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Films Screened In 1994

Flesh of the Earth (Tatiana Vengerova, 1992)
A study of the natural beauty and rich textures of the Earth's surface seen from space. Accompanied by the music of Gennadiy Gladkov. ... Read more

Folded Follies (Van McElwee, 1993)
The rigorously experimental Folded Follies is an improvisation on Bernard Ischumi's decon-structionist follies at Pare la Villette in Paris. The structures, which the architect has described as "post… Read more

FORTY GUNS (Samuel Fuller, 1957)
In 1949, Samuel Fuller wrote and directed his first film, I Shot Jesse James. Nine years later, he wrote and directed his eleventh film and fourth Western, the incredible Forty Guns. ... "Nutty" is t… Read more

Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life (Peter Capaldi, 1993)
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning he found himself transformed into a gigantic..." - what? In his Prague garret, Kafka is tormented by noisy neighbours, writer's block and a sinister stranger search… Read more

Franz Müller's Spring of Wire (Heinrich Sabl, 1993)
Puppet animation which explores the world of Dada, with numerous references to the artist Kurt Schwitters, in the context of animation as social document. Like Vertov, Sabl adopts the role of Man as … Read more

FRESH KILL (Shu Lea Cheang, 1994)
The film is a melting pot of post-post-modernists elements, its boiling plot set in a New York City of the near Future. A couple, Shareen (Sarita Choudhury - Mississippi Masala) and Claire, are raisi… Read more

Frickenstein (Stephen Gurban, 1993)
A Frankenstein spoof with a social comment that twists. Fun time animation - what a treat! Anyone call Dial A Chicken? ... Read more

Frogland (Wladyslaw Starewicz, 1923)
Starewicz re-animated hundreds of real, albeit dead, frogs to make the chorus line in this lively musical. The spectacle and intricacy of this all singing, all dancing recreation of the old fable The… Read more

FROM THE EAST (Chantal Akerman, 1993)
This stylised documentary from the (always art) House of Akerman is the product of the director's travels from East Germany to Moscow shot over some six months. Without the conventional documentary t… Read more

Georgianzzz (Marina Fleurova, 1994)
A pastoral fantasy of a world which never existed, but remains an ideal in many people's hopes. ... Read more

Gernika (Inaki Elizalde, 1994)
Guernica once epitomized civilian suffering in twentieth-century warfare. Using Picasso's celebrated work as a reference point, this film evokes a contemporary world in which civil strife and distres… Read more

Girl From Moush (Garine Torossian, 1993)
A wild mesh of traditional images of the Armenian landscape set against a haunting voice-over of longing, Garine Torossian's almost cubist collage technique edits and disassembles its images with a p… Read more

GO FISH (Rose Troche, 1993)
No fishing expedition, this first feature is an insider view of lesbian life in the nineties by a writer and filmmaker team who are as good at angst as they are at irony. Go Fish has already been dub… Read more

Going Equipped (Peter Lord, 1989)
An interview with an articulate ex-con, who speaks with a good deal of humour about his crim past. Made for the Lip Synch series. ... Read more

Gorgeous (Kaz Cooke, 1994)
Gorgeous follows the perils of Hermoine the Modern Girl as she tackles plastic surgery, beauty therapy and bulimia in a feral fit of inadequacy, brought on by her evil inner voice, Deirdre the bad fa… Read more

Grand Morph's Home Movies (Peter Lord, David Sproxton, 1981)
The first in what was to become the 26 part The Amazing Adventures Of Morph, and the project that really put the Aardpersons on the map in Britain, where it became a hugely popular TV series. ... Read more

GRIEF (Richard Glatzer, 1993)
Schizophrenic opera divas, circus performing lesbians and Tourette Syndrome sufferers, these are the characters that Mark (story editor for a sleazy daytime TV court soap) conjures up to fuel the his… Read more

GUNMAN (Chatrichalerm Yukol, 1983)
Best friends are forced to face each other in a violent confrontation when one joins the police force and the other becomes a criminal. An action-packed adventure film which is also an indictment of … Read more

Haunts of the Olde Country (Keith Melton, 1993)
Eleven year old Anthony is on vacation with his family in the 'olde' country where, together, they all visit an old castle. After being banished to the bus for his alleged misbehaviour, Anthony's rea… Read more

Haze (Tim Bridwell, 1993)
In July of 1969, Jimi Hendrix visited the city of Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic coast. More than twenty-five years later, Jimi's music still reverberates from the cafes. A 'documentary' crew come t… Read more

HIGH BOOT BENNY (Joe Comerford, 1993)
With his third feature, Irish director Joe Comerford constructs a powerful allegory on a conflict which has, over the decades, produced more deception than truth. ... Murder, retribution and betrayal… Read more

His Comedy (Paul Bush, 1994)
By engraving images from Gustav Doré's 19th-century woodblock engravings of Dante's Divine Comedy directly onto the surface of 35mm filmstock the film follows the poet Dante as he is taken through t… Read more

Holding The Viewer (Tony Hill, 1993)
A trick film of roller-coaster cinematic spin-outs and precarious unbalancing of both camera and viewer. ... Read more

Hotel Halfway to the Moon (Tatiana Vengerova, 1992)
Home movies by cosmonauts onboard the space station 'Mir'. A slapstick look at the lighter side of life and weightlessness in space. ... Read more

How to Make a Decision (Matt Brunner, 1993)
What would you take, the money or the box? A computer animation that reveals the human factor behind the techno wizardry. ... Read more

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