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Films Screened In 1993

Rights from the Heart (Various, 1992)
The theme of this collection of animations illus­trates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. ... Read more

Ring of Fire (George Casey, 1991)
Over 400 hundred active volcanos are dotted around the Pacific rim, the so-called ring of fire. A clever use of computer animation and footage of events such as the Mount St Helen eruption in 1988 an… Read more

Rules of the Road (Su Friedrich, 1993)
MFF's '91's Grand Prix winner Su Friedrich's (Sink or Swmi) latest film is a slyly subversive take on dominant male car culture and the dif­ficulty of carving out a feminine or lesbian space with… Read more

Runaway (Spiro Taraviras, 1992)
Fifteen-year-old Patrick has a dream; to take part in the famous Daytona motor-cycle race. But first he has to escape, not just from Munich but from the reformatory of which he is an inmate. A chance… Read more

Saint Mulekicker (Simeon Hunter, 1992)
Ron Athey is a rising Los Angeles performance artist who presents his disturbing and power­ful S&M-related work in the underground club circuit. The tattoos on Ron's body, inspired by tribal mark… Read more

SAM PECKINPAH: MAN OF IRON (Paul Joyce, 1991)
Never an easy or comfortable 'talent' to accept, legendary director Sam Peckinpah's working life was continually damaged by front office interference, in tandem with his tendency towards self-destruc… Read more

SAMBA TRAORé (Idrissa Ouédraogo, )
One of the best known directors from West Africa (his lyrical films Yabba, and Tilia have screened to delighted festival audiences in previous years), Idrissa Ouedraogo's new feature is a visually lu… Read more

Same as Tomorrow (Momir Matovic, 1992)
Routine, rhythm and disruption on the banks of a river. A traditional setting is soon altered as this remarkable and surprising film exposes it's location. ... Read more

SAVIOURS OF THE FOREST (Bill Day, 1992)
In the middle of a tropical rainforest, a man revs up his chainsaw and cuts down a huge tree. As the thunder of the toppled tree sub­sides, a cameraman pops into the picture and says, "We came to… Read more

SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (Richard Lowenstein, 1992)
It's the summer holidays — the seemingly endless summer of eleven-year-old Seymour. A lonely boy grounded with a fussy guardian in an inner city suburb, Seymour is bored and unhappy with his co… Read more

SEARCHING (Nicola Woolmington, 1992)
Searching is a moving account of adoptees and birth parents, their need to satisfy curiosity, find their identity and make contact with one another. ... Read more

Secrets of the City (Cathy Linsley, 1992)
There is a sense of voyeurism as the viewer travels into an unknown metropolis looking through windows and discovering strange sce­narios representing the disquiet of the city's occupants. The pe… Read more

Seduced (Maurice Nugent, 1992)
A highly sexed rat with an attitude tries to bite off more than he can chew. A cel-ammated tale of unrequited love. ... Read more

See You Next Weekend (John Irwin, 1992)
Ever wondered if it's worth it? Doesn't one weekend seem just like the next? Seen through the 'eyes' of the bathroom mirror, the weekend may seem like one bleary-eyed morning after another. ... Read more

Sex and Locomotives (John Martens-Manteiga, 1992)
It is Paris, circa 1890, and a young boy boards New York Central's legendary train, the Twentieth Century Limited. The journey takes him across two continents and two centuries, rush­ing him thro… Read more

She's Just Growing Up, Dear (Julia Tell, 1992)
Amidst a collage of kitsch 50s media imagery a young woman recalls her sexual abuse at the age of four. 'Daddy's Little Princess' is still dis­turbed years later. The film raises questions about … Read more

Shooting to Stardom (Kieron J Walsh, 1992)
An Irish comedian is finding it tough to get a laugh out of his London audience One night after drowning his sorrows he's picked up by the police. At last he finds an audience who appreciate him. Or … Read more

SILVERLAKE LIFE: THE VIEW FROM HERE (Tom Joslin, Peter Friedman, 1993)
When Mark Massi and Tom Joslin discovered they both were infected with the HIV/AIDS virus, Tom decided to document the progress of the disease on videotape. Joined by longtime friend Peter Friedman, … Read more

Sister, Sister (Julie Trimingham, 1992)
Same set, same crew, different worlds! A nun and a prostitute, obviously divided by their way of life, both separately, quietly and hon­estly explain what makes each other do what they do. Their … Read more

Six Hours from Cleveland (Jesse Peretz, 1992)
A teenage girl and her father are driving to a town where her mother is now living, to ask her to come home with them. They spend the night in a small motel en route where the girl has a strange run-… Read more

Something Happened (Roy Andersson, 1987)
This should be seen as a fragment of a larger, uncompleted project meant to contribute to the AIDS debate. Begun in'86 and called off in '87, the National Board of Health and Welfare of Sweden, havin… Read more

SONATINE (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)
In Sonatine writer/director/editor/star 'Beat' Takeshi consolidates his position as the most original, idiosyncratic and poetic exponent of the gangster film working anywhere in the world today. Afte… Read more

Sour Death Balls (Jessica Yu, 1992)
Mmmm. That looks good! I think I'll just pop it in my mouth... Oh no! Film-maker Jessica Yu invites her friends to taste a sour death ball and captures the looks on their faces as they eat it. ... Read more

Spinning Bild 14 (Martin Anibas, 1991)
Two brief animation Movements in ink and crayon. Spinning is Miroesque, Bild 14 is more brusque, a cosmopolitan jostle of coneish shapes in the tougher manner of De Kooning or Guston. ... Read more

SPOTTED DOG, RUNNING AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA (Karen Gevorkian, 1990)
Beside a heaving sea of crumbling pack-ice, two men swaddled to the point of immobility in layer upon layer of skins and furs, do battle with lances ten-feet long. A boy crawls with uncanny speed alo… Read more

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