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Films Screened In 2001

Bill and John, two down-on-their luck gamblers are battling the booze and fighting a losing streak. The pair are offered salvation and the deal of a lifetime by the enigmatic Alex Silver—to take over the training and care of Silver's red brindle greyhound, a potential champion. ... Silent ... Read more
Around 8,000 different close-ups of dramatically lit. crushed silver paper landscapes fly past in a torrent of highlights and shadows A sharp reammation of film's basic principles with a digitally manipulated foil soundtrack for extra buzz. ... Read more
Who to believe? This complex tale of deceit, infidelity, a crime of passion and real estate prices is more about questions than answers. Like Kurosaw' s Rashomon, everybody tells their version of events and no two perspectives are the same. ... Read more
Bahman Farmanara, an Iranian film director, has not been allowed to work by the Post-Revolutionary Censor Board for the past 20 years. Somewhat in desperation, he accepts an assignment from Japanese TV to make a documentary about funeral rites, which gradually becomes a film about his own funeral ... Read more
Dressed only in his long Johns and a dressing gown, an elderly loner trudges through a creepy forest looking for his cat. He doesn't find the wayward kitty but does stumble across a macabre scene: a strange young man strangling a child with a rope! This heart stopping-opening propels an ... Read more
A terrifying glimpse inside America's extreme anti- abortion movement. This chilling documentary infiltrates a menagerie of unapologetic activists and assassins, and reveals extreme personalities with a murderous commitment to the pro-life cause. From hecklers outside family planning clinics to ... Read more
Southern Comfort is a wonderfully humanistic portrait of transgendered life as lived deep inside Ku Klux Ktan territory, in the rural trailer community of Toccoa Georgia. Robert Eads is a female-to-male transsexual suffering from ovarian cancer facing sure death after 20 doctors refused to treat ... Read more
Imagine a short piece by the great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, being performed on a New York City bus. as passengers stare on in bewilderment Utterly original. funny and captivating, Speed for Thespians is a breathless adaptation where art and life intersect. ... Read more
The ultimate documentary about one of the most gifted and controversial filmmakers of our time. With the complete cooperation of the Kubrick family and his many friends and colleagues, this is an insightful, considered film, presenting Kubrick as a dedicated family man and incorrigible ... Read more
Notorious for his stark, black and white photography capturing ice-cool Teutonic giantesses in fetish wardrobes, Helmut Newton is one of modern photography's most enduring figures. This alluring documentary incorporates three distinct strands: an illuminating biography of Newton, interviews with ... Read more
Visions of a pregnant woman are created from pebble dust. Brilliant Hungarian animator Ferenc Cako then builds on these to create a bewitching succession of new impressions and associations. Mesmerizing. ... Read more
A reinvented World War II bomber field provides the arena for man and his machines, the whiff of kerosene and the continuum of time in a deceptively hypnotic glimpse into an English drag meet And the race goes on... ... Read more
A story about taming rampant hair growth and finding that special someone who puts glamour back into the business of being hirsute. This comedy about a prehistoric man's search for love puts modern man's preoccupation with hair loss into perspective. ... Read more
Sunshine Hotel, the last stop before destitution. This Bowery flophouse is the setting for Michael Dominies exceptional, heart rending documentary. The film examines the lives of a number of men who, through bad luck, poor judgement, or addiction, have come to the end of the road. ... Far from ... Read more
A passing Martian drops in for a quiet ale at the Goanna Creek pub. ... Read more
Tears is a sad, funny and sexually forthright look at a group of lour underage teens in Seoul's underbelly. This second feature by Sang Soo Im doesn't fall prey to the excesses of the subject matter, constructing a small gallery of involving characters, terrifically played by first-timers. The ... Read more
Gabriele Salvatore's Denti is a surreal black-comedy-cum-drama-romance, where love pain and obsession create an altered reality. ... Antonio (Sergio Rubini), has borne his self-consciousness about his generous dental endowments, since kids taunted him with names like Bugs Beaver and Bucky. in an ... Read more
An ingenious and sadistic murderer has left a jigsaw puzzle as a clue for the police. The problem is that the pieces in the puzzle are human body parts, and not always from the same person! All of the victims have one thing in common: the stunning, cool and enigmatic Suyeon. A sexual relationship ... Read more
A rapid spiral of phone calls is set to wreck Phil's day as he finds himself fibbing his way out of one conversation after another. The narrative is told in animated type and is fast funny and full of lies. ... Read more
Dark ambience and style abound in this awesome dead end" road movie about the food chain. ... Read more
Crude, lewd and loose in Britain. Ocker innocent Barry McKenzie attends the reading of a will after his not so beloved dad slips off the perch. One of the conditions of Barry's inheritance is that he makes a trek to the 'Old Country' to get in touch with his British roots. None too keen on flamin' ... Read more
Space is a lonely town. For Samuel Curtis—loner, interplanetary trader, rocket cowboy—it can be a very dangerous place. In Cory McAbee's outrageous galactic western. Curtis has taken on the perilous task of delivering a prime condition boy to all-female Venus. A tough assignment even ... Read more
On a cold, early morning a couple and their young son Bruno journey from Iheir home to the airport in Geneva. They will endure an emotional day of suspense and uncer­tainty for a meeting that will permanently alter their lives. ... Read more
Doyle is a genius working in the far reaches of mathematical theory, searching for a formula that can predict future stock market crashes. The potential in Jim's software fires the imagination and greed of Simon O'Reilly, the CEO of Centabank. O'Reilly's freewheeling management styte and negative ... Read more
Director Trent Harris met Groovin Gary in 1979 while testing some camera equipment in a carpark. Gary intrigued him with bizarre impressions of Sylvester Stallone, John Wayne and Barry Manilow and invited Harris to a talent show a couple of days later. The director arrived to find Groovin Gary (his ... Read more
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