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Films In 1992

The strolling flaneur was the forerunner of 20th century travellers and their obsession with taking photographs. A whirl-wind trip through sensory superimpositions of all the world's most famous tourist icons. ... Read more
A study of the natural beauty and rich textures of the Earth's surface seen from space. Accompanied by the music of Gennadiy Gladkov. ... Read more
Has there ever been a 'black swan'? A young Nigerian dancer feels the chill of the English ballet establishment. Slowly she realises she must dance with her African spirit and not against it. ... Read more
Civilisation exists on the backs of starving mil­lions, but also at the expense of future genera­tions. Civilisation survives by stuffing itself at all costs with the cannibalising of culture and bureaucracy! Svankmajer creates another bizarre, visual feast. ... Read more
'Venus of Lesbos: Theirs was a passion no man could share'. 'Man Hater: They hid their claws under nail polish'. 'Lesbians in Black Lace: They were twilight girls, black nylon lovers'. 'Girls Barracks. Warped desires of women who need no men'. ... This is just a small sample of the hundreds of ... Read more
Galia Holzmann was a student at Israel's Haifa University and commuted at weekends to stay with her boyfriend in Jerusalem. An ordinary, gentle student life until she developed an unexplainable rash. What happened then is the story of the film, told in her own words. It is a har­rowing, moving ... Read more
Documentary A witty documentary that explores the issues of discrimination and exclusion in the 'main-stream' US art community by focusing on the activities of the underground activist group, the Guerrilla Girls Dressed in gorilla masks, they unmask the large issue of how the blue-chip art world ... Read more
Big, small, fat, thin, everybody's got one! ... Read more
Alex Cox has already made himself quite a reputation for eccentrtc humour (Repo Man) and an unflinching vision at the gritty truth of modern life (Sid and Nancy). Continuing in both courses, he has made his finest film yet in Highway Patrolman. Made in Mexico, (in Spanish) on a low budget, Cox ... Read more
Sydney documentanst and MFF regular, Tom Zubrycki (Bran Nue Dae, Friends and Enemies) continues on his unpredictable way with this intriguing, dramatic documentary portrait of an emigre family, shot in Melbourne and El Salvador over a 12 month period. ... Maria and Carlos Robles were political ... Read more
Detective Black Ford is pursuing Lazy Dick, who meanwhile, is havin' one hootin'-tootin' time at the Hoodoo Nightspot. A morality tale? ... Read more
Home movies by cosmonauts onboard the space station 'Mir'. A slapstick look at the lighter side of life and weightlessness in space. ... Read more
A filmic loop is created in this repetition of narrative and classic female imagery. Lin par­allels the stereotypical routines women endure through both Eastern and Western perspec­tives. The tranquillity of the former versus the vanity and consumerism of the latter. I Begin to Know You ... Read more
In the mindless and cruel world of combat, bodies lie where they fall in the mud or are dropped into a pit. A letter from a lover sparks longings for another time and a suicide pact only half fulfilled. The barbarity of his com­rades shocks a soldier into withdrawal from his identity and into ... Read more
'Ianfu', which literally means 'comfort women', is a Japanese euphemism for prosti­tutes servicing military personnel. In this case it refers to Filipinos, who were forcibly con­scripted to service the sexual needs of the Japanese military forces during the wartime occupation of the ... Read more
Prize-winning documentary on the discovery of the 5000 year-old remains of a hunter high in the Austrian-Italian Alps. His remarkably well-preserved corpse, clothing, tools and other possessions have posed a major archeological puzzle. The Iceman is overturning our views on Stone Age life and ... Read more
This latest film from Sankofa Film & Video is an extraordinary search for self-identity. An 'exploration-of-my-parents' film, it develops into a deconstruction of the classic polarities of our society. Exploring the position of displace­ment of a Dutch-descended Sri Lankan with an obsession for ... Read more
Using close-up and extreme close-up images in black-and-white. In Loving Memory romanti­cizes S & M icons in a manner similar to Ken­neth Anger's works. However, by an ambiguous use of gender — which sex is the uniformed character, which sex is the bondaged figure? — the film ... Read more
The first sentence of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is fused together with anonymous film material; "Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and environs". ... Read more
In her earlier work, Benning develops a filmic language that tests and gives provisionary representation to the very intimate world of her bedroom, and what it means to be Sadie growing up (and out) queer. Objects and texts resonate with accidental emotion and intelligence. It Wasn't Love is more ... Read more
Joan Mitchell was one of the only women among New York's dynamic Abstract Expressionists — Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning. A fascinating and complex woman, the film is a collection of interviews with the artist about her life and work interweaved with shots of her art ... Read more
What is it like to be a woman with a beard? To be a performer at one of the only remaining sideshows in America?Juggling Gender pushes viewers to explore their own assumptions about construction of sexual and gender identity. ... Read more
Imagination is a powerful thing and the imagi­nation of a child and a child at heart most pow­erful of all. The story of a little boy, his uncle the artist and a runaway rollercoaster car. ... Read more
The tragic story of rubber bullets used by English soldiers in Northern Ireland resulting in the death of children. Far from making judgments, the film highlights the tragedy of kids killing kids in a situation which teenage soldiers cannot understand. Made up of grainy black and white hand-held ... Read more
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