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The film, " Greedy Lying Bastards," emphasizes the Koch brothers’ efforts to buy public opinion and influence policy by disputing the science behind climate change in order to further their corporate agenda. This explosive new documentary reveals facts pertaining to the efforts of Koch Industries and Exxon --using right-wing media for propaganda-- to dispel and dispute the science supporting climate change, as well as their role in the implementation of the controversial Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. WATCH the trailer...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=49414The film, " Greedy Lying Bastards," emphasizes the Koch brothers’... more
We have a question for The Stewniverse:
Did you know that fracking, the practice of hydraulically fracturing bedrock with water and a proprietary cocktail of undisclosed, super-super-secret, if-I-told-you-I’d-have-to-kill-you chemicals to release natural gas is SAFE? Well, one governor loves toxic water (and Halliburton) so much that he drank a glass of fracking water to prove it's safe...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=49379We have a question for The Stewniverse: Did you know that fracking, the practice of... more
This video of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), camera face to camera face with Sean Hannity, is such a thing of beauty. Not only does Rep. Ellison hand Hannity’s ass to him on a platter, but he does it with such style and aplomb! And for a brief moment, our faith in political humanity is restored...WATCH...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=49385This video of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), camera face to camera face with Sean Hannity,... more
“Paperman” is a sweet tale of love at first sight, which won the 2013 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The groundbreaking 6-minute animated short is a gorgeous black and white classical-looking animation that nostalgically revives the timeless Disney-style of character animation and design. “Paperman” is the beta test of a potentially momentous shift in animation technology, using a novel new process to create 2D aesthetics in 3D.
Told entirely in pantomime, “Paperman” is a romantic comedy that tells the story of an ordinary young man who works at an ordinary job, traveling into and out of the city on one of the daily commuter trains. One windy day, he accidentally encounters a pretty young lady, who then boards her own train and vanishes out of his life almost as soon as she entered. Saddened by this brush with what-might-have-been, the man later sits despondently at his desk looking at the huge stack of forms the boss has just dropped into his in-box. But when he happens to glance out the window, he discovers to his great surprise that his dream-girl is at that very moment sitting near an open window in the building directly across the street. What happens next is wonderful, sweet, charming and magical in the best sense of the word.
This piece includes illustrations and the award-winning animated short film, “Paperman.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/paperman-wins-2013-oscar-for-best-animated-short-film/“Paperman” is a sweet tale of love at first sight, which won the 2013... more
“Searching for Sugar Man” found an Oscar on Sunday night. The film, which traces the strange, almost unbelievable tale of Detroit folk musician Sixto Rodriguez from obscurity to international success, largely without his knowing, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film at Sunday’s 85th Academy Awards. Rodriguez, 70, was not at the ceremony, “because he didn’t want to take any of the credit himself,” producer Simon Chinn explained from the Oscar stage while accepting the award. “And that just about says everything about that man and his story that you want to know.”
“Searching for Sugar Man” is a 2012 Swedish/British documentary directed by Malik Bendjelloul, which follows the efforts of two Cape Town fans, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out whether the rumored death of Rodriguez was true, and, if not, to discover what had become of him. Previously, the film won the Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best International Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Durban International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Melbourne Film Festival. Malik Bendjelloul won the 2013 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary for “Searching for Sugar Man.”
The film tells the magical story of a gifted singer-songwriter from Detroit, who was an enigmatic mystery. His face half-hidden by long flowing hair and dark glasses, he sang in smoke-filled folk music bars, often with his back turned to the audience. His name was Sixto Rodriguez. In the late 1960′s, Rodriguez was so good that with neither fame nor a large fan base, he signed a two-album contract with Sussex and A&R Records. The first album, Cold Fact, got a rare four-star review from Billboard Magazine. However, neither it nor his second album, Coming From Reality, sold well, the contract was dropped and the story seemed to end there.
Nothing else was heard from Sixto Rodriguez. But several years later, his albums traveled half-way around the world, to Cape Town, South Africa, where bootleg copies passed from hand to hand and his songs became the storied anthems of the anti-apartheid movement. When an indie record store owner named Stephen Segerman released them commercially, they took off, the first selling 500,000 copies, which in that nation was comparable to the Beatles or Elvis Presley.
This piece includes photographs, two documentary short films and a music video.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/searching-for-sugar-man-story-of-musician-sixto-rodriguez-wins-oscar-for-best-documentary/“Searching for Sugar Man” found an Oscar on Sunday night. The film, which... more
Yes, America has a psychopath problem: the Koch Brothers, Mitt Romney, Jamie Dimon, and Robert Murray to name a few.
