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Entertaining and informative documentary showing an overview of current forms of public access community television. The emphasis is on participation and the program encourages anyone to get involved. ... Read more
A cartoon based on a Chinese folk tale about a handsome and tuneful bird who pays for vanity and laziness by becoming sooty and hoarse. ... Read more
This "bug's eye" view of the world aims to depict a beetle s epic journey across the beach. His treacherous trip is littered with obstacles: joggers roller skaters dogs children. He survives a close encounter with a dog only to find himself at the mercy of a fork-wielding little boy. ... This witty ... Read more
Jean-Denis Berenbaum's 'committed' film owes much to pantomime as a young white man and an African refuse the world of the wealthy which is more concerned with the splendour of its appearance than with the shallowness that characterises its essence. ... Read more
Wild focuses on the stories and legends of one tract of land, the Pilliga Forest in northwest New South Wales. How do the dynamic processes of history and ecology work to produce meanings, warnings and systems of wisdom in the location where our lives take place? Integrating a selection of old ... Read more
... ... William A Wellman was a notorious, hard-drinking Tinseltown toughguy A consumate journeyman director whose life story could rival any Hollywood fiction. A high school drop out, juvenile delinquent, ice hockey star, French Foreign Legionnaire and WWI pilot, all before rising from the Goldwyn ... Read more
Ardnamurchan. a mountainous peninsula on the coast of Argyll, is the location of some outstanding colour photography. The film includes unusual shots of the sea loch, wild birds and the highlands. ... Read more
The personalities of a flock of oversized budgies and their hippy caretaker ensnare you in the irresistibly charming [The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill]. ... "It's also a portrait of Mark Bittner, the quasi-Saint Francis of San Francisco, who monitors, feeds, and - simply put - loves these ... Read more
By day, Raymond is just another teenager surviving the South Bronx ghetto. But by night, he paints subway trains as "Zoro", a legendary lone graffiti artist whose identity remains a mystery — even to his friends. Raymond loves Rose, or "Lady Bug". the leader of a rival graffiti gang who are ... 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
An impression of offshore oil operations in a desolate area. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970: Second Prize, Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Film Awards, 1970 ... Read more
A close look at the primitive, untamed and backward wilderness, and the effect on it if the dam goes ahead. ... Read more
An off-beat, tourist promotion film, extolling the attractions of the Great Barrier Reef. ... Bronze Award, Jedda Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
From best MIFF shorts award winning director Eron Sheean (Fish MIFF 05), William tells the story of an indigenous sideshow magician, whom on his taxi ride home, encounters an unwelcome passenger, forcing him to revisit a past he would rather forget.---D Eron Sheehan P Peter George S John Brumpton ... Read more
Wilpena Pound (Flinders Ranges) and environs are filmed in 7381 print stock, Eastmancolor negative and black and white negative to reveal different landscape characteristics. ... Read more
A man is called to his grandmother's deathbed. As he waits for her to die, he recalls his youth: electrostatic generators were his best friends. ... Read more
A man is called to his grandmother's deathbed. As he waits for her to die, he recalls his youth and the electrostatic generators that were his best friends. ... Read more
The appeal of this film, first screened to an English-speaking audience at the 1954 Edinburgh Festival, lies not in its technical qualities but in the capacity of its director to present through conventional figures in a simply contrived tale something of the basic warmth of human relationships in ... Read more
Filmmakers often construct dangerous scenes or situa­tions within their project but rarely do they undertake an entire shoot that places them in personal jeopardy. Director Paul Wagner along with his cast and crew posed as tourists with video cameras while on location in Tibet. The ensemble ... Read more
A film showing a blind child and his difficulties in reading Braille. The child's face reflects and expression of effort. ... Read more
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... ... An intelligent, zany fantasy, as whimsical and light as air, Window to Paris nonetheless falls squarely into a whole new genre of Russian film—the comedy of capitalism. ... ... ... Like the rest of Russia, Tchiyov is trying to cope with the confusion after the fall of commu­nism ... Read more
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