1991-2000

  • Gavin Millar – The Crow Road (1996)

    Gavin Millar1991-2000BBCDramaTVUnited Kingdom
    The Crow Road (1996)
    The Crow Road (1996)

    Four-part adaptation of Iain Banks’s blackly humorous novel. Student Prentice McHoan carries out his recently deceased grandmother’s request to find out what happened to his Uncle Rory, who disappeared seven years before. The chance discovery of a novel that Rory had begun working on at the time of his disappearance takes Prentice and his childhood friend Ashley on a complex journey through his family history.Read More »

  • Ursula Puerrer & A. Hans Scheirl & Dietmar Schipek – Rote Ohren fetzen durch Asche AKA Flaming Ears (1992)

    1991-2000A. Hans ScheirlAustriaCampDietmar SchipekQueer Cinema(s)Sci-FiUrsula Puerrer
    Rote Ohren fetzen durch Asche (1992)
    Rote Ohren fetzen durch Asche (1992)

    Flaming Ears is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of three women – Volley, Nun and Spy.

    FLAMING EARS is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of three women — Volley, Nun and Spy. Spy is a comic book artist whose printing presses are burned down by Volley, a sexed-up pyromaniac. Seeking revenge, Spy goes to the lesbian club where Volley performs every night. Before she can enter, Spy gets into a fight and is left wounded, lying in the streets. She is found by Nun–an amoral alien in a red plastic suit with a predilection for reptiles, and who also happens to be Volley’s lover. Nun takes her home and subsequently must hide her from Volley. It’s a story of love and revenge, and an anti-romantic plea for love in its many forms. An avowedly underground film which was shot on Super 8 and blown up to 16mm, FLAMING EARS is original for its playful disruption of narrative conventions (the story is a thread rather than a backbone in the film), its witty approach to film genre, and its visual splendor.Read More »

  • Rosa von Praunheim – Ich bin meine eigene Frau AKA I Am My Own Woman (1992)

    Rosa von Praunheim1991-2000DocumentaryDramaGermanyQueer Cinema(s)
    Ich bin meine eigene Frau (1992)
    Ich bin meine eigene Frau (1992)

    Quote:
    The life story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berflede. Miss Charlotte survived the Nazi reign and the repression of the Communists as a transvestite and helped start the German gay liberation movement. Documentary with some dramatized scenes. Two actors play the young and middle aged Charlotte and she plays herself in the later years.Read More »

  • Ian Christie – Arrows of Desire: The Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1994)

    1991-2000BooksIan ChristieUSA
    The Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1985)
    The Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1985)

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger formed the greatest creative partnership in the history of British Cinema – The Archers.
    Their films were often controversial: Churchill tried to suppress the release of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Later, The Red Shoes and The Tales of Hoffman startled and enchanted cinema audiences with their use of colour, form and music. In the last ten years the magic, poetry and passion of their work has been acknowledged around the world and they are firmly in the pantheon of film masters.Read More »

  • Edward Yang – Du li shi dai AKA A Confucian Confusion (1994) (HD)

    Edward Yang1991-2000ComedyDramaTaiwan
    Du li shi dai (1994) (HD)
    Du li shi dai (1994) (HD)

    After firing a colleague, the head of a PR company begins to question her lifestyle and values.Read More »

  • Jean-Claude Brisseau – Les savates du bon Dieu AKA Workers for the Good Lord (2000)

    Jean-Claude Brisseau1991-2000DramaFranceRomance
    Les savates du bon Dieu (2000)
    Les savates du bon Dieu (2000)

    Fred is a generous guy .He gives all his savings to the needy:but saints are a nuisance to live with at home ,and in the world we live in,it takes a lot of faith and a total commitment to succeed;no compromise is possible:his wife can’t go on living like that and his boss fires him.He could take to the road ,but he does not have faith.So he turns into a modern Robin Hood ,stealing from the rich and giving to the poor ; with his new girlfriend, they become idealized Bonnie and Clyde. Maguette,the mysterious black man they meet along the way, brings his strange wisdom;he tries to deal with the golden rules of society ,just to prove how absurd they may be: a royal heir in his native Africa,he can turn into a lawyer or into a chief inspector of schools.Read More »

  • Jem Cohen – Lost Book Found (1996)

    Jem Cohen1991-2000DocumentaryShort FilmUSA
    Lost Book Found (1996)
    Lost Book Found (1996)

    Twenty five years ago, Jem Cohen completed Lost Book Found, a semi-fictional diary film that draws from his experience as a pushcart vendor in lower Manhattan. The work is crafted from what such a vendor might have seen and heard: bits of paper and plastic swirling ghostlike in eddies of wind; weathered storefronts; window displays crowded with tchotchkes; enigmatic notes taped to streetlights; disassociated recordings of sales pitches, passing conversations, and the sounds of machines at work; unlovely aggregations of cardboard; evening skylines glowing in fog.Read More »

  • Vinko Bresan – Kako je poceo rat na mom otoku AKA How the War Started on My Island (1996)

    1991-2000ComedyCroatiaVinko BresanWar
    Kako je po ceo rat na mom otaku (1996)
    Kako je po ceo rat na mom otaku (1996)

    Plot:
    The film is set in Croatia in mid-1991, after the Croatian Parliament had proclaimed the country’s independence, seceding it from Yugoslavia. However, army garrisons around the country are still held by the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), which does not acknowledge the parliament’s decision. The JNA garrisons are largely manned by conscripts hailing from all over Yugoslavia who are serving their compulsory military service, and headed by senior officers who ignore Croatian demands that the JNA should leave Croatian territory and release Croats under their command. In this backdrop, the film begins with the arrival of art historian Blaž Gajski (played by Vlatko Dulić) to a small unnamed Croatian island with the intention of rescuing his son Zoran (Leon Lučev) who is serving at the local JNA barracks…Read More »

  • Mary Harron – I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

    Mary Harron1991-2000DramaUSA
    I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
    I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

    I Shot Andy Warhol is a 1996 independent film about the life of Valerie Solanas and her relationship with Andy Warhol. The movie marked the debut of Canadian director Mary Harron. The film stars Lili Taylor as Valerie, Jared Harris as Andy Warhol and Martha Plimpton as Valerie’s friend Stevie. Stephen Dorff plays Warhol superstar Candy Darling. John Cale of the Velvet Underground wrote the film’s score despite protests from former band member Lou Reed. Yo La Tengo plays an anonymous band that is somewhat reminiscent of the group.

    The film was screened in the “Un Certain Regard” section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.Read More »

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