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Come Together (Christina Michelle Tester, 2007)
Rough charcoal lines snake across a paper background in synchronization with oscillating, pitch-shifting human voices in this piece of contemporary visual music. --- D/P Christina Michelle Tester TD… Read more

COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES, A (Chris Waitt, 2007)
"I'm lazy, I turn up late... personal hygiene was another issue that's come up." - filmmaker Chris Waitt ... When unemployed man-child Chris Waitt is dumped by Alice - the most recent in a long list … Read more

CONFUCIAN CONFUSION, A (Edward Yang, 1994)
"Sleek, chic and hysterical, the film owes more to Preston Sturges than Michelangelo Antonioni." - Cinematheque Ontario ... Set over a couple of frenetic days in a Taipei entertainment corporation, A… Read more

CORRICK COLLECTION (, )
Since 2005, the National Film and Sound Archive has been actively restoring some of the surviving 135 films screened by the Corrick Family of entertainers, part of a vaudeville act that toured Austra… Read more

CRAZIES, THE (M) (George Romero, 1973)
All hell is about to break loose. ... A plane crash in Evans City leads to a poisonous spill in the local water supply. Side effects of the top secret deadly bacteria on the local population include … Read more

CRISTIAN NEMESCU SHORTS (Cristian Nemescu, 2008)
Promising young Romanian director Cristian Nemescu was killed in a car crash in late 2006, while his debut feature California Dreamin' was in post-production. Three of Nemescu's lively shorts are col… Read more

CSNY DÉjÀ VU (M) (Bernard Shakey, 2007)
"No one song can change the world. But that doesn't mean its time to stop singing." - Neil Young ... There's a sense of déjà vu for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as they reunite to once again take… Read more

Cyanosis (Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, 2007)
A vivid portrait, animating the passionate work of Tehran street artist Jamshid Aminfar. --- D/P Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami L Farsi w/English subtitles TD vid/col/2007/35min ... Read more

DaiNipponjin (Hitoshi Matsumoto, 2007)
"Dainipponjin has to be, hands down, the strangest picture in Cannes this year... [It is] tears-down-the-face funny and a genuine jaw-dropping oddity." - Variety ... Stand-up comedian and actor Hitos… Read more

DAWN OF THE DEAD (R) (George Romero, 1978)
"Dawn of the Dead is one of the best horror films ever made - and, as an inescapable result, one of the most horrifying." - Chicago Sun-Times ... The second instalment in George A. Romero's ‘Dead' … Read more

DAY OF THE DEAD (R) (George Romero, 1985)
Gore becomes almost conceptual art in this third (and unduly underestimated) chapter of the ‘Dead' series. ... Written as a colossal finale to the series, but downsized at the last minute due to bu… Read more

DEAD DAUGHTERS (Pavel Ruminov, 2006)
"More arthouse than grindhouse... spiced with a mordant sense of humor." - Twitch ... Filmmaker Pavel Ruminov's first feature ushers in a new age in contemporary Russian horror films. His constantly … Read more

DEAD END DRIVE-IN (M) (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986)
"There is topless nudity aplenty - shower shots, dressing shots, undressing shots - anything and everything the hormones of a raging horror/sci-fi fan could long for." - DVD Verdict ... Faced with a … Read more

DEAD ON: THE LIFE AND CINEMA OF GEORGE A. ROMERO (work in progress) (Rusty Nails, 2008)
"Sometimes I think people expect me to walk in with fangs and a cape, I think they expect me to be some kind of raving lunatic." - George A. Romero ... One of the most important voices of independent… Read more

DEATH OF MISTER LAZARESCU, THE (Cristi Puiu, 2005)
Winner of more than 20 awards, including the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Critically acclaimed, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu takes us through the final hours of a dying man'… Read more

DEBT, THE (Assaf Bernstein, 2007)
Thirty-three years of lies and deception threaten to unravel as three ex-Mossad agents find themselves unwittingly recalled to duty. ... In 1964 three Mossad agents led by Rachel (powerhouse Israeli … Read more

Dennis (Mads Matthiesen, 2007)
Dennis's mother is hurt when he invites a local girl out on a date. Despite pressure to cancel, Dennis ventures into a night that he will never forget. Screened at Sundance 08 --- D/S Mads Matthiese… Read more

DEREK (Isaac Julien, 2008)
A memorial, homage and exploration of the late and great Derek Jarman, maverick of the British film scene. ... Breaking down barriers in Thatcher's conformist England with his predominantly queer, le… Read more

DESCRIPTION OF A MEMORY (Dan Geva, 2006)
A journey to the recesses of photographed memory in Chris Marker's impressionistic film, Description of a Struggle, which won the Golden Bear at the 1961 Berlin Festival. ... In his 1960 film Marker … Read more

DESERT WITHIN, THE (Rodrigo Plá, 2008)
"The desert grows, and woe to him who conceals the desert within him..." - Friedrich Nietzsche ... Hot off the success of last year's award-winning La Zona, Rodrigo Plá doesn't put one step wrong in… Read more

DEVIL PROBABLY, THE (Robert Bresson, 1977)
"By far the most punk movie ever made." - Richard Hell, punk legend ... Banned in France for its daring portrayal of alienated youth - and called a masterpiece by the likes of Francois Truffaut - The… Read more

DIARY OF THE DEAD (George Romero, 2007)
Real zombies move slow. ... Taking a shot at Zack Snider's accelerated version of the living dead, Romero returns for the fifth time to his own franchise with a trip back to the future. A film full o… Read more

Directions (Kasimir Burgess, )
A desperate man finds inspiration in a broken shopping trolley. World premiere, AcceleratED ... ... D/S Kasimir Burgess P Chris Kamen TD digibeta/2008/14mins ... Read more

Dirty Pictures (John Smith, )
Part seven in John Smith's deceptively simple Hotel Diaries series, this time set in Israel.---D/P John Smith WS Video Data Bank TD vid/col/2007/14mins ... Read more

Dissection (Callum Cooper, 2008)
On his way home, a young man teeters between an absorbing state of delusion and an unremarkable normality. World premiere.---D/S Callum Cooper P Anna Kaplan TD 35mm/2008/9mins ... Read more

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