A documentary looking at Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech on the 40th anniversary of its delivery. The documentary charts sacking from the Cabinet of Edward Heath after the controversial speech which predicted violence on the streets of Britain and which quoted Roman poet Virgil’s prophesy: “I see the Tiber foaming with much blood”. The documentary also examines the effect of the speech on Britain’s immigration policy.
On Fox News’ one-hour “Boomtown 2: The Business of Food Stamps” special Friday, Government Accountability Institute (GAI) president Peter Schweizer asked viewers on “Hannity” to type in the hashtag #EBT on Twitter to see how easy it was to engage in food stamp fraud.
On Twitter and other social media sites like Facebook, those with EBT cards that are meant for food often trade the cards for cash.
As Schweizer, who appeared on the special with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, described, someone may take $150 in cash in exchange for a $250 EBT card.
While nearly 220,000 stores take EBT cards, only 100 federal employees have been tasked to monitor fraud. In addition, the USDA only monitors less than 10% of all food stamp vendors.
As a result, there is no way to measure the amount of fraud in the $75 billion-a-year food stamp industry. Government bureaucrats have said in their defense that only 1% of the food stamps program is subject to fraud.
“It’s very easy to do because it is a card that is interchangeable,” Schweizer said, noting the government does not want to even implement photo ID on the cards so as not to stigmatize the EBT card recipients.
A light-hearted look behind the scenes during the filming of William Wyler’s 1958 western, The Big Country. Narrated by one of the film’s stars, Jean Simmons, the clip shows some of the actors (Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker) from the film interacting in various contrived situations.
After the Irish cinema release on June 15th, the film will be released in Ireland on video on demand (www.volta.ie) and DVD on June 29th. The DVD will be available in the UK from July 9th and there will be cinema screenings throughout the US during the summer (dates yet to be announced).
Such great news!
Element Pictures Distribution is delighted to announce the Irish release of JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN on June 15th 2012. They have kindly provided the following information:
Official Press Release
JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN RELEASED IN CINEMAS ON JUNE 15th
As one of Hollywood’s most iconic directors, John Ford gave the world of cinema over 100 films, but THE QUIET MAN in particular moved the Irish nation in an extraordinary way.
JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN is a touching documentary that explores the making of the Oscar-winning film which took twenty years of Ford’s life to bring to the big screen. The film features heartfelt discussions with Maureen O’Hara, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese and Jim Sheridan alongside narration by Gabriel Byrne and original home-movie footage of the cast and crew’s time in Ashford Castle. JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN recounts stories from the people who still remember how Hollywood came to the West of Ireland and changed their lives forever.
Speaking about the film, Director Sé Merry Doyle comments that ‘it’s always a privilege to make a film but to make one about John Ford and The Quiet Man is a milestone in my career and I’m delighted that Irish audiences will get the chance to see this film on the big screen where it belongs.’
CPAC attendees simply couldn’t get enough of late Internet mogul Andrew Breitbart’s inspiration and legacy.
Shortly after conservatives packed into Breitbart News’ Uninvited panel, which featured voices too often not heard around CPAC, they squeezed into a screening hall to watch Hating Breitbart.
The documentary, which earned Blog Bash’s Best Movie honors earlier in the convention, drew cheers as well as a standing room only crowd on CPAC’s final day. A guard watching the screening door had to keep turning curious attendees away who wanted to see what the fuss was all about.
The event’s post-screening panel, which included muckraking journalist James O’Keefe, respected journalist John Fund, Hating Breitbart director Andrew Marcus, Media Matters for America’s Ari Rabin-Havt and Breitbart News’ Larry O’Connor.
Marcus said the profound difference between how the media covers left and right protests prompted him to pick up his camera, and that led him to Andrew’s side.
“This guy is our story. He personified the fight (against the media),” Marcus said.
The panel also featured Rabin-Havt attempting to skewer O’Keefe’s ACORN videos followed by the young journalist’s stinging retort.
Fund reduced the panel’s heat by deriding anyone who plays the race card as poisoning the modern political debate.
The film paints a captivating picture of this legacy of creativity and innovation that was all the brainchild of one very forward-thinking man who laid the groundwork for a media company that is still thriving today.
Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Esquire, O, Town & Country, Marie Claire, House Beautiful, Food Network Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Country Living. The San Francisco Chronicle. ESPN, A&E, The History Channel, King Features. Broadcast television.
Over the span of 125 years and across multiple platforms, the Hearst Corporation has made itself one of the largest media empires in the nation. And it all starts with the story of William Randolph Hearst who, as a young lad just out of college at Harvard, convinced his father to let him take over a flailing San Francisco Examiner.
In Citizen Hearst, Academy Award-nominated director Leslie Iwerks shares the mighty publisher’s vision, from his start in the Bay Area (where he hired writers like Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and Jack London) newspaper scene to his tendencies toward headline-grabbing sensationalism to an intense rivalry with Joseph Pulitzer in New York to the birth of the glossy women’s fashion magazine that endures today in Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. The insightful documentary is peppered with interviews and stories from Hearst CEO Frank Bennack Jr., Mark Burnett, Bob Iger, Oprah, Glenda Bailey, and Dan Rather, who sums up W.R. Hearst’s drive rather nicely. “He wanted to make a difference. He felt that journalism was important. He played big. He tended to dominate the landscape he occupied.”
The film paints a captivating picture of this legacy of creativity and innovation that was all the brainchild of one very forward-thinking man who laid the groundwork for a media company that is still thriving today. Check out the trailer below. The doc hits theaters in SF on Thurs. 3/14.
The BBC’s documentary series from 2009, The Lost World of Communism, examined the legacy of communism twenty years after the fall of the Stalinist regimes of the Eastern Bloc, focusing on personal memories and descriptions of daily life. The three programmes of the series were each about a different country — East Germany, Czechoslovkia and Romania. Part 1, about East Germany, below.
The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield is a 1968 documentary film based on the life of the late 1950s sex-bomb Jayne Mansfield. It focuses mainly on Mansfield’s last tour of the world, in 1967 (before her death at age 34, in June 1967).
This amazing documentary was forgotten for many years. Although it was produced in 1965 at the height of the civil-rights movement, it is far from being out of date. It provides lessons and insights that could not have been appreciated almost five decades ago.
Adam Carolla knows liberal media bias exists because he’s seen it up close and personal. So when he watches the mainstream press ignore President Barack Obama’s hypocrisy he simply chalks it up to more of the same.
Find out how the negativity and self-loathing of modern Hollywood is just a small gear in the machine that brings down entire nations. What can we do about it? Well, we can walk right into the heart of Mordor and destroy the Ring of Power.