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Films Screened In 2008

A teacher misbehaves to save his last two pupils. World premiere. --- D/S John Alsop P Matthew Reeder TD digbeta/2008/15mins ... Read more
When artist Jacqui Stockdale embarks on a portrait of her long time muse Rose, we witness the changing nature of love within the creative process. --- D Amy Gebhhardt P Tony Ayres, Michael McMahon TD digibeta/2007/30mins ... Read more
Some people will pay for anything, and at Heartbreak Motel everything is on offer. Stars local comedian Darren Casey. World premiere --- D/P/S Aaron McLoughlin TD digibeta/2007/7mins ... Read more
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict, and his infamous journey into the wilds of Van Diemen's Land. ---D/S Jonathan Auf Der Heide P Maggie Miles WS Victorian College of the Arts L English, Gaelic w/English Subtitles TD digibeta/2007/21 mins ... Read more
“Blessed with an intense sympathy for his vulnerable characters, Lee [Kang-sheng] confidently combines social themes of poignant authenticity with striking visual elements.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... Lee Kang-sheng (The Missing, MIFF 2004), steps in front of and behind the ... Read more
“The school seemed to be a metaphor for what's wrong with boys and young men in society. I'm sure that's why the impact of going to that school was so strong for me.” - filmmaker Kim Longinotto ... For the 40 children who call it home, Mulberry Bush is their last chance. Excluded from school ... Read more
“Honeydripper is set at the intersection of two movements that would change American life forever: civil rights, and rhythm & blues.” - Chicago Sun-Times ... Former boogie-woogie jazz muso Pine Top (Danny Glover) is struggling to keep the doors of his Alabama blues lounge open, faced with the ... Read more
An act unforgiven. A father lost in grief - and driven to vengeance. ... "The Horseman is a balls to the wall, edgy thriller. Think Get Carter in 'Stubbies' crossed with Tarantino." - Greg McLean (director - Wolf Creek & Rogue) ... As Christian travels through outback Australia, the recent death of ... Read more
Our plucky hero joins the fire company to save the world from house fires and gain the affection he so richly deserves. The third in Plympton's ‘Dog' series.---D/S Bill Plympton P Biljana Labovic WS SND Films TD 35mm/2008/5mins ... Read more
The body is the last resource for protest. ... In 1981 Bobby Sands, an Irish Republican, starved himself to death as a protest against the British government. He died painfully and - in the eyes of the IRA - as a martyr. Hunger unrelentingly depicts the last months of his life in Belfast's Maze ... Read more
“This is a film in search of beauty in uncomfortable places.” - filmmaker Teona Struger Mitevska ... Child actor-turned-filmmaker Teona Struger Mitevska shines a light on the plight of Macedonian women, floundering in a society failed by both communism and capitalism. The women are three ... Read more
“Recalls the intensity of Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man.” - Variety ... The writer-director of the original Japanese Shall We Dance?, Masayuki Suo, makes his return to feature filmmaking after an 11-year absence. Suo turns his eye for analysis on the closed world of Japan's legal system ... Read more
Nothing is going to stop 13 year old Jimbo finding a way into Sarah Jane's world - not bullies, violence, chaos or zombies. Screened at Sundance 08 ... ---D Spencer Susser S Spencer Susser, David Michôd P Angie Fielder TD 35mm/2007/14mins ... Read more
In 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room for a chat. Nominated for Best Short Animation at the 2008 Academy Awards ---D/S Josh Raskin P Jerry Levitan TD 35mm/2007/5mins ... Read more
“I might ask for a fingernail or a toenail or a lock of hair or a scab or skin from a blister or something, I could ask for that.” ... Propelled to number 1 on the Billboard charts in 1988, teen-queen Tiffany gained millions of fans worldwide, but two in particular took their fandom to an ... Read more
Festival favourite and dependably inventive animator Bill Plympton (Mutant Aliens, MIFF 2002) has produced a neat and nasty moral opus. ... In a bleak urban world of cars, bars and burbs, a cruel and selfish man makes an unpleasant discovery; he is growing wings. These irremovable appendages ... Read more
As Amy's parents' bitter divorce battle escalates, her world of make-believe takes a disturbing turn. Reality leaves a lot to the magination. --- D/S Richard Porter P Margaret Milner Schmück TD 35mm/2007/11 mins WS Split Second Films ... Read more
“A masterfully composed drama that explores themes of morality and mortality in a manner that's squalid, surprising and often transcendent.” - Eye Weekly ... Olga is a young nurse and mother living in the Ukraine who, wanting more from life, seeks an escape from her low-paying job. She finds ... Read more
“Just when you think you've seen every possible variation on the hit-man genre, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh… has fashioned an audacious combination of Old World grace and modern ultraviolence.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Bruges, Belgium is the kind of medieval city that exists in ... Read more
“If I've learned anything from big budget action movies it's that complicated global problems are best solved by one lonely guy.” ... Join the charismatic documentary filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me); as he speaks about his life and latest film, Where in the World is Osama Bin ... Read more
It is happening now: in our country. ... Shot by Dutch cinematographer Leonard Retel Helmrich, known for his innovative camera techniques, this documentary is one of the most exquisitely crafted pieces of filmmaking in this section - and beyond. In My Father's Country takes us inside the Dhuruputji ... Read more
“LA is where love comes to die.” ... With 14 hours until the New Year, and every intention to let it pass without fanfare, Wilson wants to forget the last 12 months ever happened. Since moving to LA his relationship has ended and his career as a writer has been on a downward trajectory. Broke ... Read more
“Say hello to the motherf**king anti-Juno.” - Village Voice ... Starring a menacing and unrelentingly psychotic Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) as the foetus-obsessed ‘femme', Inside is a powerful experiment in extreme, sadistic filmmaking that blows genre conventions through the roof. ... Read more
Surface (Portugal)Mapping (Israel)Juvenile (UK)Joyce (Brazil).3-8 (France)The Imaginary Girl (UK) ---Program Length 83mins Screening 31 July 5.15pm ACMI ... Read more
Angels Die in the Soil (Iran)Tony Zoriel (France)Waves (Romania)Ali and the Ball (Australia)Megatron (Romania) --- Program Length 96mins Screening 3rd Aug 11am ACMI ... Read more
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