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Films In 1996

COURTING COURTNEY (Paul Tarantino, 1996)
Courting Courtney is Paul Tarantino's (no rela­tion) first project, his previous experience in film coming from his job in the marketing department of Walt Disney Studios and the classes he atten… Read more

Crackerjack (Alex Wolfe, 1996)
New York City. Fourth of July. Alone and a stranger to the big city one youthful sailor on 24 hour shore leave; hopes to find romance. Instead he finds a prostitute and loses his virginity in the bac… Read more

CROCODILE (Kim Ki-Duk, 1996)
"The recurrent themes in my films are space and captivity. The woman in Crocodile and the man in The Isle are captives; they're characters who become prisoners through a violence which, ironically, i… Read more

DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL (Prasanna Vithanage, 1996)
... ... Prasanna Vithanage represents the emerging wave of new film makers in Sri Lanka who are trying to make sense of changes sweepin across the country. ... ... ... Anantha Ratfiriua, his second f… Read more

DEEP CRIMSON (Arturo Ripstein, 1996)
Mexico 1949; Coral Fabre, a buxom, sensual, young nurse and mother, meets Nico who uses his looks to take advantage of women. Coral, immediately attracted to him, abandons her children and delves int… Read more

DEXTER GORDON: MORE THAN YOU KNOW (Donald McGlynn, 1996)
Donald McGlynn has developed documen­tary portraiture of jazz musicians to a fine art. Dexter Gordon - More Than You Know is his latest exemplary effort. Gordon is the transitional fig­ure be… Read more

Diary V 1.0 (Dirk de Bruyn, 1996)
... ... Australian filmmaker Dirk de Bruyn has made a number of experimental films which explore the complexity of family relationships and the processes of displacement including Conversations With … Read more

DREAM WITH THE FISHES (Finn Taylor, 1996)
Terry, is a buttoned-down and uptight loner who has been feeling suicidal since the sup­posed death of his wife. His lonely past-times involve binoculars and his neighbours' open win­dows - c… Read more

Dual Balls (Dan Zeffe, 1996)
An uptight primary school teacher reluctantly agrees to try out a pair of vibrating 'love eggs' just as the headmistress decides to surprise her with an impromptu job interview. ... This is a light a… Read more

EARTH (Julio Medem, 1996)
Angel, a soil fumigator with a personality dis­order, drives in his white van to a Martian-red landscape to rid the local vineyards of a persistent plague of woodlice. His unsettling habit of con… Read more

EISENSTEIN IN MEXICO: THE ETERNAL CIRCLE (Alejandra Islas, 1996)
Eisenstein in Mexico: The Eternal Circle documents one of the least known, yet perhaps most influential, periods in the life of master filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein. During his brief visit to Mexico, … Read more

EL SANTO LUZBEL (Miguel Sabido, 1996)
In the tiny Mexican mountain village of Yohualichan, the majordomo who presided over the annual Colloquium has died. Conse­quently the resident Indians have not held the holy play, dedicated to S… Read more

Ennio Morricone (David Thompson, 1996)
Morricone began composing at the age of six and his professional career began in Italy's fledgling pop industry as an arranger where he quickly gained a reputation for his idio­syncratic utilisat… Read more

Exposed (Tony Ayres, 1996)
A filmmakers documentary on photographer, David Edwards, who has been taking photo­graphs of naked men for the past eleven years. Hundreds of albums line his shelves. One section of David's wall,… Read more

Faces (Sue Ford, 1996)
What is twenty years to a human face or spirit? Faces encapsulates hundreds of years of human experience by recording a couple of moments, each separated by two decades from several peoples lives. Fi… Read more

FETISHES (Nick Broomfield, 1996)
... ... The intrepid Nick Broomfield takes camera inside Pandora's Box, an up market New York fetish parlour run by one Mistress Raven. The establishment caters solely 'submissives' or 'bottoms', the… Read more

Film Noir (Michael Liu, 1996)
A disciplined and restrained philosophical discussion between two filmmakers about the dreaded Tarculiiio /actor and the state of Australian cinema. A teaspoon. A broken camera. Some blood Considerab… Read more

Film/Speaks/Many/Languages (Gustav Deutsch, 1996)
Film Speaks Many Languages is a reworking of 21 fragments of a feature film made in India found in Casablanca and reworked in Vienna used to (re)construct a one minute story in four parts dictated by… Read more

Final Cut (Justin Case, 1996)
Final Cut tells the story of a pet axolotyl held hostage because his owner Rodney fails to return his neighbour's lawn mower. Through sloppy cutting and pasting, the ransom note transforms into a lov… Read more

FINE POWDER (Estaban Sapir, 1996)
Esteban Sapir's Fine Powder is a film with its own distinctive aesthetic. It gently oscil­lates between objects and image, seen from the perspective of a confused Jewish boy growing up in Argenti… Read more

FIRE (Deepa Mehta, 1996)
Courageous and unflinching, Deepa Mehta's engrossing study of a lesbian affair inter­weaves sexual repression, pressure-cooker desire, crumbling patriarchy and cultural transfor­mation in con… Read more

Five Guys in a Car (Joel Anderson, 1996)
This is a film about five guys in a car. The guys are headed somewhere and while they drive they talk and drink and we never really know what they are up to—until the end. This film which works… Read more

Five Hundred Acres (Lucy Lehmann, 1996)
When I was a child we would come here during the holidays and then I didn't love this place, it was drought stricken and had an outdoor pit toilet and no running water... ... This family document abo… Read more

FLOATING LIFE (Clara Law, 1996)
... ... Culture clash and the effect of centuries of displacement are the themes at the heart of Clara Law and Eddie Fong's tenderly handled and often very funny saga of a Hong Kong Chinese family re… Read more

Forgotten Urban Sporting Heroes (Christian Passera, 1996)
In the hurly burly of large towns the citydweller often has to subiect themself to enormous effort frequently repetitious that can be likened to the physical demands of professional sport. ... Throug… Read more

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