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Films In 1991

Once upon a time there was a place in Europe where poets and hustlers, scholars and shlemiels lived side by side. Now, that place exists only in memory. It might be called the Invisible City because, like countless other places and communities, it has been erased from the map of history. This is ... Read more
We are pleased to present the World Premiere of Melbourne filmmaker Ian Pringle's long-awaited account of the celebrated turn-of-the-century European adventuress, writer and proto-feminist, Isabelle Eberhardt. ... Together with his collaborator, (prominent Australian playwright) Stephen Sewell ... Read more
75 years of Soviet history condensed into 3 minutes. As the system collapses, the leader's authority hangs on a thread. ... Read more
When Eliza Fraser was shipwrecked off the coast of Queensland in 1836, eventually landing on what was to become known as Fraser Island, there were up to 3000 Aboriginal people living there. By 1905 only twenty or thirty remained. Gillian Crate's essay film employs a diary / road movie form ... Read more
A project that begins with the intention of making a study of the domestic environments of Italians living in Australia. The parameters are broadened however, to accommodate wider issues, and in the process the path of discovery continually traverses the boundary between documentary and fiction ... Read more
You couldn't be further from the open plains, but that hasn't dimmed the enthusiasm of the guitar plucking, country singing cowboys of Japan. ... Celebrating another example of the Japanese infatuation with American culture, this video introduces several serious devotees of the American Country and ... Read more
A modern day nightmare. A pregnant woman is too busy to have her baby. A humorous observation of pregnancy. ... Read more
A cool, cool, cool, finger-snapping, bebopping, scat-singing stroll along a Black bar to the White boys blowing unbelievably hot in the corner. (RR) ... Read more
The star of Julie is Julie Jarrell Lyons, who was born in 1903 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. In telling the stories of her life, Julie evokes in an inimitable way a world gone by, the memories that lie behind a patchwork quilt or a yellowed daguerreotype. ... Read more
Experimental-Student Inspired by Samuel Beckett's Not I, the film intercuts archival images with a giant mouth reading excerpts of the play. By means of the intimate portrait it offers, Just Words addresses the alienation with which women of many dif­ferent generations have been faced socially ... Read more
A mad scientist, a techno-nerd and a deadly computer virus form an ultra vivid hyper-reali­ty in this computer generated comic strip. ... Read more
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... ... No description will ever do justice to this magnificent film, a masterpiece in any­one's terms, a work which could only be a piece of cinema and nothing else, and which is one of the most intelligent glances into the artistic process ever committed to celluloid. Rivette has always been ... Read more
"The light fixes her body, searches through her nakedness. In a second, an opening is made for her to slip into dreams..." Joelle Bouvier and Regis Obadia transform a grungy disused public space with glare and shadow, ambiguity and uncertainty. ... Read more
Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline," we hear Sylvia Plath say it was not as tough on her, perhaps, as her own inner life Plath's readings of her most personal works, such as 'Daddy* and 'Lady Lazarus' are here counter-pointed by a nch shimmer of images, but it is her voice, rasping and ... Read more
Actors in the longrunning Las Vegas show "Legends in Concert" try, every night to packed houses, to bring Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland back from the dead - and in so doing find their own identities become confused with the characters they portray. Meanwhile the show's ... Read more
From Tian Zhuangzhuang, the director of Horse Thief, comes this unique re-telling of the long reign of Tz'u-hsi, the Empress Dowager of turn-of-the-century China, as seen through the memory of Li Lianying, her chief eunuch.The story slips back and forth in time within a forty year scope, as the ... Read more
... ... Based on a short story by Shi Tiesheng, Chen Kaige's latest film is a fable that explores the chasm between faith and magic, authority and disobedience, sacrifice and con­summation. Far more epic and grandly pictori­al than any of Kaige's previous works (King of Children, Yellow ... Read more
Danny and Donald have decided they don't care for the world and stay in their caravan They are happy to smoke, drink, eat junk-food, fart and philosophize. One day even the thought of the world outside is too much and they must drive "until the tank runs dry " (GM) ... Read more
... ... Paul Schrader is arguably one of the most vital figures of contemporary American cinema. An auteur in the truest sense, his vast body of work as a scriptwriter, director and crit­ic is an incisive exploration of the darker recess­es of the American psyche, gnawing spiritual needs ... Read more
Detlev Buck is fast establishing himself as one of Germany's most fresh, prolific and successful contemporary directors. He has made three features since graduating from the Berlin Film and TV Academy in 1990 and, most importantly, they have been received with varying degrees of popular acclaim ... Read more
The red-washed openmg passage of Paul Win­kler's new him is mesmeric, it is almost numb­ing, the Long Shadows of its title could be those of a sunset, those at the last daylight of time They reach into the dulled places behind the crucial issue of modern Australian hie the vanishing of the ... Read more
An off-beat, low-budget short that deals with the issues of racism, relationships and family pet problems — the biggest problem being that no one seems to notice the family pet is a six-foot, two-inch man in a grey nylon cat suit. Witty, wacky and extremely entertaining. (AH) ... Read more
The light of love: a science fiction film set in Alphaville, 2015. Shot in Melbourne 1991. ... Read more
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