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Films In 1986

In 1942, after completing principal photography on The Magnificent Ambersons and before beginning Journey Into Fear, Orson Welles began shooting three episodes for an anthology film to be titled It's All True. One episode 'Bonito' was shot in Mexico, and the other two in Brazil - 'Carnival' telling ... Read more
Jack Levine, one of America's leading Social Realist painters, is outspoken, articulate and brilliant. His satirical work has caused controversy for years. Sutherland (director of Paul Cadmus. Enfant Terrible At 80) has helped Levine construct an intimate portrait of his condition and the condition ... Read more
In 1967, D. A. Pennebaker pioneered the rock documentary with Monterey Pop. The Monterey Festival, a precursor to Woodstock, introduced Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix to the American public. Hendrix, who died only three years after Monterey, became one of the most influential guitarists in rock ... Read more
All of the Zip Collective tapes feature audio , visual and graphic components to create repeated patterns of sound, vision texture, abstract colour and synthetic montage effects. ... Read more
The original idea behind Alien Fong's lust Like Weather was to make a film about marriage. He became intrigued with a young couple (Christine Lee and Chang Hung-nin) who had been separated three times in only five years of marriage. After shooting long interviews with them, the film's storyline ... Read more
D.H. Lawrence's novel KANGAROO was based on his persona! experiences in Australia in 1922. ... Richard and Harriet Somers decide to leave England and the ravages of post-war Europe for a freer and more tolerant world. Arriving in Sydney they are befriended by neighbours lack and Vicki Calcott. As ... Read more
Computer-generated images trace the words of a song by the Japanese pop group 'P-Model'. The words are about a man peering into a mirror and experiencing deja-vu. ... Read more
Images fall in and out of abstraction and fluctuate to the rhythms of Greek folk music, creating an exotic dance on the screen. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 10 mins, 1986, 16mm (S-8 blow up), Col/B&W, Sound ... Read more
"Kenny is a simple man whose life revolves around football, hot dogs and imaginary girlfriends. But most of all he prides himself on his independence. This is threatened by his sister, Margie Picasso, who visits Kenny in his new bedsitter and attempts to persuade him to move back home." ... A film ... Read more
A young girl in the bloom of life is set in primarily violent images and surrounded with romantic music. Part of the stream of desire finds its way to commerce - tempted by the goods it offers. ... Read more
The film is a mixture of dramatized and documentary sequences. Miriam is a woman living in a suburb of Bogota who is especially fond of children and who founded a kindergarten that is now subsidized. Miriam tells her story to the audience but the reminiscences of her own childhood - when every ... Read more
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Nature communes with Man. ... Read more
Abstract forms dancing in space. ... Read more
Laputa has similar heroic themes to Nausicaa, this time centred on a young boy (Pazu) and girl's (Sheeta) quest to discover their heritage and unleash mystical powers bestowed upon them. More gender-balanced than some of Hayayo Miyazaki's other work, Laputa nonethe­less is hinged on Pazu's ... Read more
One of the first films to be completed by a recipient of the AFC's Documentary Fellowships. LAST DAY'S WORK chronicles working life in six different workplaces. ... Five days of work, one day of going home, and a seventh day of coda that, together with the prelude, provides a framing for the whole ... Read more
Le Dauphin is about an imaginary journey, reflecting the yearning of the vision towards the 'object' and the picture'. Vision itself is marked with cliches during the search for the original and an understanding of the reign of nature. ... Read more
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Three young men living in Nevers provide an answer to their poverty and boredom by stealing the body of the revered Bernadette Soubirou from the local chapel. Ten days later they receive an unexpected reply to their ransom note. ... Read more
Letters From A Dead Man, shot before the Chernobyl disaster and released soon afterwards, has been dubbed the Soviet Day After. Variety noted that it was as intense as the American film, but much more cerebral in its treatment of the aftermath of nuclear catastrophe. The story begins after the ... Read more
The look of the image in this black and-white Russian tape appears to be quite simple. A registration without manipulation of an outing with three men: they swim In a lake, picnic on the grass, play a balancing game and carry on a conversation about the beauty of the Russian nature. ... Read more
Joan Churchill and Nicholas Broomfield, the husband-and-wife documentary team, have been working together since 1974. After dealing with subjects like teenage California prison (Tattooed Tears) and women in the US Army [Soldier Girls), they decided that, in Joan Churchill's words, they "really ... Read more
Parable on discrimination against Asians, based on a chapter of the book Fazenda Modelo by Pedro Buarque de Holanda. ... Read more
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