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Films In 1989

Hal Hartley's feature debut takes us back to his native Long Island, where the lovely, 17-year-old Audry Hugo, a nuclearphobic high school senior falls madly in love with a perfectly chiselled auto m… Read more

The Water Trolley (Noel Price, 1989)
Students invariably love this tale of a young Australian boy who, in drought conditions, saves the day after his father's horrific accident. ... Because this is based on the popular novel by Colin Th… Read more

THE ‘BURBS (1989) (Joe Dante, 1989)
“A divine comedy full of corrosive humor… and a film that anticipates the Judd Apatow comedy brand, full of immature adults who fulfill (and enjoy) themselves through all forms of regressive … Read more

Tiga (Lucinda Clutterbuck, 1989)
The film is based on documentary footage (of the now extinct Tasmaman Tiger) shot in Hobart in the 1930s. It shows the last Tasmaman tiger in captivity pacing up and down in its cage in the zoo. From… Read more

TONGUES UNTIED (Marlon Riggs, 1989)
In collaboration with the black gay poet Essex Hemphill, Marlon Riggs has produced what is sure to become a landmark film in the history of gay cinema, eschewing traditional documentary forms with a … Read more

TROUBLE THE CALM (David Fox, 1989)
An essay film which explores questions of national identity as constructed by critical views of Irish history on one hand, and the new formulations of national identity for Ireland in the interests o… Read more

TWILIGHT CITY (Reece Auguiste, 1989)
... ... This is another richly evocative work from the Black Audio Film Collective in the UK The collective's earlier work has been screened at previous festivals in the context of the British film a… Read more

TWILIGHT CITY (Reece Auguiste, 1989)
... ... Twilight City won the MFF's Grand Prix for Best Short Film in 1989. Due to airline delays, however, the print was never screened (only a video was available), making this a much-welcomed addi… Read more

TWIN PEAKS (David Lynch, 1989)
Allegedly, David Lynch and Mark Frost approached television with the proposal of making a series for television when it became difficult to raise money for a theatrical feature following Lynch's accl… Read more

Uhloz (Guy Jacques, 1989)
What would you wish for if you were a twelve year old locked in your room on Christmas Eve? What about a remote controlled toy space craft that could fly, hover and fire missiles right through your b… Read more

VIOLENT COP (Takeshi Kitano, 1989)
... ... Takeshi makes his directorial debut in what on the surface at least is a standard 'rene­gade cop' genre film. Takeshi plays Detective Azuma, the department's 'wild-card' whose unorthodox … Read more

Viva Leone! (Nick Freand Jones, 1989)
This BBC tribute to Sergio Leone aired shortly after his death in 1989. Apart from some mouth watering clips from his widescreen epics, it also offers a comprehensive overview of Leone's career. Viva… Read more

War Story (Peter Lord, 1989)
A stirring comedy about one man's memories of wartime life, revealing the astonishing resilience of ordinary people in the face of Hitler, subsidence and a deaf coalman. Essential Aardman, from the L… Read more

WATER AND POWER (Pat O'Neill, 1989)
Years ago, the Owens Valley (260 miles north of Los Angeles) was a flourishing country of farms and ranches. Today it is a dusty, dying and nearly deserted stretch of parched land. Pat O'Neill's Wate… Read more

When I Was A Girl (David Yates, 1989)
Memories of a 1940s girlhood are evocatively captured in this crisply matter-of-fact recollection of things past. A British working-class family, ruled by a domineering, hard-drinking patriarch, gets… Read more

WILD FLOWERS (Robert Smith, 1989)
An older woman is preparing the body of a younger woman for burial. For a moment she stares bitterly at the corpse, then slaps it violently across the face. ... The reason for this outburst? All is r… Read more

Worse Than Christmas (Julie Harris, 1989)
What's worse than Christmas? Easter, that's what, when Angela's relationship with Dan is thrashing out its death throes, amidst the flying bullets of verbal abuse and the occasional hurtled chocolate… Read more

Wyscig (Marek Serafinski, 1989)
Fanfares sound, the chairman cuts the ribbon and the great race begins. There is a ruthless struggle between the competitors. Humorous Polish pixillation with a comic twist. (J.S.) ... Read more

YAABA (Idrissa Ouedraogo, 1989)
Yaaba means grandmother in Moorea. It is the name given by Bila, a wide-eyed 12 year old boy to the wizened Sana, an old woman who is treated as an outcast by the rest of the village. Yaaba is a deli… Read more

You Talk As If You Knew Me (Irene Lopez Kuchilan, 1989)
An impressive and provocative dance film, featuring the Ballet Teatro de la Habana. ... Read more

Zen Spot (, 1989)
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