14th century peasants escaping from the Black Death travel through time to contemporary Melbourne. The Seventh Seal meets High/under. and why not'.’
Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (Bill (‘otiturie.I7S.1987l‘lpm. Moying account of ordinary soldiers’ experience in Nam. Readings by De .\'iro and others. Highly recommended. See panel. I FILMHOUSEZ
The Kanto Wanderer ( Sejun Suzuki.Japan. 1963) 5.30pm. \"iolent. stylish gangster piece by Suzuki. a genre which he was to revolutionize as the decade wore on.
Beirut: The LastHome Movie (Jennifer I-‘ox. LS. 1987) 8pm. Intriguing documentary about a (‘hristian family determined to stay on in war-torn Lebanon. Robert Frank Shorts 10.30pm. I-‘our works by talented American photographer and film-maker Frank. Includes a collaboration with Rudy ( 'l‘wo Lune Blacktop) Wurlitzer. and the legendary l’u/l .lly Daisy. written and narrated by Jack Kerouac. Essential viewing.
Violence Elegy ( Scjun SuzukiJapan. l‘molplus The Lite Of A Prostitute (Sejun Suzuki. Japan. 1965) 2.30pm. lirotic. yiolent material from the Japanese yirtuoso, 'I‘hg former is a story of rebellious adolescence. the latter a harrowing tale set during the Sino-Japancsc war in Manchuria.
Reefer And The Model (Joe (‘romerford. Iiire I'K. 1987) 7pm. Irish gangster saga. with a group of [RA men striking up a friendship with a pregnant model.
Plus Pleasure Domes (s m i.;
The Milagro Beanlield War (Robert Redford. LS. 1987 ) 9pm. Redford's‘ long-cherished project about small farmers in New Mexico battling for their land rights against a local deyeloper. See feature.
I FILMHOUSE 2
Hue And Cry((‘harle.s ('hrichton. l'K. 1947) plus ForThose In Peril ((‘harles (‘hrichton. L'K. 1‘)-1-1l2piii.lialing double-bill of('hrichton's first feature. a straight wartime propaganda piece. and the film that
made his name. a delightful boys' own adyenture in the rubble of the post-war capital. Martha (Jurgen Bottcher. (iDR.197M530an (‘ontroy'ersial breakthrough film for Bottchcr. a study ofa redoubtable Berlin rubble woman. Plus Short Visit To Hermann Glockner.
History Of The German Women's Movement ((‘laudia Alemann. W. (iermany. 1988) 8pm. Interestingly put together documentary which looks at the liyes and lettersof four l‘)th century women writers.
Three Bewildered People In The Night((iregg Araki. LS. 1987) 10.30pm. A trio of would-be artists meet to chew the fat about sex. the uniyerse. and eyerything. PlusA Bitter Message Of Hopeless Griel(13nnns).
Me And My Brother( Robert Frank. lfS. 1965-8) 2.30pm. Robert l‘rank‘s first feature length film is a piece of fictionalised autobiography featuring apperances by Allen (iinsberg and the director's brotherJulius. Mrabri: Spirits OlThe Yellow Leaves ( firiedhelm
Beetleiuice Bruckner. W. (iermany. WSS ) 4 . 30pm. Documentary on a tiny. isolated tribe liying in the mountains near the Thailand-Laos border. l’lus Albert Paley's Albany Gates (58 mins).
Romance (Sergio Bianchi.
Brazil. Nb‘b') 7pm. Three people sift through the clues to the death ol‘their mutual friend. a left-wing intellectual. Impressiye blend of social insight and emotional resonance. Recommended.
Family Viewing ( Atom Iigoyan. (‘anada. NS?) 9pm. 'I echmcally
inyentiye story of family life dislocated by modern telc-communications equipment. Worth Seeing.
l’lus Degrees Ol Blindness (10mins).
The LavenderHill Mob ((‘harles(‘hrichton. LR. 1951 )plus Dance Hall ((‘harles('hrichton. l'ls’. l‘)5l)) 2pm. Blcndof Iialing styles in this programme. the famous light-hearted comedy makingan entertaining comparison with the social realism ot'thc latter. which stars a ycry young
Jurgen BottcherShorts 5.30pm. A programme of six short films
concentrating on art and artists at work.
Hare To Ke (Regina L'lwer. W. (iermany. l‘)b’S)b’pm. Fascinating(ierman documentary about a team of .lapanese documentary film-makers at work.
Wild Youth (Scjun Suzuki. .lapan. l‘)(i3) lll.3(lpm, Dazzlineg cinematic yakuza chronicle. with the usual \ iolent setpicccs. show ing Suzuki in distinctive lorm.
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