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Films Screened In 2009

EMPTY NEST (Daniel Burman, 2008)
“There's something of late period Woody Allen about Empty Nest's combination of tricksy plot structure, writerly self-consciousness and intelligent romantic comedy with a bitter edge.” - Screen I… Read more

ENDGAME (Pete Travis, 2009)
“A moment of political history too sensitive to be revealed for more than a decade.” - Guardian ... From Pete Travis (Vantage Point) comes Endgame, a political thriller that follows the precariou… Read more

ENTREPRENEUR, THE (Jonathan Bricklin, 2009)
“If there were an Olympic category for self-confidence, Malcolm Bricklin would win gold hands down.” - filmmaker Jonathan Bricklin ... At an age when most men start putting their feet up and cash… Read more

EROS PLUS MASSACRE (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1969)
“A climactic, delirious, wall-busting murder fantasy.” - Village Voice ... Yoshishige Yoshida's exigent Eros Plus Massacre centres on anarchist Sakae Osugi, who was killed in the devastating wake… Read more

EVERYONE ELSE (Maren Ade, 2009)
“Brilliant dissection of a relationship and, more subtly, of class relations in contemporary Germany.” - Hollywood Reporter ... The second film from filmmaker Maren Ade (The Forest for the Trees)… Read more

EXAMINED LIFE (Astra Taylor, 2008)
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” - Socrates ... Taking her cue from Socrates's famous quote, documentary filmmaker Astra Taylor follows up her last philosophical film adventure, Zizek! … Read more

EXPLODING GIRL, THE (Bradley Rust Gray, 2009)
The turmoil and romantic confusion of a 20-something college student plays out over a laconic summer in New York. ... As New York stretches and groans under her feet, college student Ivy returns to r… Read more

False Aging (Lewis Klahr, 2008)
Lewis Klahr applies Barthe's dictum that ‘camera's are clocks for seeing' in this slippery, sad pop elegy about having lived. ... --- D/P Lewis Klahr WS Lewis Klahr TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more

Film From My Parish - 6 Farms., A (Tony Donoghue, 2008)
With brogues so thick they need subtitles, farmers of the old country recount the days gone by. ... --- D/S Tony Donoghue P Janet Grainger WS Network Ireland Television TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more

FILM IST. A GIRL & A GUN (Gustav Deutsch, 2009)
“A film is a girl and a gun.” - D.W. Griffith ... Gustav Deutsch puts the famous axiom to the test with this continuation of his Film ist. project, delivering his most stunning and erotically cha… Read more

FILMPHOBIA (Kiko Goifman, 2008)
“Just like time, death, violence, space, faith and sex, fear is one of the great themes of philosophical, scientific and artistic investigation.” - Kiko Goifman ... A man enters a cage filled wit… Read more

FISH TANK (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
Co-winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes this year, along with Thirst (also screening as part of this year's Neighbourhood Watch program). ... The second feature from Andrea Arnold (Red Road, MIFF 07) d… Read more

FLAME & CITRON (Ole Christian Madsen, 2008)
“It's a taut, complex thriller, but beware: in Flame & Citron, truth is far bleaker than fiction.” - Independent ... Copenhagen 1944. As the war winds down, it seems the Nazi regime's days are nu… Read more

FLicKeR (Nik Sheehan, 2008)
“Art doesn't stop when you close your eyes.” ... Living at the psychedelic epicenter of the 60s Beat counter culture, Brion Gysin was a poet, artist, calligrapher and mystic. He introduced Willia… Read more

FOOD, INC. (Robert Kenner, 2008)
"Does for the supermarket what Jaws did for the beach." - Variety ... Robert Kenner unravels the spinning of a pastoral lie, where agrarian fantasies presented on product packaging, like docile cows … Read more

For My Crushed Right Eye (Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)
For My Crushed Right Eye is a split-screen short by Toshio Matsumoto, constructed while he was shooting his masterwork, Funeral Parade of Roses. Sharing footage and using cuts from the feature projec… Read more

FORWARD MOTION (Joe Murray, 2009)
Forward Motion is a package of premium British screen dance films that inspired a generation. Expertly chosen by high profile dance makers Wendy Houston, Michael Clark, Russell Maliphant, Akram Khan,… Read more

Freeway (David Rozetsky, 2008)
A dramatic visual interpretation of poetry by Elizabeth Campbell, produced by the Australian Poetry Centre. ... Not in competition ... --- D David Rozetsky P Teresa Bell S Elizabeth Campbell WS Austr… Read more

FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)
“The child of a rich moment in history where all of the art forms commingled in an incredibly free playing field.” - Jim O'Rourke ... At the forefront of Japan's 60s avant-garde film revolution w… Read more

GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, THE (Steven Soderbergh, 2009)
“Soderbergh has captured an America in which the line between selling out and selling yourself has never been thinner.” - Entertainment Weekly ... As the 2008 elections come to a head and the US … Read more

GOING DOWN (1982) (M) (Haydn Keenan, 1982)
"A remarkable landmark in Australian independent filmmaking. Unfortunately, it is a landmark that few people noticed.” - Marcus Breen, Australian Film 1978 - 1992One of the first films to show the … Read more

Good Night (Valéry Rosier, 2008)
With monthly custody of his kids, Phillipe has a secret he's not telling them; tonight they won't be sleeping at his place. ... --- D/S Valéry Rosier P Isabelle Mathy, Denis Delcampe WS Unifrance L … Read more

GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN (Tom Donahue, Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, 2008)
“Far too outlandish to be believable - except it's all true.” - Wired ... What happens when the sceptical outsider becomes romantically involved with the ultimate insider? For Paul H-O, the fly i… Read more

GUSHING PRAYER: A 15 YEAR OLD (Masao Adachi, 1971)
This film from Masao Adachi (who also co-directed Red Army/PFLP) is a radical, subversive and visually arresting parable of self-discovery. Commencing with an extended group copulation scene in which… Read more

HANSEL AND GRETEL (Yim Phil-Sung, 2007)
“Puts the ‘grim' in Grimm.” - Variety ... After a distracted Eun-Soo plows his car into the forest, the helping hand of a small girl guiding him to the warmth of the House of Happy Children see… Read more

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