An avant-garde omnibus that features works by off-the-wall artists in many different disciplines.
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Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields (1984) and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler
Comedy | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

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Director: Alan Clarke
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Screenplay (1986–1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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Elephant (TV Short 1989)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle
Fighting Mad (1976)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Peter Fonda, Gino Franco, Harry Northup
Caged Heat (1974)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

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Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Perry Benson, Cathy Murphy, Paul McKenzie
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.

Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes, George Costigan
Crazy Mama (1975)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Sothern
Last Embrace (1979)
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover
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The best of avant-garde TV
12 May 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

"Alive From Off Center" was produced by KTCA public television in Minneapolis. The show featured independent and cross-cultural works by artists in such media as music, dance, art, film, and comedy. It had a wonderful opening montage, featured people from unknowns to David Byrne, Charles Atlas, and John Sayles, and was scored with music from everyone from Mozart to the Pogues. I truly miss this show (and accidentally wiped out several of the shows I had on tape). It would be great if IFC could get these shows to rerun.


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