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ALL IS LOST (J.C. Chandor, 2012)
"As close to pure existential cinema as American filmmaking is likely to get these days … All is Lost [is an] emotionally resonant one-man showcase for Robert Redford." - Variety ... The … Read more

ALL THE REAL GIRLS (David Gordon Green, 2003)
"In his lyrical second feature, David Gordon Green (George Washington, MIFF 2000) astonishes and delights with the distinctiveness of his cinematic voice and the depth of his genuine, contoured chara… Read more

ALL THE VERMEERS IN NEW YORK (Jon Jost, 1990)
Prolific, political and peripatetic Jon Jost is a genuine cinema maverick. He works not so much against the system as out of it, with an independence that is both exhilarating and harsh. This is his … Read more

Allerd Fishbein’s In Love (Danny Greenfield, 2000)
Allerd Fishbein's In Love is a delightful comedy about the first big crush. On holiday with his parents and his older brother, 13 year old Allerd Fishbein meets the confident and beautiful Marrika Gu… Read more

ALMOST ELVIS (John Paget, 2002)
'Images of Elvis', the pinnacle of the Elvis impersonator's art, a cutthroat competition staged in Memphis to determine the worlds finest 'Elvis' (almost). This cheeky documentary, loaded with pathos… Read more

Alone Together; Young Adults Living With HIV (Steven Okazaki, 1994)
AIDS is now the leading cause of death among young Americans. One in five cases is diagnosed among young people. Alone Together humanises these stark statistics and allows the young voices to speak h… Read more

AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN FOUR-PART HARMONY (Lee Hirsch, 2002)
Winner of the Audience award and the Jury's Freedom of Expression prize at last year's Sundance Film Festival, Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony is a soul-stirring documentary that uses excl… Read more

AMATEUR (Hal Hartley, 1994)
... ... Deadpan, fiercely cynical and extremely funny, Hal Hartley has cemented his reputa­tion as the US independent requiring the closest of scrutiny. This curious director creates a con­si… Read more

Amber City (Jem Cohen, 1999)
Cohen's beautifully composed documentary, Amber City, is dedicated to writer Primo Levi. It was shot in countless locations across an unknown city in Italy with a soundtrack by musicians including Bl… Read more

AmBUSHed (Jared Katsiane, 1993)
As President Bush's 'War Against Drugs' rant dominates the soundtrack we see another reali­ty — two characters who everyday have to contend with an America more interested in sermonising th… Read more

AMERICA - FROM HITLER TO M-X (Joan Harvey, 1982)
As the title indicates, the film puts the ... arms race into perspective both from an ... historical and a present point of view: ... American industry backed Nazi Germany and now is making profits f… Read more

AMERICA AND LEWIS HINE (Nina Rosenblum, 1984)
Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940) was pioneer of social photography in the USA. From 1910-1940 he took about 15,000 photos, above all portraits of workers: his images of a steel worker on the Empire Stat… Read more

America: Everything You've Ever Dreamed Of (Rhody Streeter, Tony Ganz, 1973)
Four vignettes on American life done in cinema verite style. 'Honeymoon Hotel' looks at an ultra-gauche haven for newlyweds: 'Risen Indeed' covers the training of the travelling young believers of th… Read more

AMERICAN DREAMS (James Benning, 1984)
Leading US experimental filmmaker presents two contrasting Americans against a background of the politics and music of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies ... Read more

AMERICAN HARDCORE (Paul Rachman, 2005)
Generally unheralded at the time, the early 80s, hardcore punk rock scene in America gave birth to much of the rock music and culture that followed. There would be no Nirvana, Beastie Boys or Red Hot… Read more

American Lunch (Julian Plunkett Dillon, 1989)
A cunning storyteller presents a curious tale of blackmail to two friends invited to lunch. As the story unwinds we realise that the blackmail plot is merely a cover-up for a far more sinister plot i… Read more

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (Adam Simon, 2000)
The Royal Family of horror film directors, a veritable who's who of nastiness, discuss their seminal works and reflect on American society in the 60s and 70s. The central question at the core of this… Read more

AMERICAN PSYCHO (Mary Harron, 1999)
Based on Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel, American Psycho is a film that dares you to watch it. Taking place in New York City in 1987, this is the story of Patrick Bateman, a Wall Street playe… Read more

American Roulette (Theodore Gershuny, 1966)
A study of suicide in the context of our age. An engrossing film that mocks both characters and audience with visual and aural style and grace. ... First Prize for Short Subjects, Chicago Festival. ... Read more

AMERICAN RULING CLASS (John Kirby, 2005)
Does America have a ruling class? How does one join it, and should one even want to? Written by Lewis Lapham, American Ruling Class explores the US's most taboo topics: class, power and privilege in … Read more

AMERICAN SPLENDOUR (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, 2002)
Scooping the FIPRESCI award for best film in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes this year and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, American Splendor is a captivating and utterly original mix of fic… Read more

AMERICANA (David Carradine, 1981)
A Vietnam veteran turns up in a small town in Kansas. Instead of just passing through, he hangs around. He starts to restore a broken-down merry-go-round and, gradually, the town's people become fasc… Read more

Americas in Transition (Obie Benz, 1981)
Americas in Transition is a 29 ... minute documentary tracing U.S. involvement in Latin American affairs during the past 50 years. ... Read more

AMREEKA (Cherien Dabis, 2009)
A humourous fish-out-of-water story of hope, determination and a side of fries. ... Palestinian single mother Muna and her teenage son Fadi decide to escape the daily grind of checkpoints and tension… Read more

An Acquired Taste (Ralph Arlyck, 1981)
A filmmaker's personal look at the notion of success — that obsession with 'making if built so deeply into 20th Century culture that one can barely distinguish it from breathing. This journey w… Read more

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