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Films Screened In 2008

WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt, 2008)
A girl and her dog hit the road, in Kelly Reichardt's follow up to her indie favourite Old Joy.Wendy (Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain) is on her way to Alaska in her beat up car with her best f… Read more

WEST 32ND (Michael Kang, 2007)
A gangland thriller set against the violence and corruption of New York's Korea Town.John is a young American-born Korean attorney fresh from college and trying to prove himself. Taking on a pro bono… Read more

“When our public institutions fail us in the pursuit of truth and justice, we, the people, will find our own ways to uncover and speak of our history.” - filmmaker Scott Millwood ... In 1972 envi… Read more

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? (M) (Morgan Spurlock, 2008)
“If I've learned anything from big budget action movies it's that complicated global problems are best solved by one lonely guy.” - filmmaker Morgan SpurlockHaving lost the weight from the fast f… Read more

WHITE LIES BLACK SHEEP (James Spooner, 2007)
“Spooner's style calls to mind the youthful energy of early Spike Lee.” - Hollywood ReporterAt first skinny jeans, the right hairstyle and a liking for Blondie were enough to keep African-America… Read more

White Wolf (Pierre-Luc Granjon, 2008)
A child befriends a gigantic wolf. Then one day his father goes a-hunting. Australian premiere.---D/S Pierre Luc-Granjon P/WS Nexus Productions TD 35mm/2008/11mins ... Read more

WHO'S AFRAID OF KATHY ACKER (Barbara Caspar, 2008)
“I like relationships and I like flesh.” - Kathy Acker ... Boldly exploring the extremities of an extreme woman, Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker? chronicles one of America's original ‘outlaw write… Read more

“Before I even heard Arthur's music, I was intrigued. My friend described a long forgotten gay disco auteur in a farmer's plaid shirt, obsessively listening to mixes of his own music on the Staten … Read more

WILD HORSE REDEMPTION, THE (John Zaritsky, 2007)
“I see a lot of me in the horses. Taken out of the chaos, brought here, taken to a great place.” - inmate Anthony Edwards ... Each year at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, selected inmat… Read more

Tragedy tears a close-knit group of high-school friends apart, forcing them to forge individual paths. ... For the Taiwan chapter of the Winds of September trilogy, director Tom Shu-Yu Lin brings us … Read more

WITH GILBERT & GEORGE (Julian Cole, 2007)
“Each of our pictures is a kind of visual love letter from us to the viewer, and it's the space between the viewer and the picture which makes art.” - George ProuschJulian Cole's latest film char… Read more

WONDERFUL TOWN (Aditya Assarat, 2007)
“An elegant combo of slow-burn romance and social realism… Wonderful Town reaches deeply into the hearts and minds of people struggling to rebuild themselves long after the physical shockwav… Read more

WORDS OF ADVICE - WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS ON THE ROAD (Lars Movin, Steen Møller Rasmussen, 2007)
“Write about what you know. More writers fail because they try to write about things they don't know than for any other reason.” - William S. Burroughs ... Filmmakers Lars Movin and Steen M&oslas… Read more

WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM (R) (Dušan Makavejev, 1971)
“Maybe it is like a mirror. People hold it up to themselves and see reflected only what they are most offended by.” - filmmaker Dusan MakavejevWhat does the energy harnessed through orgasm have t… Read more

WRECKING CREW, THE (Denny Tedesco, 2008)
“People will finally understand what it was like to be in the trenches of Rock and Roll… [this film is] the closest thing to being there.” - Hal Blaine, drummer for The Wrecking Crew ... Y… Read more

XIAO JIA GOING HOME (Damien Ounouri, 2007)
“Chinese films don't usually depict real life, so they're not used to my films.” - Jia Zhang-keFilmmaker Jia Zhang-ke's journey home after winning the Golden Lion at the 2006 Venice Film Festival… Read more

YASUKUNI (Li Ying, 2007)
“We are committed to rebuilding a proud Japan, where the prime minister can openly worship at Yasukuni.” - Japanese politican ... A celebrated but beleaguered documentary, Yasukuni drew a storm o… Read more

YELLOW HOUSE, THE (Amor Hakkar, 2007)
One man's efforts to repair his broken family with yellow paint and electricity. ... In the harsh landscape of Algeria, a poor Berber farming family is stunned by news of their son's death, who was k… Read more

YOUNG@HEART (Stephen Walker, 2007)
What could be more punk than a bunch of old folk ripping into The Ramones' ‘I Wanna Be Sedated'?In the hands of a senior citizens choir with an average age of 81, The Clash's ‘Should I Stay or Sh… Read more

[REC.] (MA15+) (Jaume Balguero, Paco Plaza, 2007)
“While most cinematic genres are languishing, the horror movie is alive and well and holidaying in the Spanish sun.” - GuardianThe shaky camera trend of horror that began with The Blair Witch Pro… Read more

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