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A pair of knees go to a disco ... Read more
... ... Avoiding the conventions of music documen­tary, I Just Wash for Made for These Times magnifi­cently captures the essence of Beach Boy Brian Wilson's musical genius and eccentricity. As opposed to a typical biography, the film offers instead a selective view of the man through ... Read more
The head of a large family, a wealthy industrialist, tries to persuade his family, his mistresses and their children, to emigrate to Brazil, where he thinks they will be safe from atomic extinction. The family, loath to leave their wealth behind, appeal to the Tokyo Family Court to have the man ... Read more
Hilary Weisman's comedy road docudrama has probably created its own genre. Ostensibly the true account of four gals on a cross-country trip to sell stolen video equipment on the Mexican black market, / Love My Movie includes a number of startling revelations that indicate that some of what we see ... Read more
In his book, Joe Brainard recounts his life through a series of dairy-like entries, each beginning with the words "I remember". This engrossing short film is a visual summary of some of the entries from Brainard's book, a meandering journey through one man's memories. Gaining power and poetry ... Read more
Several films have been made on , the infectious Cajun and Zydeco music of South West Louisiana (including Spend It All, Hot Pepper and Dry Wood by Les Blank), but until now, none has tackled the task of putting the most important musicians of the past and present into a historical context. We're ... Read more
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Shot during the last Ice Hockey World Championships held in Poland, the film demonstrates the technique of the game. ... Read more
There are no individual identities amongst the mirrors and mazes of this futuristic world. Made for the Lip Synch series. ... Read more
In a surrealistic African Savannah cum ballet studio our pointy-toed protagonist learns a valuable lesson about love. ... --- ... D Nick Wade S Eloise Smith P Martin Orton WS Bold Creative Ltd TD video/col/2006/4mins ... Read more
Image Before My Eyes is a uniquely intelligent and sensitive portrayal of the vitality and diversity of Jewish life in pre-World War Two Poland. Through the use of rare documentary footage. "home movies". music, photographs and interviews with survivors, the film recreates the full texture of a way ... Read more
An experimental abstract film which includes several strange and striking images, seen entirely in negative. ... Read more
An experimental film on the Franklin River Dam issue using visual manipulations to heighten the emotional and political involvement of those concerned. ... Read more
Japanese animator Atsushi Wada's latest surreal snapshot of the life of a family, and the giant pig blocking their front door. ... --- ... D/P/S Atsushi Wada L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... --- ... D/P/S Atsushi Wada L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
Agnes McLean is a life-long socialist and aficionado of Latin dancing. The film follows her from her modern sequence dance class in Glasgow's Pollok Centre to the famous Tropicana nightclub in Havana, and then into the back-streets of the Cuban capital where she discovers the real roots of the ... Read more
As a dynamited building collapses in slow motion, professor of film Jan Krawitz declares that ten years ago a moment came in her life when the earth shifted and nothing would ever be the same again. Using archival footage from the America of her childhood and her own images of Texas, she movingly ... Read more
South Brunswick, New Jersey; Spring, 1975. Frank Kaler and his family are convinced there is something wrong with their water: vegetables cooked in it change color, skin lesions appear after bathing in it. The health department claims that it is drinkable, but it is later determined to be some of ... Read more
Theodore Major is a cranky old man. He's arguably one of England's greatest painters. But Theodore's finished with money - he wants his paintings seen, not sold, and if you can't understand that or them then you're blind. Crippled with arthritis, he's going down with his brushes blazing. Friend and ... Read more
Ordinary city images of our daily city environment are photographically reshaped to produce a new set of seemingly incongruous images, revealing a black humour: after all, it's all just water off a duck's back. ... Read more
The Indus Basin is one of the heaviest populated areas of the world. On partition, ffour-fifths of this irrigated area went to Pakistan, but the rivers all flowed out of India, where the water was needed. ... Gold Medal, Venice Chamber of Commence. ... Read more
An Injury to One USA Butte, Montana is considered the most toxic city in the United States, the legacy of copper mining that took US$25 billion out of the ground and left more than 10,000 workers dead. More Americans died mining copper in Butte during WWI than died fighting in 'The war to end all ... Read more
From his fine trilogy on the subject of war and its aftermath, Andrzej Wajda turns to the gentler subject of young intellectuals in Warsaw. The innocent sorcerers of the film's title are a young doctor, Andrzej, a jazz drummer in his spare time, with a reputation for being a gay dog, and a young ... Read more
Insatiable is a stylised, musical narrative working around ideas of 'performance'. It deals with four singers who arrive at an old theatre for an audition. It explores how they have prepared themselves for the audition. They each wait their turn to be called to perform. As they wait, the singers ... Read more
Observational composition and unobtrusive reflections create a meditative tone for this portrait of Mongolia. This breathtaking journey juxtaposes images of an ancient world set against a modern society. ... Read more
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