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Films In 1987

Fragments 1, 2, 3 (Tim Grutchy, 1987)
A selection of three treated episodes from the Fine Fragments performance. ... Read more

FRIENDS AND ENEMIES (Tom Zubrycki, 1987)
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. … Read more

GABY - A TRUE STORY (Luis Mandoki, 1987)
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 h… Read more

Galaxy (John Sanborn, Mary Perillo, 1987)
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Gap-Toothed Women (Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon, Susan Kell, 1987)
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 c… Read more

Gold, Green, Black (Jo Hampton, 1987)
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 recordin… Read more

Good Morning This Is Today (Ian Haig, 1987)
TV stars, news personalities and screen presenters Bryant Gumble and Jane Pauley arrive in Melbourne, Australia. ... Read more

HAITI - DREAMS OF DEMOCRACY (Jonathan Demme, Jo Menell, 1987)
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 er… Read more

HAMLET GOES BUSINESS (Aki Kaurismäki, 1987)
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, … Read more

He-man (Eila Hutri, Eki Peltomaa, 1987)
Country rock lives in Finland An English sub titled pop clip ... Read more

HEAT AND SUNLIGHT (Rob Nilsson, 1987)
"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 … Read more

Her and Him (François Margolin, 1987)
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

HOTEL TERMINUS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KLAUS BARBIE (Marcel Ophuls, 1987)
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 Barbi… Read more

ICEBREAKER (Jean Rouch, Titte Tornroth, Raul Ruiz, 1987)
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… Read more

Imagine (Zbigniew Rybczynski, 1987)
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 wa… Read more

In the Land of the Owl Turds (Harrod Blank, 1987)
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… Read more

IN THE NAME OF GOD (Patricio Guzman, 1987)
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 s… Read more

INHERITANCE (Bill Donovan, 1987)
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 f… Read more

INNERSPACE (1987) (Joe Dante, 1987)
“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.… Read more

Insatiable (David Chesworth, 1987)
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 themselv… Read more

IRIS (Mady Saks, 1987)
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 ex… Read more

JUJU MUSIC (Jacques Holender, 1987)
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 … Read more

Julien Temple Videoreview (Paolo Nitti, 1987)
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… Read more

KEEP YOUR RIGHT UP (Jean-Luc Godard, 1987)
... ... 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 'God… Read more

KELVIN AND HIS FRIENDS (Brian McKenzie, 1987)
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)… Read more

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