This film explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate. During the course of the documentary, they discuss their habits, desires and former loves with filmmakers Albert and David Maysles. The women reveal themselves to be misfits with outsized, engaging personalities. Much of the conversation is centered on their pasts, as mother and daughter now rarely leave home.
Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality.
After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes. But luck is against them both and the game ends badly - real life reduced to radio drama.
Julius is a down-on-his-luck ex-boxer in search of redemption...Munachi is a pretty, bubbly young girl with a dark secret. Their chance meeting on a park bench in Oxford Gardens one summer afternoon sets in motion an unlikely friendship and an uplifting journey through their respective fears; and through hope, faith, and love; to a stoic acceptance of whatever life throws at them.
Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show. André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something from their mutual past that will explain the reason for Lucien’s father’s strange behavior.
Two eccentric recluses in the town of East Hampton share their intimacy for a few days.
A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King Louis XIV.
Mother and daughter - Big Edie and Little Edie Beale - live with six cats in a crumbling house in East Hampton. Little Edie, in her 50s, who wears scarves and bright colors, sings, mugs for the camera, and talks to Al and David Maysles, the filmmakers. Big Edie, in her 70s, recites poetry, comments on her daughter's behavior, and sings "If I Loved You" in fine voice. She talks in short sentences; her daughter in volumes. The film is episodic: friends visit, there's a small fire in the house, Little Edie goes to the shore and swims. She talks about the Catholic Church. She's ashamed that local authorities raided the house because of all the cats. She values being different.
Kaveh ( Mohammad Reza Foroutan ) and Aban ( Khazar Masoumi ), a young couple who fell in love with the heroes of our story, are foreshadowed by Bijan, Ali and Said looking for them for gardens such as Paradise of Idaho, and in this mysterious journey, we lay in layers Inside love.
A paradise is emerging on earth. It is neither a dream nor a utopian delusion but an opportunity for a new kind of society. A step beyond the human as it has been known. A step we don’t dare to consummate.
A male lion, right next to bars that are about 6 or 8 inches apart, keenly watches a uniformed zoo attendant toss small morsels of food into the cage. The lion alternates between finding the food on the cage floor and reaching through the bars to swipe at the man, who stays alarmingly close to the beast. In the background are the large rocks and brick wall at the back of the lion's habitat.
This hourlong documentary follows glassblower and sculptor Dale Chihuly as he prepares to set up several of his breathtaking glass sculptures at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, one of the United States' biggest and most historic greenhouses. Chihuly has impressed countless people with his lifelike, glass-blown pieces and unique artistic methods. More than a half-million people ultimately visited the exhibit.
A story of spiritual resistance to physical political persecution. Set after the Russian revolution, when communist zealots hunt down everyone who will not forswear their Orthodox Catholic ways.
Explaining what sustainable agriculture is and solutions on how to achieve sustainable food production in North America. Dan Jason (from his active seed bank) and 7 specialists explain why North American industrial agriculture has taken too many risks. The concepts of sustainable agriculture are explained in depth.
What is it that would cause a large group of highly successful people to attend an elementary school reunion 50 years after their graduation? And what was it about Kew Gardens that made it a hothouse for talent and creativity, a place where the children were nurtured to become well known musicians and artists, scientists and writers?
Olomana Gardens Permaculture and Aquaponics takes viewers on an in depth tour of this certified organic demonstration farm. In this 60 minute film we learn about permaculture as practiced at Olomana Gardens in Waimanalo. Permaculture is basically about reducing waste: using everything and not throwing anything away. The main aim is to create living and sustainable systems. It is an ecologist's dream of actively conserving world life and resources. The film focuses on the synergy between animals and plants. A big feature is the aquaponics section. Aquaponics comes from aquaculture coupled with hydroponics. This type of growing sytem combines fish raising and production of organic vegetables. It has the potential of supplying vast numbers of people with a sustainable and ecologically healthy supply of protein and vegetables at a minimal investment with quick results
the Gardens at Hidcote Manor, Mottisfont Abbey, Sissinghurst Castle With a cameo appearance by Nigel Nicolson Why did American-born Major Lawrence Johnston spend much of his lifetime creating a storied garden in a remote part of the Cotswolds? What is Graham Stuart Thomas's glorious collection of antique roses doing in a medieval English Abbey? What persuaded author, poet and plantswoman Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson to buy a derelict ruin on the edge of the Kentish Weald to create their fabled garden? Their son, Nigel Nicolson, reminisces about this most beloved of gardens and his now legendary parents. An extensive tour of each garden examines design, plantings, close-up details, and observations by gardeners. An hour of sheer enjoyment, beauty, and an excellent source of inspiration for those with a love for gardens.
