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Films Screened In 1987

GOD'S COUNTRY (Louis Malle, 1985)
God's Country starts as it doesn't mean to go on. We see a typical American small-town community going about its cheerful business, mowing the grass, raising children and singing hymns. Has, one asks… Read more

Gold, Green, Black (Jo Hampton, 1987)
Refilming off the editor viewer Super 8 images from my travels overseas and Standard 8 images my parents filmed of me and my brothers and sisters when we were very young. The soundtrack is a recordin… Read more

GOLDEN EIGHTIES (Chantal Akerman, 1986)
Chantal Akerman's Golden Eighties is an exuberant witty tongue-in-cheek musical for the modern age. The inescapable comparison is with the light-opera musicals of Jacques Demy, but Akerman's touch is… Read more

Gomer Pyle is God (Tim Hablin, 1983)
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Good Morning This Is Today (Ian Haig, 1987)
TV stars, news personalities and screen presenters Bryant Gumble and Jane Pauley arrive in Melbourne, Australia. ... Read more

GRANDEUR & DECADENCE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1986)
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Graven Angst (TV Bob, Dave McIntosh, 1986)
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Great Mother Cyumiko (Mako Idemitsu, 1986)
A narrative that explores the relationship between a talented intellectual mother (who is self-sufficient in all areas of her life) and her daughter. Her daughter has a wish to explore the passionate… Read more

HALF OF THE SKY (Manuel Gutierrez Aragon, 1986)
Half Of The Sky, directed by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon (Demons In The Garden), is one of the most highly praised Spanish films of recent years. It blends a tale of working class ambitions with old worl… Read more

Happenstance (Garry Hill, 1983)
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Hard Contact (Hiroya Sakurai, 1984)
Alchemy in the medieval ages attempted to create medicine for an eternal life by chemical reaction. This work is the first attempt to creat alchemy today through an electrical reaction with time. ... Read more

Hard Scratch (Diazaburo Harada, Haruhiku Shono, 1985)
A promotional video of a miniature band called the G.I. Joe Robot Band. The dolls' movements are produced by graphic computers, rather than traditional pixilation. ... Read more

Hell (Ardele Lister, 1984)
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Hematlied (Gabor Ferenczi, Can Togay, 1986)
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HI. RAN. GUN. SHIN. (Ko Nakajima, 1985)
A computer graphic work based upon the theme of Japan's symbolic Mt. Fuji. An experimental treatment of a traditional Japanese icon. Mt. Fuji is a common element in traditional woodprinting, sumi-e p… Read more

HITCHCOCK: THE THRILL OF GENIUS (Francesco Bortolini, Claudio Masenza, 1985)
This is a fascinating documentary about Alfred Hitchcock, made for Italian television. Some interviews deal with Hitchcock's intellectual approach to the creative process, but more revealing and intr… Read more

Hommage (Jean Marie Teno, 1985)
Two friends from the same village meet again after a long separation and recall their childhood, the village, the town. the traditions and the emigration to the cities. One of them has remained in th… Read more

House Without Walls (Kumiko Kushiyama, 1985)
Just as papier mache buildings are similar to the face of a familiar city, so there is a moment when a lie becomes a reality more than a truth. ... Read more

HURLEVENT (Jacques Rivette, 1985)
Based on Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Jacques Rivette sets a drama laced with hatred, love, revenge and depravity. Although Catherine is in love with Roch, a foundling brought up by adoptive pare… Read more

I Need You (John Gillies, 1986)
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IBUNDA (Teguh Karya, 1986)
'Mother, ... The book that you have already read, ... I now begin to read ... Newly, on the first page ' ... (epigraph to Ibunda from a poem by Rik A. Sakri) ... Ibunda [Mother] is the most recent fi… Read more

Images (Al Hansen, 1978)
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IN AFRICA FOR A SPELL (Ilan Flammer, 1986)
A modern ethnological documentary of a journey through Africa with commentaries by psychiatrist Dr Nakang Na Nbog and traditional healer Yol Yol. The ontological and imperial conflicts of western int… Read more

In Our Language (Edgar Heap of Birds, 1982)
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Insatiable (David Chesworth, 1987)
Insatiable is a stylised, musical narrative working around ideas of 'performance'. It deals with four singers who arrive at an old theatre for an audition. It explores how they have prepared themselv… Read more

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