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Films Screened In 1995

VANYA ON 42ND STREET (Louis Malle, 1994)
Since 1989, Andre Gregory has directed rehearsals of Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' at a dis­used theatre in New York with audiences of no more than thirty sharing the ever-evolving work, and the stage,… Read more

VIDEO FOOL FOR LOVE (Robert Gibson, 1995)
A man, a video camera, a life! Robert Gib­son's home movies are verite at its most voyeuristic and vertiginous. Since 1983 Gibson has carried a camcorder with him at all times. Repeat-at all time… Read more

Viejo Pascuero (Jean-Baptiste Huber, 1994)
One small and extremely disillusioned boy from Santiago gives Santa Claus a scathing 'what-for' in this post-christmas 'letter'. A humorous account on the failure of Father Christmas. ... Read more

Violin on the Brain (Claude Edelmann, 1992)
A young French violinist receives advanced instruction from a master virtuoso. How much can be learnt by constant practice and how much comes from the creative talent of the per­former? Modern re… Read more

VIVE L'AMOUR (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994)
... ... Few recent Films have divided audiences and excited debate like Vive L'Amour, winner of the Golden Lion at Venice last year. Despite the romantic title, the film is about lack of love and ful… Read more

W.W.M.C. (Margie Medlin, 1994)
This witty collection of vignettes profiles a city and some of the people that can be found there. A combination of a quirky shooting style and a discordant sound track effectively con­denses a v… Read more

Waiting (Liz Crosby, 1995)
A watched relationship never boils! A simple film that shows the offer of something hot is not verybody's cup of tea. ... Read more

WAR STORIES (Gaylene Preston, 1995)
"You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. The fundamental things apply..." ... If there is one thing that Gaylene Preston's new film tells us about the experiences of wom… Read more

Watching TV (Christopher Hinton, 1994)
Giving the term 'overkill' a whole new meaning, this amusingly vicious parody of TV news, is a quickfire montage of cartoonish violence where everyone and everything imaginable gets it. Has its point… Read more

WEST SIDE STORY (Robert Wise, 1961)
... ... "With West Side Story, suddenly i became a musical director." ... ... ... Robert Wise drew upon all his directorial resources in this leap to yet another genre, and with his collaborator, cho… Read more

WHEN BILLY BROKE HIS HEAD AND OTHER TALES OF WONDER (David E. Simpson, Billy Golfus, 1994)
When Billy Golfus, Award-winning radio jour­nalist, became brain-damaged as a result of a motor scooter accident ten years ago, he became one of the 43 million Americans with disabilities—t… Read more

WHEN NIGHT IS FALLING (Patricia Rozema, 1994)
... ... Mythology, theology and a racy lesbian cir­cus performer, director Patricia Rozema (known for her charmingly funny I Heard the Mer­maids Singing) explores in high flying style this he… Read more

Which Way Is East: Notebooks From Vietnam (Lynne Sachs, Dana Sachs, 1994)
This new film from San Francisco filmmmaker Lynne Sachs is a sensual, rather than factual travelogue around Vietnam. With her sister Dana, who is living and working as a Journalist in Vietnam, Sachs … Read more

WILD (Ross Gibson, 1993)
Wild focuses on the stories and legends of one tract of land, the Pilliga Forest in northwest New South Wales. How do the dynamic processes of history and ecology work to produce meanings, warnings a… Read more

WINDOW TO PARIS (Yuri Mamin, 1993)
... ... An intelligent, zany fantasy, as whimsical and light as air, Window to Paris nonetheless falls squarely into a whole new genre of Russian film—the comedy of capitalism. ... ... ... Like… Read more

Without Rockets (Gary Yates, 1994)
Slapstick pathos and off-cut laughs abound in this crackling tale of a man and his pig. The caretaker of a derelict rocket range spends his days playing the spoons and poker (or should that be porker… Read more

Witness (Michael Buckley, 1994)
... ... In a maelstrom of confused childhood experi­ences and nightmarish memories half lost in an over medicated haze the story of John Harrowell emerges in this intense micro-docu-drama. Incarc… Read more

Words for Battle (Humphrey Jennings, 1941)
Eight minutes of movie magic. We see con­temporary (1941) footage while we hear Lau­rence Olivier recite an idiosyncratic selection of English literature and the Gettysburg Address to the mus… Read more

Writer’s Block (Leon Cmielewski, 1994)
It was one of those days when he just couldn't write, and things weren't going to get better. In fact, he didn't know how much worse...The writer comes to a full stop. It's a surreal thing, baby. ... Read more

Zap (Paul Ruven, 1994)
The TV is talking and it's not happy! ... Via pithy pastiches of every imaginable TV genre, from soaps and Oprah-style talk shows, to news, gardening and the ubiquitious music-video, Paul Ruven (How … Read more

ZINAT (Ebrahim Mokhtari, 1994)
A seemingly simple matter - that of a woman continuing to work after marrying—is the cause for consternation and calamity in Ebrahim Mokhtan's Zinat.The young rural healthcare nurse of the titl… Read more

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