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"The only reason I don't kill myself is, in fact, because I am unique"- Nico ... An enthralling investigation of an amazing identity and an intensely rigorous dissection of the nature of worship, Susanne Ofteringer traces the rollercoaster ride that was Nico's life. ... Her birth certificate read ... Read more
Night Cries is the latest experimental work by the talented Aboriginal filmmaker, Tracey Moffat. This breathtakingiy visual film, set in an abandoned and decaying homestead in the middle of the desert, centres on the life of a middle aged Aboriginal woman who is forced to care for her ageing white ... Read more
“It's that good, from the incredible opening sentence to the surprising ending. Don't miss it. Really.” - New York Post ... On 4 April, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in one of the 20th century's momentous - and soul-destroying - events. That night, America's inner cities erupted in ... Read more
Through the hunt for a mad killer, a private detective ends up discovering the truth. By playing with the conventions of the genre, this tape becomes an amiable tribute and homage to thrillers and their heroes. ... Read more
A man prone to daydreaming suddenly loses his sight Overnight, the world becomes a frightening place. Luckily, an angel watches over him. ... Read more
Jack and Diana Weston's lives are intruded upon by Dr de Freis, not long after their car accident. Dr de Freis is a chronicler of car accidents who attempts to verify the psychological changes which occur in victims of accidents and the subsequent articulation of their anxieties. ... Read more
Sound and images are so inseparably connected in this tape that it is ... impossible to regard them as independent element. ... Read more
Raw emotion dominates the 2002 Queensland Air Guitar Championships. JJ Speedball struts his Cherry-Ass rock'n'roll, while Slurvie Ray Vaughan goes menerk, a level above berserk. Is this the stuff of dreams or the greatest rock'n'roll swindle of the 21st century? ... Read more
Driving on the backroads of Victoria through the night Shane Francis is haunted by his memories. Based on Richard Frankiand s experiences as a Field Officer and Investigator during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody— "This film deliberately has no end because the story has ... Read more
Playwright Toa Fraser's first venture into feature film directing is an adaptation of his hit play of the same name. This deft mix of earthy comedy and drama centres on Nana Maria (American actor Ruby Dee) who, as the Fijian/Kiwi matriarch of her discordant clan, gathers all and sundry together for ... Read more
"Everything flows, everything moves itself in image, tone and word". A metamorphosis of language and image within the boundaries of a structured digital frame. Image becomes movement and language becomes code. ... Read more
An impression of the city of San Francisco and its surroundings with visuals suggested by the description of the city by Robert Louis Stevenson. The past is evoked through documents, drawings, photographs, and a picture of the earthquake ruins brings to mind the Indian prophecy that the city would ... Read more
Using live photography and animation, the film demonstrates the importance of a properly balanced diet, and how to achieve it. ... Read more
This film has a secret. The secret is not what you watch but how you watch it. In as much as the meaning of 'documentary' is concerned, Now And All Time is pure. Rich natural light, beautiful extended shots, crisp sound, austere surroundings and a laconic pace all combine to take us right into the ... Read more
The film starts with a brief review of the history of Antarctic exploration by scientists of Britain, Russia. Norway, Australia and America. ... In January, 1956, the first Soviet scientific expedition arrived at the coast of Antarctica and built the observatory-town, "Mirny". We see episodes from ... Read more
The second film by the young artists whose first production, "Animated Genesis", delighted Festival audiences last year. "Animated Genesis" not only received a British Film Academy Special Award lor 1952, but it also won a prize at the Cannes Film Fes¬tival for the best colour. ... "The new ... Read more
Once Upon a Time, Cinema almost defies description, as the complexity and imagi­nation director Makhmalbaf brings to it pro­duces a dazzling visual roilercoaster, which sweeps the viewer along. From the opening shot, we are hypnotised by this film-within-a-film in which characters jump in ... Read more
The true and moving story of a man crippled by rheumatoid arthritis - how he conquers one obstacle after another until he can look after himself and do a job again. ... Read more
Directors Note: "A man and a woman try to make love inspired by a French condom. An old man tries to make a "carts castle: inspite of universal gravitation. Nobody succeeds in doing it. In fact, only stock options are going up these days..." - Jean-Paul Lilienfeld ... Read more
“It was so direct, so musically inventive, so improvised… totally in your face.” - Nick Cave ... One of the most innovative and inspirational artists of the last 30 years, Mark Stewart brought his revolutionary Bristolian punk ethic to the masses, kicking off a music scene that would ... Read more
The last night in a gypsy encampment before the gypsies move on in the early morning to new quarters. ... Read more
Five students had the bright idea of driving a motor mower 375 miles from Edinburgh to London. Ransomes supplied a Matador mower (it's quicker by train but its slower by mower) to get a mixture of crazy comedy, travelogue and publicity. ... Read more
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