Films Screened In 1987

The urbane and almost mournful life of a Melbourne busker, Monty, is invaded by his country-cousin Ida. As she learns the rules of the often capricious lifestyle of Monty and his friends, she comes to contribute her earthy approach to the problems of a stifling bureaucracy. ... Read more
25 Fireman's Street tells the tale of a house being demolished and as the house crumbles, a century of Hungarian history unfolds. Szabo sketched his original concept for this intricate film: "One night, an entire household of people has the same dream, and in that night, they love everyone, hate, betray and reconcile themselves. It is this common dream that unites them. although they have always l... Read more
A cabby who wants to make movies! The result is an astonishing collage of miniature portraits of his customers, fellow cabbies and family. A quirky, often hilarious portrait of Califomian life reminiscent of Sherman's March. ... "This film belongs in a time capsule." T.R. Bergroth ... Read more
Strikingly photographed psychodrama about twin brothers who become separated during an exercise run. But although Jim exists in John's mind, did he (does he?) ever exist in reality? Shades of The Other and Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. ... Read more
Una Novia Para David captures the situation of a young kid who leaves his village in 1966 to go to the University of Havana with a typical Cuban graffiti style, fast pacing, lots af music (Beatles and all) and a good cross-section of people. The film's major interest, however, is its portrayal of Cuban society and the ability to make a film with a wide popular appeal. Despite claims that it lacks ... Read more
This animated film won the award for Best Short Film at the 1987 Academy Awards. ... Read more
An imaginative, well-crafted and often hilarious first feature, apparently inspired by the misadventures surrounding the Latin American projects of Werner Herzog. A young director plans a film about an obscure French procurator Orelie Antoine, who in 1860 declared himself King of Araucania and Patagonia. What he wants is a kind of Latin American Western, indebted as much to John Ford as to Glauber... Read more
An animated Vulgarian male fantasy! ... Read more
A Name For Her Desire is the story of a woman with men's eyes upon her. Francesca. the central character, is the object of attempted male seduction - the object of male desire. The male fiction is created by her deliberate refusal to respond and the male fantasy continues to elaborate a history for the protagonist. ... Read more
A poetic film which illustrates aspects of black culture which in Salvador, Bahia, had a remarkable impact on the arts and culture in the region. Although destroyed by many years of white domination, its resistance has continued and is used as a model for the examination of resistance movements in Brazil. Africa and other parts of the world. ... Read more
The rise of Britain's most notorious cinema organist. ... Read more
Georgi Schengelaja's comic drama involves the journey of a young folk musician in Georgia in 1908, who unwittingly finds himself in the midst of a middle-class and peasant revolt against the Tsar. His encounters with the villagers are colourful and droll, yet, at the same time, tinged with tragedy as the soldiers round up the people the composer has been in contact with. The evocative photography ... Read more
This production investigates the background to the health hazards the workers in one particular industry have been exposed to over a number of years. Through its innovative approach Acceptable Risk? confronts the myth of the careless worker. ... Read more
After nuclear destruction all appears lost... but a new species of man emerges. Adam is technically accomplished, having been made up of over 15,000 individual drawings on plain paper. ... Zooms and dissolves were achieved through drawings in the tradition of primitive animation. ... Read more
Rome, July 1986 at the Villa Medici. Jacques Kerchache is dismantling the exhibition he organised in memory of Andre Malraux of 50 African masterpieces which belong to the 'Music Imaginaire'. ... Read more
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