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Films Screened In 1986

The romantic story set in Caucasia based on the I9th century poem THE DEMON by Lermontov has been adapted to imagery of modern Berlin. ... Read more
Gothic melodrama, which makes dramatic and economical use of empty frames overlapping sound and striking images to tell its story of a faith healer's attempt to detraumatise and restore the speech of a dumb young man. The results are sensational. ... Read more
The last hours of a cinema that just before contact with the wrecker experiences the glitter of an old-time movie premiere one last time. But the nostalgia trip is constantly undercut, and the film concludes in a mixture of tongue-in-cheek pathos and melancholy as the theatre is demolished. ... Read more
Still more music wrapped in images. ... Read more
At the end of the last century, an ethnographic photographer visits an isolated region in the south of France and uncovers the maltreatment of a woman presumed to be a witch. He attempts to record her torture with his primitive camera rather than protect her from her persecutors, with disastrous ... Read more
In the suburbs of New Zealand's largest city is a cowboy club, whose members act out their Hollywood fantasies by dressing up and staging fist fights and shoot-outs. This film documents their activities without comment, but the macho posturing betrays a great deal about cultural insecurity and ... Read more
Set in the mid-Sixties, this film accompanies young Peter Young on his first camping trip with the Boy Scouts — deep into the bush, into a place of myths and folklore and fearful adventures . . . ... Read more
Lonely boy. too much alone, tires of his toys and finally finds a friend — a little mouse — but the friendship is short-lived. This small domestic tragedy is narrated without dialogue and with great understatement, by the accumulation and repetition of small details of domestic rituals. ... Read more
This debut feature from actor and essayist Juzo Itami has been universally acclaimed for its confident and sensitive satire on Japanese rituals and customs. ... Set in contemporary Japan, the film chronicles the chaos that besets a family over the three days following the death of the somewhat ... Read more
Two hybrid characters become fixated by an idea. As they talk to each other they become more and more obsessed with the idea, but the more they talk the less capable they are of translating their ideas into action. Witty, wicked and kinky in concept innovative in use of animation ... Read more
In the early 1970s Al Green was regarded as the most influential and sexiest soul singer recording in Memphis, Tennessee. However, in 1973, following a concert at Disneyland, Green became "born again". Three years later he decided to devote himself exclusively to the religious life and founded a ... Read more
Traditional Animation film made with great gusto. Story of a domestic cat who's hunting instincts are accidently over -revived. ... Read more
This is the story of what happened TO the Walbirl the largest aboriginal tribe in central Australia until 1978 when a policeman lour cattlemen and three trackers set out with a thousand rounds of ammunition Dramatised documentary. ... Read more
A collage of painting and music evolving into an operatic duet of performance and video synthesis. ... Read more
An impressionistic documentary (racing a journey from urban Brisbane to the rural tranquillity of a Krishna community in northern New South Wales. ... Read more
A documentary shot on location in Mississippi which presents the musical and sociological roots of Blues music It Includes footage of prison work songs railroad work gangs a Baptist revival service country picnics and individual musicians. ... Read more
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's remarkable 163 minute Technicolor British wartime epic has at last been restored and is available for presentation once again in its full length version. Based on a highly original screenplay by Pressburger, and starring Roger Livesey in probably the best ... Read more
A portrait of a young man's struggle for identity unfolds as he orchestrates a chaotic collection of images from his past The political Campaigning of his father Boh Proudfool ithe Man Von Know) intrudes into his solitary world and triggers paranoid memories of s childhood Christmas, tortured ... Read more
Segalove employs a hybrid form of scripted documentary through which ... mother and daughter create a series of ironically witty skits. ... Read more
Compelling documentary account of the protests organised by the mothers of the 30,000 people who disappeared in Argentina during the wave of kidnapping, tortures and murders initiated by the military junta during the 1970s. ... The film traces the development of the organisation from 1977 and ... Read more
Reality and fiction become confused In this short narrative as I airy panics after an argument with his girlfriend. Special lighting effects and a strong sound track help us enter the mind of a man under stress. ... Read more
A bleak vision of the future where Big Brother watches one s every action Video cameras methodically scan the exterior of an apartment building while an expressionless voice records the actions of individuals shown on the screen. Evidence of an illicit love affair gradually accumulates. ... Read more
The first fiction feature by documentary director Michael Rubbo, the solution of the title refers to a magical cure for hair restoration devised by the ghosts of two tramps for a bold boy called Michael. ... Michael's sense of daring had caused his premature baldness: he had been drawn to an old ... Read more
Here THE PIED PIPER becomes elevated to a high moral tale using intricately carved puppets and sets reminiscent of German Expressionist films (16 walnut puppets and over 170 different sets were specially created for the film). Rats become an anarchic force outside the system of exchange they hoard ... Read more
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