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"You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. The fundamental things apply..." ... If there is one thing that Gaylene Preston's new film tells us about the experiences of women in World War Two—it's that those oft-sung 'fundamentals' are actually hard to identify. In ... Read more
Pratibha Parmar (Khush, A Place Of Rage) joins with author Alice Walker (The Color Puiple, Possessing The Secret Of Joy) in a moving exploration of the cultural and political issues surrounding the practice of female genital mutilation. ... Alice Walker presents interviews with women from Senegal ... Read more
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Tian di ying xiong) China/Hong KongKongChina in the 7th century: a country in the throes of the fearsome Tang dynasty. A Japanese warrior, Lai Xi, has served the Chinese emperor for 20 years and is desperate to return to his beloved homeland. He will be granted passage ... Read more
Cartoon revealing the secret life of the fabulous Ungle-Wunglc Bird. ... Read more
This animated film focuses attention on the fact that although there is as much water as there ever was, increasing demands today have brought us on the verge of a world-wide crisis. ... Read more
A film by veteran Australian ethnographic filmmaker about the outstatlon, or clan homeland movement throughout northern and central Australia. Two centres are closely examined. ... Yirrkala, in north-eastern Arnhem Land, a resource centre on the doorstep of a massive Cove bauxite mine, and ... Read more
Do you love metal enough to shave Ozzie Osborne's name into your chest hair? If so, see Penelope Spheens' (Wayne's World, The Decline of Western Civilisation), We Sold Our Souls for Rock and Roll...twice! This sweat and beer soaked, mud-caked and blood stained concert rockumentary recounts the ... Read more
July 20th, 1969. The entire planet is fixed on the Apollo XI. This is an accepted story, but there are lesser known details of July 20th, 1969, which no-one has ever talked about: the story of Marie-Andree Chevalier. First contraceptive pill, first night out with a boy. Ifs bye-bye childhood and ... Read more
A man comes to pick up his daughter from school. Nothing unusual apart from the way people are looking at him. He is divorced and takes the little girl to the seaside. On the way to the coast, a policeman becomes aggressive as he looks at his papers. At the seaside he doesn't want to be disturbed ... Read more
Alan Rudolph has had a long association with Robert Altman, as assistant director on The Long Goodbye, California Split, and Nashville, and as co-writer of Buffalo Bill and the Indians. His film, Welcome to LA, is set in the music industry of Los Angeles. ... After spending three years in London ... Read more
A young, seemingly helpless girl is abducted by a gang of four youths. Held hostage in an abandoned, decaying warehouse cellar, her vulnerability is more imagined than real. Systematically, she destroys her captors. ... Read more
When travelling shoe salesman Paco picks up a hitch-hiker, Nino, he's not expecting to have his vehicle, samples and belongings stolen and be left stranded by the roadside. Paco gets his revenge a short while later, howev­er, when he comes across the thief in a small French town, beats and ... Read more
A short comedy on the taboo of the male nude. Its setting is a photographic studio and its basic situation a photographic session in which the photographer runs his model through the gamut of possibilities of "what might be permissible in respect of a male nude". Prompted in part by the latest ... Read more
Nicholas, the son of peasant farmers, lives with his parents and grandparents on a farm. Their lives are in turmoil. Nicholas' father, Mare, has had to destroy his entire herd of cattle due to an outbreak of Mad Cow Disease. Under the strain, he hangs himself. Noel, the patriarch of the clan ... Read more
The title says this is a production of the National Film Board of Mars, and the film shows what Martians, looking at us. might logically guess to be the case — that the auto has inherited the earth. ... Read more
Dramatising the folk ballad of the same name, this film offers a simple plea for peace. ... Golden Eagle Award, Cine. ... 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
Winner of the Camera D'or at the Cannes Film Festival, Jafar Panahi's The White Balloon is the story of a young Iranian girl's trip to the market - a simple undertaking that becomes unexpectedly waylaid by circumstance. ... With New Year approaching in Tehran, seven-year-old Razieh pesters her ... Read more
“Spooner's style calls to mind the youthful energy of early Spike Lee.” - Hollywood ReporterAt first skinny jeans, the right hairstyle and a liking for Blondie were enough to keep African-American Ajamu (Ayinde Howell) satisfied in New York's predominantly white indie-rock scene. Bookish and ... Read more
"A white-trash psychobilly nightmare with midnight movie appeal." - Vanity Fair ... From a script penned by Vice Magazine founders Eddy Moretti and Shane Smith comes White Lightnin', a larger-than-life tale inspired by the life of Jesco ‘the dancing outlaw' White. ... Ever since Jesco (Edward ... Read more
Once upon a time there is a king who has three sons. And a king who has three daughters, so no heir. The kings are brothers. A test of courage is arranged to choose which son will inherit the empire. The lot falls on the White Moor, but on his journey a lot more falls on him. A wicked impostor ... Read more
Dostoevsky's famous bitter sweet story - of the girlwho wails 'or the return of her lover from abroad, wandering through the night streets of St Petersburg, and finding temporary consolation in the friendship of a dreamer who falls in love with her - has inspired several film versions, the most ... Read more
“Those who contend the jury is out on global warming aren't sitting in the same courtroom as the makers of The White Planet.” - Variety Recounting the effects of the changing seasons on the environment of the North Pole, Thierry Ragobert and Thierry Piantanida's documentary uses breathtaking ... 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
“I like relationships and I like flesh.” - Kathy Acker ... Boldly exploring the extremities of an extreme woman, Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker? chronicles one of America's original ‘outlaw writers', Kathy Acker: punk icon, one-time sex worker, tattooed, pierced and banned in many countries ... Read more
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