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Films In 1987

A selection of three treated episodes from the Fine Fragments performance. ... Read more
In February 1985 Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen sacked 1002 electrical linesmen and rushed through Parliament some of the harshest anti-union legislation seen in Australia for over 50 years. Friends And Enemies is an impressionistic account of the nine-month struggle, observing some of the ... Read more
In 1979, the words of Gaby Brimmer reached a wide readership in Mexico, with the release of her autobiography, a memoir chronicling a writer's struggle for self-expression - the stuff of many first hooks Yet this was no ordinary life, for Gaby Brimmer was born with physical disabilities so severe ... Read more
What do model Lauren Hutton, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, truck driver Rena Morena, Chaucer's 'Wife of Bath', cartoonist Doris Seda, Cleopatra, and belly dancer Sharlyn Sawyer have in common? The answer: they all have a space between their two front teeth. Blank and his co-filmmakers ... Read more
Refilming off the editor viewer Super 8 images from my travels overseas and Standard 8 images my parents filmed of me and my brothers and sisters when we were very young. The soundtrack is a recording I made on the Edithvale beach when I spent a sunny day there with a friend from high school and ... Read more
TV stars, news personalities and screen presenters Bryant Gumble and Jane Pauley arrive in Melbourne, Australia. ... Read more
The seemingly spontaneous boycott of the sham elections held in February in Haiti makes a lot more sense after one has seen Jonathan Demme's documentary on Haitian street life in the post-Duvalier era. ... Shot entirely on videotape in the streets of Port-au-Prince and Jacmel a year ago (a period ... Read more
A "black and white underground, B-movie classical drama" born out of serious drinking with a friend, Hamlet Goes Business is the only one of Kaurismäki's films winch the director professes to like, New Musical Express recently reported. "I think I made the blackest version of Hamlet ever. . ... Read more
Country rock lives in Finland An English sub titled pop clip ... Read more
"Mel is a photo-journalist whose book on Biafra haunts his career. Seventeen years later he is trying to find new subjects, new forms and new reasons for work. In the last 12 hours of a romance, Mel wallpapers his apartment with erotic images of his lost love This is a film about loss and grief, an ... Read more
She is 17 years old and Polish. He's 40, African and married. He is also a wealthy, powerful pimp. They speak over the car-phone. She proposes that she come and work for him He accepts ... Read more
Sixteen years after is momentous documentary The Sorrow And The Pity, Marcel Ophulus once more turns his attention to the events of of World War II, and one of it's most notorious figures Klaus Barbie. ... Barbie was Gestapo chief during the days of the German Occupation, his sadism earning him the ... Read more
This three part film is just one clement of an extraordinary multi-media project initiated by the (obviously enlightened) French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which sent a group of artists out for two weeks on a Swedish icebreaker in the Bothian Sea, where they gathered inspiration for their ... Read more
Using John Lennon's song 'Imagine', Zbig Rybczynsla has created a magical and poetic comment on human life. People move from room to room, maturing with time as they pass through doorways. Imagine was shot and edited live, using one room and one HDTV camera. The room was multiplied over and over ... Read more
Roland drives a dada art gallery on wheels and attracts more girls than he knows what to do with. Unfortunately they seldom stick around. Can it be his chicken imitations? His dead animal skulls? His green body make up? Can a handsome boy who feels like a Martian find happiness with Earth girls ... Read more
Well known for his landmark Battle of Chile trilogy, which received considerable international exposure and press coverage during the 1970's, Patncio Guzman returned to his native country m 1986 to shoot this documentary dealing with the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile during the years ... Read more
There have been many examinations made of the 'American malady', but few as incisive and frightening as Bill Donovan's Inheritance Donovan started this project in 1978, initially planning to make a film about the graduates of a particular college class, which included Linda McCartney (nee Eastman) ... Read more
“If The ‘Burbs is a one-finger exercise on the themes of Rear Window, Innerspace is a big-budget remake of North by Northwest, with a script that is in many ways even better: certainly funnier.” - Bill Krohn ... “What if Dean Martin was miniaturized to microscopic size and inserted in Jerry ... Read more
Insatiable is a stylised, musical narrative working around ideas of 'performance'. It deals with four singers who arrive at an old theatre for an audition. It explores how they have prepared themselves for the audition. They each wait their turn to be called to perform. As they wait, the singers ... Read more
This feminist thriller, only the second narrative feature from Mady Saks, is an engrossing account of how a 30 year old woman who, having turned her back on city life, tries to live an independent existence as a veterinarian in a backward country village. Here she instantly becomes a victim of ... Read more
Without a doubt, one of the most exciting musical forms to come to the West's attention, Juju music is a vital thread in the social fabric of Western Nigeria. The music incorporates traditional song forms, rhythms and instruments with Western musical influences and instrumentation. ... It was ... Read more
Portrait and self-portrait of a director who continues to travel between major features and music clips. Shot in Venice, the interview is peppered with excerpts from his projects from the telefilm It's All True and Absolute Beginners to his recent music clips. ... Read more
... ... Godard's latest cinematic adventure r is as playful as his last few films, alt shown at previous Melbourne Film. Festivals. Bound to infuriate audiences expecting a conventional, classic 'Godardian' experience, Soigne ta droite engages the viewer on its own modest level as the loquacious ... Read more
In his latest doco, Melbourne filmmaker Brian McKenzie develops the observational documentary style employed in his earlier films,The Last Days Work (MIFF86) and I'll be Home for Christmas (MIFF "85). It was while filming the latter - a rambling look at homeless men in Melbourne, that McKenzie ... Read more
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