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Films Screened In 1990

Flora, Faddy Furry Dance Day (Richard Philpott, 1989)
A hypnotic film. At first, one wonders why people of every age would be prepared to spend a day, repeating the same simple steps of a traditional dance. Slowly, the compelling beat of the local band … Read more

Forget Me Not (Polly Watkins, 1989)
Ernie has such severe problems with short term memory that his reality is totally confused. This short fiction from Swinburne touches on themes like those in the "documentary" The Man Wlio Mistook Hi… Read more

Foutaises (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1989)
The title, which is French slang for "nonsense" or "twaddle", belies the neat, pithy structure and smartly edited pace of this laterally linked series of the filmmaker's pet peeves and passions. The … Read more

FREEDOM IS PARADISE (Sergei Bodrow, 1989)
LIKE MANY of the Gorbachev era films, Freedom is Paradise poses some trenchant social criticism, but what distinguishes it from many others is the quiet power of its emotional identification with the… Read more

FULL MOON IN NEW YORK (Stanley Kwan, 1990)
WHERE WOULD a Hunan restaurant run by a Cantonese serve Peking Duck7 Only in New York, so that is where young Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan went to shoot Full Moon In New York, a tale of friendship… Read more

Garbage (Lorenzo Regaiado, 1989)
Regaiado's surprisingly direct attack on the abuse of power and privilege by Cuba's bourgeouise is one of several similar films coming from young Cuban filmmakers. - (TB) ... Read more

Going Up (Gary Pollard, 1990)
Going Up is "the birth of the skyscraper', the construction of a New York city skyscraper as a work of art. This is a breathtaking time-lapse film which captures the hard hat's intimate relationship … Read more

Goodbye Federico (Patricia V. Tassinari, 1989)
This funny, fantastical personal fable traces a woman's relationship with Italian film director Federico Fellini and her desire to change her life. The film tells the real and imagined tale of Eileen… Read more

Green Advertising (, 1989)
A look at the genesis of a new Friends of the Earth advertisment. Do shock tactics work for environmental groups? How are advertising companies working alongside the environmentalists? ... Read more

Grrr! (Heinz Boeck, 1990)
A textured assemblage about hurtling through inner space. Jagged apprehensiveness that surrounds emotional reflection-pieces everywhere. ... Read more

HALF THE KINGDOM (Francine E. Zuckerman, Roushell N. Goldstein, 1989)
"Is being Jewish and a feminist mutually exclusive?" asks Francine Zuckerman, co-director of this thought-provoking and engrossing enquiry into the role of women in the patriarchal traditions of Juda… Read more

HAMLET GOES BUSINESS (Aki Kaurismäki, 1987)
A "black and white underground, B-movie classical drama" born out of serious drinking with a friend, Hamlet Goes Business is the only one of Kaurismäki's films winch the director professes to like, … Read more

Hawking (, 1989)
The Media Show goes on location with the making of the film version of A Brief History Of Time, Stephen Hawking's best-seller about the origins of the universe. Directed by Errol Morris (Thin Blue Li… Read more

He Was Once (Mary Hestand, 1989)
"Uh oh - Davey's talking to the dog again." Davey sees a bear on the way home from the movies. Dave's dad spanks him for telling tales. Only Goliath, the headless doggy-footstool with exceptional tal… Read more

Hen, His Wife (Igor Kovalyov, 1989)
Extaordinarily detailed and beautifully drawn animation of a bizarre and surreal world; the domestic life of a fat man, his wife, a sort of oversized obese chicken, and their child/pet, a slug-like c… Read more

His Master's Ghost (Steve Jodrell, 1990)
A vacation music camp, an old country estate, a mysterious caretaker who can fix his eye on the students and make them play like virtuosos and the unexplained death of a musician who loved Beethoven … Read more

His Trysting Place (Charles Chaplin, 1914)
This delightful Charles Chaplin film made for Keystone is a genuine "belly-laugh". ... As with most comedies, it is based on a misunderstanding. Charlie has lunch in a bar and inadvertently mixes up … Read more

Holding Margie's Hand (Jill Goodman, 1989)
Holding Margie's Hand is an intimate, comic look at the expectations and disappointments of friendship. What really goes on when two girls hang out? La La drops in unexpectedly on her friend, Margie.… Read more

HOLLYWOOD MAVERICKS (Dale Ann Stieber, 1990)
Maverick: 1. An unbranded animal: esp: a motherless calf. 2. An independent individual who refuses to conform with his group. - Webster's Dictionary ... Upon receiving the American Film Institute's L… Read more

HOMEBOUND - ESCAPE FROM THE PAST (Illka Järvilaturi, )
LIKE THE FILMS of Aki Kaunsmaki, lllka Jarvilatun's feature debut takes place at the fringes of Finnish society It depicts a grim, harsh and often violent world populated by itinerants and outsiders.… Read more

Hong Kong (, 1989)
In the run-up to the hand-over of Hong Kong (the last British colony) to China, The Media Show examines political censorship of the media by the Hong Kong government. ... Read more

I'm British, But... (Gurinder Chadha, 1989)
Pump up the Bhangra! Using Bhangra music and the testimonies of sons and daughters of Asian Brits, the film uncovers a defiant popular culture - a synthesis - part Asian, part British. ... "We cannot… Read more

IN FADING LIGHT (Amber Production Team, 1989)
BASED IN NEWCASTLE, Amber is a unique collective involved m film and photographic projects aimed at documenting the lives of working-class people in Britain's North East Their work has traditionally … Read more

In the Shadow of the Chimney (Anne Bourke, 1989)
Is a chemical bomb ticking away in the inner-west? Could Footscray become our very own Bhopal? In The Shadow Of The Chimney examines the interaction of residents and potentially hazardous industries … Read more

INTERROGATION (Richard Bugajski, 1982)
WITH THE UPHEAVALS in the former Eastern bloc countries, there has emerged a large body of films that until recently were banned from exhibition Interrogation, like Jin Menzel's Larks On A String (sc… Read more

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