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Films Screened In 1999

Little Dark Poet (Mike Booth, 1998)
From the studios of the famous Claymation company 'The Bolex Brothers', comes another short from Mike Booth. The central character who resembles a rather well dressed penis, is a poet who fights an i… Read more

Local Dive (Sarah Watt, 1999)
On a summer day in country Australia two girls escape the heat al a local swimming pool. As the boys show off at the diving boards, the girls overcome their self consciousness by immersing themselves… Read more

Love Song (Bruce Currie, 1998)
Love is a dangerous game to play, but if you're a rat in love with a cat the stakes are even higher. Bearing gifts and a special love song, the rat embarks on his treacherous mission prepared for the… Read more

LUCKY PEOPLE CENTER INTERNATIONAL (Johan Söderberg, 1998)
Lucky People Center was originally an illegal Swedish nightclub in the late 1980s. The collective involved moved into film and music production, and eventually live performance. As a culmination of t… Read more

MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, 1976)
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's Marriage of Figaro remains one of the definitive examples of the genre. A bold and ambitious production, Ponnelle made no compromises with this live staging. Following the acti… Read more

MEGACITIES (Michael Glawogger, 1998)
Bombay. Mexico City, Moscow, New York. These four 'megacities' have populations of between eight and 24 million people, numbers unprecedented in human history. Austrian documentary maker Michael Glaw… Read more

Midas (Niki Bern, 1999)
Niki Bern's film Midas uses live characters in a page-turning 3D 'pop-up' environment to create a surreal fairytale. Narrated by Zoe Carides, the film utilises con­temporary digital computer effe… Read more

MIDNIGHT (Walter Salles, Daniel Thomas, 1998)
A young man who refuses to spend the turn of the centu­ry behind bars will have to murder his best friend in order to gain his freedom. A young woman, suddenly deserted by her lover, contemplates… Read more

Millennium Bug (Lee Lanier, 1998)
Millennium Bug explores satirical definitions for a decayed millennium. Words such as "jork" are defined as "any variety of genetically tailored meat product" and the accompanying vision shows a zucc… Read more

Mind's Eye (Craig Godhard, 1998)
Mind's Eye revels in its situationst surreality. A roilercoaster journey through a series of locations becomes a crazed ride in a million directions. The laws of physics do not apply to Godhard. Taki… Read more

MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ (John Cassavetes, 1971)
With its unlikely romantic entanglement between a car park attendant (Seymour Cassel) and former prom gueen Minnie (Gena Rowlands), now working as a museum assistant, Minnie and Moskowitz was applaud… Read more

MISS FAT AND BEAUTIFUL (Tali Shemesh, 1998)
'Fat' and 'beautiful' are definitely two contradictory words in our society, where 'waif/heroin chic' ideals of beauty rule our perceptions. Miss Fat and Beautiful is a story about beauty; about bein… Read more

MISTER BISCUIT (Brian McKenzie, 1999)
Brian McKenzie has fashioned a deeply personal docu­mentary about Noel Mason, a Melbourne man trying to earn a meagre living as a children's entertainer. Noel is clown/magician 'Mister Biscuit', … Read more

MOLOCH (Alexander Sokurov, 1998)
'Moloch' is the name generally given to a divinity worshipped by various ancient cultures. Although sources differ on the details of Moloch's abominations, this idol is most often connected to the sa… Read more

Money (, 1998)
Bruce Petty's satirical analysis of how money has evolved through the ages. We observe crashes, booms, wars, awesome socialist experiments and the world shattering efforts of the wealthy to make more… Read more

More (Mark Osborne, 1998)
More tells the story of a tired old inventor who struggles through a joyless life in a drab city to invent a bit of meaning and worth. Melancholic, nostalgic and imaginative through model animation, … Read more

Morning (Natasa Prosenc, 1998)
Every morning is the same. The only thing which breaks the monotony of this lonely man's life are his extraordinarily vivid dreams. Through repetition and montage, the filmmaker creates a powerful te… Read more

Mozzie (Dylan Yeo, 1999)
Seamlessly combining 3D animation and traditional filmmaking, this short film tells of a nocturnal war between two mosquitoes and a man deprived of sleep. Mozzie humourously gives an insect's perspec… Read more

MR ZHAO (Lu Yue, 1998)
Winner of the Grand Prize at last year's Locarno Film Festival, Mr Zhao relates the romantic entangle­ments of the gentleman of the title. A low-key charmer, Zhao is magnetically attracted to wom… Read more

Multiple Barbie (Joe Gibbons, 1998)
Joe Gibbons, as a whacked-out therapist, attempts to integrate the various personalities of that much loved and reviled doll in this Pixelvison psychodrama. Barbie is positioned under the examining l… Read more

MY NAME IS JOE (Ken Loach, 1998)
This tale of working class characters caught in a down­ward spiral of their own and society's weaknesses could be considered amongst Ken Loach's best work. As befits his reputation, this is a no … Read more

Naked Intent (Chris Begley, 1998)
After having made a narrow escape from a 'hen's night' gathering, male stripper Ralph Little is keen to get his next job out of the way. Fate conspires to send him into the wrong hotel room where mob… Read more

NANA (Alison King, Suher Ismael, Fabienne Bouville, Ruti Gadish, 1999)
Nana tocuses on the loving but sometimes quite difficult relationships between four women filmmakers and the compassionate, authoritarian, unpredictable, loquacious grandmothers. From 1994 to 1998, N… Read more

Negative Space (Chris Petit, 1999)
In 1971, film critic Manny Farber published a book called Negative Space, in which he wrote: "One of the finest moments in 1940s film is no longer than a blink: Bogart, as he crosses the street from … Read more

Night Work (Miranda Pennell, 1998)
A highly original film about five characters working in an alienating office seen in a cycle of 24 hours. As the camera travels from managers to a night-shift cleaner, the characters' inner voices ar… Read more

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