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Films In 1986

A room. And the story of a man and his child. The child is autistic - and that means that time stands still. It also means isolation. An isolation which overcomes the man just as he is trying to get closer to the boy. Attempts to get closer: what does the boy have that he loves? He only has the ... Read more
SUNNY AND THE DARK HORSE is the story of a family in northern New South Wales and their gradually evolving passion for picnic horse-racing. The Bancrofts could be seen as a quintessential^ Australian family: Sunny, an Aboriginal man, hi; non-Aboriginal wife, Liz. their two daughters, and Liz's ... Read more
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The inventor of his own medium, Spalding Gray combines journalism, theatre, fiction and comedy into his solo performances Onstage he sits hchind a desk equipped with only a glass of water, two maps and a pointing stick, and he talks... Gray may look like a television reporter but this evening's ... Read more
A music clip of Teresa De Sio. Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici is the Florentine group of video and computer artists who combine Italian culture with cool technological scenery. ... Read more
Personal essay film on the life of a young woman working as a video technical director. ... Read more
After a 10 year absence the filmmaker returns to her beloved country of birth - Cyprus. This film Is about a return to origins, memory expectations and realisations. ... Read more
“The film suggests that we all have our ways of ‘terrorizing' each other, and that we'd all like our lives to be as coherent and resolved as fiction. Yang reaches high, and his aim is true.” - Time OutThe compartmentalised nature of urban relationships provides the blueprint upon which the ... Read more
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Blake Edwards' That's Life is very much a 'family affair' with the director's family filling the various roles in this account of a family in crisis. The crisis is that of a successful architect, played by Edwards' old friend Jack Lemmon, who on the eve of his 60th birthday frets over his fading ... Read more
The first in a series on comics created for broadcast to a young audience. The hero is a computer graphic comic resembling Buster Keaton. He has an irresistible way of solving the most incredible situations: from the invasion of aliens, to the conquest of the moon. ... Read more
A tape which traces the history of 'seeing' in a theatrical context from theatre, through cinema, to television. ... Read more
The political themes that have dominated the films of Theo Angelopoulos thus far are shunted aside in The Bee Keeper, a haunting, demanding impressive picture about the last days in the life of a broken, disappointed man. Almost entirely absent, too, are the intricate, lengthy shot: composed by the ... Read more
... ... The four little children of Fred G. Sullivan, aka 'Adirondack Fred', do not want to starve. And they don't want to be sold to the gypsies either. They say as much, several times, during the course of Beer Drinker's Guide in hopes that this film will let their father strike it rich. But ... Read more
When Dick first told me the plan, it didn't even seem real. Then, the closer we got, the more real it became... Like when I was reading a story and I had to know what was going to happen ... ... how it would end. ... Read more
A reared woman from East Berlin, visiting the West, is fascinated by the windows of a large department store. The vision of a man she had loved long ago appears in her memory, transforming the store into the arena of their past love ... Read more
The Bowel Houndromat tells the story of two groups of advertising executives from different social echelons. ... All the executives suffer strained domestic relationships, and all claim to have produced a prestigious advertisement for a bank. The film is told in the language of advertising - ie ... Read more
A rat gnawing at the bars of a cage, frantically trying to cut through .. a pointed look at liberty (and its illusions). ... Read more
A delightful tale that traces the addiction, denial and recovery of Pat the Cat. The international problem of drug abuse is portrayed in a positive, non-threatening and meaningful film that gives a message of hope to all ages. ... Read more
The last hours of a cinema that just before contact with the wrecker experiences the glitter of an old-time movie premiere one last time. But the nostalgia trip is constantly undercut, and the film concludes in a mixture of tongue-in-cheek pathos and melancholy as the theatre is demolished. ... Read more
At the end of the last century, an ethnographic photographer visits an isolated region in the south of France and uncovers the maltreatment of a woman presumed to be a witch. He attempts to record her torture with his primitive camera rather than protect her from her persecutors, with disastrous ... Read more
"SSS going round in my head. Is this a circus?" ... A bizarre film that deals with violence, sex, greed - freakishness. ... Read more
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