Kino.social is a quiet site where you can watch nice films without any distractions or tracking:
All of the movies are creative commons or public domain titles, embedded from either PeerTube or Archive.org. (There are no YouTube titles due to YT's invasive privacy policies.)
The selection is still very small as we've just started, and we're trying to avoid the "firehose" approach of archive.org.
Post a reply if you have suggestions for films to be added.
You can find out more details or download any film on https://kino.social by clicking on the title under the video, which will take you to the relevant Archive.org or PeerTube page.
On Archive.org the download links are in a section on the right of the page.
On PeerTube the download links are in the "..." button next to the "share" button.
The attached images show you where to click 👀
Added "The Inspector General" (1949), you can watch it here:
Musical comedy starring Danny Kaye, based on the play by Nikolai Gogol.
In an Eastern European country occupied by Napoleon, a vagabond is mistaken for an important official.
Added "Impact" (1949), you can watch it here:
Noir suspense about a large company's chief executive whose wife is behaving very oddly behind his back.
(By the way, the film takes its time setting things up, and gets a lot more exciting about 20 minutes in.)
Added "The Quiet One" (1948), you can watch it here:
Feature-length documentary about the rehabilitation of a disturbed young boy who grew up in neglect.
It was nominated for several Oscars including Best Documentary, with narration written by the famous author James Agee.
Public Domain Christmas Films 🎄 Show more
Meet John Doe (1941) - Oscar-nominated comedy drama from the director of It's A Wonderful Life
Christmas Comes But Once A Year (1936) - Fleischer bros. animation about an orphanage at Xmas
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972) - Xmas-themed slasher flick
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (1964) - Notoriously bad scifi comedy
Added "Are You Popular?" (1947), you can watch it here:
Short documentary that explains to teenagers in 1940s America how they should behave if they want to be popular.
"Jenny thinks that she has the key to popularity: parking in cars with the boys at night." 🧐
Psst... do you like Star Wars? Do you like Holiday Specials? ☃️ Show more
...then you might like to know that archive.org has "The Star Wars Holiday Special" (1978):
In case it's new to you, this was a bizarre TV variety show featuring the original cast including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill etc in action/comedy/cartoon/musical skits, but mainly starring other people who had nothing to do with Star Wars.
It was shown once, and never repeated or released in any format.
Added "Silent Night, Bloody Night" (1972), you can watch it here:
Christmas-themed horror film, an old man dies horribly in an apparent accident. Years later, his house is to be sold.
As the festive season is almost upon us, here's a nice cheery picture to lift our spirits... 🎄 🎁 🎅 No, actually this is a slasher movie 🔪 😱
(Also known as "Deathouse"/"Death House" and "Night of the Dark Full Moon")
Added "Betty Boop and Grampy" (1935), you can watch it here:
Musical comedy short, Betty is invited to a party at old man Grampy's house.
By the way, does anyone know how they did the amazingly good parallax background at 0:53? 😮 Nowadays you would use CGI, but obviously not an option in 1935. Perhaps a miniature model made to look animated?
Added "American Look" (1958), you can watch it here:
Short but lavish documentary made by Chevrolet about 1950s American design, including consumer goods, fashion, office equipment, architecture, cars and industry.
Originally shown at a designers' conference, it's a fascinating example of how the 1950s viewed its own aesthetic.
The European Space Agency took a timelapse video of a rocket launch from the International Space Station, see below for the result.
This doesn't have any special effects, it just looks cool from space apparently 🚀
More details incl. high quality downloads of video: http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2018/11/Progress_launch_timelapse_seen_from_space
Added "The Mascot" (1933), you can watch it here:
Pioneering stop-motion animation by Ladislas Starevich about a toy dog concerned about the health of a little girl, sort of a cross between "Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Toy Story" with a heavy dose of Terry Gilliam.
It's an incredible piece of work, full of groundbreaking techniques, imaginative production design and an engaging story. Well worth watching.
Added "In The Suburbs" (1957), you can watch it here:
Short documentary about life in American suburbs, and especially the nuclear families that live there.
Originally made by Redbook magazine to sell advertising, nowdays it serves as a time capsule of 1950s consumerism.
(This seemed appropriate to post on #BlackFriday🛒 😉 )
Added "Quicksand" (1950), you can watch it here:
Noir crime feature, a garage mechanic is short of money before a big date.
Quicksand stars Mickey Rooney playing against type, and also features Peter Lorre in a supporting role. Rooney and Lorre financed the film together, and give strong performances.
Added "Royal Wedding" (1951), you can watch it here:
Light musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell as Broadway performers who decide to visit London.
The screenplay and lyrics are by Alan Jay Lerner (of "My Fair Lady" fame) with music by Burton Lane. One of the songs ("Too Late Now") was nominated for an Oscar.
Added "Road To Bali" (1952), you can watch it here:
Sixth in the "Road To..." series of comedy films starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.
Two American singers in Australia flee marriage proposals on a boat to Bali, and meet a half-Scottish princess on the way.
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