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A dramatic fiction film in cinema verite style, about the ordeals a raped woman must go through with the police, her doctor, her friends and her conscience. ... Gold Medal, Atlanta. ... Read more
Sketches and illustrations of comet sightings throughout the ages are presented alongside NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory footage. ... D/P Deborah Stratman WS Pythagoras Films TD 16mm/2011 ... Read more
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A beautifully complex machine makes beautifully simple light bulbs to the ambition don't mix. Cast with unknown players, the film was a big critical success in its day. ... Read more
A whimsical three-minute animated history of the telephone, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the telephone. ... Read more
Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, MIFF 2012) brings us this affectionate portrait of influential contemporary artist Carmen Herrera, who only found recognition and fame in her 90s. ... Read more
Documentary treatment of juvenile delinquency in New York City, showing the experiences and contributions of a juvenile-board officer in that city in dealing with a particular street gang. ... Read more
The terminology and critical nomenclature that will label American Art of the 1970's is still being devised and debated. The implication is that, unlike the 1950s and 1960's, when a basic style and set of artistic values emerged, this most recent decade defies generalities. The film selects fourteen artists to examine this heterogeneous era. ... Read more
17 Years to Earth takes us on a journey through a young girl's diary. She writes about a perfect life full of love and happiness. Unfortunately, none of it is true. Director Perry Lin handles this story of a girl's bittersweet voyage of self-discovery with sensitivity and an eye for detail, producing both funny and truly poignant moments. This film combines a powerful screenplay and excellent perf... Read more
Famous paintings in the Hapsburg Collection are shown, including works of Teniers, Veronese, Rubens, Vermeer, Velasquez, Rembrandt and Tintoretto. The film shows detailed close-ups of many paintings. ... Read more
Somewhere on earth in a corner darkened by war two figures struggle to survive. Before all, duties are met. But the pull of life and the mag­netism of bodies sweep the two characters into a dance of forgetting. War seems to have no end thus only water, fire and love can clean the air in this peace promoting sand animation film. ... Read more
A docudrama so real you'll wish it was fiction! Myles Berkowitz is recently separated and has rejection slips piling up beside his daft screenplays. Ever the go-getter, Myles decides to combine his movie career aspirations with his love life. He resolves to produce, direct and star in a documentary that will foflow him through 20 romantic encounters in order to find a soulmate and make a movie. ..... Read more
Black comic "instructional guide", with 25 step-by-step examples of how each method works. ... Read more
A kind of alternative Eden where nature can be cultivated and an encounter can take your breath away, the romanticised paradise at the centre of 28 contrasts with the urban interior loft apartment setting of its imagining. The caustic irony of Sax's previous film 27 (MIFF 1996) has given way to a gentle melancholia. While whether this episode represents remembered idyll or idealised love is not ma... Read more
An acclaimed, timely documentary of how one murder reflects America's intractable problem with race. ... On Black Friday 2012, an argument begins in a Florida gas station. Minutes later, after complaining about the "thug music" blaring from a car full of young, unarmed African Americans, middle-aged white man Michael Dunn fatally shoots one of the black teens, 17-year-old Jordan Davis. He claims s... Read more
The animation of stills breathes life into this ballet of long distance running. ... Read more
A record of the production of a big-budget television commercial: a take-off on old Hollywood desert movies. ... Read more
"6344" succeeds in letting the viewer watch the demolition of a family's home, calmly. The life-force of three generations slowly dissipates. What's left? A huge apartment complex rises from the smouldering scarred ground. What lingers? Lovingly detached memories. ... Read more
"Byington's script is disarmingly honest, and Schwartzman's charm and comic delivery are as sharp as ever." – Austin American-Statesman ... Larry is a perpetual man-child, unable to hold down a job due to his poor behaviour. Fired from a restaurant, he applies for work at a car-servicing shop purely because he has a crush on the manager, Lupe. Waiting to inherit his grandmother's fortune, Larry is... Read more
It all starts around a maple tree in Connecti¬cut, moved to a Paris studio &ndash: to a rooftop in Zurich, to a palazzo in Venice &ndash: to a villa in the South of France &ndash: to a swimming pool in Stamford. Conn. &ndash: and back to tire big maple tree. A trip to round up a fairytale for adults which mixed equal parts of Freud and Lewis Carroll with Venice. Virgins, Vienna and Venus, Cocteau ... Read more
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