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Films Screened In 1992

... ... This ambitious British documentary takes an unusual and refined look at the most recent and controversial cases of censorship in the United States. A number of senators are seen on their crusade against 'state financed' pornography and blasphemy, among them the notorious Jesse Helms. ... ... Read more
A cleaner blows up her dead prick-of-a-husband ... Read more
The landscape was never indifferent. The barbed-wire fence has snagged the skyline. The bath water is tepid. And every night when you lie down you fall flat. ... Read more
... ... The Intifada, Israel's occupied territories. This is a world of Israeli soldiers, Palestini­an child-warriors and CNN news crews, with politicians and rabble rousers on both sides. ... ... ... The particular genius of Deadly Currents is not to take sides. No glib 'sound bites', no pat ... Read more
General Electrical "Bring Good Things To Life " But does it really? Deadly Deception juxta­poses General Electric's rosy commercials with the true stones of those whose lives have been devastated by the company's involvement in nuclear weapons production It reveals what the company has never ... Read more
Dexter On Vacation records the last perfor­mance of legendary saxophonist Dexter Gor­don aboard the S S Normandy during the 1988 Floating Jazz Festival "When Dexter stood in my studio and played 'If You Can See Me Now', I was mesmerized Dexter On Vacation is the result of the intimate ... Read more
A humorous account of the artisf s crummy-sut-high paymg jobs Utilizing repetitive edit-ng techniques and a rambling, ranting voiceover, the film takes a tongue-in-cheek ook at that daily phenomenon known as the 'character building pay cheque'. ... Read more
... ... In December 1985 two Nevada teenagers car­ried out a suicide pact in the playground of a local church. Ray Belknap succeeded in blow­ing his brains out, but James Vance survived with most of his face blown off, only to die three years later. The cause of death was given as Heavy ... Read more
Nick finally did it He got mad and shot his father Now Nick and Angela must run, trying to escape their destmy and their demons On their journey they meet Ralph, who pushes it to the limit. Good and evil and what we try to get away with in between (GM) ... Read more
Anyone who has followed with interest the films of Derek Jarman will find cause for dehght m Edward II It seems to be the culmina­tion of everything the bold British director has been toying with on screen over the last 17 years, since his debut with Sebastiane in 1975. ... This Edward is an ... Read more
... ... Ray Argall's debut feature Return Home (1990 MFF) touched a nerve with its insightful depiction of working class survivors in an ail-too-believable contemporary Australia. Argall's new Film takes those ideas even further, throwing together two men from very different directions who share ... Read more
The end of an affair A whodunnit about a man, a room and a loaded gun. ... Read more
Last year's Grand Prix winner Su Friedrich (Sink or Swim), returns with something of a departure from her usual style First Comes Love uses footage shot at weddings, married with a soundtrack of pop-soul romantic clas­sics, to build a pungent comment on wedlock, with one killer punch. ... Read more
Flitters concerns the special quality of two brother's friendship as one of them is placed in an institution. ... Read more
Black and-white images show Kafka's world through the eyes of his childhood and sexual­ly-aware adolescence, up to his creative period (occasionally taking his viewpoint from that of an insect) This is achieved through brilliant draughtsmanship combined with an insightful interpretation of ... Read more
1898, a cold winter's night in Vienna. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, has finally arrived at his theory of dream analysis. ... Read more
Pixillated witches on broomsticks run riot in a futuristic city. ... Read more
Gold is a precious commodity, it playfully transforms as it changes hands It falls like rain, enchants like music. The piece of gold which passeth all understanding be amongst you and remain with you always. A whimsical animation from Germany. (AS) ... Read more
Documentary A witty documentary that explores the issues of discrimination and exclusion in the 'main-stream' US art community by focusing on the activities of the underground activist group, the Guerrilla Girls Dressed in gorilla masks, they unmask the large issue of how the blue-chip art world ... Read more
The occupied west bank. Curfew has fallen. Hassan has not returned home. There are gun­shots in the streets... (JB) ... Read more
On Polish national day, 1968, Ryszard Siwiec self immolated in front of thousands of people in a Warsaw stadium. He was protesting the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact forces. The world remained silent; his name or deed received no front-page coverage. This moving documentary is the story ... Read more
... ... It will be a pity if Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer comes to be known for the controversy it has sparked rather than its qualities as a piece of filmmaking. As Caryn James in The New York Tunes remarked, "It is profoundly disturbing, even more for the questions it rais­es about the ... Read more
Herman is the warm-hearted story of an 11 year-old boy who encounters a stumbling block on the path to puberty premature (and rapid) hair loss. The setting is Oslo 1961, a time when people didn't have pat answers for per­sonal problems, and young Herman, poised on the verge of adolescence ... Read more
The story of Sylvester, 76-year-old astronomer, and seven-year-old Katharina, who spends a summer with him. They go on a treasure hunt with their friends old Egon and Veronika, who is the same age as Katharina. They find a pair of magic brass binoculars through which they can see Sylvester and Egon ... Read more
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