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Films Screened In 1987

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In 1942, after completing principal photography on The Magnificent Ambersons and before beginning Journey Into Fear, Orson Welles began shooting three episodes for an anthology film to be titled It's All True. One episode 'Bonito' was shot in Mexico, and the other two in Brazil - 'Carnival' telling ... Read more
Jack Levine, one of America's leading Social Realist painters, is outspoken, articulate and brilliant. His satirical work has caused controversy for years. Sutherland (director of Paul Cadmus. Enfant Terrible At 80) has helped Levine construct an intimate portrait of his condition and the condition ... Read more
In 1967, D. A. Pennebaker pioneered the rock documentary with Monterey Pop. The Monterey Festival, a precursor to Woodstock, introduced Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix to the American public. Hendrix, who died only three years after Monterey, became one of the most influential guitarists in rock ... Read more
Portrait and self-portrait of a director who continues to travel between major features and music clips. Shot in Venice, the interview is peppered with excerpts from his projects from the telefilm It's All True and Absolute Beginners to his recent music clips. ... Read more
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The original idea behind Alien Fong's lust Like Weather was to make a film about marriage. He became intrigued with a young couple (Christine Lee and Chang Hung-nin) who had been separated three times in only five years of marriage. After shooting long interviews with them, the film's storyline ... Read more
Computer-generated images trace the words of a song by the Japanese pop group 'P-Model'. The words are about a man peering into a mirror and experiencing deja-vu. ... Read more
"Kenny is a simple man whose life revolves around football, hot dogs and imaginary girlfriends. But most of all he prides himself on his independence. This is threatened by his sister, Margie Picasso, who visits Kenny in his new bedsitter and attempts to persuade him to move back home." ... A film ... Read more
The film is a mixture of dramatized and documentary sequences. Miriam is a woman living in a suburb of Bogota who is especially fond of children and who founded a kindergarten that is now subsidized. Miriam tells her story to the audience but the reminiscences of her own childhood - when every ... Read more
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Nature communes with Man. ... Read more
Le Dauphin is about an imaginary journey, reflecting the yearning of the vision towards the 'object' and the picture'. Vision itself is marked with cliches during the search for the original and an understanding of the reign of nature. ... Read more
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A man recollects the object of his desire while talking to a group of people about his private life. ... Read more
Three young men living in Nevers provide an answer to their poverty and boredom by stealing the body of the revered Bernadette Soubirou from the local chapel. Ten days later they receive an unexpected reply to their ransom note. ... Read more
Letters From A Dead Man, shot before the Chernobyl disaster and released soon afterwards, has been dubbed the Soviet Day After. Variety noted that it was as intense as the American film, but much more cerebral in its treatment of the aftermath of nuclear catastrophe. The story begins after the ... Read more
Joan Churchill and Nicholas Broomfield, the husband-and-wife documentary team, have been working together since 1974. After dealing with subjects like teenage California prison (Tattooed Tears) and women in the US Army [Soldier Girls), they decided that, in Joan Churchill's words, they "really ... Read more
Parable on discrimination against Asians, based on a chapter of the book Fazenda Modelo by Pedro Buarque de Holanda. ... Read more
"I read the slogans painted on the walls and they reminded me of other truths. I reached the roots of this politic and discovered that all I had known about it were lies and misconceptions. I began to look for the sources and discovered that Big Brother lives." - Publicity material ... "In Tom ... Read more
A portrait of Melbourne as a typical city with its shrines of consumption and entertainment. The shrines are (in no particular order), drive-ins, sex shops, fast food restaurants and neon signs. The tape is divided into two sections - day and night. ... Read more
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