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The filmmaker in his apartment in New York awaits news of his family in Nazareth during the Persian Gulf War. Television reports the missile attacks from Iraq are landing in Israel. The filmmaker's hybrid state, a Palestinian whose parents are being bombed by Iraq, reveals the complexity of Middle ... Read more
Only a handful of the Yaghan people are now alive, the last of the Indians who inhabited the southern tip of South America. These brave sea-faring people could survive the hardships of a cold and hostile environment, but not the coming of the Europeans. Even the supposedly enlightened figure of ... Read more
All is not as it seems when an elderly man returns home, only to be greeted by burglars. This mini thriller will keep you guessing until the last frame.---D Marc Brummond P Katharina Dulner S Christina Töllner WS Hamburg Media School L no dialogue TD 35mm/B&W/2005/6mins ... Read more
“A road movie in reverse.” - filmmaker Ursula Meier ... Starring one of France's finest actresses, Isabelle Huppert, in a brilliantly modulated performance, Ursula Meier makes an ambitious filmmaking debut with this modern social farce about an anarchic family of five living beside an abandoned ... Read more
“This is the kind of slow burn, believable descent from childhood into insanity that Rob Zombie wished he had captured in his Halloween remake.” - Dread Central ... Actor Christopher Denham (Charlie Wilson's War) turns in a creepy-as-hell filmmaking debut of the hand-held, fictional ‘found ... Read more
An adept collage of footage culled from various Hollywood films of the early 1950's and 1960's (Sirk's melodramas, Hitchcock's psycho-sexual thrillers.) It provides an incisive commentary on this dominant cinema's depiction of women as both prisoners in the home and the instinc­tive prey of an ... Read more
The protagonists of Hollywood melodramas of the fifties and sixties are coming home a chore­ography of glances and gestures ... Read more
Homeboys is about the young members of street gangs in Los Angeles. The junior leagues, who are failing in school, dropping out and forming gangs that mimic the activities of the older, more violent and crime related gangs of their brothers. ... This is a student film and what makes it different is ... Read more
... ... This latest offering by one of Mexico's most prolific and outrageous commentators is a single shot — one angle, one com­position. The result is anything but one note; rather, the elimination of traditional film form impels us to focus on every gesture, every word, every sigh ... Read more
Shot in 1987, at the height of the Iran-Iraq war, Homework is an extraordinary snapshot of an Iranian primary school and the children who know the meaning of the word 'punishment' but few have heard of 'encouragement'. ... Kiarostami 'plays director', interviewing the children, whose school yard ... Read more
Through the use of animated relief and puppets, questions to do with human creation and creativity are vividly suggested. The story of medieval alchemist Homunculus. who created a "man", is developed into a broad allegory, in which finally we are made aware of the fragility of universal order. ... Read more
Honey Baby Finland'You aren't washed up until you're washed up in a small town in Germany.' With these words of comic despair, our anti-hero Tom agrees to tour Russian backwater towns with his set of melancholy acoustic ballads. Stuck in Europe and completely overlooked by fame, the American ... Read more
WORLD PREMIERE ... Four hundred asylum seekers pitched into the sea when their people-smuggling boat from Indonesia sank in 2001. Three hundred and fifty three people drowned. Only seven survivors made it to Australia. Amal Basry was one of those survivors. ... Controversy surrounded the sinking of ... Read more
"It is idealistic... and therefore cruel" - Doestoevsky, The Insulted and the Injured. ... Shot on super 8 and Betacam and transferred to 35 mm with a ritualistic score and lo-fi sound mix, this unfathomable, untranslatable exercise produces a strangely theatrical arena for breaking in the body ... Read more
Best known for his collaborations with Charles Mingus, Roland Kirk and Dexter Gordon, Horace Parian's life story is extraordinary. Don McGlynns intimate portrait of the pianist is comprised of a combination of revealing interviews about Parian's fascinating life. McGlynn captures every stage of ... Read more
A day in the life of a Mumbai taxi driver and his struggle to save enough to upgrade to an air-conditioned model. The film's title comes from the phrase commonly painted on such vehicles in India. Won the 2007 Satjyit Ray Short Film Award.--- D Joel Simon S Scott Boldt & Joel Simon P Joel Simon WS ... Read more
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Designed primarily as training material for staffs of hospitals, this film dramatically portrays the horror and awful consequences of a tragic event; it demonstrates the results of good and bad training and the need for all hospital personnel to learn basic drills and routines in case of fire. ... Read more
Our plucky hero joins the fire company to save the world from house fires and gain the affection he so richly deserves. The third in Plympton's ‘Dog' series.---D/S Bill Plympton P Biljana Labovic WS SND Films TD 35mm/2008/5mins ... Read more
'Hair Wars' —the 'black hair extravaganza of America'—has established itself as a Mecca for creative styling expression and fantastical hair creations. A working model of the solar system inside your crowning glory, anyone?! Hot Irons is outrageous testimony to the health of a massive ... Read more
When two girls turn down two teenage boys for more prosperous, motorised dates, the boys steal a car. ... Read more
Based on a 1936 Polish best-seller, Hotel Pacific is set in a large European hotel in the 1930s. Roman Boryczko. a teenage boy, has a job as a dish-washer. He works his way up to errand boy, waiter's mate, and eventually, waiter. But his attempted romantic liaisons present difficulties. His first ... Read more
Robin Lehman went down into the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano to capture the terrifying, yet spellbinding explosion of molten lava at its very source. ... Read more
Director Rob Zombie (of classic trash thrashers White Zombie) directs and provides the soundtrack for this wonderfully insane gore fest. With a plot mixing ill-fated brain experiments, creepy clowns and human gobbling hicks, Zombie salutes his no doubt substantial collection of horror classics. The ... Read more
Just as papier mache buildings are similar to the face of a familiar city, so there is a moment when a lie becomes a reality more than a truth. ... Read more
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