Skip to main content

Oreos With Attitude

USA, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Fiction)

Director: Larry Carty

A wicked tongue-in-cheek satire that turns racial stereotyping inside out. Janet and Richard are a black "buppie" couple living in New York City. After calculating that the risk of producing a dark skinned baby is too great, they adopt a white child to, in their words, "promote racial harmony". But little Jimmy has other ideas; kind of.

Another knockout short from Apparatus Productions. Producer Christine Vachon will introduce.

See also...

The Wounding

The Wounding portrays the subtleties of the mother-daughter bond and how a mother's alcoholism impacts upon her fifteen year old daughter's fragile sense of identity. The story transpires over the ... More »

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School

The story is told from the perspective of an adult looking back to 1962 when he was twelve years old. The main character, Steve, and his best friend, Pete, are in the summer of their lives. The most ... More »

Bedhead

Sibling rivalry has rarely been represented with such gusto, humour or unashamed violence as a young Mexican American girl finally decides to teach her brother - a cruel youth suffering from an ... More »

Closer From Home

William is an ordinary man in his early sixties. He has just paid the bond on an apartment and is waiting for a cheque so he can pay his first month's rent. But things don't quite work out. A series ... More »

Getting Ready For Later

This is a striking film about the damaging fears parents transmit to their children. The story is told by a young boy, Sonny, in impressionistic vignettes - three that take place in 1952 and the ... More »

Rose

A film of delightful nuance and characterisation. A housewife makes a shocking discovery about her husband. In search of guidance she rings a professional in the field of love a call girl who arrives ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director