"...these people almost never think they have enough. The Koch brothers are in their seventies, with $44 billion dollars, and yet spend all day, every day, scheming ways to get their hands on your social security ... we should view them the same as the people on the TV show Hoarders."
http://veracitystew.com/?p=49120Yes, America has a psychopath problem: the Koch Brothers, Mitt Romney, Jamie Dimon,... more
The newly minted Tea Party Dahling Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, has taken the Senate by storm on a crusade to ferret out those deemed un-American. The pro-gun, pro-life, pro-Israel, anti-liberal Cruz is invoking comparisons to Joseph McCarthy from his fellow Senators and the media over his questioning of Secretary of Defense nominee, former Senator Chuck Hagel.
In the spirit of Senator Cruz’s questioning of Chuck Hagel, and the McCarthy-esque tactics he loves so much, we would like to pose a few questions of our own to Teabagger Teddy...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=49049The newly minted Tea Party Dahling Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, has taken the Senate... more
“The Jockstrap Raiders” is a delightfully wacky animated short film by animator Mark Nelson, which won the 2012 Student Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. In a slightly altered version of World War I, Germany is building a bridge across the English Channel to invade Britain.
Britain’s sole hope is The Jockstrap Raiders, a former amateur rugby club for freaks and geeks, all of whom had previously been excluded from the war due to various bizarre abnormalities. The team switches balls for bombs and goes into battle aerodynamically shaved and wearing only jockstraps, becoming the heroic flying squadron that foils the invading Kaiser and his army.
This piece includes colorful illustrations and the very humorous, acclaimed animated short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/the-jockstrap-raiders-heroic-british-misfits-defeat-invading-german-armies/“The Jockstrap Raiders” is a delightfully wacky animated short film by... more
“Henry” is an emotionally touching short film by Quebec actor Yan England, which is a 2013 Oscar Nominee for Best Live-Action Short Film. The film is about an 84-year-old concert pianist suffering from Alzheimer’s, whose life is thrown into turmoil when his wife mysteriously disappears. The aging musician is tossed between feelings of hope and suffering as he searches in vain for his lost love, while reminiscing about their past together.
“Henry,” which England financed out of his own pocket, is an ambitious attempt to portray the world of worsening dementia from the inside. Gérard Poirier plays the pianist, Henry, and Louise Laprade portrays his wife, Maria. The 29-year-old England says the film was inspired by the experiences of his own grandfather, who developed Alzheimer’s disease and died three years ago at age 96.
This piece includes color photographs and acclaimed the short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/henry-the-inevitable-verdict-of-life/“Henry” is an emotionally touching short film by Quebec actor Yan England,... more
“We’ve All Been There” is an acclaimed, inspiring short film directed by Australian filmmaker Nicholas Clifford, which just won top honors at Tropfest Australia 2013, the world’s biggest short-film festival. In the film, a struggling young waitress has to come up with $800 immediately or lose her house, while a flat tire leaves an older woman stranded in the middle of a desert. At the same time, an unemployed man desperately needs a job. All these stories are brought together as what goes around comes around and they impact each other in a way the three people could never have imagined.
This piece includes color photographs and the award-winning short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/weve-all-been-there-the-unexpected-kindness-of-others/“We’ve All Been There” is an acclaimed, inspiring short film... more
Oh, this is going to be a laughfest!
-- In what appears to be a sort of Burning Man for Teabaggers, Glenn Beck aims to change the way we celebrate the Fourth of July: on July 6th, at an amphitheater in the Utah desert by telling the American story from the perspective of the "Man in the Moon." That's right, the Man in the Moon. Why, you ask? Great question...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=48821Oh, this is going to be a laughfest! -- In what appears to be a sort of Burning Man... more
Here is the second article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Larry Pratt from Gun Owners of America, chosen because of his views on the transition of power in America.Here is the second article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals... more
While her former opponent, Scott ‘Bought Bagger’ Brown is fulfilling his calling as a professional liar on the Republican Ministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, Elizabeth Warren is doing exactly what we hoped she would do, using her vast knowledge of the industry expose abuse by Banksters and regulators.While her former opponent, Scott ‘Bought Bagger’ Brown is fulfilling his... more
Yesterday the Republican Party made history by filibustering the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. Never before has a minority blocked a cabinet level appointment. This leaves the Defense Department in a state of transition, while we have troops in the field, while they go on vacation.Yesterday the Republican Party made history by filibustering the confirmation of Chuck... more
Chuck Hagel is now experiencing something no high level cabinet appointee has ever experienced before. His appointment is being filibustered. For that, he can thank the Nevada Leg Hound, Harry Reid, who had the votes for meaningful filibuster reform. Instead, Reid humped a few GOP legs, whined, rolled over, and played dead in exchange for some very minor reforms and a gentlemen’s agreement from the Republican caucus, that they would not abuse the filibuster anymore. The Republicans have demonstrated what their word is worth by abusing the filibuster for historic obstruction.Chuck Hagel is now experiencing something no high level cabinet appointee has ever... more
“The Eagleman Stag” is an award-winning, stunning monochrome stop-motion animated short film by Michael Please, which was awarded Best Short Animation at the 2011 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). The film has received universal acclaim playing at high-profile film festivals including Sundance and SXSW, winning awards at Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand, in addition to BAFTA. The film was named one of 10 finalists competing for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. “The Eagleman Stag” has just been honored as winner of the 2013 SOTW Best Short Animation Award.
