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Films Screened In 1994

The desperation of persecuted and persecutors are revealed in this tale of love and the loutish efforts of a gang of neo-Nazis. Torn between her Fascist brother and the immigrant worker she loves, a small-town waitress struggles to reconcile two men set apart by a gulf of hatred. A chronicle of the ... Read more
Prize-winning documentary on the discovery of the 5000 year-old remains of a hunter high in the Austrian-Italian Alps. His remarkably well-preserved corpse, clothing, tools and other possessions have posed a major archeological puzzle. The Iceman is overturning our views on Stone Age life and ... Read more
Made by two students during their summer holidays, ICI White Male is a gritty and evocative look at a day in the life of a young man to whom crime is a natural means of supporting his drug habit. John is alone, adrift and desperate. His contact with the world is limited to the police on his trail ... Read more
A very succinct look at statuary with a gender twist, set to a Bulgarian chant. ... Read more
There are no individual identities amongst the mirrors and mazes of this futuristic world. Made for the Lip Synch series. ... Read more
Archival and original footage is mixed to describe architectural, automotive and electronic realms that have shaped the great American nomadic experience. From mobile billboards to karaoke machines, this experimental documentary essay combines images that evoke the otherside of the American sprawl ... Read more
"It's not exactly my book but it's a hell of a movie." - Truman Capote ... Based on Truman Capote's controversial best-selling 'non-fiction' portrayal of two apparently unmotivated killers and their arbitrarily committed crime, In Cold Blood, was widely misunderstood on its original release in ... Read more
Agnes McLean is a life-long socialist and aficionado of Latin dancing. The film follows her from her modern sequence dance class in Glasgow's Pollok Centre to the famous Tropicana nightclub in Havana, and then into the back-streets of the Cuban capital where she discovers the real roots of the ... Read more
Using the only extant footage of the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, the filmmaker pays tribute to members of his own family and others who died as a result of Nazi persecution. An affecting and extraordinary found-footage document, part memorial, part poetic lament, part history lesson, In Memory has an ... Read more
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Have you ever wished you could reverse time or bring dreams to life? If so, you will like this manipulation of images in real time to animation. The difference, in a Gothic sense, between fate and destiny, is central to this film and its bygone imagery. ... The new film from the dual Kino Award ... Read more
A playful series of five short animated exercises - from the fun parlour to Palm Beach. The witty concepts are stylishly executed and tautly paced. ... Read more
The legion of James Ellroy fans could require nothing more of this Austrian canonisation of their hero, the uninitiated no better primer. A 'mood' documentary, Jud's film seeks to be more than simple biography by scouring the former haunts of this reformed drunk, junkie and house-breaker, cruising ... Read more
So, this is what Jerusalem looks like from a bread delivery push-cart? Some great steadi-cam work and editing propel us through this ancient city's back streets and market places; from the strange tranquility of the Wailing Wall to the dark narrow back streets. Captured (almost) are the smells ... Read more
Director/writer Dobrivoie Kerpenisan spent his childhood in a remote, rural Romanian village. Joane's Law retraces his steps on a journey to the village, and his relatives, after an absence of over twenty years. ... A lot has changed over twenty years. In the past, when once a week a car drove ... Read more
Prolific Canadian experimental filmmaker and activist, Hoolboom turns his hand to an ambitious multi-narrative tale of his country as collectively traumatised by war, greed, gender difference and high and low scale political corruption in the shadow of American mass media and its colonising ... Read more
Kanehsatake: 270 Years Of Resistance (Winner of Best Canadian Feature Award 1993 Toronto Film Festival) provides searing images for the standoff between the Mohawks of Kanehsatake and the forces of the Quebec police and Canadian Army. Director Alanis Obomsawin was the only filmmaker to stay behind ... Read more
Lea Zagury is a Brazilian filmmaker who has been living and working in the United States for some fifteen years. ... In a series of collages and stop-motion, she explores the relationship between Brazil's indigenous people and Western interests. Zagury uses myth to contrast the two lifestyles and ... Read more
Myths and mysteries of love surround Khajuraho, the ancient site of a sacred Hindu temple of ecstasy. Here, man has attempted for centuries to find Liberation through Love, Deliverance through Desire, Salvation through Sex. ... Read more
The tragic story of rubber bullets used by English soldiers in Northern Ireland resulting in the death of children. Far from making judgments, the film highlights the tragedy of kids killing kids in a situation which teenage soldiers cannot understand. Made up of grainy black and white hand-held ... Read more
Ford Maddox Ford's kitchen tableau evokes a disquieting atmosphere of the forbidden world of adulthood. Pamela Woods' animation uses three-dimensional objects and cut-outs to emphasize the unsettling mood of the narration. ... Read more
"Lallie is a film about my grandmother, Lallie Coombs. Her stories about her life were always deemed inaccurate by the rest of the family. I remember my father saying, 'Mother, You never let the truth get in the way of a good story'. He still says that." A rare film in the now popular genre of ... Read more
Human nature collides with Mother Nature - literally. On a clifftop somewhere in Scandinavia, a group of zealous activists prepare to take a stand. Their misguided mission: to stop a crazed horde of determined Lemmings from leaping into oblivion. Lemming Aid is an offbeat comedy about people who ... Read more
Garin Nugroho's evocative feature, Letters For An Angel, was shot on Sumba, one of the chain of islands in the Nusa Tenggara group, stretching from Bali to Timor. The film mixes documentary and fictional elements, and was made with extensive cooperation from the local population. ... The first ... Read more
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