Movies: This is Not Berlin, David Crosby: Remember My Name, Official Secrets

Movie 1: This is Not Berlin

This youth inspired reflection on Mexico City in the mid-80’s is filled with all the angst and torment most generations experience at some point in their lives.

This film just happens to benefit from a great cast, the expert mix of revolt, underground nightlife, drugs and sexual liberty. Spanish with English subtitles.

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This Is Not Berlin (June 21, 2019)

Release Date: June 21, 2019
Starring: Ximena Romo, Mauro Sánchez Navarro, José Antonio Toledano, Xabiani Ponce de León
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 115 min
Original Title: Esto no es Berlin
Original Film Language: Español
Production Companies: Catatonia Films
Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere, not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene: punk, sexual liberty and drugs.

Cast This Is Not Berlin

  • Ximena Romo
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  • Mauro Sánchez Navarro
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  • José Antonio Toledano
  • Role: 
  • Xabiani Ponce de León
  • Role: 
  • Fernando Álvarez Rebeil
  • Role: 
  • Lumi Cavazos
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  • Marina de Tavira
  • Role: 
  • Hari Sama
  • Role: 
  • Américo Hollander
  • Role: 
  • Klaudia García
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Crew This Is Not Berlin

  • Hari Sama
  • Director
  • Max Zunino
  • Screenplay
  • Hari Sama
  • Screenplay
  • Rodrigo Ordóñez
  • Screenplay


Movie 2: David Crosby: Remember My Name

Wow! What an unexpected revealing look at singer-songwriter David Crosby, a music icon, now in his 70’s. This documentary is jammed with fear, regret, drugs, sex, heartbreak and soul searching.

It’s also a powerful reminder of incredible talent, perseverance and forgiveness. What a roller coaster ride through music history during our lifetime.

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David Crosby: Remember My Name (July 19, 2019)

Release Date: July 19, 2019
Starring: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Neil Young
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 95 min
Original Title: David Crosby: Remember My Name
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Vinyl Films, BMG, PCH Films
You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.

Cast David Crosby: Remember My Name

  • David Crosby
  • Role: Himself
  • Graham Nash
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Stephen Stills
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Neil Young
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)

Crew David Crosby: Remember My Name

  • A.J. Eaton
  • Director
  • Greg Mariotti
  • Producer
  • Cameron Crowe
  • Producer
  • Michele Farinola
  • Producer

Movie 3: Official Secrets

This film is based on true events from the Bush and Blair administrations. The US and the British Intelligence ensnare UN Security Council members with blackmail to approve the invasion of Iraq.

It’s masterful film making and a reminder of a dark chapter in global events. Keira Knightley is superb.

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Official Secrets (August 30, 2019)

Release Date: August 30, 2019
Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Romance, War
Runtime: 112 min
Original Title: Official Secrets
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Clear Pictures Entertainment, Classified Films, The Gordon Company, Screen Yorkshire
The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun, who prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing member states into voting for war.

Cast Official Secrets

  • Keira Knightley
  • Role: Katharine Gun
  • Matthew Goode
  • Role: Peter Beaumont
  • Matt Smith
  • Role: Martin Bright
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Role: Ben Emmerson
  • Indira Varma
  • Role: Shami Chakrabarti
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Role: Ed Vulliamy
  • MyAnna Buring
  • Role: Jasmine
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Role: Elizabeth Wilmshurst
  • Conleth Hill
  • Role: Roger Alton
  • Hattie Morahan
  • Role: Yvonne Ridley
  • Ray Panthaki
  • Role: Kamal Ahmed
  • Kenneth Cranham
  • Role: Judge Hyam
  • Chris Larkin
  • Role: Nigel Jones
  • John Heffernan
  • Role: James Welch
  • Shaun Dooley
  • Role: John

Crew Official Secrets

  • Elizabeth Fowler
  • Producer
  • Gavin Hood
  • Director
  • Gavin Hood
  • Screenplay
  • Florian Hoffmeister
  • Director of Photography
  • Megan Gill
  • Editor
  • Kate Dowd
  • Casting
  • Paul Hepker
  • Original Music Composer
  • Mark Kilian
  • Original Music Composer
  • Claire Finlay
  • Costume Design
  • Simon Rogers
  • Production Design
  • Ged Doherty
  • Producer
  • Melissa Shiyu Zuo
  • Producer
  • Gregory Bernstein
  • Screenplay
  • Sara Bernstein
  • Screenplay

2 thoughts on “Movies: This is Not Berlin, David Crosby: Remember My Name, Official Secrets”

  1. Look forward to seeing these movies. I saw CSN in Portland, OR in 1970. Neil Young played with them, if I remember correctly. Such a great concert for a college freshman!

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