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An offbeat madcap comic romp, the film follows the struggles of two Inner-city blue-eyed modern girls, Clovebox and Cardoor, who need an impossibly large sum of money to get a project off the ground. Their project becomes an unending quest for money, a quest which takes over their lives In the ... Read more
“This movie is the story of the band, but it is also an insight into a moment in time that will never be repeated.” - producer Dick Wolf ... Blessed with unseen footage by the surviving members of The Doors, filmmaker Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion) proceeded to make this documentary - the ... Read more
Marco...Polo......Bangers...mash......Strawberries...cream......' Memories of childhood exploits confront quotidian terrors. ... ---D/P Ross J Coulter TD video/col/2006/2mins ... Read more
“If I've learned anything from big budget action movies it's that complicated global problems are best solved by one lonely guy.” - filmmaker Morgan SpurlockHaving lost the weight from the fast food experiment that was Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock returns in an attempt to track down the ... Read more
Whirlpool is a Yirritja story that is told in Mara language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The Freshwater and Saltwater people of Arnhem land (in Australia's Northern Territory) battle over a Freshwater woman. --- ... D James Calvert S Angelina George (Gotjan), Betty Roberts ... Read more
A civilization under threat, clinging to tradition. ... In southern Chile, unnoticed by the rest of the world for centuries, a remote community of people exist who call themselves Mapuche-Pehuenche - The People of the Pine Nut. The pine nut is the fruit of the Araucaria tree, the basis of their ... Read more
Sgt. Bernie, 'Whistling' Smith, pounds the beat in District One, the colourful east-side of Vancouver, where the streets are lined with greasy spoons, strip joints and flophouses. Friendly, outgoing Bernie is the neighbourhood friend, social worker and confidant, but nevertheless the tough cop, who ... Read more
From a story by Romain Gary White. Actress Julie Sawyer takes in a very attractive German Shepherd after having accidentally injured the dog with her car Julie grows very attached to the animal, and is rewarded when it repels a nocturnal prowler. ... But when the dog violently attacks a black ... Read more
What goes on in a high school classroom at Manly Community College for two hours on Wednesday nights represents a fascinating microcosm of how white Australians are dealing (or not dealing) with the coun­try's indigenous past and present. Four times a year a group of between ten and fifteen ... Read more
A movement to "de-unionise" industry has been gaining considerable ground in the US and Canada in recent years. It has developed a new breed of "union-buster" using persuasive psychological techniques to convince many employees that trade unions are not only unnecessary, but an impediment. ... In ... Read more
A montage from four different perspectives of a group of musicians working in a claustrophobic situation. ... Read more
A woman waits at a bus stop, ready to move on with her life. But first she must let go of all that holds her back. The story of a woman caught between her past and her future, [Whole Heart] stars stars Mia Hollingworth with John Brumpton and James Brennan. --- D/S Tracie Mitchell P/WS Twirling ... Read more
Meryl Streep recently said that if a Martian were to visit Earth and were only to view recent Hollywood movies, it would assume the primary profession of women is prostitution. And given the glamourised portrayals in such films as Pretty Woman, a Martian might even consider such an occupation in a ... Read more
Why I am not a Painter @ Crossley & Scott One of the highlights of the Festival is photographic exhibition, why I am not painter staged by Hong Kong'based, Australian expatriate cinematographer Christopher Doyle. This special public exhibition of Doyle's work highlights his collaborations with such ... Read more
Five short pieces where TV is the trigger for childhood memorie. These ... are all brought together by Segalove's wry, ‘nothing but the facts' narration. ... Read more
A journalist is sitting alone in a cafe in Beirut waiting for his friends to come back. He remains alone and imagines the life that could grow again among the ruins of the city. ... Read more
A general survey of Western Australia. Incidents include airmail delivery to outback stations, oil drilling at Exmouth Gulf and shots of Jarrah and Karri forests. ... Read more
The Widower Australia Having its World Premiere at MIFF, The Widower is a music-drama structured around a collection of quintessential Les Murray poems that tell the story of two Australian men'a father and a son'who have lost the most treasured woman in their lives. Exploring the themes of love ... Read more
“Before I even heard Arthur's music, I was intrigued. My friend described a long forgotten gay disco auteur in a farmer's plaid shirt, obsessively listening to mixes of his own music on the Staten Island Ferry.” - filmmaker Matt Wolf ... This exploration of avant-garde composer ... Read more
After losing his wife to an overdose, François, a 30-year-old director, decides to make an anti-drugs film. But with a difficult subject matter, it's hard to find backers. Driven by the project, and the desire to place his new girlfriend, Lucie, in the leading role, he is offered a cynical ... Read more
Deals with wild life of Macquarie Island, 900 miles to the south of Tasmania. Features plants, birds, and mammals which derive a livelihood from the stormy wastes of the south polar and sub-polar regions. ... Read more
A black comedy that proves surviving your friends can sometimes be as hard as surviving your enemies. ... When professional hit-man Victor (Bill Nighy) has a change of heart, he ends up saving kooky kleptomaniac Rose (Emily Blunt) instead of killing her. With bumbling witness Tony (Harry Potter's ... Read more
The suburb of St Kilda, in Melbourne, has bean described by Paul Taylor, Australian expat editor of Art and Text magazine, as the "cultural centre of Australia". ... Director's Note: "Wild Things is a fast paced, colourful video shot during the 1990 St Kilda Festival. It attempts to capture the ... Read more
The Wild, Wild Rose (1960) is an energetic rendering of Bizet's famous opera Carmen. Transported to the nightlife district in Hong Kong, the classic tale of temptation and jealousy is given a film noir treatment by director Wong Tin Lam. Deng (played by the exquisite Grace Chang) is a fiery ... Read more
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