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The filmmaker in his apartment in New York awaits news of his family in Nazareth during the Persian Gulf War. Television reports the missile attacks from Iraq are landing in Israel. The filmmaker's hybrid state, a Palestinian whose parents are being bombed by Iraq, reveals the complexity of Middle ... Read more
An adept collage of footage culled from various Hollywood films of the early 1950's and 1960's (Sirk's melodramas, Hitchcock's psycho-sexual thrillers.) It provides an incisive commentary on this dominant cinema's depiction of women as both prisoners in the home and the instinc­tive prey of an ... Read more
Raking the ashes of the great dictators of the 20th century, San Francisco filmmaker and former psychotherapist Rosenblatt uncovers the brutal banality of their private fads and foibles, in simulated first-person narration over manipulated actuality footage. Like his The Smell of Burning Ants ... Read more
A filmic loop is created in this repetition of narrative and classic female imagery. Lin par­allels the stereotypical routines women endure through both Eastern and Western perspec­tives. The tranquillity of the former versus the vanity and consumerism of the latter. I Begin to Know You ... Read more
An experimental abstract film which includes several strange and striking images, seen entirely in negative. ... Read more
About the loss of the filmmaker's grandmother, this film is an enticing yet evasive construction of memory a hunting down of memory's elusive traces through the synaptic repetition of images and designs. ... Read more
Personal home-movie footage of a family house is subjected to a rich variety of hand manipulations and chemical processes - toning, tinting, ripping, perforating, bleaching, scratching, collaging, deterioration and emulsion-lifting as well as manipulations in the printing and developing process ... Read more
Using close-up and extreme close-up images in black-and-white. In Loving Memory romanti­cizes S & M icons in a manner similar to Ken­neth Anger's works. However, by an ambiguous use of gender — which sex is the uniformed character, which sex is the bondaged figure? — the film ... Read more
Using the only extant footage of the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, the filmmaker pays tribute to members of his own family and others who died as a result of Nazi persecution. An affecting and extraordinary found-footage document, part memorial, part poetic lament, part history lesson, In Memory has an ... Read more
On December 1, 2001 it was 66 degrees (19 Celsius) in NYC: an Indian Summer that comes to an icy end. Dobbe carefully builds up the days contemplative mood with a classic filmic eye for detail, colour and movement. ... Read more
Walking down the street, our hero realises he is at the mercy of the filmmaker! A meditation on the life and death of cinema, this captivating film, which screened in Directors' Fortnight, Cannes this year, attempts to transform a Roman Western into a Greek tragedy. --- D/P/S Peter Tscherkassky WS ... Read more
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A project that begins with the intention of making a study of the domestic environments of Italians living in Australia. The parameters are broadened however, to accommodate wider issues, and in the process the path of discovery continually traverses the boundary between documentary and fiction ... Read more
Peripatetic travelogue, quasi documentary, a discourse on transience. Jackass Johnny crosses the boundaries of the banal and sentimental in pursuit of the Canadian psyche Timelapse sequences tum to industrial work floors; bland factory facades are intertwined with old people dancing and posing for ... Read more
Jogging sneaks up on you along a barren post apocalyptic highway cluttered with signs of displacement. It finishes with a ghetto of dogs as ominous and degrading as the eyes staring out of any shantytown, fringe dwelling or garbage dump. ... Read more
"My concern for poetic expression is reflected in this project throughout the different aspects of production." - Louise Bourgue ... Read more
Jungle Jazz combines an excellent new Jazz soundtrack with footage from several classic Soundies (the short films that were produced in the 1940s to accompany the popular songs of the day). Also invoking the spirit of 1950s propaganda scare films it is a clever and historically interesting work. ... Read more
Experimental-Student Inspired by Samuel Beckett's Not I, the film intercuts archival images with a giant mouth reading excerpts of the play. By means of the intimate portrait it offers, Just Words addresses the alienation with which women of many dif­ferent generations have been faced socially ... Read more
Prolific Canadian experimental filmmaker and activist, Hoolboom turns his hand to an ambitious multi-narrative tale of his country as collectively traumatised by war, greed, gender difference and high and low scale political corruption in the shadow of American mass media and its colonising ... Read more
Kilvo, Lapland. A remote, barren, almost unfriendly landscape is the inspiration for 'blip-glitch-tronica' from Radian. In a four-fold split screen, Grill's visuals reduce the countryside into contour lines that ultimately map out this seemingly infinite environment in a kaleidoscope of animated ... Read more
A painterly representation of mediated water seen through a full prismatic gauze of colour and bifocular distortion. The strobing and oscillation of ripples in a dark unnatural world are as ephemeral and solid as a vast body of water. The introduction of a feather changes the grid s course of ... Read more
Meticulously constructed from religious films, old Hollywood footage and home movies, Rosenblatt exposes his own (and cinemas) troubled relationship with Jesus Christ, in examining the source of anti-semitism he weaves through the scavenged images a kind of healing homage to the King of the Jews ... Read more
There's horror lurking in every suburban kitchen… but the devil is in the detail. ... --- ... D David Short L no dialogue TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D David Short L no dialogue TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
An erotic dance. An act of love. A bodily confrontation. ... From Raul Ruiz's Maison de la Culture at Le Havre. ... Read more
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