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Films Screened In 1989

Drowning (Juan Valdivia, 1989)
VIP death on a highway — corporate world gone mad. Real estate developer drowns on the Chicago Skyway. The powerful and controversial Charles Smith was found dead today in the back seat of his … Read more

Duck (Simon Shore, 1988)
Ten-year -old Charlotte learns a valuable lesson: being a grown-up doesn't necessarily mean behaving like one. ... Another from the Film Four series of eleven-minute shorts. ... Read more

Eat (Kathy Drayton, 1988)
The atmosphere is seedy and nocturnal. Its content takes on a variety of references each related to instinct and daily survival. Waking up, eating, money, sex, drugs, death, the ephemeral nature of n… Read more

Eclipse of the Sun Virgin (George Kuchar, 1967)
Kuchar's Fireworks, an obsessive autobiographical vignette, which like Kenneth Anger's film, ends in violence (a few frames from a medical instruction film). Instead of sexual fantasy, though, Kuchar… Read more

EGG (Danniel Danniel, 1988)
... ... Johan de Bakker is a first-rate baker, meticulous in his trade and exacting in his recreational pursuits which include balancing eggs, building towers of pebbles by the river and waiting stoi… Read more

EIGHT MEN OUT (John Sayles, 1988)
... ... Last years festival guest John Sayles continues his exploration of classic American social myths, with his long-cherished project on how the 1919 Chicago White Sox baseball team threw the Wor… Read more

Euripides' Movies (Gad Hollander, 1987)
Swarthy, fledgling writer Euripides travels to England with the intention of having his screenplay Medea turned into a movie. A great idea, though the film bureaucracy won't accept it. Full of self d… Read more

Faint Echoes (Paul Winkler, 1988)
Metaphors explode sometimes. Faint Echoes is concerned with the act of watching and being watched. Crowd scenes from baseball movies are combined with sequences from Triumph of The Will where Hitler … Read more

Fate (Javoslava Havettova, 1988)
'Boy, you've got to carry that weight a long time'. An animated comment on life's ironies. Prize-winner, Berlin Film Festival. ... Read more

FOUR DAYS IN JULY (Mike Leigh, 1984)
Two couples, one Catholic, one Protestant, are near neighbours in Belfast. They have nothing in common, save the fact that both women are expecting their first babies, which will be born on the same … Read more

From Laces to Lathes (, 1942)
A WWII propaganda film about women's underwear. ... Read more

FROM RUSSIA WITH ROCK (Marjaana Mykkanen, 1988)
... ... From Russia with Rock is the first overview of the Soviet rock scene, and in particular its unofficial representatives. In December 1987, a seven-day rock festival was staged in Moscow, the f… Read more

Gentlemen (David Farringdon, 1988)
... ... A haunting, grainy and poetic tribute to the ethos of the public toilet — gay sex, desire and frustrations. ... ... ... Originally shot on Super 8. ... Read more

GROWN UPS (Mike Leigh, 1980)
No Mike Leigh film better illustrates the unique blend of comedy and drama that have come to be a trademark of his work than Grown Ups, which moves from heart-rendering pathos to hilarious, chaotic s… Read more

HARD LABOUR (Mike Leigh, 1973)
An early BBC work, Hard Labour continues the understated, downbeat style of Bleak Moments in what may be Leigh's most poignant portrait, that of a middle-aged working class woman whose life is a neve… Read more

Hen Hop (Norman McLaren, 1942)
Geometric shapes build to the form of a hen. To the tune of old-time waltzes a hen, now a leghorn, then a Plymouth Rock, later a simple egg with feet, dances and reels. This McLaren-designed animatio… Read more

Here Comes the Sun (George Maas, 1988)
A factory worker at the end of his day's work. ... The third part in a trilogy entitled Everyday Madness made while the director was a student at the Berlin Film School (Deutsche Fttm-und Femsehakade… Read more

HIGH HOPES (Mike Leigh, 1988)
... ... Mike Leigh's latest film is his first made directly for cinema release in 17 years and a fitting culmination to the retrospective of his films screening through the festival. ... The most sop… Read more

High Steel (Don Owen, 1965)
Most of the men working at dizzy heights to erect New York skyscrapers are Indians from Caughnawaga Reserve in Quebec. Don Owen visits this Indian community at home near Montreal. ... Read more

Higher Than High (Virginia Murray, 1988)
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Hold Me While I'm Naked (George Kuchar, 1966)
A bitter-sweet and hilarious depiction of sexual frustration, loneliness and the raw-end of filmmaking business. With deft and assured visual and editing skill, Kuchar manages to intertwine the naked… Read more

HOME SWEET HOME (Mike Leigh, 1982)
Leigh's melancholy variation on 'Postman's Knock' centres on three postmen whose domestic lives on a suburban estate are more loosely (and painfully) entangled than they realise. The sexual conquests… Read more

Sixteen years after is momentous documentary The Sorrow And The Pity, Marcel Ophulus once more turns his attention to the events of of World War II, and one of it's most notorious figures Klaus Barbi… Read more

I Need a Man Like You to Make My Dreams Come True (Kalli Paakspuu, Daria Stermac, 1986)
The construction of female sexuality from a male perspective has been the favoured target of feminists since the women's liberation struggle began, ... launching a definitive attack on the male visio… Read more

I WENT TO THE DANCE (Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz, 1989)
Several films have been made on , the infectious Cajun and Zydeco music of South West Louisiana (including Spend It All, Hot Pepper and Dry Wood by Les Blank), but until now, none has tackled the tas… Read more

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