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Films In 1984

In the early 1970s Al Green was regarded as the most influential and sexiest soul singer recording in Memphis, Tennessee. However, in 1973, following a concert at Disneyland, Green became "born again". Three years later he decided to devote himself exclusively to the religious life and founded a ... Read more
In 1905, in keeping with the 'Divide and Rule' policy of India's British overlords, Lord Curzon (the British Viceroy) proposes splitting Bengal into two separate administrative units, intended to create an artifidal rift between the Hindus and the Muslims, thereby weakening the bond between the two ... Read more
The term 'primitive' as applied to painting has come to be viewed with great suspicion. Its application to pre-Renaissance painting or the art of Africa, Asia etc, has been challenged by modernism and anthropology. The only form of art that is still called primitive exists, ironically, on the ... Read more
A film about the sculptor and miniature-painter, Oscar Blois, remarkable not only for his artistic creations, but also for his contact with extraterrestrial beings who teach him trinogy - a mathematical method which aids him in the art of fortune telling. ... Read more
A collage of painting and music evolving into an operatic duet of performance and video synthesis. ... Read more
A Gothic fantasy of the relation between parents and child A girl's struggle to leave home and discover the world outside. ... Read more
The self-effacing hero of the beautiful animated rale, shepherd Elzeard Bouffier, is a man of few words but great determination single-handedly he plants and nurtures a forest of thousands of oak trees, changing his and surroundings into a thriving oasis The narrator's fascination with the man and ... Read more
Explores the work of Peter Lyssiotis, an artist working in photomontage. ... Read more
A bleak vision of the future where Big Brother watches one s every action Video cameras methodically scan the exterior of an apartment building while an expressionless voice records the actions of individuals shown on the screen. Evidence of an illicit love affair gradually accumulates. ... Read more
Made for television, "The Outcast" is another variant of the (white) South African genre of passionate family conflict and ... test of masculine prowess played against a background of natural beauty. ... This story of three brothers, all of whom "live by the axe", is set deep in the Knysna rain ... Read more
A gripping story of love, regret and death. During a terrible blizzard on the prairies, Ann remains alone in the farmhouse, while her husband, John, treks through the storm to aid his father. Their neighbour, Stephen, comes to help Ann with the farm chores. As the evening wears on, it becomes clear ... Read more
This film is a fable about about a man whose life revolves around is meticulous quest for the perfect cup of coffee. In the end, just as he obliged to give up coffee for health reasons, he attains the perfect cup--- quite by accident. ... Read more
Austrian filmmaker, Valie Export, came to feature film production after carving a provocative reputation for herself in experimental video, super 8mm. and live art performances. Her involvement with the Dutch art movement known as "actionism" secured her infamy when she was jailed on a charge of ... Read more
A tongue and cheek treatment of mirror images and their relation with the real thing, as represented by a man and a woman interacting. Editing, a series of special effects, and different lenses contribute to a bizarre result. By the makers of ” Touring Holland by Bicycle” which won the Silver ... Read more
Stunningly photographed in the tropical Cook Islands this feature film tells the story of a native boy who mysteriously emerges from the sea as a baby and is adopted by one of the villagers. The boy, Jonasi, is set apart from the others because he is different - he neither speaks nor hears ... Read more
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A highly choreographed piece of performance art which borrows from music, dance, poetry and sculpture. Three ... people construct and de construct a tower using 39 office. The film captures the essence of the 1.5 hour performance in 18 minutes. ... Read more
Helke Sander takes her time between productions to pour as much personal philosophical reflection into her films as possible. Following The All-Round Reduced Personality and The Subjective Factor, her latest film tells of the friendships between two women who share a lover. ... The man involved ... Read more
A retired wharfie revisits Port Melbourne with his grandson, ... only to find technology has altered the waterfront. ... Read more
An animated allegory of existence. In the surrealistic wooden forest there is no distinction between, dream, film, memory, madness: they all dissolve into absurdity. ... Read more
A film of gentle emotions and autumnal colours, set during the post World War II reconstruction of Poland. Two women, mother and daughter, leave from the east and arrive in the home town they have been severed from by the tides of war. Slowly, in an atmosphere of general disillusion, insecurity ... Read more
A documentary record of controversial Aldo Gennaro and his unique concept of integration for people who are ... disabled— physically, intellectually or socially. ”Theorem"culminated in a magnificent performance of puppetry, mime and dance, with a cast of over 100, at the ... Melbourne ... Read more
An interior conflict compounded of memory and fantasy, and tightrope of sanity between them. A young woman keeps thinking of a past lover and becomes confused between what their relationship was/is and she(then? now?) wants it to be. She must push him out of her mind in order to get on with her own ... Read more
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