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Films Screened In 1987

An insight into the training methods used for the sport of boxing. ... Read more
A baby, a woman and a romantic sound track combine and form a hypnotic and emotive film. Untitled is a hand-processed film which has been rephotographed through a faulty optical printer and includes sections of rotoscoped animation. ... Read more
A re-photographed film. Sections in slow-motion, super impositions, re-photographed family photos and slides. ... Read more
Vampisol is a potion invented by Professor Dracula that allows vampires to survive in daylight and therefore lead a normal life. As might be imagined, such a product could revolutionise the nocturnal activities of these maligned creatures, not to mention their penchant for raw throats. ... In the ... Read more
George Kuchar, renowned avant-garde filmmaker based in California creates a day-in-the-hfe style of video documentary (the third in the series). ... Read more
Paul Cox uses the letters of Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo, written between 1872 and his death in 1890, to tell the artist's story and explore the sites of his inspiration. It is a documentary drama which unlike the biopic Lust For Life investigates the artist's life without using an actor ... Read more
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"This beautiful Peruvian film captivated me with the simplicity of its concept and its beautiful imagery which betrays a personal visual style. A grandson asks his grandfather about the old days then we see how even today the fishermen ply their trade just like their forefathers." Eva Schmid ... Read more
Waiting is about those endless moments we experience while waiting. As we wait, our perceptions are altered; what at first appeared as curious activity becomes more and more abstract and almost hallucinogenic. Nan Hoover ... Read more
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A montage from four different perspectives of a group of musicians working in a claustrophobic situation. ... Read more
The heroes of the film are angels, unemployed guardian angels who have been hanging around Berlin ever since the end of World War II, having lost most of the powers they once owned: to whisper advice into people's ears. Now they're mainly invisible observers. ... Two of them, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) ... Read more
A film without inertia. A meditation on the impasse within feminist approaches to representation and the straitjacket of generic conventions. Interrogating ideologies of iconography and interior decor, textuality and taxidermy, this is a film which does for feminism what David Jones has done for ... Read more
Wallace is a taxi driver who lives in a small flat in a Melbourne bayside suburb. With the aid of a micro-recorder, he tapes the stories passengers tell him in the cab. Their willingness to discuss the most personal details of their lives fascinates him. But gradually it becomes an oppressive ... Read more
With Time To Kill is a film of the street and the city, of two cops and their prey. Lt. Nick Yates and Sgt. Max Clements make a hit-list and set out to rid their town of the human garbage that has accumulated out of the corruption that surrounds them. The hunters become the hunted in deadly, urban ... Read more
Director Chen Kaige was only 32 when he made Yellow Earth, his debut feature. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), like many of his contemporaries, Chen had been sent down to the countryside to "learn from the peasants". The editors of Seeds Of Fire, a recently published anthology of ... Read more
A second-rate crooner sings to his love, while his face becomes a permutating landscape. A bizarre animation. reminiscent of Godley & Creme's Cry. ... Read more
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