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Films Screened In 1994

America's Most Wanted. The target of one of the most intensive manhunts in FBI history was shot to death in suspicious circumstances, his body mutilated and burnt beyond recognition. What crime had decorated World War II veteran and North Dakota farmer, Gordon Kahl, committed to unleash such fatal ... Read more
Amber is bored with her forthcoming debutant ball. Why not substitute her 'friend' at the party? A stylish fable of class and awakening sexuality, shot with a remarkable economy of means and a macabre sensibility reminiscent of The Company of Wolves. ... Read more
Diablo Is Done For is a drama designed for use to encourage the provision of support and assistance for victims of child sexual abuse, as well as to challenge community attitudes towaids children and their families where child abuse is a problem. Diablo Is Done For is a sensitive, vibrant and ... Read more
Alzheimers has almost become an 'OK' disease to joke about, being quite fondly referred to and demonstrated by 'dotty' TV relatives (Mother and Son, Absolutely Fabulous). Schatzman uses the quality of forgetfulness as a more sombre tool in his caustic political view of the United States' progress ... Read more
From the cryptic pen of Todd (Poison) Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked explores the depths of a young boy's imagination via his obsession with a trashy 60s TV comedy. When young Steven wins a contest to visit the set and meet his idol Dottie, little does he know that his illusions are about to crumble ... Read more
A homeless man struggles to cut through obstructive bureaucracy just to get a meal at a Salvation Army hostel. ... With the very first Aardman series Animated Conversations (from which this derives) the Aardman style is established. Down And Out won the MFF award for Best Animated Short when it ... Read more
The all-singing, all-dancing, Takarazuka Revue is one of Japan's foremost musical extravaganzas, with lascivious sets, classically romantic Broadway style shows and an all female cast. The stars of the show, the young women chosen to play the 'male' leads, attain the status of pop icons with ... Read more
From the dripping tap to the end of the universe - unless! Watch this space. ... Read more
The dilemmas of love, sex and procreation (and a life-threatening pancake) conspire to break up Harry and Louise's marriage. This is a rapid-fire romp in the style of a '30s Hollywood screwball comedy. A well-crafted and very witty view of 'baby-having-anxiety'. ... Read more
What really happens behind the scenes at an early morning radio show? And when do sleepy DJs get to eat their toast and jam? From the 1981-83 Aardman series Conversation Pieces, Early Bird matches 'on location' recorded sound with inventive plasticine and model animation. ... Read more
This new work by former Erwin Rado award-winner (Long Shadows, 1992) is a masterpiece of over a decade's worth of concentrated experimentation into the boundaries of possibility in optical printing and motorised matte-box techniques. Returning again to Sydney Harbour and its environs, Winkler has ... Read more
Eli lives in a small Hatariat farming community and wants to be a pilot. His guardian uncle, a chicken farmer, has other plans. When his own and his uncle's dreams for his future collide, Eli runs away to find his true vocation in the city. It's here that he must confront the world as it is, away ... Read more
By way of his clever use of rotoscoped images, Michael Dwass explores the relationship between remembered or imagined images with the realities of the present. The action is set somewhere on Lower Manhattan and has all the flavour of the individual isolated in a big metropolis. ... Read more
Eternity tells the story of Arthur Stace, a man who for decades wandered the streets of Sydney, writing in perfect copperplate script the word 'Eternity' in yellow chalk. Regarded by some as a man saved by Christianity, and by others as a mystical obsessive, Stace is discussed by Sydney identities ... Read more
Everyday Echo Street is a very personal and idiosyncratic portrait of the filmmaker's relationships and experiences in Highland Park, a working class neighbourhood she has lived in since 1981. The style is both conversational and anecdotal. Mogul combines documentary and diaristic footage and ... Read more
Ray Mooney's play Everynight...Everynight, an insider's view of life in Pentridge Prison's notorious H Division, has assumed a near legendary status since its original production in 1978 at a small Melbourne theatre. Those who have seen the play at this or subsequent productions speak of its ... Read more
Wonderfully eclectic and witty, Ex Memoriam is a computer meta/morph/osis that reimages the site of history and the body. Dealing in the politics of polaroids; the contradictions of logic; and the visual linguistics of memory. ... Read more
Filmmaker Deutsch adapted his camera so it could only make three-second shots. He then travelled to Morocco and filmed three hundred of these three-second shots. Co-director Mustafa Tabbou did the same in Austria. The result is an unusual compilation of snapshot images providing a mutual perception ... Read more
Born in 1917, Lyndall Hendnkson's life has been one of extremities, from childhood violin prodigy to fame and wealth, to polio, paralysis and poverty. She has received worldwide acclaim for her unorthodox methods for teaching music, and achieved remarkable success both with very gifted children as ... Read more
Falstaff is dying, he requests the moon, so he asks his daughter. Why would Dad want the moon on his deathbed. An offbeat French short full of wonder and feeling. ... Read more
"HEYYY!" she would belt out her trademark cry, and briskly proceed to whip men, toss them over her shoulders, and punch them in their collective solar plexuses. She would swing from chandeliers, throw goons off the roof of speeding trains, even leap from horseback onto a ladder dangling from an ... Read more
What does a fence mean to you? Bits of wood and concrete that distinguish one person's property from another? In this case, the definition extends further to encompass the sometimes self-imposed walls which distinguish individuals. Ingeniously and seemingly effortlessly shot, David Caesar takes us ... Read more
Yael and Natalie run away from their annual school excursion in search of adventure. Their runaway adventure eventuates as more than they had intended. How will they deal with guilt? What will they do now?- Prizes, Special Honorary Directing Mention, Israel Annual Short Film Competition ... Read more
Five slices of the one pizza. Five off-the-wall comedies by five different directors featuring five comic actors. Five individuals grappling with stress and paranoia in the modern world. Each slice can be consumed on its own or all five in one sitting. ... Bernie's Magic MomentWriter/Director Mark ... Read more
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