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Films Screened In 1998

Everybody's Pregnant (Debra Soloman, 1997)
A whacky, animated account of the trials and tribulations of medically assisted conception. Debra Solomon does just about everything here from the design to the lyrics of the song that is as amusing … Read more

FACE (Antonia Bird, 1997)
Cutting-edge British director Antonia Bird takes on post-Thatcherite tensions with Face. At the heart of the film is Ray (Robert Carlyle, The Full Monty, Trainspotting), an educated and bitterly disi… Read more

FAME WHORE (Jon Moritsugu, 1997)
An ultra low budget trash masterpiece by a director whose previous works have included Hippy Porn and Mod Fuck Explosion - which may give you some idea of where we're headed. Three vaguely connected … Read more

FAST, CHEAP AND OUT OF CONTROL (Errol Morris, 1997)
Errol Morris' amazing, eccentric documentary is yet another satisfying chapter in the filmography of a self-confessed obsessive/compulsive who is never happier than when he is recording the lives of … Read more

Feline (May Trubuhovich, 1997)
Two mutable clay creatures inhabit a spare tense soundscape and a bruise-coloured land and seascape created with paint-on glass sets. The location the filmmaker says is the anxious landscape of sexua… Read more

Fetch (Lynn-Maree Danzey, 1998)
Some people are destined not to be together. A man arrives at a woman's apartment to take her out on their first date but events conspire to make him wonder, should he ever have left home? Fetch is t… Read more

FINISHED (William E. Jones, 1997)
Experimental filmmaker William E. Jones opens Finished with a shot of a small image of a male porn star in an advertisement for a gay phone line. The porn star is French-Canadian Alan Lambert, who to… Read more

FIRST LOVE, LAST RITES (Jesse Peretz, 1997)
In a small fishing village in the steamy bayou country Joey and Sissel explore their first real relationship in the confines of a single room and the seemingly never ending Louisiana summer. They mak… Read more

FIVE AGAINST THE HOUSE (Phil Karlson, 1955)
Five college students - Madison, Novak, Keith, Moore and Mathews - team up and joke about a robbery of Harold's Club in Reno. It starts off as an intellectual prank, but soon ends up the real thing. … Read more

Flatworld (Daniel Greaves, )
Blending traditional cel animation with model sets, Flatworld represents a remarkable three-dimensional environment that is peopled by two-dimensional characters. ... Read more

Flight (Sim Sadler, 1997)
Holed up in a hotel room together, a morally reckless airline pilot and a drug addicted young prostitute find they have more in common than an affinity for the seamier side of life. A model of lyrica… Read more

FOXY BROWN (Jack Hill, 1974)
"Superbad. Dig it. The lady is Superbad." Willie Hutch's theme song says it all - with drum machines, even. Pam Grier is Foxy Brown and all that. A sassy woman whose performances have defined the fel… Read more

FRANK CAPRA'S AMERICAN DREAM (Kenneth Bowser, 1997)
Director of the acclaimed Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (MIFF 1990), Kenneth Bowser's Frank Capra documentary beats a path directly to the core of the life of one of Ameri… Read more

FUNNY GAMES (Michael Haneke, 1997)
The first Austrian film to be invited to Cannes in 35 years, Michael Haneke's Funny Games caused an incredible reaction at initial screenings. Outraged journalists spread descriptions that evoked a m… Read more

Geri's Game (Jan Pinkava, 1997)
Pixar animation studios, makers of Toy Story, are renowned worldwide for their state of the art computer animation, which has an exceptional human feel to it. Their latest work is an affectionate por… Read more

GO WEST (Buster Keaton, 1925)
In a novel twist on the romantic comedy formula, Buster Keaton stars opposite an affectionate cow in this warmhearted Western farce that demonstrates Keaton's skill at pathos, without lessening his o… Read more

GUMMO (Harmony Korine, 1997)
Harmony Korine, the 23 year old writer of divisive and inflammatory teen smash Kids, has taken the reins himself. Equally as confrontational and disturbing, Gummo has elicited enormous critical and a… Read more

GUY MADDIN: WAITING FOR TWILIGHT (Noam Gonick, 1997)
A perfect and timely companion to Guy Maddin's latest feature, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, Noam Gonick's penetrating documentary is a thorough study of emerging genius displaying the matchless Canadi… Read more

HANA-BI (FIREWORKS) (Takeshi Kitano, 1991)
Police detective Nishi (Takeshi) ditches stakeout duty with his partner and best friend Horibe to visit his wife in hospital. During the visit he is informed that his wife's condition is incurable an… Read more

HEAD ON (Ana Kokkinos, 1998)
Nineteen year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades) is obsessed with sex, drugs, his little sister's Lebanese boyfriend and his best friend's transvestite tendencies. Spread over an intense and eventful day, He… Read more

HENRY FOOL (Hal Hartley, 1998)
Henry Fool is a self-styled Intellectual whose proclamations ring with both truth and falsity. His arrival info the lives of a dysfunctional family signifies the beginning of delicate yet profound ch… Read more

HEPHZIBAH (Curtis Levy, 1998)
Curtis Levy's documentary traces the public and private life of Hephzibah Menuhin, celebrated equally as a concert pianist and human rights worker. When her brother, internationally acclaimed violini… Read more

HIGH ART (Lisa Cholodenko, 1998)
This Cannes 1998 selection is more than just another account of urban lesbian love. High Art embraces the complexities of human connection and difference. At its core is an exploration of how chance … Read more

HOLD YOU TIGHT (Stanley Kwan, 1998)
A complex story based around a small ensemble of characters who cross paths in the wake of a plane crash. Grieving for his dead wife, a young husband, Fung Wai, meets a gay real estate agent, Tong, a… Read more

HOLLYWOODISM: JEWS, MOVIES AND THE AMERICAN DREAM (Simcha Jacobovici, 1997)
The central premise of Hollywoodism is that most of the founders of the most influential film companies in Hollywood were either East European Jewish immigrants or first generation American Jews, inc… Read more

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