Revelation Film Festival 2009

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Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
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An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. (82 mins.)
Director: Nina Paley
 
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Adventures of Power (2008)
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In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day. (89 mins.)
Director: Ari Gold
 
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Altamont Now (2008)
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It's the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' disastrous concert at Altamont. Deep inside an abandoned... (81 mins.)
Director: Joshua Brown
 
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Anywhere, USA (2008)
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Told in three segments ranging from satirical to tragic, the film is a wildly original look at American manners, prejudices, and family dynamics. (123 mins.)
 
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Cigarette Girl (2009)
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In the near future laws against smoking have increased to the point where you must live in a certain... (93 mins.)
 
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Darklovestory (2006)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Jon Hewitt
 
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Dead Snow (2009)
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A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. (90 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
 
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Good Dick (2008)
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A look at the relationship between a lonely introverted girl and a young video store clerk vying for her attention. (86 mins.)
Director: Marianna Palka
 
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Original (2009)
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Henry has been acting the human chameleon all his life - a pale reflection of other people's expectations... (104 mins.)
 
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The Fall (2006)
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In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
 
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Possibility of an Island (2008)
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A futuristic story about a man and his clone. (95 mins.)
 
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Van Diemen's Land (2009)
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The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour... (104 mins.)
 
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Wake in Fright (1971)
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After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. (108 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
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American Swing (2008 Documentary)
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Chronicles the rise and fall of 1970s New York City nightclub Plato's Retreat. (81 mins.)
 
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Chevolution (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on the iconography of Che Guevara. (86 mins.)
 
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Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (2008 Documentary)
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Faubourg Treme documents the enduring legacy of one of the United States' oldest African American communities, an area just outside the French Quarter of New Orleans. (68 mins.)
Director: Dawn Logsdon
 
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Flicker (2008 Documentary)
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Artist Brion Gysin developed the Dream Machine. The device has in its core a 100-watt light bulb... (75 mins.)
Director: Nik Sheehan
 
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Iseta: Behind the Roadblock (2008 Documentary)
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April 1994, on a quiet road in Kigali a group of neighbors was filmed. But this was the opening days of the Rwandan Genocide...
Director: Juan Reina
 
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La santa muerte (2007 Documentary)
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In Mexico there is a cult that is rapidly growing- the cult of Saint Death. This female grim reaper... (84 mins.)
Director: Eva S. Aridjis
 
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NYC Foetus (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary about composer/producer/performer J.G. Thirlwell and his musical alter-egos, including Foetus, Steroid Maximus and Manorexia. (78 mins.)
 
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One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur (2008 Documentary)
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Jack Kerouac escapes from post "On The Road" fame to his dream of an isolated retreat in a cabin at Big Sur... (98 mins.)
Director: Curt Worden
 
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Soul Power (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974. (92 mins.)
 
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The End (2008 Documentary)
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The End reveals the bloody history and confessions of the cockney gangster. (81 mins.)
Director: Nicola Collins
 
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The Matador (2008 Documentary)
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The epic tale of David Fandila's quest to become the world's top-ranked bullfighter. (74 mins.)
 
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The Seventh Python (2008 Documentary)
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The accidental career of Neil Innes, encompassing the Bonzo Dog Band, Magical Mystery Tour, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live, The Rutles and beyond. (94 mins.)
Director: Burt Kearns
 
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Three Hams in a Can (2009 Documentary)
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Observes the everyday goings-on of three Australian musicians during their brief tour of Tokyo. It is part music documentary, part home movie, and part meditation on friendship, loneliness and the strangeness of life. (80 mins.)
Director: Kenta McGrath
 
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We Are Wizards (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary looks at Harry Potter fans and the musical acts inspired by the novels. (79 mins.)
Director: Josh Koury
 
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Vítejte v KLDR! (2009 Documentary)
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(72 mins.)
 
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Winnebago Man (2009 Documentary)
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Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video... (85 mins.)
Director: Ben Steinbauer
 
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The General (1926)
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)