The only film directed by film critic and screenwriter Gavin Lambert (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Inside Daisy Clover), Another Sky unfolds around a demure and prim governess who...LEARN MORE.
BILL DOUGLAS TRILOGY, THE
The origins of a homegrown Scottish cinema can be traced back to filmmaker Bill Douglas, who directed this trio of brilliant semiautobiographical films about his brutal childhood in an...LEARN MORE.
Like Italian neorealism before and the French New Wave after, the British Free Cinema movement of the 1950s was dedicated to the belief that film should be a tool for personal...LEARN MORE.
From seabed to seafood restaurant, this charming short documentary follows a band of intrepid Sussex fishermen as they venture out to sea to lay their lobster pots. The action moves...LEARN MORE.
Neither documentary nor fiction, this provocative film essay by architect-turned-filmmaker Patrick Keiller is a unique kind of travelogue. The film chronicles a year in the life of...LEARN MORE.
ROBINSON IN SPACE
Architect-turned-filmmaker Patrick Keiller expands and inventively redefines the documentary format in this unique "travelogue" of England. Using immaculately composed shots, he...LEARN MORE.
Three of the world's most celebrated directors--Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, and Ermanno Olmi--join together to direct a trilogy of interwoven stories set aboard a train traveling from...LEARN MORE.
"A breakthrough of major significance in ethnographic film" (Film Quarterly), Two Laws is the story of an Aboriginal community from the remote Northern Territory of Australia told...LEARN MORE.
UK CHRONICLES: LONDON/ ROBINSO
Architect-turned-director Patrick Keiller crafted a pair of innovative, droll documentaries in which two fictional characters--the narrator and Robinson--explore the pretty surface and nasty underbelly of England. Neither documentary nor fiction, London (1994, 82 mins.) is a provocative film essay and a kind of travelogue. It chronicles a year in the life of England's capital through the eyes of Robinson, whose literary reflections and historical speculations are voiced by an unnamed, unseen narrator. Then in the companion film, Robinson in Space (1997, 78 mins.), Keiller presents the country's familiar historic landmarks and grand estates, but also the suburban malls, industrial parks, landfills, factories, and phone booths choking the landscape. "Robinson advances Keiller's claim to be the liveliest spar k of the British independent scene, and the wittiest film essayist since the early Peter Greenaway" (The Times). Narrated by Paul Scofield. Patrick Keiller---Great Britain---1994/1997---160 mins.
WIND FROM WYOMING, A
When Lea is dumped by her boxer boyfriend on the eve of her 18th birthday, she's unsure who to turn to for support. Her mother (France Castel) has just run off with her sweetheart, and her...LEARN MORE.