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Films In 1992

A genteel tale of three Welsh sisters. With the death certificate signed, and the mourning and funeral paid for, Bertha and Ellen are deter­mined to put the lid on their troublesome sister Meg once and for all. ... Read more
A hot weird Christmas in the suburbs. Mott dreams of snow, Trace and Raoul search for real coffee, Jane and Bruce just want to medi­tate. When things turn ugly, only the Rhino can save the day. ... Read more
The theme of this collection of animations illus­trates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. ... Read more
Jimmy owes some unfriendly guys $3000. He doesn't have it. Now is as good a time as any to visit Alice. But getting away is never as easy as that. (GM) ... Read more
Roberto Rossellini is a filmmaker who is anything but homogeneous, and in Rossellini Seen By Rossellini the great Italian neo-realist director is reflected in his own cinematic mirror. From Rome Open City to the Ingrid Bergman melodramas, from Viva I'Italia to Acts Of The Apostles, his long career ... Read more
Fifteen-year-old Patrick has a dream; to take part in the famous Daytona motor-cycle race. But first he has to escape, not just from Munich but from the reformatory of which he is an inmate. A chance meeting with Frank and a scam to steal and sell mountain bikes seems ... Read more
Ron Athey is a rising Los Angeles performance artist who presents his disturbing and power­ful S&M-related work in the underground club circuit. The tattoos on Ron's body, inspired by tribal markings and other religious imagery, are reference to stages in his life, from his childhood in a ... Read more
Routine, rhythm and disruption on the banks of a river. A traditional setting is soon altered as this remarkable and surprising film exposes it's location. ... Read more
In the middle of a tropical rainforest, a man revs up his chainsaw and cuts down a huge tree. As the thunder of the toppled tree sub­sides, a cameraman pops into the picture and says, "We came to Ecuador to save the rainfor­est but there we were asking these guys to cut down the trees for ... Read more
It's the summer holidays — the seemingly endless summer of eleven-year-old Seymour. A lonely boy grounded with a fussy guardian in an inner city suburb, Seymour is bored and unhappy with his confined world. ... By chance he meets Angie; the beautiful, effervescent 20-ish Angie with the flying ... Read more
Searching is a moving account of adoptees and birth parents, their need to satisfy curiosity, find their identity and make contact with one another. ... Read more
There is a sense of voyeurism as the viewer travels into an unknown metropolis looking through windows and discovering strange sce­narios representing the disquiet of the city's occupants. The peculiar action coupled with detailed paint, pastel and pencil rendering pro­vide an hypnotic ... Read more
A highly sexed rat with an attitude tries to bite off more than he can chew. A cel-ammated tale of unrequited love. ... Read more
Ever wondered if it's worth it? Doesn't one weekend seem just like the next? Seen through the 'eyes' of the bathroom mirror, the weekend may seem like one bleary-eyed morning after another. ... Read more
It is Paris, circa 1890, and a young boy boards New York Central's legendary train, the Twentieth Century Limited. The journey takes him across two continents and two centuries, rush­ing him through a ravishingly cinematic kaleidoscope of epoch-making imagery to his ultimate destination, the St ... Read more
Amidst a collage of kitsch 50s media imagery a young woman recalls her sexual abuse at the age of four. 'Daddy's Little Princess' is still dis­turbed years later. The film raises questions about memory and denial, our nostalgia for childhood and modern ideas about sexuality in a confronting but ... Read more
The owner of a suburban delicatessen remi­nisces as he celebrates his 60th birthday and repels the invasion of a-new nearby conve­nience store. Clever, large-scale animation and colourful art direction faithful to the era. (RS) ... Read more
An Irish comedian is finding it tough to get a laugh out of his London audience One night after drowning his sorrows he's picked up by the police. At last he finds an audience who appreciate him. Or do they? This is a one-joke film. It takes place right at the end. And it's well worth the wait. ... Read more
Same set, same crew, different worlds! A nun and a prostitute, obviously divided by their way of life, both separately, quietly and hon­estly explain what makes each other do what they do. Their outlook on the world both spiri­tually and morally shows they have more in common than what they ... Read more
A teenage girl and her father are driving to a town where her mother is now living, to ask her to come home with them. They spend the night in a small motel en route where the girl has a strange run-in with the night clerk. Cre­ating a disturbing sense of the girl's repressed emotional pain ... Read more
How distant are the galaxies and how are they distributed throughout the vast reaches of space? This live-action documentary combined with computer graphics features two astronomers and their graduate students at the Smithsonian Institution in Harvard. Their observations have shown a foamy ... Read more
Mmmm. That looks good! I think I'll just pop it in my mouth... Oh no! Film-maker Jessica Yu invites her friends to taste a sour death ball and captures the looks on their faces as they eat it. ... Read more
From his beginnings in the late sixties with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer in the Wailers, through his stormy vault to stardom as the leader of a reggae movement that swept the world in the 1970s, to his murder in 1987, Peter Tosh defied expectations at every turn. Stepping Razor explores the tangled ... Read more
... ... Set among the backroom bickering of the ballroom dancing world, Baz Luhnnann's debut film kicks off with a shaky-cam psuedo-documentary sequence introducing the gallery of larger than life characters, it's a bravura move, quickly establishing that we are in for a fun ride through a ... Read more
The Bad News Bears go Tokyo for Masayuki Suo's teen wrestlefest, Sumo Do, Sumo Don't. Truancy, transvestism and desperation coerce a motley assortment of misfits, nerds and academic failures into resurrecting their university's long-ailing, Z-division Sumo team. Upon their intially laughable and ... Read more
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