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Films Screened In 1987

The American Steven and the Italian Roberto meet for the first time in an offbeat cafe for a conversation overr coffee and cigarettes. ... Read more
This funny, observant and charming film earned the distinction of being the first Welsh-language production selected for an official section at Cannes. It screened there last year in the Un Certain Regard section. ... Shot in Aberdare, South Wales, the film chronicles the closure of The Rex, a ... Read more
A survey of opening credit sequences/theme music of TV series that deal with maintaining the status quo, upholding justice, uncovering truths, saving lives. From Dragnet to Miami Vice and back again. ... Read more
A 'didactic' document, tracing events concerned with the creation and dismantling of a video installation in Japan. ... Read more
Czechs and Balances is the story of a down and out Japanese woodworker living in New York City. In desperation he resorts to purse snatching. ... Read more
DUI (Driving Under The Influence) originated as a benefit concert for a member of the Los Angeles band Severed Head In A Bag who was picked up by the Los Angeles Police Department for alcohol consumption. Director Spike Stewart and producer Cathleen Doyle have produced an outlandish and ... Read more
Fairytales have never been less Grimm. Jest (or gests) and jousts in Wagga Wagga parallel contemporary women's encounters with Patriarchy (or should that be Tapriarchy) in the guise of a tap-dancing lawyer A consuming tale where an educated princess and her author unlearn their privileges in the ... Read more
A sound poem that traces the rhythm of mediaphrenia and contrapuntal expressionism within a tight harmonic and temporal framework. A tribute to television: garbage with a lot of thought put into it. Indeed, metagarbage. ... Read more
A film which attempts to separate the sheep from the monks. One to flock to. ... Read more
Depictions are the evidence of acts of depiction. From cartoons of J.R. to B.B.C. weather maps of Ireland, to pages from Zora comics to 'Wildstyle' Letraset - what is centred on in this tape is the actual method of depiction. These are the images that know no words. ... Read more
The Berlin band, Die Haut, in a bizarre drama of love and deal friendship and horror. ... Read more
Documentary on an eight-year-old boy who earns his living by collecting waste paper and working as a coolie, and lives in a slum hut on the border of the city. The film is the result of a workshop run by the German filmmaker with young Bangladesh filmmakers and film students. ... Read more
In 1982 Marta Meszaros made Diary For My Children, an autobiographic account of her childhood in the USSR and her return to Hungary after the war following the death of her mother and the imprisonment of her sculptor father during one of Stalin's purges. The film was held up for two years by ... Read more
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A compact, exemplary study of one of Hollywood's premier directors, Aviva Slesin's affectionate portrait is built around an interview with William Wyler filmed three days before his death. It is an intimate portrait of Wyler's life and career intercut with appropriately selected excerpts from his ... Read more
Jean-François Stevenin is best known in France as an actor. Double Messieurs, his second film as a director, is a personal, idiosyncratic work, hailed for its evocative presentation of situations and moods, Pascal Marti's flexible camerawork and the effective use of the snowbound setting ... Read more
A tape which uses a two frame animation technique developed on the Fairlight CVI. This technique emphasises body movement as a 'decoder' of culture. ... Read more
The bittersweet story of the ill-fated romance between the tragic hero - a line - and his model. ... Read more
A hellish vision or dream, which wanders through a collection of historical events, attitudes and outcomes. It compares the '1824' Wiradjuri Aboriginal massacre (in NSW) with a motorcycle carnival held each year on one of their sacred sites. The site is Mt Panorama in Bathurst NSW. The film makes ... Read more
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A depiction of the almost surreal scenes in a theatre toilet during intermission. ... Read more
After decades of service to the community, Eugene's Valet in New York is about to close because of rising rents and falling business. We watch its elderly lewish proprietor as he winds down his business, farewells his customers, yells at the landlord and cajoles his black employees. An affectionate ... Read more
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