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The 'Cajuns', the last French-speaking minority remaining in the United States, are descendants of the first Frenchmen who settled in Canada in the 17th century. Deported by the British in the 18th century, they finally found refuge in Louisiana. The Cajuns are an essentially rural community with ... 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
Jarman has once again created a lush and visually stunning canvas, that explores the life and key ideologies of one of this century's most influential philosophers, Ludwig Wittgenstein. This latest addition to a constantly quirky and inspiring oevure, displays the sharper wit of Jarmen's earlier ... Read more
Three girls, one of them pregnant, meet at a school re-union and decide to go out on the town together. During the ten years since they have seen each other, they have gradually become absorbed into their husbands' worlds. Now they challenge the sexual expectations and stereotypes they feel have ... Read more
This is an amusing cartoon making a plea for thrift in the household, and fewer children in the house. ... Read more
A 1986 examination of the master animator, his life, times and work. Long overdue, this documentary covers his pioneering and dedicated work. From his initial scientific films animating insects to his painstaking feature The Tale Of The Fox we see the lengths required to achieve the complex scenes ... Read more
Rosaria Suarez, a ballerina with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, discusses the effects of motherhood on her work in the ballet company. ... Read more
“It's not a musical - it's the idea of a musical.” - Jean-Luc Godard ... In stunning colour CinemaScope and featuring Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy at the peak of their popularity, A Woman Is a Woman is Godard's clever and playful tribute to the American musical and the ... Read more
An accomplished debut feature that boasts the kind of impossibly gorgeous imagery that punctuates the films of Tran Anh Hung (Cydo, Vertical Roy of the Sun). Woman of Water is a meditative, Zen-like film exploring the world of Ryo, the rain woman, who seems to have the power to bring about a ... Read more
A student film in which the relationships between three building workers are disturbed by the presence of a woman sunbathing on the roof opposite. ... 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
A women's lib propaganda film, made by France's top woman director, Agnès Varda. ... Read more
“An elegant combo of slow-burn romance and social realism… Wonderful Town reaches deeply into the hearts and minds of people struggling to rebuild themselves long after the physical shockwaves have subsided.” - VarietyA Bangkok architect travels to a coastal town in the south of Thailand ... Read more
Kolar at his best with a simple graphic. Dog and cat are smudges of lines in different colours in the traditional cartoon rivalry. ... Read more
Rover's Kennel catches fire, much to the lamb's concern, but mother sheep comes to the rescue. ... Read more
Through sequences caught from life, the film follows the development of speech, from the first cry of the newborn infant to the articulate speech of the 4-year-old. ... 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
“Write about what you know. More writers fail because they try to write about things they don't know than for any other reason.” - William S. Burroughs ... Filmmakers Lars Movin and Steen Møller Rasmussen discovered footage of an encounter between Beat generation legend William S ... Read more
Provides an account of the introduction of industrial democracy within government factories by the Australian Federal ... Government. ... 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
Workers' Films of the Thirties is an independent film, made from the extant films and documents in the British Film and Photo League Archive. ... The compilation of silent films, with added voice-over and contemporary music, is in two 20-minute parts. Part One deals with the origins of the Film and ... Read more
WORKING GIRLS is a frank and often humorous look at women working in a brothel in midtown Manhattan. It is owned and run by Susan, a woman in her 30s. who had worked briefly as a prostitute before opening her own business. Molly, a photographer, has been working at the brothel for a couple of ... Read more
In Journeys from Berlin/1971, there are five characters a man, a woman and an adolescent girl who "appears" on the sound track, a female psychoanalytic patient in her early fifties, and a therapist, or analyst, played alternately by a man, a woman, and a nine-year-old boy The speech of the analytic ... Read more
Won the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival. ... What would you be prepared to do to earn a living? Michael Glawogger's eye-opening documentary focuses on the extremes to which people will go to earn a wage or, more particularly, those working people that have no choice. ... Told in six ... Read more
“I learned and lived more in the last seven days than in the last seven years... nothing will ever be the same again. I can't go back... my life begins now!” - documentary maker Jamie Morgan People enter a workshop that takes place over 10 days somewhere outside San Francisco. Run by a ... Read more
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