SnagFilms Greats According to Art F City

by Paddy Johnson on September 17, 2013 Sponsor

Metropolis still from 1927

Snagfilms believes you should have free access to their carefully curated library of movies, and that’s amazing. If you’re looking for an offbeat documentary, a film critic’s favorite, or simply a list of AFC-approved movies, you’re in luck. Snagfilms gives you all that in their social media friendly archive. Using their tools, we put together a collection of our own we recommend on Snagfilms. You can start watching them for free now! Take a look:

  • The Complete Metropolis: This movie never gets old. A diabolical scientist orchestrates conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers in a fable that remains relevant today. This 2010 restoration of Metropolis includes more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage and a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score.
  • 49 Up: Watch a documentary which demonstrates just how little people change. In 1964 British Filmmaker Michael Apted interviewed a diverse group of 7-year-olds living in England and has tracked how their lives progress every seven years. Through the years, the documentary has lost participants, but there are still enough to show a compelling history.
  • The Devil’s Playground: At the age of 16, Amish kids are encouraged to experience the “English” world before they make their decision to commit to the religion for life. That period, which lasts between two and six years, is called “The Devil’s Playground”. This documentary tracks the lives of kids who are experimenting with this playground—typically with greater excess than their agnostic American counterparts—and whether they make a decision to return to a religious life without cars, music and other “English” pleasures.
  • Trembling Before G-D: Gay and lesbian Hasidic and Orthodox Jews do not have it easy. This documentary takes a look at a group of people deeply conflicted by how their how their sexual orientation is at odds with the mores of their religion.
  • ALL ME: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert: Winfred Rembert’s paintings reflect his experiences; they document African Americans in the segregated south. In this portrait, the artist relives many of his more painful memories but ultimately paints a triumphant picture of the artist and race in contemporary America as experienced by one man.
  • Jenny Holzer: Protect Me From What I Want: An artist biography with a very practical take on the limits of art: it can’t change the world, but it can heighten our awareness of our culture. Claudia Muller’s film follows Jenny Holzer over the course of 10 years at work, offering a comprehensive look of one of today’s most influential artists.

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