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Films Screened In 2011

Box Office Hits & Misfits: Bobcat Goldthwait with Helliar and Hammo (, )
Join comedians Peter Helliar and Justin Hamilton for a Helliar and Hammo Dig Flicks in-conversation with prolific and prodigious comic talent Bobcat Goldthwait, as he talks about his 30-year career i… Read more

BOXING GYM (Frederick Wiseman, 2010)
Iconic documentarian Frederick Wiseman (La Danse, MIFF 2010; Titicut Follies) returns with a fascinating look at the tight-knit world of a suburban boxing gym. ... Battered equipment is held together… Read more

BROTHER NUMBER ONE (Annie Goldson, 2011)
In 1978, New Zealander Kerry Hamill and two friends aboard the yacht Foxy Lady took shelter from a storm, accidentally straying into in Cambodian waters. ... One man was shot dead when the boat was b… Read more

BUCK (PG) (Cindy Meehl, 2011)
"Your horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see." - Buck Brannaman ... Fresh from a rapturous reception at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received the 2011 Audie… Read more

BULLHEAD (Michaël R. Roskam, 2011)
A box office hit in Belgium, the crime drama Bullhead takes us on a disturbing journey into the darkened soul of a broken man. ... In the expanses of the farmlands of Flanders, the hulking Jacky trie… Read more

Bunce (Peter Cattaneo, 2010)
At Stouts Hill School, when the young Stephen Fry is caught with forbidden sweets from the village sweet shop, he persuades his new friend Bunce to take the blame. Intimidated by the headmaster, Bunc… Read more

Carpet Burn (David Short, 2011)
David Short (Kitchen Horror, 2010) finds horror the everyday. This time carpet fibres generate a nightmarish experience. David Short is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P David Short L no dialogue TD d… Read more

Casus Belli (Yorgos Zois, 2010)
A continuous tracking shot reveals the dynamics of people waiting in seven different types of queues, providing a wry commentary on social divisions. ... D/S Yorgos Zois P Maria Drandaki WS Pan Enter… Read more

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (Werner Herzog, 2010)
Cinematic legend Werner Herzog presents an astonishing glimpse of our prehistoric forebears. ... Kudos to Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, MIFF 2008; Grizzly Man) for achieving the impossi… Read more

CEDAR RAPIDS (Miguel Arteta, 2011)
“A wistful, equally tender and raunchy comedy of self-discovery… the jokes sing as well as zing.” - New York Times ... Tim Lippe (The Hangover's Ed Helms) is a naive 34-year-old insurance … Read more

CIRCUMSTANCE (Maryam Keshavarz, 2011)
"An amazingly accomplished and complex first feature from Iranian-American writer-director Maryam Keshavarz." - Hollywood Reporter ... Two 16-year-old best friends, Atafeh and Shireen, coming of age … Read more

City Speaks, The (, 1965)
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CLASS RELATIONS (Jean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet, 1984)
The existential dilemma of Kafka's Amerika re-imagined as an insight into class struggle. ... The dark and poetic visions of Czech writer and unlikely national hero Franz Kafka have often lent themse… Read more

CLAY (M) (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1965)
A sculptress living in a remote artists' compound provides refuge to a wounded stranger, setting the scene for a dangerous love triangle. ... When Margot provides the exhausted Nick with shelter, lit… Read more

Cleaners, The (Malcolm Wallhead, 1969)
It's early morning in Melbourne, and crowds of workers arrive, piling into the city by train and tram. During the day the streets are packed with people who dispose of rubbish without thought, necess… Read more

CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER (Alex Gibney, 2010)
Sex, power, high ideals and cut-throat enemies collide in this engaging untangling of a very American scandal. ... As New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted the crimes of America's… Read more

Cold Blood (Martin Thibaudeau, 2011)
A mother brings her reluctant son to the hospital for an ambiguous procedure. ... D/P/S Martin Thibaudeau L French w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more

COLD FISH (Sion Sono, 2010)
Cult Japanese director Sion Sono (Love Exposure, MIFF 2009; Guilty of Romance, MIFF 2011) brings us a gore-drenched, pitch black comedy about a man drawn into the clutches of a deranged couple. ... S… Read more

Collision (Nick Matthews, 2011)
Memory and mortality collide as a man reflects on a former relationship during a brief moment in time before a life-changing event. ... D Nick Matthews P David Ngo S David Ngo, Nick Matthews WS Proje… Read more

Coming Attractions (Peter Tscherkassky, 2010)
The trinity between early cinema, the avant-garde and advertising is playfully explored in Coming Attractions. Winner of the Best Short Film at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. ... Peter Tscherkassky, … Read more

COMING ATTRACTIONS: FILM FESTIVALS FOR THE FUTURE (, )
MIFF turns 60 this year - join a discussion of how the changing nature of film, and the changing nature of audiences may change what film festivals mean for festival organisers, filmmakers and cineph… Read more

Cross-Country (Maryna Vroda, 2011)
First a boy is forced to run. Then he runs on his own. Then he watches someone else run. Winner of the Palme d'Or for Best Short at Cannes 2011. ... D/S Maryna Vroda P Les 3 Lignes, Maryna Vroda WS L… Read more

Crossing Worlds (Eric Hanson, Greg Downing, Gene Cooper, 2009)
A visual tone poem designed for the fulldome planetarium format but encompassing terrestrial subject matter, Crossing Worlds utilizes spherical photography from the American desert west to immerse th… Read more

CURLING (Denis Côté, 2010)
"Denis Côté has long since staked out his territory as Canada's most adventurous auteur." - Eye Weekly ... Winning the Best Director prize at Locarno, Curling is an offbeat and eccentric comedy wit… Read more

CymaSonics - Matrix Optimizer 1.0.1 (Jan Zehn, 2010)
The fulldome movie CymaSonics - Matrix Optimizer 1.0.1 was produced as a first audio-visual demonstration of some of the most elementary immersive audio-animation possibilities of an allopspherical s… Read more

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