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Centering on a production of "The Tempest", the film effectively captures the mood of the last days of term an implicit comment on life at an English prep school. ... Read more
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones USA'a sweeping overview of the career of seminal punk-rockers the Ramones, End of the Century is compulsive viewing for fans of the group' [it's] an exhaustive survey, not just of the Ramones, but of the entire underground music scene in New York (and ... Read more
“A moment of political history too sensitive to be revealed for more than a decade.” - Guardian ... From Pete Travis (Vantage Point) comes Endgame, a political thriller that follows the precarious development of a series of secret talks that were instrumental in dismantling the apartheid system ... Read more
Endiang explores the gulf, a tragic landscape between Grandfather and Grandson, between a man who has lost his memory and the grand­son who returns to Endiang, Alberta, in an attempt to connect with him. A film about memory loss and the immensity of the Canadi­an prairie. ... Read more
By way of his clever use of rotoscoped images, Michael Dwass explores the relationship between remembered or imagined images with the realities of the present. The action is set somewhere on Lower Manhattan and has all the flavour of the individual isolated in a big metropolis. ... Read more
This cartoon of British artist, Ronald Searle, tells in brief the history of man's need for energy. and the role petroleum plays in filling this need. ... Read more
A record of enginemen at locomotive sheds on the outskirts of Manchester, filmed during the early hours of a wintry morning. There is very little commentary, other than the men themselves speaking out on the changes being brought about in their lives by extensive diesellisation. ... This strongly ... Read more
The domestic architecture, interior furnishings and household objects of the Thirties in England, reveal the taste at different levels of society. ... Aiming to combat the Depression by increasing exports, manufacturers employed Graham Sutherland, Ben Nicholson, Mark Gertler to design wallpapers ... Read more
... ... Shining with the soft hues of early colour and with Jennings evident love of the English landscape, each shot's composition reflects the classical balance and harmony of the romantic, Constable-like view of the land he celebrated throughout his life. ... ... ... Read more
“This is one extraordinary documentary, approaching hugely emotive subject matter with nimble delicacy and, it has to be said, steely reserve.” - Time Out ... What is it like to have God-like surgical powers, yet to struggle against your own humanity? What is it like to try and save a life and ... Read more
Morricone began composing at the age of six and his professional career began in Italy's fledgling pop industry as an arranger where he quickly gained a reputation for his idio­syncratic utilisation of everyday sounds. ... He first gained international attention in the mid-60s with his landmark ... Read more
Enrique Morente, one of the world's greatest living flamenco artists, takes us on a musical tour of Spain's finest monument - Granada's Alhambra palace - in a vibrant tribute to Spain's Andalucian culture, spanning music, dance and architecture. The film is structured around Morente's dream ... Read more
Brilliant colour cartoon linking the business acumen of a potter in ancient Egypt with the activities of I.C.I. today. The rhymed commentary combined with the admirable visuals make this an outstanding film: never has the case for a vast semi- monopoly been more happily put. ... Read more
Is is possible to know if a seed discovered after a thousand years is that of a now vanquished magnolia, or instead that of a virulent presently extinct weed? Episodes in Disbelief explores childhood speculations on various issues such as time and space, sight and sightlessness, trauma and hope. ... Read more
The effects of the consumer society on an office worker are shown in four surreal episodes. ... Read more
For three years, Jan Stach, farmer from the village of Znamuowice built a stone bridge over a 25 metre long gorge with his own hands. ... It was his only way of establishing communication with the world after the village was cut off when an artificial lake flooded the only road out. ... Read more
'A part of Italy, Trieste, under the Austro-Hungarian Empire in pre-World War I days serves as a classic backdrop for this tale of a handsome young man's initiation to life, sex and class ways of the times. Title character comes from a Jewish family. His mother had been abandoned by his Christian ... Read more
“A climactic, delirious, wall-busting murder fantasy.” - Village Voice ... Yoshishige Yoshida's exigent Eros Plus Massacre centres on anarchist Sakae Osugi, who was killed in the devastating wake of the great Kanto earthquake of 1923. His dramatic story comes framed in the musings of a group of ... Read more
An excellent contemporary companion piece to Monica Treut's Didn't do it for Love, Erotica explores female sexuality by consulting the opinions and experiences of an international group of ten artists, performers, authors and practitioners, all with a singular slant on activities in the bedroom ... Read more
Ervinka is a smart young man with a healthy inclination towaids laziness — a sort of Tel Aviv Till Eulenspiegel. He and his friend, Joseph the peddlar, engage in a senes of adventures propelled by Ervinka's quick wit and talent for improvisation. They earn their keep through shady deals ... Read more
The film is based on the poem, in which a carpenter builds a cross and speaks of his pride in his work and his reluctance to be involved with the situations which bring men to die on crosses. ... Goldsmith shows a multiplicity of modern creations, any one of which might have evil effect in the ... Read more
Eternity tells the story of Arthur Stace, a man who for decades wandered the streets of Sydney, writing in perfect copperplate script the word 'Eternity' in yellow chalk. Regarded by some as a man saved by Christianity, and by others as a mystical obsessive, Stace is discussed by Sydney identities ... Read more
This is an experiment, using the aesthetic aspects of a physical phenomenon to create pleasing and varied patterns on film. ... Read more
A little vignette of a twelve year old girl's first brushes with sex. ... Gold Hugo, Chicago. Bronze Plaque, Columbus. Golden Athena, Athens. ... Read more
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