Revelation Film Festival 2007

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1.
Monkey Warfare (2006)
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(75 mins.)
 
2.
Burke & Wills (2006)
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Shot in inner city Sydney, Burke and Wills is about two young men - Burke, a fragile, troubled soul; and Wills... (72 mins.)
 
3.
When the Natives Get Restless (2007 Documentary)
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This film is about racism, a housing estate and inequality in a small country town. It is about life... (28 mins.)
 
4.
My Country (2007 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
Director: Odette Best
Stars: Steve Dodd
 
5.
Impaler (2007 Documentary)
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Jonathon 'The Impaler' Sharkey announced he was going to run for Governor in Minnesota in 2006. Jonathon... (76 mins.)
Director: W. Tray White
 
6.
The Treasures of Long Gone John (2006 Documentary)
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An engrossing story chronicling the eccentric art and musical obsessions of John Edward Mermis (Long Gone John)... (95 mins.)
Director: Gregg Gibbs
 
7.
If You See Something, Say Something (2006 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Joshua Safdie
 
8.
American Zombie (2007)
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Pic documents the daily lives of a small community of the living deceased who make their home in Los Angeles. (90 mins.)
Director: Grace Lee
 
9.
Body Melt (1993)
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Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death. (81 mins.)
Director: Philip Brophy
 
10.
Boxing Day (2007)
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The story of a father's desperate struggle to reunite his estranged family over the course of a single afternoon. (81 mins.)
Director: Kriv Stenders
 
11.
Bunny Chow: Know Thyself (2006)
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Three comedians and a weird guy named Cope embark on a raucous weekend journey to Oppikoppi, South Africa's biggest rock festival... (92 mins.)
Director: John Barker
 
12.
Corroboree (2007)
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A beautiful young man has been summoned to an eerie meditation retreat by a dying theatre director.... (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Hackworth
 
13.
Expiration Date (2006)
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Charlie Silvercould III carries around a family curse passed down from his grandfather; death by a milk truck on his 25th birthday... (94 mins.)
Director: Rick Stevenson
 
14.
Mutual Appreciation (2005)
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Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bujalski
 
15.
Offscreen (2006)
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Actor Nicolas Bro reigns supreme in the role of Nicolas Bro # a man intent on making a film about himself. After his director friend Christoffer Boe lends him a camera, his selfmonitoring is so hair-raisingly private that it becomes impossible to separate fact from fiction. (93 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe
 
16.
Old Joy (2006)
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Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. (76 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
17.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
18.
The Puffy Chair (2005)
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Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy. (85 mins.)
Director: Jay Duplass
 
19.
Pure S (1975)
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A group of Australian heroin addicts go out and try to score a hit after a friend overdoses. (85 mins.)
Director: Bert Deling
 
20.
Sidekick (2005)
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Mild-mannered computer consultant Norman Neale has two great loves in this cruel world: Comic books and his office's effervescent main receptionist... (87 mins.)
 
21.
Streetsweeper (2007)
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The streetsweeper is a loner who finds poetry in the ordinary... The Streetsweeper is a languid off-beat 75 minute feature film...
Director: Neil Mansfield
 
22.
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
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15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog. (77 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
 
23.
Zerophilia (2005)
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In this provocative teen comedy, Luke, a young man insecure about his masculinity discovers he's a Zerophiliac... (90 mins.)
Director: Martin Curland
 
24.
The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006 Documentary)
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Utilizing hours of unseen archival footage, The Beales is a new take on the women of Grey Gardens. (91 mins.)
 
25.
Big Dreamers (2007 Documentary)
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Once upon a time there was a tiny sugar producing township called Tully in Far North Queensland, Australia... (55 mins.)
Director: Camille Hardman
 
26.
The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004 Documentary)
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Paris 2002. Yellow cats appears on the walls. Chris Marker is looking for these mysterious cats and captures with his camera the political and international events of these last two years (war in Iraq...). (59 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
27.
Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story (2007 Documentary)
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Controversial South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys allows writer/director Julian Shaw into his previously off-limits inner world... (54 mins.)
Director: Julian Shaw
 
28.
Wege Gottes (2006 Documentary)
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(61 mins.)
Director: Eva Neymann
 
29.
Hot House (2006 Documentary)
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A look at how Israeli prisons have become the breeding ground for the next generation of Palestinian leaders as well as the birth place of future terrorist threats. (90 mins.)
Director: Shimon Dotan
 
30.
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005 Documentary)
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An exploration into the life and art of the renowned author of "Last Exit To Brooklyn" and "Requiem For A Dream." Hubert Selby Jr.... (79 mins.)
 
31.
Impaler (2007 Documentary)
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Jonathon 'The Impaler' Sharkey announced he was going to run for Governor in Minnesota in 2006. Jonathon... (76 mins.)
Director: W. Tray White
 
32.
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006 Documentary)
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Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR. (75 mins.)
 
33.
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006 Documentary)
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A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker... (94 mins.)
Director: Mary Jordan
 
34.
Jesus Camp (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham. (84 mins.)
 
35.
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that looks to distinguish what's fact, fiction, legend, and otherwise as a camera crew trails Michael Moore while he tours with his film Fahrenheit 9/11. (97 mins.)
 
