Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda – Juju Factory (2007)

Kongo is writing a book on the subject of immigrants but while his editor wants a kind of traveler’s book in which ethnic exotic ingredients are offered to a European audience, Kongo has more ambitious ideas – he conceives of the idea of writing a book that follows the paths of Congolese history and its many ghosts. A brave and powerful film, made with single-mind integrity. Filmed mainly in the Congo, the film also provides a slice of life of the contemporary Congolese community in Brussels. Read More »

Adrian Brunel, Alfred Hitchcock – Elstree Calling (1930)

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A series of 19 musical and comedy “vaudeville” sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two “running gags” which connect the sketches. In one, an actor wants to perform Shakespeare, but he is continually denied air-time. The other gag has an inventor trying to view the broadcast on television. Four of the sketches are in color (in shades of yellow and brown only). Read More »

Gok Kim & Sun Kim – Bangdokpi AKA Anti Gas Skin (2010)

2009 – election day in the capital city of Seoul. Four people roam the city looking for a gas mask wearing serial killer for different reasons. Young werewolf Mi-Joo wants to be killed by the serial killer to overcome her trauma. Sang-Jun Joo is the leading mayoral candidate, but has been threatened that he will be killed if he wins. Traffic cop Bo-Sik wants to catch the serial killer, because he thinks of himself as a superhero. Lastly, American marine Patrick is after the serial killer, because he believes the serial killer killed his girlfriend. These four people meet on election day. Read More »

John Hayes – The Farmer’s Other Daughter (1965)

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Farmer Brown wants to sell his daughter, June, to the dastardly Cyrus P. Barksnapper in order to save his farm. But, Jim Huckleberry would like to to do some plowing with June himself. To help, he applies for financial aid, but the government screws up thinking he requested foreign aid. Read More »

Leo Regan – Don’t Get High on Your Own Supply (1998)

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How far will the artist go? Photojournalist Lanre Fehintola decides to experiment with heroin while working on a book about drug addicts. What starts out as an attempt to understand the plight of his subjects, ends up totally consuming and threatening his life. After five years of addiction, the documentary follows Lanre through a chaotic year as he struggles to complete his story, break his heroin addiction and find a publisher for his book. Read More »

Madeline Anderson – I Am Somebody (1970)

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In 1969, 400 poorly paid black women — hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina — went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the National Guard and the state government.

Supported by such notables as Andrew Young, Charles Abernathy, and Coretta Scott King, the women nonetheless conducted a strike under the guidance of District 1199, the New York based union, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Read More »

Ömer Vargi – Her sey çok güzel olacak AKA Everything’s Gonna Be Great (1998)

A small-time crook digs himself deeper into trouble the harder he tries to get out in this comedy from Turkey. Altan (Cem Yilmaz) is a low-level criminal severely lacking in both luck and skill, and his wife (Ceyda Duvenci) has had just about enough of his life outside the law. In desperation, Altan strikes upon an idea for one big score — his brother (Mazhar Alanson) is the manager of a pharmaceutical warehouse, so Altan grabs his bother, nabs a large cache of drugs, and heads to the seashore where he can sell his ill-gotten wares. However, just as business starts to pick up for Altan, a gang of rival drug dealers decide they would also like a piece of the action. Her Sey Cok Guzel Olacak /Everything’s Gonna Be Great was a major box office success in Turkey, partly due to the presence of Mazhar Alanson as Altan’s brother, who is a major Turkish pop star. Read More »