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Films Screened In 1993

An animated day in the life of that misunderstood maverick, the Bandicoot! This short forms just one episode from the recently completed series, The Web, a six-part collection focusing on rare and threatened wildlife around the world. ... Read more
Innovative and deceptively simple, this sparkling animation explores the world of the endearing, delightful and endangered Panda. This short forms just one episode from the recently completed series, The Web, a six-part collection focusing on rare and threatened wildlife around the world. ... Read more
Joint winner of the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival, The Wedding Banquet represents yet another thematically daring, thoroughly entertaining film from Taiwan. An engaging social comedy with sly political undertones, the movie's farcical fulcrum, namely a marriage of mutual ... Read more
Based on the true story of Major Horace Ridler — an English aristocrat who returned from the First World War to 1920s London where he began his transformation into "one of the world's great oddities". One for the tattoo enthusiasts. ... Read more
Taken individually, Albert and Kathi seem tragic, losers, living hopelessly mundane lives on the fringe of society. They are an unlikely pair, Albert the ex-hobo and would-be-entertainer, and Kathi, the adult child, judged men­tally incompetent and sent to the 'crazy house' by her mother. But ... Read more
Confusion in thought and experience is a con­stant of every big city in the world, caused by conflicts, struggles, beliefs, death, money and environmental degradation. Many people are able to endure and survive in this oppressive situation, but some fall, get trampled, leave. This film shows a ... Read more
Everyone has personalised rules to live their life by. Small do's and don'ts that make each day easier to cope with, tips that evolve into almost routine. Hear folks just like you impart their invaluable advice on such subjects as the most effective way to kill flies, to find a good parking spot ... Read more
A sci-fi parable that takes a caustic look at the Japanese work ethic. Escaping the dreariness of retired life by spending much of his time in video parlours, a man is offered the chance to have his fondest wish come true. The game hechooses is to live again the life of a salary man. A no win ... Read more
A man wakes up, he goes to work. Everywhere he goes to he encounters pollution. By taking this psychedelic 'trip' into a surreal world you are reminded and even warned to protect the environment. ... Read more
A street smart blast from the Berlin underground, Trouble comes as a welcome respite from the ponderous state of most current German cinema. Yet this is a reunification story too, a bulletin from the rock/rap culture barricades of the old/new capital's long established Kreuzberg scene, now under ... Read more
Only David Lynch would/could make a movie prequel after the series — Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me brings the Laura Palmer saga full circle. Dishing up the final week in life of the quasi-legendary Laura and her downward spiral into cocaine dependence in chronological order, for easy ... Read more
It was the dance that changed a generation. Never before had white America played so loose with its body. Coming along right when rock and roll needed a new jolt, the Twist fast became an international phenomenon, and the bell tolled, signaling the end of America's WASP reserve. It was scary. ... Read more
Part of the award winning "Long Ago and Far Away" series made for children by the Public Broadcasting Service in the USA, Uncle Ele­phant tells the story of a young boys blossom­ing relationship with his Uncle. ... Read more
From a very young age, we are indoctrinated with taboos, told not to mention certain things even though they are neither illegal nor anti­social, forbidden to ask anything about these "shameful and nasty" matters. ... Why does something normal become abnormal? ... If sexual desire is the most ... Read more
A taxonomical crash course listing, ordering, classifying phrases, words, letters and num­bers. A collision course of the domestic and fragments received from 'out there'. A visual assault course of home movie footage of the filmmaker's family, drawings and text repeat­ed and reprocessed on ... Read more
What happens when two cultures clash? In a sleepy, country hollow, a hippy has his peace and solitude rocked by the invasion of a heavy metaller who would rather die than turn down the volume. The result? A very funny film about cross-cultural disharmony. ... Read more
There is a kooky charm pervading John O'Brien's ridiculous, romantic and unpretentious comedy set in the picturesque Vermont countryside. Made on very little money but enormous goodwill from the director's Vermont neighbours, the film plays like a polished home movie — a journey into a ... Read more
Boss kicks man; Man kicks wife; Wife kicks son; Son kicks dog. ... Read more
A film within a film, shot on Super 8 attached to 16mm leader. A ruthless dismantling of thriller conventions — a gun, a threatened woman, shrieking music — which explores the body in motion. A cold shower for the (male) mind. ... Read more
The premise of this wonderfully engaging documentary is simple: sit some of the world's best cinematographers in front of the camera for a change, have them talk about their work on some of the enduring classics of cinema, excerpt over 125 clips to illustrate what they are talking about and ask ... Read more
Two men dance through the street, their vio­lently kinetic interaction becoming a world unto itself, mesmerising and impenetrable. An elusive and evocative performance piece. ... Read more
... ... Directors Tom Marksbury and Tom Thur­man fell under the spell of Warren Oates at a young age after seeing him in The Wild Bunch and made this film partly in an endeav­our to explain to themselves, and others, the source of their obsession. Says Thurman, "Warren Oates is the classic ... Read more
... ... Made on video for an environmental semi­nar (the International seminar on Water) held in Jakarta by the Goethe Institute in December 1991, this film has subsequently won prizes at festivals in Europe. Using the voice-overs of its participants, the film depicts the lives of water ... Read more
Using watercolours, this animation takes us through a series of landscapes and seasons, exploring horizons and what lies beyond them. ... Read more
Buckey Ranks is a talented musician dubbed the "original ragamuffin" — Ragamuffin is a musical style which originated in London and has its roots in the reggae of Jamaica and the rap of Black America. The film, set on location in London's Peckham estates — notorious for their poverty ... Read more
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