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BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES (Mark Kitchell, 1990)
This film is one of the first comprehensive looks at the student movement of the 1960s as seen from the Berkeley campus. A small student movement becomes a cause celebré when the House Un-American A… Read more

BERLIN BABYLON (Hubertus Siegert, 2000)
"The Angel of History...sees a single catastrophe. Rubble piles up relentlessty, layers of it are hurled at his feet. He longs to linger, to wake the dead and reconstruct the rubble. But a storm has … Read more

BERLIN-CINéMA (TITRE PROVISOIRE) (Samira Gloor-Fadel, 1998)
Anyone who cares about cinema will relish Berlin-Cinema (Titre Provisoire). Ambitious and illuminating, this documentary focuses on two of cinema's great masters—Wim Wenders and Jean-Luc Godard… Read more

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH (Frank van den Engel, Masja Novikova, 2007)
“A circus should steer clear of politics.” Along the ancient Silk Road connecting China to Europe, the circus is a deeply rooted cultural phenomenon. In Uzbekistan, it is as alive today as it wa… Read more

BETWEEN THE LINES - INDIA'S THIRD GENDER (Thomas Wartmann, 2005)
Following the quest of photographer Anita Khemka, Between the Lines eloquently captures the life and many hardships of India's discarded citizens, the Hijras or eunuchs. ... Living as outcasts on the… Read more

BETWEEN THE TEETH (David Byrne, David Wild, 1993)
There's no stopping contemporary renaissance man David Byrne. The painter turned art-rocker who became a pop star has more recently turned his interests to photography, musical anthropology and filmm… Read more

BIG DREAMERS (Camille Hardman, 2006)
Big Dreamers Australia One man's quixotic struggle to build the world's biggest gumboot. ... D Camille Hardman S John Fink P Camille Hardman & John Fink WS Barking Cat Productions TD video/col/2007/… Read more

BIG RIVER MAN (M) (John Maringouin, 2009)
“A close cousin to Werner Herzog's wilder non-fiction tales.” - Variety ... Martin Strel is an endurance swimmer who has swum the Mississippi, the Danube and the Yangtze rivers - and now the fift… Read more

BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK (Richard Press, 2010)
“We all get dressed for Bill.” - Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief ... Unassuming and unpretentious, cycling through the streets of Manhattan with his battered Nikon camera, 80-year-old Bill Cu… Read more

BILLY THE KID (Jennifer Venditti, 2006)
Jury Prize winner at the recent SXSW Film Festival, Billy the Kid is unquestionably one of the year's highlights of documentary filmmaking, destined to be a classic. Debut filmmaker Jennifer Venditt… Read more

Billy, how did you do it' (Volker Schloendorff, Gisela Grishow, 2005)
A cinephile's fantasy: a rare meeting between legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder and one of his biggest fans, German director and cinephile Volker Schloendorff ([The Tin Drum], see also [The Ninth Day]… Read more

BLACK HARVEST (Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly, 1992)
... ... Robin Anderson and Bob Connolly's earlier films First Contact and Joe Leahy's Neigh­bours brought the world the first concerted post-colonial analysis of Australia's dismal record in the … Read more

BLACK IS...BLACK AIN'T (Marlon T Riggs, 1995)
... ... Award-winning director of Tongues Untied (MIFF 92) and Colour Adjustment (MIFF 93) Marlon Riggs' final work is an eloquent and passionate exploration of the complex shifting nature of African… Read more

BLACK MAN'S HOUSES (Steve Thomas, 1992)
... ... Avoiding didacticism, this film raises some f of the most current concerns facing the i resurgence of Aboriginal culture in Australia today. Underpinning the film, which has its world premier… Read more

BLACK POWER - FAST FORWARD (Peter Cathro, 1990)
This is not a balanced, even-handed portrayal of the Maori gang who call themselves Black Power. They are one of many such gangs in New Zealand, which have for years inspired fear and mistrust among … Read more

BLACK RIVER (Kevin Lucas, 1993)
Black River is a sumptuous and compelling adaptation of one of Australia's boldest contemporary operatic works, featuring Abo­riginal mezzo-soprano, Maroochy Barambah (Bran Nue Dae, Women of the … Read more

BLACK SQUARE (Iossif Pasternak, 1988)
If perestroika seems slow to influence Soviet features, its effect on documentaries is clear in Black Square, an original and lively look at 20th century avant-garde painting in the USSR. ... Directe… Read more

BLACKFISH (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013)
"A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a bruised and battered killer whale at its center." – Variety ... In 2010, the orca Tilikum killed one of his Sea World trainers. It was the thir… Read more

BLANK CITY (Celine Danhier, 2010)
“It felt like our lives were movies.” - singer Debbie Harry ... A meticulously observed document of New York underground film in the late 70s and early 80s, Blank City zeros in on the No Wave and… Read more

BLAST ‘EM (Joseph Blasioli, Egidiio Coccimiglio, 1992)
... ... Paparazzo-photographer Victor Malafronte's philosophy is simple: "I don't have any sympathy for a guy who's making $20-30 mil­lion a year." Chasing Madonna, ambushing Michael J. Fox, scre… Read more

BLIND LOVES (Juraj Lehotsky, 2008)
Filmed in the half-lit homes of its four participants, Blind Loves looks at the anxieties of falling in love when you can't see. ... Imagine being unable to clink a celebratory glass of champagne, or… Read more

BLINDSPOT: HITLER's SECRETARY (André Heller, 2004)
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (Im Toten Winkel: Hitlers Sekretärin)Austria'I have finally let go of my story. Now I feel the world is letting go of me.'Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretaryAfter keepi… Read more

BLOOD IN THE FACE (Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty, James Ridgeway, 1991)
In this shocking close-up of America's white-supremacist movement, the members of the American Nazi Party, the Klu Klux Klan, and the Aryan Nations are chillingly relaxed, even genial, as they speak … Read more

BLUE (Derek Jarman, 1993)
Challenging British director Derek Jarman's final major work has been compared in visual execution to Warhol's Sleep and Empire State. Where it outstrips them both is in the meticulously crafted and … Read more

BLUE END (Kaspar Kasics, 2000)
Joseph Paul Jemigan was executed eight years ago but anyone with a modem can view his body today. While still warm, Jemigan was handed over to Texan scientists, who froze his corpse and sawed him int… Read more

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