1. THE WAR ROOM (1993) - Trailer

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    The original theatrical trailer for the Academy Award-nominated film, "The War Room," directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. Now available on DVD and Blu-Ray with exclusive bonus content from the Criterion Collection.

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    • Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) - "Soul Man" [live]

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      From the documentary "Only the Strong Survive" (2002). Directed by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker.

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      • DeLorean

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        Born the son of a Ford foundry worker, John DeLorean rose to become heir-apparent to the General Motors dynasty. In 1973, he quit GM to start DeLorean Motor Company. This film, shot 1979-81, is an inside view of DeLorean and his team as they take his vision of a stainless steel gull-wing-door car from the boardroom to the assembly line in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His new sports car would be the first new American car design in memory. When British Television (ATV) asked us to make a film in Ireland we envisioned misty Sligo and Yeats poetry set to music. However, when we heard that John DeLorean was thinking of setting up his factory in Northern Ireland, we forgot our Leprechaun fantasy and began our great automotive adventure. It was an adventure that took us to the auto show in Geneva, where John and fashion model wife, Christina Ferrare, showed his new car for the first time to the excited world of car buffs; to car-designer Giorgetto Giugiaro’s huge studio-factory in Turin, Italy where full-size wooden replicas of Lotuses, Ferraris and now DeLorean’s design-accurate models are locked away in secret vaults accessible only to a designated few; and to John’s modern assembly plant outside Belfast, Ireland which remained an island of calm, unscathed by the periodic exchange of gunfire and fire-bombing that took place in the nearby streets of Belfast. Here both Catholic and Protestant workers came to work every day through the same doors and peacefully—even as comrades—built the car that became legend in the movie Back To The Future. When you see how close it all came to working, you wonder how it could have gone wrong. And so, we guess, did John. But it was certainly a great try, and the lovely stainless steel, gull-winged DeLorean will live forever, if only on our motion picture screens. D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

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        • The Energy War

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          A true political soap opera, "The Energy War," a three-part PBS special, follows the fierce legislative battle in Congress to pass President Jimmy Carter’s natural gas bill. Filmed over two-years, the struggle included a historic filibuster by amendment which ended when Vice President Mondale was brought to Capitol Hill to break the tie vote. This rare behind-the-scene view of the political process features combatants on all sides of the energy policy issue—the Carter administration, Congressmen, aides and lobbyists—including President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of Energy James Schlesinger, Congressmen Gary Hart, John Chafee, Ted Kennedy, Pete Domenici, James Abourekz, Albert Gore, Howard Metzenbaum, Russell Long, Bennett Johnson as well as reporter Cokie Roberts, environmentalist Ralph Nader among others.

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          • Wilson Pickett - "In the Midnight Hour" [live]

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            From the documentary film, "Only the Strong Survive" (2002)

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            • Jingle Bells

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              This short film was the first film I made with Robert Kennedy after his brother’s death. Robert Kennedy had decided to run for the New York Senate and was making a round of publicity appearances with Ethel and some of his children at New York City public schools around Christmas time. Fellow filmmaker Michael Blackwood asked if we could come along, and we did. Sammy Davis Jr. was there, too.

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              • Baby

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                D A Pennebaker's first cinéma vérité film with daughter Stacy at the Central Park merry-go-round.

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                • Trailer for "Monterey Pop"

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                  Directed by D A Pennebaker

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                  • Depeche Mode 101

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                    When we rolled across the country with the band—Martin, David, Andy and Alan—in their shiny green jet, with bus-loads of friends and accomplices and two 40-foot semis full of equipment, they were like a shipload of pirates looking for spoils. They’d pick out a city where their records sold well, arrive there at dawn, set up their stuff, and when they had an audience half-crazy with expectation, stage manager Andy Franks would announce, “Start the intro tape!” and the magic would begin. For two or three hours fifty thousand fans would sing and dance as they did for no one else. When it was over, and the fans had gone home, the band and crew would pack up and roll out, a few hundred thousand dollars richer, and by daylight only those who had seen the concert and bought a $20 t-shirt would know what had happened. Their parents would say, “Depeche Who?” Still in their twenties, the band’s youth belied years of hard-earned experience and what we heard that night was a tight band performing a unique sound—their own brand of pop music-- not more variations of ‘60s or ‘70s rock and roll. Throw away the drums and the guitars for the most part. Playing synthesizers with haunting songs written by Martin and performed with David’s incredible energy and signature alto voice, Depeche Mode arrived to take America, and they did. The fans weren’t the typical rock band enthusiasts either—a case of beer and an afternoon of Grateful Dead songs. With rapt devotion, dressed mostly in black, with marvelous flourishes such as garters holding up thigh-high stockings, the audience almost seemed like they were conjured up especially for this band alone, and the rest of the year they stayed home studying Druid ceremonial rites. Jane Spears, the band’s lighting designer who hailed from New Zealand, created an aurora borealis on stage for every song, playing the lights on a keyboard just as if they were music. It was a big show, a fantastic show. So when this young band decided to risk all and try to fill the Rose Bowl for their final 101st concert we knew we had a band after our own hearts, and we had a film. With son Frazer Pennebaker back in New York as our producer and David Dawkins as a collaborator we set out on tour. We filmed most concerts just the three of us. Three weeks into the filming, the band’s producers suggested a dance contest where a busload of fans would win a trip across the country and meet up with Depeche Mode at the final Rose Bowl concert. New York radio station WDRE and DJ Malibu Sue hosted the event which drew thousands of fans. Somehow eight fantastic kids were chosen and we put two of our favorite filmmakers, Jeff Kreines and Joel DeMott, on the bus with them. Some people say that the bus kids were the first of the MTV Real Life series. For all of us it was an incredible journey. We always tell people that the time we spent on the road with Depeche Mode was our favorite film adventure. D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

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                    • "Startup.com" Trailer

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                      Chronicling the early dot com business phenomenon and its eventual end, "Startup.com" follows the e-commerce website govWorks and its founders Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman from 1999-2000 when the internet bubble was about to burst.

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