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The two adorable Hubley children, who made their debut in Moonbird ten years ago, continue their exploration of the world of reality and fantasy in this animated film which, once again, records their conversations on the sound track. ... Read more
Featuring a combination of animation techniques, this film tells the story of a young man who sends letters home to his family while backpacking around the world. When travelling through Jordan he encounters a mysterious local with a rifle and childhood memories of his grandfather as a soldier in ... Read more
A free documentary on the building and flying of model aircraft. ... Read more
A study of flamingoes, which gather in countless thousands on broad river flats for the mating season. ... Read more
Beautifully crafted futuristic film noir, Bladerunner in a nutshell. Interned in a psychiatric hospital, Marcus takes his nurse as hostage in order to confront the mysterious 'force' that neutralised him and his brother in a bank hold-up. ... Read more
A film, on the manufacture of a telecommunications cable, which has been designed as a aesthetic experience - colour, motion and inherent continuity speak for themselves. Award: First Prize, New York Festival. ... Read more
Wireless Nights centres around a variety of char­acters who listen to talk back radio from 12am to 5am. Following the announcer's voice through the early morning, this drxumentary introduces the viewer to the private arena of people who both ring and listen to talk back radio. Each night they ... Read more
In the last decade of the 1800s the town of Black Falls, Wisconsin, suffered some very, very bad times. As if a curse had been invoked against the inhabitants of this idyllic rural community, murder, arson, insanity, disease, suicide and gruesome tragedies began to proliferate. One man, the local ... Read more
A film without inertia. A meditation on the impasse within feminist approaches to representation and the straitjacket of generic conventions. Interrogating ideologies of iconography and interior decor, textuality and taxidermy, this is a film which does for feminism what David Jones has done for ... Read more
This film is set against the background of the introduction of collective farming in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's. A young peasant, Fedor, who has been given a farm by the government, abducts a girl from the village. She is in love with a young communist, Ivan, but when the villagers come to arrest ... Read more
A ... brilliantly executed cartoon emphasizing the importance of freedom and the need for co-operation among European nations in order that people may be strong and prosperous, and free from poverty within and from danger without. ... Read more
Without Memory is a melancholy document of three years in the life of Sekine Hiroshi, diagnosed with Wernicke's Kosakoff Syndrome, a minute but profound damage to the brain which prevents him from accumulating new memories. While hospitalised for a stomach operation in 1992, Hiroshi was deprived of ... Read more
In which Cohen bears witness to the dark intensity of the American band Butthole Surfers filmed at a particularly exuberant show. Brooding and unsettling - an anti-music video??? ... Read more
“By paying very careful attention to what people say, we're able to hear what affects not only the individual, but also the whole culture.” - filmmaker André Téchiné It's the summer of 1984 and Manu has left the quiet hum of the provinces to join his sister in Paris. These are the happy days ... Read more
Woman in the Dunes is the second film of Hiroshi Teshigawara. It tells of a teacher, an amateur entomologist, who is on holiday, and led by villagers to stay overnight in a house which is at the bottom of a deep pit amongst the dunes. He finds that he is trapped there, in the company of a strange ... Read more
From the classical period to the present, the film traces prejudice against the physically active woman, shows the rise of women's participation in sports and the growing awareness of their rights. ... Read more
Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival. ... It's not surprising that Shirin Neshat's debut feature is so visually transfixing - considering she's one of the most influential Middle Eastern artists alive today. Renowned for her photographic work exploring gender ... Read more
Manijeh Hekmat's debut feature is an impassioned drama, set over 17 years, following the intricate relationship between a warden and inmate in a Tehran women's prison. ... After a riot breaks out, a new head warden, the devoutly religious Tahereh, arrives to quell the growing discontent. Her ... Read more
From Curtis Hanson, the Director of the critically acclaimed LA Confidential, comes Wonder Boys. The film chronicles a chaotic weekend in the life of Grady Tripp, a frustrated college literature professor. An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet, an unstable student, a fed-up wife, a ... Read more
Welcome to suburbia ground zero. In 1947, in response to the United Stales' worst housing shortage, architect William Levitt designed the world's first planned community—cheap, mass produced homes that would take his name and become Levittown. This Long Island development, with its row upon ... Read more
A truly unsettling, visually inventive, stylistically thrilling and quite marvellous diamond in the rough. Woodenhead takes the traditional fairy tale and re-processes it through the minds of filmmakers like Canadian master of the peculiar Guy Maddin and animators of the arcane, the Quay Brothers ... Read more
“Australians all let us recoil, for we have no idea. We go to war for wealth and oil, our home is girt by fear.” - TZU Words from the City explores the evolving Australian hip hop scene through intimate observations by some of the nation's most progressive and compelling artists, including the ... Read more
Shinohara constructs a delicately nuanced por­trait of a highly charged relationship between two young men. With minimal ingredients — one location, two characters, one day's passage — he has produced a subtle and shifting study of a brief encounter, in the process touching on a ... Read more
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