Adelaide Cinémathèque 2013

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1.
Crazy and Thief (2012)
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A seven year old girl takes her two year old brother on a voyage through a world of homemade mythologies by using star graphics found on the streets as navigational tools. (52 mins.)
Director: Cory McAbee
 
2.
The American Astronaut (2001)
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Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that his old friend Professor Hess is trying to kill him. (91 mins.)
Director: Cory McAbee
 
3.
The Man on the Moon (1993 Short Film)
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A dejected husband exiles himself to the Moon with his cat. He sends back transmissions to Earth. (23 mins.)
Director: Cory McAbee
 
4.
Billy Nayer (1992 Short Film)
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A man in a bar sings to the object of his desire in this animated musical. (3 mins.)
Director: Cory McAbee
 
5.
Stingray Sam (2009)
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A dangerous mission reunites STINGRAY SAM with his long lost accomplice, The Quasar Kid. Follow these... (61 mins.)
Director: Cory McAbee
 
6.
Reno (2007 Short Film)
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Director: Cory McAbee
 
7.
Before Sunrise (1995)
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A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (101 mins.)
 
8.
Before Sunset (2004)
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Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
 
9.
Knife in the Water (1962)
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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization. (94 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
10.
Repulsion (1965)
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
11.
Cul-De-Sac (1966)
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Two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife in search of help, however, under the point of a gun nothing is what it seems. (113 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
12.
Chinatown (1974)
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A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
13.
Looks and Smiles (1981)
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Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield... (104 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
14.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
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An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
15.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
16.
Naked (1993)
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Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life. (132 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
17.
L'Avventura (1960)
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A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)
 
18.
La Notte (1961)
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A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship. (122 mins.)
 
19.
L'Eclisse (1962)
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A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature. (126 mins.)
 
20.
Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Mini-Series)
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Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage... (283 mins.)
 
21.
5x2 (2004)
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Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man. (90 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
22.
Two for the Road (1967)
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A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage. (111 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
23.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
24.
The Informer (1935)
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In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in. (91 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
25.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
26.
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life. (118 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
27.
The Quiet Man (1952)
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
28.
'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1971)
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Annabella marries Soranzo, when she is pregnant by her brother Giovanni. Destiny, and jealousies will expose her past, and Soranzo broods revenge. But he is not alone in that - and death will unite all. (105 mins.)
 
29.
The Night Porter (1974)
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship. (118 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
 
30.
Swimming Pool (2003)
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A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics. (102 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
31.
Flaming Creatures (1963)
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With full disturbing and weirdo graphic plus sexual scenes, Flaming Creatures is one of most daring and controversial film of all time, According to Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is a comedy in a haunted music studio. (45 mins.)
Director: Jack Smith
 
32.
A Movie (1958 Short Film)
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Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and B-movies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions. (12 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
33.
Cosmic Ray (1962 Short Film)
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Experimental short uses Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb explosions. (4 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
34.
Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962 Short Film)
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A creation myth realized in light, patterns, images superimposed, rapid cutting, and silence. A black screen... (25 mins.)
Director: Brakhage
 
35.
Surface Tension (1968 Short Film)
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An experimental film by Hollis Frampton documenting a man talking while a telephone rings, a tour of New York, and a goldfish. (10 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
36.
Scorpio Rising (1963 Short Film)
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An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic... (28 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
37.
Blow Job (1963 Short Film)
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Andy Warhol directs a single 35-minute shot of a man's face to capture his facial expressions as he receives the sexual act depicted in the title. (35 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
38.
Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966 Short Film)
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A independent director is faced with artistic difficulty when he asks his actresses to show nudity. (17 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
 
39.
The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971 Documentary)
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At a morgue, forensic pathologists conduct autopsies of the corpses assigned. (32 mins.)
Director: Brakhage
 
40.
L'Atalante (1934)
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
41.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
42.
The Wrong Man (1956)
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In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber. (105 mins.)
 
43.
The 400 Blows (1959)
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
 
44.
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
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Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
45.
The Hunger (1983)
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A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
46.
Near Dark (1987)
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A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
47.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
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The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible. (92 mins.)