and more will be dissected.

The show will also delve into their influences from the Astrid Kircherr haircuts and Klaus Voorman line art of the early Hamburg days, to the influences of Peter Max, the Maharishi, Carnaby Street and the swinging 60’s. We will interview family members, friends and also Pauline Sutcliffe and film never-before seen paintings of her late brother Stuart, and discover the story behind the mysterious and only non-musical collaboration all Fabs ever created, which was a painting entitled “Images of a Woman” whilst holed up in their Tokyo hotel room in 1966.

Who were the cast of characters on Sgt Pepper’s cover?

Which artists have influenced all 4 Beatles in their own art creations?

Where is the painting they created in Japan in the 60’s?

What is the connection between an 85 year old Liverpool woman, The Beatles and artifacts from Magical Mystery Tour, which are still stored in her shed in Liverpool?

We will look at the photographic influence that Linda McCartney had on the group, Cynthia Lennon’s early years at Liverpool Art College, Yoko’s “happenings” at Indica Gallery, Magic Alex and the cast of characters that paraded through the doors of Apple at 3 Savile Row.

All You Need Is Art!

Images of a Woman - The Story

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

Art & The Beatles