Told in a distinctive, contemporary film-noir style, “The Eagleman Stag” is a story of life and fear, a darkly comic take on one man’s obsession with the quickening perception of time that faces all of us as we age, and his attempts to counter this effect. As Peter Eagleman nears the end of his days, his obsessive attempts to define the world, and his haunting perception of time within it, leads to progressively extreme measures to control and counter time’s increasing pace.
This piece includes black-and-white illustrations and the acclaimed animated short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/the-eagleman-stag-2013-sotw-best-short-animation-award/“The Eagleman Stag” is an award-winning, stunning monochrome stop-motion... more
“Head Over Heels” is a poignant and heartfelt animated short directed by Timothy Reckart and produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly at the National Film and Television School. The film is a 2013 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Film, and won a 2013 Annie Award at the 40th Annual Annie Awards in Los Angeles.
The intricate and incredibly rich stop-motion animated short tells a simple and sweet story of an elderly husband and wife, who have grown apart over the years. He lives on the floor, she lives on the ceiling, and their marriage hangs in the balance. When the husband tries to reignite their old romance, it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.
This piece includes colorful pictures and the acclaimed animated short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/head-over-heels-a-marriage-just-hanging-in-the-balance/“Head Over Heels” is a poignant and heartfelt animated short directed by... more
“Adam and Dog” is a stunning hand-drawn, 15-minute animated short film by writer-director Minkyu Lee. This 2013 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short, and winner of last year’s Annie Award, has been one of the most celebrated independent short animations from the past year. Minkyu Lee is a visual development artist for Disney’s feature animation department, but “Adam and Dog” was created as a completely independent film without any major studio involvement.
The film’s story is a parable for the journey of Adam and Eve, with references and symbolism to being cast out of some form of paradise into the vast unknown. The tale about man and dog in the Garden of Eden focuses on the theme of the joy of discovering a friend, and how despite the plight of his human friend, the dog’s selfless loyalty never falters.
This piece includes colorful illustrations and the acclaimed, beautifully animated short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/adam-and-dog-the-joy-of-discovering-a-loyal-friend/“Adam and Dog” is a stunning hand-drawn, 15-minute animated short film by... more
“Mosaic House” is a wonderful documentary short film, a portrait of mosaic artist Susan Gardner, 70, a third-generation New Yorker. The documentary is part of a series called “New Yorkers,” created by Moonshot Productions.
Wyckoff Street between Smith and Hoyt in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill is a long, tree-lined block of brick homes in varying shades of brown. But amidst the beige and burnt sienna, like a shot of confetti nestled among a line of brown crayolas, sits number 108. Instead of brick, there are beads. And broken mirrors and shells. And a starburst of buttons, and jewels, and marbles, and a menagerie of tiny plastic animals. Bits of coral are encrusted in the walls, and the curlycued bars on the windows are wrapped in beads. Tens of thousands of colorful pieces creep downward onto the patio, and also move upward to the second floor like vines with lives of their own.
This is the project of Susan Gardner, who has spent each summer for the past ten years crouching on her patio or scaling a ladder, adding to this expanding mosaic. The mosaic project began just before September 11, when her anger over the neighborhood’s growing slickness and homogeneity was hitting a tipping point. A small flower was her first design. Then, two planes crashed into Manhattan’s twin towers, and she couldn’t stand to stay alone inside. She grabbed some tiles and beads and started working furiously. “It was one of those things that seemed to change the tilt of the world,” she says. “Once I started, I couldn’t stop. The idea is that everything in the world does suck,” she states. “But there’s got to be some joy in there somewhere.“
This piece includes colorful photographs and the inspiring documentary short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/the-joy-of-brooklyns-sparkly-bedazzled-mosaic-house/“Mosaic House” is a wonderful documentary short film, a portrait of mosaic... more