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Films In 1985

A genuine oddity - a full length Brazilian documentary about Orson Welles' uncompleted It's All True, filmed by Welles with a crew of 40, and 12 cameras in Brazil and Mexico in 1941. For a variety of reasons the footage was never edited into a coherent film. ... Seven years in the making director ... Read more
One man's longing to escape the confines and boredom of his life In this piece, we follow Willem Dafoe as he travels from the room he inhabits to an imaginary space. ... Read more
A high performance film about the mechanics of desire and socialisation stasis and motion The relationship between a man and his machine initiates a journey through the social sexual and spiritual definition of the individual A range of optical effects are all produced in-camera in this ... Read more
Set on the remote east coast of New Zealand, this visually stunning film charts 36 hours in the life of a group of Maori shearers. They are seasonal workers whose average quota is 300 sheep per worker. They are "on the run". This community is also the meeting place of two worlds: that of the Maori ... Read more
Saxophonist-composer Ornette Coleman is one of the truly significant innovators in the history of jazz. Coleman's childhood in the black ghetto areas of Fort Worth where trains ran past his house (and through his head) is shown in flashbacks. Coleman performed with rhythm and blues bands throughout ... Read more
A Spanish Cardinal in Rome learns that he has only one more year to live. Taking leave of the Pope (who is informed his Cardinal has a daughter and granddaughter), the Cardinal returns to the small Castilian village where he was born. The arrival of the Cardinal fills the villagers with unease and ... Read more
A ghost story with a twist, this mystery is highly recommended for the 8-10 age group. shot in Derbyshire, the film takes its tale from the famous self-sacrifice by the villagers, who during the plague of 1665, walled themselves in to prevent the spread of the disease. One family smuggles its child ... Read more
PATTERNS is a documentary which explores issues to do with politics work art and women s history A number of threads are woven between the sweatshop and the art gallery the glory box and the political banner bourgeois femininity and the question: siould a feminist knit? ... Read more
A visually dynamic experimental film produced frame by frame and consisting of lour parts Action shots penguins moons and figures march, jump and dance in time to the rhythmic pulsing of the music. ... Read more
A film which asks, "Does St. Kilda s lowlife equal a dog's afterlife?" Animal astral tripping by the beach! ... Read more
The image is no longer the slave of the container in the music video. It is more related to the art of painting than to the movie, and shall develop itself into the tradition of Ferdinand Leger and into its own form of art, even though the pressure to sell music often is that high, that the most ... Read more
The film explores the experiences of a number of women who through the organisation of Women Against Pit Closures and their own Women s Action Croup picketting and strike support activity fought the I984/85 miners strike and emerged with changed attitudes and politics It reveals intimate experience ... Read more
This documentary explores the relationships between nursing ... sister Ruth Heathercock and the aboriginal people of Ngukurr Between the wars Ruth worked with aboriginal leprosy patients and fought for legislative change allowing her patients to be treated in a tribal situation The aboriginals ... Read more
Documentary filmmaker researching film on motherhood faces personal decision on whether or not to have a child of her own This film blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction and develops into a critique of documentary methods. ... Read more
Since Masters and Johnson laid the groundwork in the early seventies, therapists have engaged in a radical form of therapy for clients with severe sexual problems. ... PRIVATE PRACTICES follows two men's therapy from beginning to end. One is a 25-year-old college student who has never dated. The ... Read more
Ginza Music Festival 1985. Starting from the sounds of nature (thunder and waves), and then to those of dinosaurs, primal peoples, classical music, and finally to computer music. Visually tracing a history of music. ... Read more
Collapsing new and old buildings. ... Read more
The rain in Switzerland falls. ... Read more
Tesla & pPomethea in the ecstasy of transmissions. Fire knows and never sleeps. ... Exploded myths. Visionary tricksters. ... Nikola tests radiated a blue light.Electric/power and the dangerous fireworks of creation. ... Read more
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This colour animation, aimed at the 8-10 year olds, traces the law-making process through the example of Rachel and her noisy dog. When the neighbours complain about the vocal canine, the film follows the process through group submissions, the introduction of a Bill and the passing of a Law. To add ... Read more
Rapunzel in Suburbia is a portrait of Dorothy Hewett, Australian poet and playwright. The film explores the links between the artist, her work and the major influences on her writing as well as her philosophy on life. ... Read more
Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, RE-ANIMATOR concerns a crazy scientist in a Massachusetts University who invents a serum that can bring dead bodies back to life. The bodies, however, turn nasty and seek out their own blood. A film destined to spawn a whole new cycle of "head" jokes. ... Read more
Stories of three women who grew to adulthood in the 1930s, a decade of depression, the rise of fascism and the threat of war. In these years the three, like many Australians, developed beliefs which were to determine the shape of their lives. ... Read more
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