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Films Screened In 1993

MAD BOMBER IN LOVE (James Bogle, 1992)
It was scripted in two weeks and shot in two weeks! With no funds to speak of director James Bogle and his multi-talented conspirators have created a knock 'em down, drag 'em out romp of classically … Read more

Mama's Boy (Tony Asimakopoulos, 1991)
Love, ambition, violence, food. Enter the mis­directed life of Mikey — Montreal pizzamaker extraordinaire. Explosive, unsettling, fimmaking from a French-Canadian-Greek Scorsese. ... Read more

Melbournesque (Nick Ostrovskis, 1989)
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MEMORIES AND DREAMS (Lynn-Maree Milburn, 1993)
A simple, albeit dramatic story. A life in fragmented memories, retold and relived in luminous, evocative images. ... Visually and aurally overwhelming, this astounding dramatised documentary is a ri… Read more

Merv (Marcella Hayward, 1992)
Why are we watching a film about this quite ordinary, oldish man in his very bourgeois, chintzy little suburban house? Will his friend, who is coming around for a cup of tea, provide some drama? ... … Read more

Meta-Ekologi (Gotot Prakosa, 1979)
This remarkable film, an early work by Gotot Prakosa, and now becoming recog­nised as an Asian classic in avant garde perfor­mance cinema, is based on a famous performance developed by Sardon… Read more

Meters of Life (Momir Matovic, 1992)
This extraordinary film follows an old man, deaf mute since birth, who every day regard­less of weather, hikes four miles to the nearest cinema where he watches films in his own unique way. ... Read more

Midriffini (Sabrina Schmid, 1993)
A mystery tale or a fantastic fib? A tragicomedy or a terrible toothache of cosmic magnitude? ... Read more

Minoru: Memory of Exile (Michael Fukushima, 1992)
With the outbreak of war and the bombing of Pearl Harbour, life changed for Minoru Fukushima. Only nine years old and Canadian born, he could not understand the events which were to make his life cha… Read more

Mirage (part of SOUTHERN WINDS) (Slamet Rahardjo Djarot, 1992)
Encouraged by letters promising good earnings in Djakarta a young woman sets out by train for the capital. She finds the inhuman reality of city life a bittersweet experience. Djakarta has ruined man… Read more

Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (Joan C. Gratz, 1992)
Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase leads us through a vibrant and amazing art history les­son: we move through the many important schools of modern art to view some 55 paint­ings by major artis… Read more

Money Talks (Alrick Riley, 1992)
A modern cautionary tale, told in black and white in Brixton. No words are needed as we follow a day in the lives of a small time pusher and his younger brother. ... Read more

Mr Electric (Stuart McDonald, 1993)
1956. The hinterland where they still use kerosene lamps for light. Ernie Dingo plays Bill, an electrician who has no place, either in the white world in which he grew up, or in the Aboriginal world … Read more

MY HOME, MY PRISON (Susan Blaustein Muñoz, Erica Marcus, 1992)
My Home, My Prison is based on the autobiography of Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil, one of the first Palestinians to engage Israelis in dialogue (after the 1967 Six Day War) twenty-four years … Read more

MY NEW GUN (Stacy Cochran, 1992)
An edgy mix of the wryly cynical and the innocently fresh, Stacy Cochran's feature debut is another true gem from the vital American independent scene. Selected to play in Directors' Fortnight at the… Read more

MY WAR YEARS: ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (Larry Weinstein, 1992)
Few musicians have been more revered, and at the same time, more despised, more controversial, more discussed, and ultimately more influential than Arnold Schoenberg. ... This adventurous, and beauti… Read more

NARGESS (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, 1991)
Considering all the norms from which Nargess departs, it may seem surprising that the film was made at all. It honestly and sympathetically represents people who live out­side strict Islamic law,… Read more

Narrative Architecture (Antonia Bruns, 1993)
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Neighbours (Dannah Nayblat, 1991)
The filmmaker moves into a studio flat in Jerusalem, and finds herself embroiled in an ongoing battle between the neighbours on either side of her. One is a hostile, bitter per­vert, glorifying i… Read more

New World Murder (Bruce Spangler, 1992)
New World Murder chronicles, through the use of highly manipulated video footage, Gulf-War -related text and original footage, the U.S. media's "demonisation" of Saddam Hussein, its fetishisation and… Read more

Night in Versailles (Bruno Podalydès, 1991)
A delightful French comedy of manners (dedi­cated to Herge, the creator of Tin Tin comics), where a dinner party, designed to seduce, steadily escalates into an evening of farcical food-for-thoug… Read more

NITRATE KISSES (Barbara Hammer, 1992)
For many years filmmaker Barbara Hammer has been creating provocative, often experimental, imagery. In this, her first feature documentary, she has assembled an intense and exceptionally vital collag… Read more

No Regret (Marlon Riggs, 1992)
Five seropositive black gay men talk about their personal struggle with AIDS. Music and poetry lend a special accent to the quiet, some­times startlingly personal remarks. Each story is character… Read more

No-Zone (Greta Snider, 1993)
Greta S incorporates a sprinkling of traditional bay-area style — cutting and pasting images from an obscure range of memorabilia footage and pop culture — as she guides us through the tr… Read more

Nomads (Tom Kalin, 1993)
Tom Kalin's (Swoon) journeyistic collage of speeding images caught fieetingly from the window of a passing car, in the landscape glimpsed from the compartment of a tram, on the elusive sun-reflecting… Read more

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