36.
Naked on the Inside (2007 Documentary)
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Six extra-ordinary people from around the world reveal their bodies and share their secrets in a unique experiment in search of their inner selves. (81 mins.)
Director: Kim Farrant
 
37.
Oswald's Ghost (2007 Documentary)
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It accounts the events before and after one the most important events during that time, and they were told through eyewitnesses who were living at that time. (83 mins.)
Director: Robert Stone
 
38.
Pasolini prossimo nostro (2006 Documentary)
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We are on the set of "Salò or the 120 days of Sodom". Pasolini lets a small camera team led by the journalist... (58 mins.)
 
39.
Red Without Blue (2007 Documentary)
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The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past. (74 mins.)
 
40.
Strange Culture (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary in which actors interpret the legally touchy subject of artist Steve Kurtz, who is being held as a suspected terrorist because of his work. (75 mins.)
 
41.
Super Amigos (2007 Documentary)
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Five masked activists fight against corruption, homophobia, animal abuse, pollution and poverty in Mexico City. (82 mins.)
 
42.
Tales of the Rat Fink (2006 Documentary)
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The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. (78 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
43.
Tell Me Do You Miss Me (2006 Documentary)
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In TELL ME DO YOU MISS ME, the four members of the celebrated New York-based indie-rock band LUNA confront the ceiling of their ambition... (102 mins.)
Director: Matthew Buzzell
 
44.
Words from the City (2007 Documentary)
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Explores contemporary Australian hip hop through intimate and candid observations of some of the nations most potent and compelling artists. (90 mins.)
 
45.
Workingman's Death (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the extremes to which workers will go to earn a living. (122 mins.)
 
46.
Wrath of Gods (2006 Documentary)
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When Canadian director Sturla Gunnarsson set upon Iceland to film Beowulf & Grendel in 2004, they expected... (42 mins.)
 
47.
X: The Unheard Music (1986 Documentary)
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This film is a documentary about the personalities in, and the music of, the early 1980's Los Angeles punk band X... (84 mins.)
Director: W.T. Morgan
 
48.
Viva (2007)
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Two suburban couples experiment with sex, drugs and bohemia in early 1970's Los Angeles. (120 mins.)
Director: Anna Biller
 
49.
Sen'ya ichiya monogatari (1969)
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The incredible adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power. (128 mins.)
Director: Eiichi Yamamoto
 
50.
Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (1970)
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In order to foil the enemy aliens' "Cleopatra Plan", three people from the future are spiritually sent back to Cleopatra's time to understand the enemy intentions. (112 mins.)
 
51.
Space Firebird (1980)
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In the year 2772, a young cadet is sent to capture a mystical universal Phoenix, which possesses the power to rejuvenate the drained Earth. (122 mins.)
Director: Taku Sugiyama
 
52.
Unico (1981)
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A story about how joy and happiness can be the most powerful weapon ever. A young unicorn is ordered to be taken from his home by the gods... (90 mins.)
 
53.
Jungle Emperor Leo (1997)
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A story about an emperor lion as he goes on an incredible adventure with man and his two sons, they learn that not all humans are bad. (99 mins.)
Director: Yoshio Takeuchi
 
54.
Saiyûki (1960)
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A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods... (88 mins.)
 
55.
Black Jack: The Movie (1996)
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The adventures of the unlicensed but genius doctor Black Jack, who encounters extraordinary people and phenomena as he attends to unusual medical cases. (90 mins.)
 
56.
Metropolis (2001)
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Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima. (108 mins.)
Director: Rintaro
 
57.
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
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A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents... (98 mins.)
Director: Todd Rohal
 
58.
DVD (2006 Short Film)
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(17 mins.)
Director: Ciro Altabás
 
59.
Kin (2006 Short Film)
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(19 mins.)
Director: Stephen Carroll
 
60.
Lloyd Ormerod Wants His Face Back (2006 Short Film)
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Lloyd wastes the days away indulging in his habits and hallucinations, fantasising about righting wrongs that have long since left their mark. (14 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kable
 
61.
Meet Marlon Brando (1966 Documentary)
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Journalists from all over America meet Marlon Brando in a New York hotel room to interview him about his new film... (28 mins.)
 
62.
Podlove: Our Brilliant Second Life (2007 Documentary)
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Blair and Diana have found a way to live their real life dreams. (5 mins.)
 
63.
Panacea (2006 Short Film)
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Two lovers made of different fabrics -- one skin, the other pleather -- spend their last afternoon together. (14 mins.)
Director: Emily Forst
 
64.
Poetry (2007 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Sian Davies
 
65.
Putting the River in Reverse (2006 Documentary)
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Music legend Elvis Costello journeys to New Orleans to celebrate the songbook and spirit of the hurricane-battered city's Renaissance man, Allen Toussaint.
Director: Matthew Buzzell
 
66.
Soft Words (2007 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Adrian Francis
 
67.
The Mechanic (2006 Short Film)
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The Dictionary defines a Mechanic as a worker skilled in making or repairing machines, vehicles or tools... (5 mins.)
 
68.
Vermin (2006 Short Film)
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A cat exterminator becomes obsessed with a feral boy, and fights to save him from the fate of a hunted animal. (23 mins.)
Director: Dean Francis
 
69.
With Love from Truman (1966 Documentary)
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(29 mins.)
 
70.
Prada Handbag (2007 Short Film)
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What's a girl to do when a rare hair-loss condition leaves her with an obsession for zany wigs and make-up? Become a drag queen, of course! (22 mins.)
Director: Stuart Vauvert
 
71.
Go Quickly (2007 Short Film)
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What seems at first a drive through familiar landscape gradually reveals a country changed. (19 mins.)