Can changing your back yard change your life? That's the question asked by Dream Gardens, hosted by Michael McCoy, one of Australia’s leading landscape designers, each episode follows the transformation of a garden and the family behind it.
Monty Don conducts his personal 'grand garden tour' around Italy, including the retreats of the affluent north and horticultural gems of the south.
Fluffy Gardens is an Irish preschool animation television show created, written and directed by Jason Tammemagi and produced by Monster Animation & Design Ltd. Each seven-minute episode tells the story of a different character. Characters include Paolo the Cat, Lola the Mosquito, Wee Reg the Puppy, George the Mean Yellow Dog, and the Small Green Thing. The show is distributed internationally by Target Entertainment. The show airs currently on Radio Telefís Éireann in Ireland, Cartoonito and CITV in the UK, Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Australia and Discovery Kids and Smile of a Child in the United States. The show has sold in over 100 countries worldwide.
Open Gardens was a BBC Two gardening programme presented by plantswoman and writer Carol Klein. It was produced by Twofour and was aired in 2006 and again in 2007
Dooley Gardens is a Canadian television sitcom, which aired on CBC Television in 1999. The series was set in a hockey rink in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, inherited by Skye Dooley after the death of her father. The show's cast also included Mary Walsh as canteen operator Marilyn Benoit, Andy Jones as manager Eddie Hawco, Andrew Younghusband as the possibly-crazy zamboni driver Tracy, and Ron Hynes as Johnny Shea. Younghusband and Edward Riche were the show's writers. Original music was composed by Sandy Morris and Paul Kinsman.
Better Homes and Gardens is a multiple Logie Award winning Australian lifestyle television program which is broadcast on the Seven Network. The program covers a wide variety of lifestyle related topics and hobbies,offering advice and solutions including gardening, cooking, craft, pet care, home improvement and DIY as well as featuring celebrity guests. Australian actress Noni Hazlehurst hosted the show during its premiere year in 1995 through to 2004. Her husband at the time, John Jarratt was also a presenter on the show. Former swimmer-turned-television presenter Johanna Griggs replaced Noni as host in 2005. The show also features pet advice from Dr. Harry Cooper, a popular TV vet, after his TV series, Harry's Practice, which also featured Dr. Katrina Warren and Dr. Chris Brown, was axed in 2003. The theme song for the show until 2005 was a cover of The Beatles' "Getting Better". This was changed to a new theme in 2006, composed by Jay Stewart.
There is something quite special about our gardens. They are a place where so many of us escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 'Best Gardens' is a ten part Australian series that brings to life the heart and soul of everything outdoors. Each episode captivates the audience while walking them through some of the most exciting and visually stunning gardens and landscapes around. The show is just as educational as it is entertaining. Viewers can laugh along with hosts Steve and Gary as they get an up-close look at some of the most inspiring outdoor spaces around.
P. Allen Smith Gardens is a syndicated home and garden television series hosted by P. Allen Smith.
Around the World in 80 Gardens was a television series of 10 programmes in which British gardener and broadcaster Monty Don visited 80 of the world's most celebrated gardens. The series was filmed over a period of 18 months and was first broadcast on BBC Two at 9.00pm on successive Sundays from 27 January to 30 March 2008. A book based on the series was also published. The title of the series was a reference to Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days and is a spiritual successor to Dan Cruickshank's earlier television series, Around the World in 80 Treasures, first broadcast in 2005.
Filmed on location in some of the world's most beautiful, noteworthy gardens, hosted by Audrey Hepburn, and co-narrated by Michael York, this series includes exemplary public and private gardens in England, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Dominican Republic & U.S.A.
Garden Smart is a home and garden television series hosted by Eric Johnson and airing on the Public Broadcasting Service. The series debuted in 2001. Even though the show deals heavily with gardening, it is also a show about horticulture and outdoor design as well.
Six young performers having been dubbed “most likely to succeed” in their hometowns now face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime in the City of Angels.