Here’s a look at all the great new content coming soon to Valorous TV.
Popular party girl Erica gets a dose of reality when she’s forced to do community service at a soup kitchen. Still reeling from losing her mother to cancer, she is aloof and distant from her father Ethan when she gets into a car accident and is placed at Angela’s Soup Kitchen by her case worker Ramona. She hates it, believing she is being unfairly punished. But a new friendship based on a mutual love for geo-caching and the realization that the patrons of the soup kitchen are much worse off than she could’ve imagined leads Erica to ask herself what is the meaning of life, and where can she find it?
Bass by Kayak follows a small expedition party crossing in sea kayaks from the Australian mainland to Tasmania. Four hundred odd people have made the crossing in the modern era, and Aboriginal Australians did it during the last ice age in canoes. For the seafarer, linking together the perfectly spaced islands feels like a rite of passage. Adventure filmmaker Beau Miles narrates the expedition as the first ever feature film of the crossing via sea kayaks. There is chafe, a storm, bad cooking and an emerging mate-ship between men that barely know each other. The film presents spectacular footage of Bass Strait and the islands that link the mainland to Tasmania. Best Sea Kayaking Film – Reel Paddling Film Festival 2018 & Waterwalker Film Festival 2018. Official Selection: World Tour 2018.
On July 26, Joe Grant set off from his home in Gold Hill, Colorado to attempt to summit all 57 of Colorado’s 14000ft summits. Self-powered and self-supported Joe took just over 31 days to bike and run to all the summits, ascending over 100000ft during the runs and cycling over 1400 miles.The self-imposed parameters of Joe’s trip were simple and clear-cut and unlike life, there were no grey areas. This is, and always has been, the appeal of outdoor endeavours and adventures; the defined simplicity, amidst the chaotic rush of daily life. Official Selections 2019: VIMFF, Cape Town Adventure Film festival.
Love & Support
A comic story of love bordering on insanity. Martin Lewis’s girlfriend just dumped him. His life is going nowhere, fast. Until he joins a support group for lonely hearts and meets Russell, a goofy but likable guy with a girlfriend problem of his own. Martin agrees to help Russell win back his lost love and through a series of outlandish misadventures travels a winding path towards self-discovery.
A film noir starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell and Coleen Gray – and directed by Edmund Goulding. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name, written by William Lindsay Gresham. Roustabout Stanton Carlisle (Tyrone Power) joins a traveling carny and unsuccessfully schemes to figure out the mind-reading act of Mademoiselle Zeena (Joan Blondell) and her alcoholic husband, Pete (Ian Keith). But when Pete dies, Zeena is forced to take on Stanton as a partner, and he quickly proves more gifted than his predecessor. Ambitious to a fault, Carlisle abandons Zeena and the carny to reinvent himself as “The Great Stanton,” wowing high-class audiences in a Chicago hotel. Nightmare Alley was somewhat unusual among film noir in having top stars, production staff and a relatively large budget. To make the film more believable, the producers built a full working carnival on ten acres on the 20th Century Fox back lot. Despite a strong promotion campaign, the film was not a financial success upon its original release, due in part to protests against some of the scandalous content. The film has found acclaim and is regarded as a classic.
During the height of World War II, members of a resistance movement within the Sobibor concentration camp attempt a daring uprising and escape. As the underground group, including Alexander Pechersky (Rutger Hauer) and Leon Feldhendler (Alan Arkin), devise a plan, they must contend with Nazi officers, Ukranian guards and the realization that anyone apprehended will likely be killed. Initially plotting for a few people to escape, they eventually decide that all 600 prisoners must break out. Winner of two Golden Globe awards.
American film noir crime-drama directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by RKO Pictures. It is a remake of Le Jour Se Lève (1939) by Marcel Carné. The drama stars Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price and Ann Dvorak. The title of the original French film is an idiom which translates roughly as “dawn is breaking.” Shortly after a violent encounter with magician Maximilian (Vincent Price), Joe Adams (Henry Fonda) is shot by police. As he lies dying in his apartment, he reflects on his past. The flashbacks follow Joe as he falls in love with young Jo Ann (Barbara Bel Geddes), who is also being courted by Maximilian. The Long Night was the first screen appearance by character actress Barbara Bel Geddes ( she is well remembered for her work in the series Dallas) and it served as a springboard for Bel Geddes’s career. RKO signed Bel Geddes to a seven-year contract.
American film noir directed by Edgar G. Ulmer starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage. It was adapted by Martin Goldsmith and Martin Mooney (uncredited) from Goldsmith’s 1939 novel of the same name, and released by the Producers Releasing Corporation, one of the so-called Poverty Row film studios in mid-20th-century Hollywood. Piano player Al Roberts (Neal) is drinking coffee at a roadside diner in Reno, hitchhiking east from California, when a fellow patron plays a song on the jukebox that reminds him of his former life in New York City. He remembers a time when he was bitter about squandering his musical talent working in a cheap nightclub. After his girlfriend Sue Harvey (Claudia Drake), the nightclub vocalist, leaves to seek fame in Hollywood, he sinks into depression. After some anguish, he decides to go to California and marry her; with little money, though, he is forced to hitchhike his way across the country. In 1992, Detour was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
American film noir crime film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore and Kim Hunter, written and directed by Richard Brooks. It is the story of a crusading newspaper editor of a large metropolitan newspaper called The Day. He exposes a gangster’s crimes while also trying to keep the paper from going out of business.