Do today's urban daredevils - stars of Instagram and YouTube - have anything in common with the original master of the high-stakes spectacle, Philippe Petit? After all, what could be more subversive than walking on a tightrope between the two World Trade Center towers during rush hour in 1974? We asked Petit and his modern-day equivalents directly, and the answers were fascinating.
Nine year old flower seller and tightrope walker Chhoti befriends Noor, a 70 year old widow living a colorless life of abstinence. Chhoti promises hope to Noor as this poignant story of love, friendship, commitment and victory of the human spirit unfolds on the banks of River Ganges.
This compilation of rare, vintage footage, is filmed proof that there is no shortage of crazy ideas in this world! You will see thrilling stunts, demonstrations of wacky new machines, flagpole sitting, an early voice simulator, a golf pro machine, the giant harmonica, a matchbox house, hand and mouth players, self-launching lifeboats, rocket airplanes, winged humans, yo-yo experts, and much more!
Quirky special effects experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, along with Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci, continue their mad scientific quest to discover the truth behind popular myths and urban legends. This season they'll use modern-day science to show what's real and what's fiction, experimenting with Indy race cars, crab pots, power naps and more.
Is your soul weighing you down? Paul Giamatti has found a solution! In the surreal comedy COLD SOULS, Paul Giamatti plays an actor named... Paul Giamatti. Stumbling upon an article in The New Yorker about a high-tech company that extracts, deep-freezes and stores people's souls, Paul very well might have found the key to happiness for which he's been searching. But, complications arise when he is the unfortunate victim of "soul-trafficking." Giamatti's journey takes him all the way to Russia in hope of retrieving his stolen soul from an ambitious but talentless soap-opera actress. Balancing a tightrope between deadpan humor & pathos, and reality & fantasy, COLD SOULS is a true soul searching comedy. Also starring David Strathairn, Dina Korzun and Emily Watson.
The stupid is strong with these ones. Danny Bonaduce, Leif Garrett, Judy Gold and other stars add hilarious commentary to the most amazingly stupid, real-life videos of dumb criminals, reckless drivers and partiers-gone-wild ever caught on tape.
Gigi has always known she was a princess, and it turns out she was right! But it isn't a castle or a crown that makes her special -- she's a princess because she is a child of the great King of Heaven! Everyday adventures have a way of spinning themselves into wild flights of fancy -- which always land back at home in the safe embrace of parents and a loving heavenly father.
Mad Chad Taylor, the renowned chainsaw juggler, has created a one-of-a-kind documentary that delves inside the world of street performers. The tightrope walker, the razor blade muncher, the sidewalk samurai and the beautiful blue girls - one performer after another pulls back the makeshift curtain to reveal a battle which is as much for love as it is for survival.
Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and tightrope walkers amaze the crowd at the circus, where kids get into the act riding elephants, dressing up in clown costumes, putting on makeup, and performing in the center ring. There's a parade of ponies, elephants, lions, tigers, and a group of Dalmatians who dance along with the musical fun!
World's Dumbest showcases the dumbest of the dumb - pathetic partiers, outrageous outlaws, brainless brawlers and beyond. Led by a hilarious cast of celebrity commentators who know a thing or two about stupid, including Danny Bonaduce, Leif Garrett, Judy Gold, Tonya Harding and Todd Bridges.
What happens when some extreme sports people enter into a dialogue with some jazz musicians on the face of a rock? Andreas Pichler documents a project from the South Tyrol Jazz Festival, Alto Adige, in which climbers and tightrope walkers find their own unique rhythm. If you are not fully concentrated, if you are not present, you have lost. This rule is valid for both musicians and climbers.