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Through the life history of a native woman we witness the basic problems of equatorial Africa: tradition versus progress; religious rivalry; colonialism versus independency - in this context we see her as a child, a girl at school, getting married. Finally the post-independence problems are ... Read more
The Kanaga Mask is used in deeply sacred rituals by the Dogon, a people famous for their sculptural arts, living in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. The film follows the creation of the mask, and the complex layers of meaning and purpose it has. ... Read more
As we follow the fate o£ a bicycle as it passes from owner to owner, we learn about the problems of an underdeveloped economy in Africa. ... Read more
"A negro and a white man linked to each other by four feet of hate and a steel chain!' - an immortal Defiant Ones tag line from a fascinating compendium of coming attractions, hyping mass-market black-oriented features from 1946 to 1976. Rare promos reveal the kitschy packaging of people of colour ... Read more
Migrants living on the outskirts of a typical United States community in a slum area are the subject matter. Townsmen become aroused when children from the bad area are permitted to attend public schools. Public animosity is stirred up by the alleged possibility of disease and uncleanliness ... Read more
Kinetic artist Yaacov Agam uses the words "sharing", "participating", "dialoguing" in reference to his art. His aim is to have people communicate with one another, and with or through his art. ... Read more
A home movie for Bad Girls, reconstructing 12 year old lesbian lust and loyalty wars. Alternating between biography and kinky situations, Montgomery defines a lesbian identity that's playful, aggressive and unashamedly erotic. ... Read more
Five years in the making, Agee chronicles in vivid, dramatic, and often humorous terms, the unfolding of a life dedicated to the written word. In his short, intense career, James Agee brought his passion, his integrity, and ... his reverence for life to all that he touched. His scrupulous honesty ... Read more
Agora centres on the fear and panic of being lost in a crowded fairground, as a young girl befriends another lost boy hiding under a bus. The pair cleverly devise a strategy to make themselves seen as well as heard. ... Read more
Agueda Martinez, a 77 year old woman, lives on a small farm in New Mexico. She speaks no English and grows, or barters with neighbors for everything she needs. She is also an expert weaver and creates serapes and rugs from the beginning to the end. ... Read more
“An essential portrait of a key contemporary figure.” - The Guardian ... A character study of China's most famous and outspoken visual artist and dissident, working domestically against a background of strict censorship and internationally to great acclaim, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the topical ... Read more
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a wholly engrossing and impressive piece of work that the movie world will be talking about all year long." - The Playlist ... Outlaw couple Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) find their crime spree at an abrupt end when they surrender after ... Read more
A traveller and a strange young boy meet on a Texas road. A film by Candy author Luke Davies, starring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network). ... D/S Luke Davies P Sara Cline TD betacam sp/2010 ... Read more
This film is part of a package of experimental shorts produced by student and independent filmmakers. ... Through an administrative error, a professional hobby shop model-maker, a 30 year-old case of arrested development whose brain has turned to gelatin from sniffing too much aeroplane glue, is ... Read more
Akiko-san has followed her husband's career path to Scarsdale in America and finds herself uncomfortably immersed in the simmering melting pot of expatriate Japanese culture. Here a housewife is either perm-san or temp-san (a reference to her style of residence-not hair). This 'work-doc' stirs it ... Read more
“Manages to tap into the same undercurrents of discontent and frustration that fuelled the breakthrough success of Fahrenheit 9/11.” - Variety Filmmakers Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob, who were responsible for the documenting of Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992 with The War Room, take us ... Read more
Roberto tends his own, unprofitable farm in Mexico To earn enough money to keep his wife and their expected child, he decides he must work in the United States for a white His mother tells him that his father did the same intending to stay there temporarily, but never returned. ... Roberto crosses ... Read more
A documentary on the wild lands of Alaska, the last great herds of caribou, and the threats to the existence of wilderness as oil development and mining take over the State. ... Read more
This portrayal of the life of a famous man who abandoned the certainty of a distinguished career to become a medical missionary in French Equatorial Africa opens with scenes from his boyhood and adolescence at Gunsbach. in Alsace, where his father was a Lutheran pastor. It was a happy home. Indeed ... Read more
Kevin Spacey's (Usual Suspects, Seven) shatter­ing directorial debut. Albino Alligator takes the familiar frame of a heist gone wrong/hostage drama and hangs upon it astonishing perfor­mances from the entire cast, innumerable plot twists and a dazzling visual style. In the grand tradition ... Read more
... ... Based on the famous O. Henry short story Alias Jimmy Valentine takes every familiar element of crime drama-robbery safe-cracking, prison hidden identities, gang solidarity and moral reformation-and handles them with suspense and wit. The film concerns a one time bank robber who is forced to ... Read more
The Porno Indians are among the world's finest basket makers. Alice Elliott is one of the few Porno continuing that centuries-old tradition. ... Read more
An ‘outsiders' view of the USA, dealing with the “institutions of immigration” and questions of nationalism. ... Read more
An uncritical documentary view of an All-American high school through the eyes of a Finnish exchange student. The film is not so much a cultural portrait as insight into the social rituals of the high school kids which will deliver them into adulthood and the world of materialism and competition ... Read more
Tarnation director Jonathan Caouette delivers an eerie and surreal fusion of video art, suburban gothic and monster movie. Featuring Chloë Sevigny. ... D/S Jonathan Caouette P Tarnation Films/Phi Films WS Danny Lennon TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
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