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Reported through a series of surveillance stills reminiscent of Marker's La Jetée, two subjects interact in an emptied Berlin cityscape. A post-apocalyptic elegy to 60s architectural drawings.---D/S George Drivas P George Drivas, Ralf Langer WS Blonde Audiovisual Greece L no dialogue TD ... Read more
Bethune's life has a legendary quality about it: as a roistering young doctor in the Twenties, he was struck down with T.B. and lost one lung. As a result, he put aside the flippancies of his youth and from then on dedicated his life to his profession. In Montreal he became known as a fine surgeon ... Read more
Moby, Carl Cox, Roni Size, Frankie Bones, Kraftwerk, Jason Bentley, Meat Beat Manifesto and The Crystal Method—just a handful of the electronica and dance luminaries profiled and interviewed in Jon Reiss hip and hypnotic technomentary. This idiosyncratic examination of rave culture and music ... Read more
Walking home from a pleasant evening at 'Cat's Ass', a local lesbian club, Maggie finds herself bailed up by a gang of skinheads. Fearing the worst, Maggie is enormously relieved when a minibus screeches to halt beside her and out jumps Kim, a charismatic artist, whose presence is enough to move ... Read more
Following the quest of photographer Anita Khemka, Between the Lines eloquently captures the life and many hardships of India's discarded citizens, the Hijras or eunuchs. ... Living as outcasts on the edge of society, the existence of the Hijras is largely denied. Neither men nor women, their ... Read more
An interesting study of the region where the world of plants and animals overlap. ... Read more
“The forces of history, of the past, the forces of nature… the forces of cinema, all come to a clash and to explode.” - filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara ... Rajith falls from the sky to find himself in dangerous territory: a land gripped by an endless cycle of riots, fighting and death ... Read more
Coming from a painting tradition, Lisa Roberts has been described as one of the most promising of New Age artists. In this work she explores her interest by way of electronic and computer generated images in traditional cubism and choreographed movement as the natural accompaniment of sound. ... Read more
Beyond Beats and Rhymes is a provocative documentary that skewers hip-hop's dominant sexual politics. Fronted by filmmaker Byron Hurt, this film was originally conceived as a “loving critique” from a self-proclaimed “hip-hop head” but soon became a take-no-prisoners assault on the hypocrisy ... Read more
An intriguing look at the journey of a young man struggling to assimilate in New York after leaving the confines of an Orthodox Hasidic enclave. Strung above the streets of Orthodox Hasidic neighbourhoods, the eyruv demarcates a boundary between the sacred community and the ordinary world. For 18 ... Read more
The film concentrates on the invisible world of an aquarium of tropical fish: from the single celled protozoa to the more complex, but still microscopic worms and snails. ... Read more
The Bharat Natyam technique of dancing from the South is not merely sculptured in the pillars of Chidambaram Temple, but is a living tradition with dancers from whom it demands great effort and concentration. Featuring the danseuse Kamala, the film explains the unique technique of Bharat Natyam. ... Read more
Set in Victorian times, this is a whimsical and magical account of one woman's struggle to overcome society's attitudes and ride a bicycle. ... Read more
Belgium Television was persuaded to co-operate in making this film at the time when the famous blues singer, Big Bill Bronzy, was in Brussels for a concert. It is set in an actual existentialist-type jail cellar, and consists simply of Bronzy singing against this background. The photographic ... Read more
A dramatised version of the Hans Andersen tale about Charles, the crafty poor peasant, and how he revenged himself on Charles, the greedy rich peasant. ... Read more
When Marlon arrives at a juvenile prison, his rap rhymes elicit a strong and violent response from Gavin, a neurotic bully. The jealous Gavin conspires to silence him, leading to a battle of wills between the two. Shot on location with a cast of actual inmates and wardens, Finola Geraghty's film ... Read more
Big Dreamers Australia One man's quixotic struggle to build the world's biggest gumboot. ... D Camille Hardman S John Fink P Camille Hardman & John Fink WS Barking Cat Productions TD video/col/2007/55mins ... Read more
Howard Spicer is known to thousands of schoolchildren throughout Australia as "Big H" - the operatic bikie. Dressed in leather, he rides his motorbike into classrooms and introduces young people to opera. Using Spicer's work as an example, the film illustrates the concept of innovative arts ... Read more
“A close cousin to Werner Herzog's wilder non-fiction tales.” - Variety ... Martin Strel is an endurance swimmer who has swum the Mississippi, the Danube and the Yangtze rivers - and now the fifty-something Slovenian has the Amazon in his sights. ... Strel's 66-day journey is equal parts ... Read more
This unforgettable musical animation stars a young man afraid to come out... of the locker. Set on the beach in the 1960s, this is a rocking spin on an old favourite tune. --- D/P/S Lasse Persson WS Post Scriptum & Media TD 35mm/col/ 2004/7mins ... Read more
“We all get dressed for Bill.” - Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief ... Unassuming and unpretentious, cycling through the streets of Manhattan with his battered Nikon camera, 80-year-old Bill Cunningham doesn't exactly look like someone to hold the fashion world in thrall. Yet every week his ... Read more
Easter, 1994 at an outer western Sydney housing estate. A fight breaks out between wo neighbouring families, one Lebanese, the other Anglo-Australian. Next day, 16-year-old Biillal Eter is crossing the road outside his home when a car driven by one of the neighbours. Linc Jeswick runs him down. Tom ... Read more
Billy and Percy is a dramatic reconstruction of William Morris Hughes' Prime Ministership during the period that Percy Deane was his private secretary. The storyline is very closely related to Percy Deane's diary and personal papers at the time. ... Read more
Billy, the stick figure boy, holds in one hand a balloon and shakes a rattle with the other - a happy scene. Or so it seems until his balloon begins to have a sadistic mind of its own. The latest animation from this popular cult filmmaker is dark, twisted, relentlessly funny and is sure to give ... Read more
A cinephile's fantasy: a rare meeting between legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder and one of his biggest fans, German director and cinephile Volker Schloendorff ([The Tin Drum], see also [The Ninth Day]). [Billy, How Did You Do It'] takes the form of an extended conversation conducted over a few days ... Read more
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