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Films Screened In 1986

A portrait of Roy Smeck. veteran star of vaudeville early sound ... films and radio and a pioneer in the popularisation of fretted ... musical instruments (banjo, guitar etc). Includes scenes of 82-year-old Smeck playing the ukelele in concert interviews ... with him and other veterans of the ... Read more
The film is based on the Joe Orton play of the same title, and was shot in an apartment and surrounding locations in New York's Lower East Side. ... Read more
This film is about the street-level living of Hong Kong hawkers Of the 220 000 hawkers in Hong Kong it is estimated that 200 000 are unlicensed and illegal It is their world that is explored in this film the other side to the Hong Kong economic miracle. ... Read more
Based on a novelette entitled SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE, the film is a woman's recollection of her youthful years in an exotic Thai community in a border region of South China during the cultural revolution period. Her contact with an alien, primitive ... culture characterised by its simple, sensual ... Read more
This documentary is Shyam Benegal's tribute to his peer Satyajit Ray. Benegal allows Ray to tell his own story, that of his life and work, without interference. ... Ray outlines the story of his life and discusses autobiographical elements in his films. Excerpts from Ray's films often do not have ... Read more
Generally acclaimed as the best — and most important — Italian film of the year. SECRETS, SECRETS confirms the talent of ... Giuseppe Bertolucci (younger brother of Bernardo and co-writer of 1900 and LA LUNA) as a director of international stature. Already well-known in Italy for ... Read more
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Within the held of rotating green, a circle is filled with ever-changing signs and letters. ... Read more
The work of composer/ music producer David Cunningham employs the ... exaggeration of cliched pop promo effects to extend into the satirical and grotesque. ... Read more
The images show close -ups of the mouth and eyes of a man. On closer inspection this seems to be double-take of a couple. A thrilling rhythm is mixed with a sense at despair. ... Read more
Subtitled "A meditation on the possibility of romantic love in the South during an era of nuclear weapons proliferation also a comedy". ... A cinema verite style road movie in which the filmmaker attempts to retrace the route taken through the South by General Sherman during the Civil War. ... Read more
Day and night, n all weathers,the shunters are at work in the largest goods and shunting station in the DDR, in Dresden. An impressionistic documentary without commentary, which provides both an authentic document of labour in difficult conditions and images of great aesthetic power. ... Read more
Sadistic gameshow evangelist Simon leads mindless packs of middle class Americans on a one way journey to hell. ... Read more
Vivien Leigh a fragile neurotic schoolteacher comes to live with her sister, who is married to Marlon Brando. Ann Margaret provokes Treat Williams into revealing her more intimate past. After some taunting Adam Boyd forces himself onto Jill Scott and makes love to her. ... Read more
Vivien Leigh, a fragile, neurotic schoolteacher, comes to live with her sister, who is married to Marlon Brando. Ann Margaret provokes Treat Williams into revealing her more intimate past. After some taunting , Adam Boyd forces himself, onto Jill Scott and makes love to her. ... Read more
Ray Milland wants to get rid of Grace Kelly .He blackmails Anthony Dawson into doing it Angle Dickinson kills her would-be killer by sticking ... scissors/ knife into his back. Christopher Plummer frames Libbi Bennson for murder.Greg Miller the wife s lover and pan-time private eye solves the crime. Read more
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The narrative centres on a young Melbourne woman trying to come to terms with s ... Read more
This ‘soft conversation on a hard subject between two friends' presents a dialogue between Godard and his collaborator, Anne-Marie Mieville. They talk about Cinema, Television and their work together. ... Read more
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The trial of the Baader-Meinhof gang, the most notorious terrorist gang in Europe in the early 1970s, took place at the Stuttgart-Stammheim prison between 1975 and 1977 On trial were Andreas Baader. Ulrike Meinhof. jan-Carl Raspe and Gudrun Ensslin. A fifth member of the group, Holger Meins died at ... Read more
The filmmaker enters into the spiritual world of Jacky de Maeyer and probes into the spirit hidden behind the visible exteriors of the sculpture. He works without words, with Images and musk alone. ... Read more
Pantelis Voulgaris' epic is set during the "stone years" of recent Greek history (I954-1974) when membership of the Communist Party was illegal, and repressive governments punished members with imprisonment. ... Eleni and Babis fall in love in Thessaly in 1954, Their courtship — hesitant and ... Read more
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