Uncle Bob



Robert Oppel
Mario BoscoDivineBea ArthurJohn Waters
On a fateful night in 1974, millions of Americans tuned in to the 46th Academy Awards?and watched in shock as an anonymous man streaked across the stage in the middle of the show. In a flash, Robert Opel became an icon, but few people know the story behind the prankster. In this fascinating documentary, Opel's nephew (also named Robert) illuminates the story of the photographer and gallery owner who lived a life of political activism?and occasional public indecency?until his murder in 1979. Featuring rare archival interviews with early gay icons including John Waters, Divine and Elizabeth Taylor, the film takes viewers back to the politically turbulent 1970s when San Francisco's nascent gay rights movement took flight. Produced by cult filmmaker Abel Ferrara, UNCLE BOB uncovers the radical life of a man who lived like he had nothing to hide.
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A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, this award-winning documentary tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking?which was then China's capital?to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen?including a Nazi named John Rabe?bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter. The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos, testimonies of former Japanese soldiers?and a staged reading of the Westerners' letters and diaries by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow and others. NANKING is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people?a gripping account of light in the darkest of times. This version of the film features descriptive narration for the blind and visually impaired, created by the Narrative Television Network.
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