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Films Screened In 1996

fascinating film about Marlon E Fuentes' Filipino grandfather, one of 1100 tribal relatives brought to the USA as anthropological specimens' for the 1904 St Louis World Fair. The memorable opening image of the filmmaker sitting cross-legged in front of an old phonograph listening to the early ... Read more
The latest from up and coming Melbourne filmmakers Mick and Scottie Connolly Cabbie is a very funny tale about a cabbie down on his luck. Bob is a trouble magnet and a slob with a crush on Kaz the girl in the office. He's too shy to ask her out but things change when Bob is mysteriously selected as ... Read more
A film about the world of the Sao Paulo homeless a visual poem of great beauty and intensity Combining documentary footage and "dramatic" sequences the filmmaker comments on the often primitive nature of our struggle for space for survival in modern society. (KH) ... Read more
Careful with Boots' is a naive folk art style of animation with songs sung by children set in Mexico with accidently charming subtitles. A turtle comes out of the sea to lay its eggs on the beac.h The village thief Boots decides to steal the eggs so he can buy "a big tape recorder a pair of blue ... Read more
Proceeding from the mythic Northern European content of what looks like a butter commercial. Prost takes on a curiously ghoulish quality Its footage degenerates becomes solarised and is reorganised within a constructivist-like montage into a rapidly-paced hallucinatory. Murnau inflected ... Read more
Chicken is a movement based work that aim explore concepts of communication through use of gesture. The work has been cho graphed for eight dancers. The video was s on an angled roadway in Richmond, Melbourne in slow motion, and uses the music of Ph Glass as background- ... Read more
So what? ... So what what? ... A quirky, simple and direct piece. Amusing energetic. ... Read more
35mm/Col/1996/94mins ... ... ... No suspension of disbelief is too big an ask, no flight of the political imagination of a nation too bizarre, to be incorporated into the stunning vision of post-war Australia teetering on the edge of a Brave New World that is Children of the Revolution. ... ... ... Read more
This film consists of sections of collected dianstic images amassed through Hoffman's travels. Uluru and an incomplete parliament house for example make floating appearances. These have been gathered on the run and then reconstituted with an uncanny ephemeral floating rhythm a dance of light and ... Read more
Kirsten Winter sets images of abstract expressionism and degraded video takes to Elena Kats-Chernm's composition "Clocks", which was First performed by Ensemble Modern at the 1993 Karlsruhe Multimediaie. ... The film includes images of composer/pianist Elena Kats-Chernin, percussionist Daryl Pratt ... Read more
An elderly woman reflects on her youth. A sexy story of ageless lust and deathless passion. A humorous, wistful film about time, memory and love, and fob watches, (MM) ... Read more
Cosmodrome has serial composition, connecting its images across broad concepts of flight, light and the simple act of looking upwards. The first principle of this film is its blueness, captured in the incandescent light of a cinema, the early morning light at an aerodrome, and the projected light ... Read more
New York City. Fourth of July. Alone and a stranger to the big city one youthful sailor on 24 hour shore leave; hopes to find romance. Instead he finds a prostitute and loses his virginity in the back of a truck. Beautifully shot by Rick Putnam, it begins in a rough romantic style with some ... Read more
... ... Director Tran Anh Hung brought rural 50s Vietnam to vibrant, poetic lire in his debut film The Scent of Green Papaya (1993) In his latest. very different film. Tran shows us the bustle and brutality of modern urban existence in a surreal Ho Chi Minn City running over with crime. violence ... Read more
A blank white video screen suddenly becomes very interesting space when danced in. conceptual piece of power and precision. ... Read more
... ... Prasanna Vithanage represents the emerging wave of new film makers in Sri Lanka who are trying to make sense of changes sweepin across the country. ... ... ... Anantha Ratfiriua, his second film, is set in th turbulent times of social upheaval in Southern Sri Lanka in the late 80s and early ... Read more
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Emily's Last Date is an hysterical journey into the world of blind dates. Director Michael Clancy creates a series of vignettes peopled by believable yet repulsive characters. Therapy with a pyramid-plan makeup selling psychiatrist- "I'm sick of listening to your probiems"-is not helping. Dating ... Read more
On the theme of the auto-portrait, this film presents several aspects of the same solo, danced live, shot on video and projected in 16mm Different points of view captured by the eye of a moving camera. ... Read more
A filmmakers documentary on photographer, David Edwards, who has been taking photo­graphs of naked men for the past eleven years. Hundreds of albums line his shelves. One section of David's wall, he calls "The Quilt'. These are people who have died. "To photograph others, means that you ... Read more
A unique project originally shot in HDTV, Exterior Night utilises a previously unimaginable conceit-using original rear screen process plates and background scenes from Warner Brothers classics of the 30s, 40s and 50s. as the setting for a new work. ... A young man trying to find out about his ... Read more
... ... As the documentary Orson Welles: One Man Band shows, this great director carried an editing table with him wherever he travelled, This tool of his trade is displayed by Welles in F For Fake with the same childlike zest that Dziga Vertov conveyed in Man with a Movie Camera. F for Fake is not ... Read more
Five Greasy Joannes, one van and 3,000 miles is all it takes to prove that fat really is a feminist issue and that car exhaust can come up smelling like donuts. To the punter 'Trans-vesterification' might sound like an experimental surgical procedure performed by lip-synching cross-dressers Its ... Read more
... ... The intrepid Nick Broomfield takes camera inside Pandora's Box, an up market New York fetish parlour run by one Mistress Raven. The establishment caters solely 'submissives' or 'bottoms', the partner in S&M or bondage relationship who prefers to on the receiving end of the paddle, so For a ... Read more
A disciplined and restrained philosophical discussion between two filmmakers about the dreaded Tarculiiio /actor and the state of Australian cinema. A teaspoon. A broken camera. Some blood Considerable profanity. Further proof that it "takes guts to make an Australian film." (TB) ... Read more
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