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Films Screened In 1992

Road to Alice (Stavros Andonis Efthymiou, 1992)
Jimmy owes some unfriendly guys $3000. He doesn't have it. Now is as good a time as any to visit Alice. But getting away is never as easy as that. (GM) ... Read more

ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS (Luchino Visconti, 1960)
... ... Visconti sketched out the Idea for Rocc e i suoi fratelli(Rocco and his Brothers) in spring 1958 producer Franco Cristaldi. He worked on a treatment with Vasco Pratolini the novelist and Suso… Read more

Sanctus (Barbara Hammer, 1990)
This film is compiled by Barbara Hammer from X-ray footage shot in the 1950's. The striking skeletal view we are shown allows the camera to rest on movement and gesture with-out covering the skin, se… Read more

Sans anesthésie (Robert Gauthier, Danielle Berard, 1991)
Inspired by Butoh choreography and rein­forced by pixilation; a dance film with a differ­ence. A young woman, isolated in her apartment with TV and cigarettes, observes her neighbour. An ambi… Read more

Scratch (Jamie Thraves, 1991)
Dougie has a habit. It is a very, very, annoying habit, especially for his dad: all day, every day, for twenty years, Dougie has scratched his head. Dad decides to take the matter out of Dougie's han… Read more

Secret Joy of Falling Angels (Simon Pummell, 1991)
Another outstanding entry in the burgeoning British Gothic School of animation led by the Brothers Quay. ... Read more

Serendipity Blues (Norma Pearse, 1991)
Coloured liquids travelling in reverse support a paper dog's head, happy to simulate an unearthed spermatozoa on its way to a silk pyjama party. Which side of silk is most tense and receptive to the … Read more

Sexy Girls, Sexy Appliances (Emma Kate Croghan, 1991)
A comic and caustic pastiche of a B-grade 50's pornography. Visually delightful with a real eye for the colours and formal concerns of the era and genre! Serving up domesticity, roast dinners and sex… Read more

Shelf Life (Andrew Horne, 1992)
The owner of a suburban delicatessen remi­nisces as he celebrates his 60th birthday and repels the invasion of a-new nearby conve­nience store. Clever, large-scale animation and colourful art… Read more

SHELTER (Sivan, 1991)
Vinu is a day dreamer, with an artistic temper­ament and few friends at his school. He spends his days dreaming of his grandfather's ances­tral home and the slow pace of village life there. F… Read more

SHOOT FOR THE CONTENTS (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1991)
... ... Shoot For The Contents, whose title plays on the meanings of an ancient Chinese guess­ing game, is an excursion into the maze of alle­gorical naming and story-telling in China. Weavin… Read more

Short Lelong (Richard Andry, 1991)
A sound effects specialist meddles with the progress of a story. ... Read more

SIMON SMALL MOVES IN (Staffan Gösestam, 1990)
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Skin (, )
Based on a series of actual incidents, inter­views and interracial workshops conducted by Canadian television, Skin is a video about interracial relations and its effects on teenagers in North Am… Read more

SLACKER (Richard Linklater, 1991)
... ... Easily the year's most admirably eccentric movie is Richard Linklater's no-budget, college-town comedy Slacker. The 27-year-old Linklater shot the film over a couple of months last summer in … Read more

Slugs and Snails (Susan Brand, 1991)
that's what little boys are made of. This imag­inative and polished film takes us mto one of the hundreds of women's beauty salons in London. Behind the scenes, appearance is an illusion. Discuss… Read more

Soft (Jennifer Pignataro, 1991)
When the atmosphere of colour/vibration simultaneously unifies and fragments, reality is merely perceptual. ... Read more

Solitary and Abhorred (Steve Bade, 1991)
Beginning with the quote from Mary Shelley "Satan had his companions to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred", Steve Bade reworks footage from James Whale's classic 1931 film Fran… Read more

STATIONS (William MacGillivray, 1983)
... ... Bill MacGillivray's first feature, little appre­ciated at the time of its release and previously unseen in Australia, is a small gem. Stations is a road-movie-on-rails that replaces the c… Read more

STRICTLY BALLROOM (Baz Luhrmann, 1992)
... ... Set among the backroom bickering of the ballroom dancing world, Baz Luhnnann's debut film kicks off with a shaky-cam psuedo-documentary sequence introducing the gallery of larger than life ch… Read more

SUBTERRANEAN SECRETS (Clas Lindberg, 1991)
... ... Ten-year-old Nisse suffers a serious asthma attack that puts him into the hospital in the middle of summer. There, he meets Lelle, 12, a 'troublesome' patient and the hospital's enfant terrib… Read more

SURVIVING DESIRE (Hal Hartley, 1991)
Tude (Martin Donovan) is an over-educated literature professor, totally oblivious to the bored students pelting him with books. He is obsessed with a single passage from Dostoevsky's The Brothers Kar… Read more

SWOON (Tom Kalin, 1992)
... ... This first feature by Tom Kalin is a styhsh, fanciful and challenging interpretation of the lives of Chicago's favourite lovers and murderers, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. ... ... ... In … Read more

TABU (F. W. Murnau, 1931)
... ... It's hard to imagine a more unlikely pairing than that of F.W. Murnau and Robert Flaher­ty. Mumau was a mystic, theoretician and fatalist; Flaherty, an optimist, a dreamer, an authentic n… Read more

TALK 16 (Adrienne Mitchell, Janis Lundman, 1991)
... ... A world of B-girls and B-boys, browners, normals, thrashers, posers and posses. In this 'Canadian 35-Up', filmmakers Adrienne Mitchell and Janis Lundman document the day-to-day lives of five,… Read more

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