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Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler is the definitive film on Claus Graf von Stauffenberg and the ‘Valkyrie’ conspiracy to assassinate Hitler on July 20, 1944. Produced in collaboration with the July 20 Foundation (the Forschungsgemeinschaft 20 Juli 1944) as well as the German Resistance Memorial Center, it features testimonials and eyewitness accounts from all leading aristocratic families involved in the plot.
The film also contains a dramatization of the actual attempt, featuring a stellar cast led by Brian Gurley in the role of Stauffenberg. Operation Valkyrie is illustrated with rare footage of Hitler’s inner circle, including color home movies shot by Hitler’s lover Eva Braun. See the trailer.
The Quest for Peace
The Quest for Peace follows three teams of Jewish, Christian and Muslim college students around the world as they probe communities for tolerance, diversity and religious understanding.
Two crews followed the students across Israel, Palestine, Morocco, Egypt, Spain and communities in the U.S. In the process, The Quest for Peace profiles men and women from a wide range of backgrounds as they tackle issues of social justice at home and abroad.
The program was originally broadcast as a 2-episode mini-series on the Hallmark Channel and has since been rebroadcast every October to mark United Nations Peace Day. See the trailer.
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth
“Brings home how intuitively Walt Disney grasped the country’s willful innocence” The New York Times
“An affectionate and admirable portrait (that) skillfully intercuts recollections with a treasure trove of film” The Wall Street Journal
"Walt: the Man behind the Myth" is the definitive story of Walt Disney as a man and creative genius. The feature-length documentary, which premiered at the Monte Carlo Film Festival, was written by two nationally known journalists, Katherine and Richard Greene, and co-written and directed by Jean-Pierre Isbouts. “Walt,”which is narrated by Dick van Dyke, was screened at several film festivals before its television premiere on ABC in prime-time. It is currently in rebroadcast on CNBC.
The film features famous Hollywood legends such as Art Linkletter, Dick van Dyke, Chuck Jones, Ray Bradbury, John Lassiter, Dean Jones, Robert Stack and Buddy Ebsen, as well as top film critics including Leonard Maltin, Bob Thomas, John Canemaker, Charles Solomon, and J.B. Kaufman.
Manet in Love
"Manet in Love" captures the love affairs, the intrigue and controversy swirling around the reluctant leader of the French Impressionists: Edouard Manet. Sophisticated, urbane, and a self-professed flaneur, Manet was an unlikely rebel. According to this film, it was not until his love affair with a fellow artist, Berthe Morisot, that he embraced the plein-air light effects and daring color palette of Impressionism with all his heart.
The screenplay, written by director Jean-Pierre Isbouts, is almost entirely based on the writings of Manet, his lovers, his friends and critics, culled from countless letters, memoirs and other sources. As such it is perhaps the most authentic portrait of the great French artist ever brought to the screen.
The cast includes Richard Neil (Manet); Alyssa Bresnahan (Berthe); Shelley Philips (Victorine); Susan
Kelejian (Suzanne); Clement von Franckenstein
(Antoine Proust); and Gene Arnor (Edmond Bazire). See the trailer.
Inside the Cold War with David Frost
Inside the Cold War with Sir David Frost tells one of the most important stories of our time -- the extraordinary history of the Cold War between Soviet-sponsored communism and Western-supported democracy. From the fall of the Iron Curtain to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Inside the Cold War reconstructs the chain of events that brought the superpowers to the brink of world-consuming conflict. It also traces the many "surrogate wars" of the 1970s and 1980s, including the liberation of Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Inside the Cold War is a co-production of Pantheon with David Paradine Television and Porchlight Entertainment, in association with the History Channel. The program is distributed worldwide by Freemantle Associates. See the trailer.
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