A theater play by Václav Havel.
Barbara Hammer’s Audience (1981) is a fascinating deep cut from the director’s prodigious filmography. Relatively raw in its design, this 16mm diary of audience reactions at retrospectives of Hammer’s work in San Francisco, London, Toronto, and Montreal in the early 1980s bears none of the distinctive visual flourishes and essayistic form one usually finds in her filmmaking. Today, Audience serves as an invaluable historical archive, providing quick but complex portraits of lesbian scenes in different cities and countries: the San Francisco women are bold and raucous, treating Hammer like a celebrity; the London crowd more reserved and tentative; the Canadians politely critical after initial hesitation. It also functions as a testament to the power of Hammer herself as a figure of lesbian culture, showing how fully she engages audiences to incite new forms of discourse about representation.
Portugal's countryside is everyday more isolated and lonesome. In its empty roads, a mysterious man (Miguel Damião) drives around gathering sticks, stones - and victims. But what is this sinister figure working on?
For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
Wayne Szalinski is receiving the Inventor of the Year Award for his shrink ray. When attempting to demonstrate it, it goes haywire and ends up shrinking you, the audience, instead.
A miniseries that traces the life of Nikola Pašić, a Serbian statesman.
Four actors analyze the nature of theatre for an hour and then alternately insult the audience and praise its “performance.” TV recording of the premiere at the "Theater am Turm" in Frankfurt/Main.
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE, the most depraved of this trilogy, shows the horror of compliance.
A late night infomercial promoting homosexuality allows a young man to see his sleeping buddy in a different light.
With over 40 years at the top of his trade, Ken Dodd performs his unique set in front of a host of celebrities gathered to show their appreciation of his enduring talent. Recorded by ITV in 1994, now finally released on DVD.
Michael Bublé hosts his own special and performs some of his best loved songs and classics including ‘Cry Me A River’, ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’, Everything’, ‘Me and Mrs Jones’, ‘Home’, ’Hold On’, ‘Feeling Good’, ‘Georgia’ and ‘How Sweet It Is’.
Billy Connolly delivers his special brand of stand-up comedy and abrasive humour in front of a celebrity audience.
The film follows the story of a San Francisco Pentecostal minister Richard Gazowsky on his quest to shoot a groundbreaking fantasy film called Gravity: The Shadow of Joseph (described by him as "Star Wars meets The Ten Commandments"). The film follows him and members of his church as they go through pre-production and fly to Alberobello, Italy, for initial shooting that turns out to be marred with difficulties.
Caustic satire on bureaucracy of the Vatican authority and a simple Italian who wants to achieve the audience with the Pope.
Outstanding raconteur Kenneth Williams regales his spellbound audience in typical fashion with a long look back at his career - from his time entertaining troops in the army, his radio work (including the Hancock shows), his work in theatre and - of course - the highly successful series of Carry On films. Playing wonderfully to his audience of celebrities (which include Michael Parkinson, Ned Sherrin, Gordon Jackson and Carry On cohorts Joan Sims and Bernard Bresslaw) he even finds time to answer a few of their questions.
Victoria Wood's live 1988 show to an audience of stars.
A classic live perfromance of Peter Ustinov, actor and raconteur, in which he shares his comical stories with a celebrity audience.
Australian singing superstar Kylie Minogue performs some of her greatest hits in front of a star-studded audience in London.
(2004): 1. Interview - 2. YOUR WILDEST DREAMS - 3. HEARTBEAT (Buddy Holly) - 4. TUESDAY AFTERNOON - 5. THE ACTOR - 6. ENGLISH SUNSET - 7. WHO ARE YOU NOW - 8. NEVER COMES THE DAY - 9. FOREVER AUTUMN - 10. DRIFTWOOD - 11. NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - 12. QUESTION Bonus material recorded for this release: 13. NEW HORIZONS - 14. I DREAMED LAST NIGHT - 15. ONE LONELY ROOM - 16. BLESS THE WINGS - 17. VOICES IN THE SKY - 18. BLUE WORLD - 19.THE DAY WE MEET AGAIN - 20. IN MY WORLD
Outrageous, shocking, controversial and undoubtedly funny, the "acid queen of stand-up" Joan Rivers hosts An Audience with... The Daytime Emmy Award winner has her celebrity audience crying with laughter from start to finish as well as causing a number of jaws to hit the ground with her countless daring and racy comments. Rivers’ ability to make people laugh in spite of themselves is clearly on display and is what makes her a much acclaimed, loved and celebrated stand up comedian.