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Films Screened In 1988

This three part film is just one clement of an extraordinary multi-media project initiated by the (obviously enlightened) French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which sent a group of artists out for two weeks on a Swedish icebreaker in the Bothian Sea, where they gathered inspiration for their ... Read more
Using John Lennon's song 'Imagine', Zbig Rybczynsla has created a magical and poetic comment on human life. People move from room to room, maturing with time as they pass through doorways. Imagine was shot and edited live, using one room and one HDTV camera. The room was multiplied over and over ... Read more
Roland drives a dada art gallery on wheels and attracts more girls than he knows what to do with. Unfortunately they seldom stick around. Can it be his chicken imitations? His dead animal skulls? His green body make up? Can a handsome boy who feels like a Martian find happiness with Earth girls ... Read more
Well known for his landmark Battle of Chile trilogy, which received considerable international exposure and press coverage during the 1970's, Patncio Guzman returned to his native country m 1986 to shoot this documentary dealing with the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile during the years ... Read more
There have been many examinations made of the 'American malady', but few as incisive and frightening as Bill Donovan's Inheritance Donovan started this project in 1978, initially planning to make a film about the graduates of a particular college class, which included Linda McCartney (nee Eastman) ... Read more
This feminist thriller, only the second narrative feature from Mady Saks, is an engrossing account of how a 30 year old woman who, having turned her back on city life, tries to live an independent existence as a veterinarian in a backward country village. Here she instantly becomes a victim of ... Read more
Jack the Rabbit has escaped Jack has no scruples, no morals He hunts detective Mickey Juliette, as he was once hunted. ... Mickey leaves a trail of broken hearts, Jack a trail of death one day they will meet Who will survive' ... "This is just the beginning, Juliette " ... Read more
Without a doubt, one of the most exciting musical forms to come to the West's attention, Juju music is a vital thread in the social fabric of Western Nigeria. The music incorporates traditional song forms, rhythms and instruments with Western musical influences and instrumentation. ... It was ... Read more
In his latest doco, Melbourne filmmaker Brian McKenzie develops the observational documentary style employed in his earlier films,The Last Days Work (MIFF86) and I'll be Home for Christmas (MIFF "85). It was while filming the latter - a rambling look at homeless men in Melbourne, that McKenzie ... Read more
"Are you trying to make a play for my daughter'", asks Lear (Burgess Meredith) of William Shakespeare the 5th, a development exec. with the "Cannon Cultural Division", currently travelling Europe in search of bankable projects and "meaning" in life and art, after a Chernobyl like disaster has ... Read more
Last October marked the 40th anniversary of the beginning of what some observers have called The American Inquisition - the House Un-American Activities Committee's investigation of Communist activities m Hollywood in 1947. What ensued was a not-so-golden page in Hollywood history, an era of ... Read more
Science fiction comedy first and best aviation pilots - Dr Cronic and his offsider Dribbler - Never seen on T.V. Dr Cronic - Ewan Cameron and Dribbler - Jim Hammerly ... Read more
There were always five boys with her. Maybe she was born with them. She left me the day I asked her, and only her, to marry me. She was the woman of my life, but the five other guys were part of hers. ... Read more
Why do people live where they do? Do they have a choice in the way they live? What does 'home' mean? Living Room is not about the politics of housing, hut reveals unique cultural aspects. ... David Caesar continues on from last year's award winning Shoppingtown, taking Jean Rouch to Sydney's ... Read more
Jason and his dopey companion go looking for a thing from outer-space. Meanwhile, a search party for the pair goes astray and Gonzo munches on a shoe. But sooner or later the spaghetti has got to be cooked. ... Read more
A man tries to woo a woman. He holds a monologue, a love-sick tirade, he threatens, flatters, brags. But his efforts are in vain - the lady does not yield to him. He tries the same monologue - on another woman. ... Read more
János Rózsa's new film a modern tragi-comedy about strained family relations, ... whose meaning is universal. The first part, ... and probably the best, is an ingenious kaleidoscope tracing the frenetic life of a family, (headed by a well positioned businessman who brings his mistress home for a ... Read more
The hypocracy of the horse racing elite and the hardened gambler is highlighted in this work. ... Images of admiring crowds and gentle handlers are countered by the demise of the horse. ... Read more
When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie that's Lupo! ... A rib tickling adventure, not for the vegetarians at heart. ... Read more
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Leontine Sagan's groundbreaking 1931 ... girls-school melodrama stands as one of the ... most passionate films about sexuality ... evermade. Like most classics, this now ... legendary film has over the years meant ... different things to different people in ... different cultural contexts. The ... Read more
The shifting base of power between two working girls and their clients are scrutinised. A parlour piece really, combining pointed dialogue with a remarkable theatricality. ... Read more
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While a woman orates on the excellence of the masculine gender, a field of males cheer and chant their appreciation in unison. ... Read more
Theatre and stage director/writer Thomas Mogonane has gathered a cast of experienced black television and stage actors for Mapantsula and probably the films greatest strength lies in its ability to depict the whole range of black lives in a manner we've never been privy to before; ... 'Panic' is a ... Read more
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