Cinémas hors circuits


Welcome to the Cinémas hors circuits site.

Dedicated to independent cinema, Cinémas hors circuits is a project to highlight the work of independent publishers/distributors, cultural activists without whom many films would have disappeared from memory. As active custodians of a significant part of the cinematic heritage, such publishers have to counter the blockbuster mentality of mainstream distribution and the concentration of distribution networks.

To enable both the general audience and professionals to discover the films such independent publishers promote, and to encourage debate around new challenges and opportunities in publishing, Cinémas hors circuits offers:

a portal for independent publishers
a fair: an event entitled Salon du DVD & des éditeurs indépendants de cinéma/The DVD & Independant Publisher's Fair which wich took place in Paris in 2008 and 2009, in Poitiers in 2010 & 2011.

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Robert Carl Cohen
USA, 1965-1967

Shot between 1965 and 1967, this underground documentary is a cult movie about the Hollywood in the 60's : actors, sport guys, LSD gurus, hippies, musicians, dancers, transvestites...
Considered as a "bizarre prophecy" by the critics, a "pro communist movie" by the CIA, a "glamorizing capitalism, too many cars and swiming pools" by the communists, forbiden in France in 1968 for appologies of perversities such as drugs and homosexuality, this film is a testimony of a society in a moral mutation.
With appereance by Frank Zappa, Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Alfred Hitchcock, Ronald Reagan...
But also Bobby Beausoleil, member of the "Manson's family" today in jail for murder, Jay Sebring, victim of Charles Manson...

Suppléments :
Interview with Robert Carl Cohen.