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The Cleansing Machine

USA, 1991 (MIFF 1992, Fiction)

Director: Patricia A. Baum

A rivetting and intimate docudrama about the casually intertwined lives of two women only just surviving on the frmge of society Director Pat Baum has a keen eye for simple yet dra­matic images and these are captured in the stark hues of black and white by cinematographer John Campbell — who shot Gus van Sant's My Own Private Idaho and Mala Noche (AH)

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