1991-2000

Jonas Mekas – Happy Birthday to John (1997)

On October 9th, 1972 an exhibition of John Lennon/Yoko Ono’s art, designed by the Master of the Fluxus movement, George Maciunas, opened at the Syracuse Museum of Art, in New York. On the same day an unusual group of John’s and Yoko’s friends, including Ringo, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Krasner, and many others, gathered to celebrate John’s birthday. This film is a visual and audio record of that event. Read More »

Ömer Kavur – Gizli Yüz aka The Secret Face (1991) (HD)

Quote:
About a young photographer and a confused young woman and a whatchmaker.woman looks for a missing face,photographer helps her,takes photos for her.then he finds a face ;whatchmaker.after 2 days both of them get lost and young man searchs them city by city at anatolia. An epic story about love,family,msitic faces-places.Nobel winner ORHAN PAMUK’s story and screen writer. Read More »

Ziniu Wu – Huo hu AKA Sparkling Fox (1994)

In this metaphysical adventure two very different men come to the same mountain to hunt a special fox and end up hunting each other. Read More »

Sarah Jacobson – Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore (1997)

Quote:
MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE, Jacobson’s only feature film, is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture, bringing lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre. Sure, the usual signposts are here — first job, first time, crushes, friendships, fitting in and figuring it out — but all are handled with utter honesty. The sex is bad, the boys are jerks, the future is questionable, and growing up is ultimately a disappointment. It’s a stark contrast to Hollywood’s glamorous lies. Read More »

Pilar Miró – El Pájaro de la Felicidad AKA The Bird of Happiness (1993)

Synopsis:
An art restorer is raped on the street by a gang; getting little support from her lover, she leaves him and is determined to change her life.
This film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
Award:
Ondas Awards, Best Actress, 1993 Read More »

Abraham Ravett – The Boardwalk (1998)

The Brighton Beach—Coney Island boardwalk is a long, winding, ocean front walkway adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Photographed over a three year period, the landscape rendered reflects the seasonal changes, daily activities, and the filmmaker’s projected future. Read More »

Abbas Kiarostami – Bad ma ra khahad bord AKA The Wind Will Carry Us [Potemkine 4K] (1999)

A group of men from the city of Tehran traverse the rural Iranian countryside on a jeep, guided by a set of descriptive, yet unavoidably imprecise directions, seemingly lost. The driver (Behzad Dourani), respectfully called “Engineer” by the villagers, eventually encounters his appointed contact along the side of the road: a gentle, courteous boy named Farzad (Farzed Sohrabi), whom the Engineer proceeds to instruct with disseminating false information about their search for treasure in order to conceal the true and undisclosed nature of their visit to the Kurdish province. On an introductory tour through town, the Engineer shows interest in the declining health of Farzad’s grandmother, Malek, an invalid centenarian whose family has been keeping a vigil at the house as she approaches death. Read More »