Rats in the Ranks

Rats in the Ranks 1996

Every September Sydney's inner-suburban Leichhardt Council re-elects it mayor. Incumbent Larry Hand was popular with the citizenry but they don't vote for mayor - the 12 councillors do - and after three years of Larry, at least four councillors were after his job. When film-makers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson settled in at Leichhardt Council in early 1994 the knives were already being sharpened. A battle royal was in the making, and so it came to pass. By the end of September Larry had fought the fight of his life, with Connolly and Anderson documenting every bit of it on film. Ambition, courage, envy, hatred, loyalty, betrayal, disaster, triumph... in other words, a classic study in politics.

Thirteen

Thirteen 1988

Two girls who study theatre & drama and their friend photographer decide to rob a bank, using all sorts of their creative force and imagination to implement the idea.

No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter 1998

Emma is the bright, attractive and funny widowed mother of teen honor-student Charlie. She has a drinking problem that seemingly increases exponentially, and Charlie has problems of his own, chief among them the pregnancy of his girlfriend Lauren...

Forever Love

Forever Love 1998

This TVmovie is suggested by a true story. Lizzie and Alex Brooks are a young couple in love and parents of a little girl, Emma. A stroke puts Lizzie into a coma. Alex takes her home, providing love, care and devotion through the years. Gail, Lizzie's best friend, offers a loving friendship to Alex, and she fills in for Lizzie with young Emma. 20 years after her stroke, Lizzie emerges from the coma and begins to try to assimilate back into a world that has radically changed. Emma, who is about to be married, is thrilled to have her mother back, as are Alex and Gail...

The Astronaut

The Astronaut 1972

To avoid having the space program cancelled, officials substitute a lookalike for an astronaut who died on a Mars mission.

Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City

Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City 1981

Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City chronicles Strawberry Shortcake's trip to Big Apple City, so she can compete in a baking contest at "the little theater off Times Pear". Strawberry's journey, however, is in jeopardy due to the constant interference of the Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak, who is her only competition in the bake-off. The Pieman counts on his kohlrabi cookies and a little trickery to beat Strawberry and her famous shortcake.

Volare

Volare 2013

Seven people interested in the study of dreams meet in a cottage to share experiences. Upon awakening after the first night, Jonah, a newcomer to the group, finds a stranger in her bed: the beautiful girl who had done the autopsy yesterday.

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency 1984

Arthur is asked to pick up a bird for Thanksgiving dinner, so he brings home a 266-pound chicken named Henrietta. The family welcome her with open arms, but the neighbors are not so sure and then Henrietta escapes

3 American LPs

3 American LPs 1969

Another short was 3 American LPs, which was the first film I did with Peter Handke. It was a film about American music, about three pieces of three LPs. There was a song by Van Morrison, another by Harvey Mandel, and one of Credence Clearwater Revival. It was mainly the music and some shots out of a car, landscapes out of the car window. And it had a little bit of commentary – dialogue between Peter and me about American music and about how American rock music was about emotion and images instead of sounds. That is to say, about a kind of phenomenon, that it was in a way a kind of film music, but without a moving picture. It was a 12-minute film and it was never shown. – Wim Wenders

Olavi Virta

Olavi Virta 1972

Portrait of a national icon: iskelmä or popular schlager legend Olavi Virta (1915–1972), as an old, lost and lonely man. When the film was screened for the first time, people all over Finland went ballistic – they couldn't take the sad sight of their tango's greatest voice, the incarnation of postwar wealth and glory in ruins.

Pode Entrar

Pode Entrar 2009

Pode Entrar: Multishow Registro is a DVD by one of the greatest singers from Brazil, Ivete Sangalo. It was recorded at the singer's house in Salvador, in a more intimate mood, when she is visited by many guests, great names of Brazilian music as Maria Bethania, Lulu Santos, Saulo Fernandes and Carlinhos Brown, among others, and the duet with her sister, Monica Sangalo, the song "Completo".

A Moon for the Misbegotten

A Moon for the Misbegotten 1975

A televised version of the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's play. A cynical, self-hating, failed actor visits the gruff, earthy daughter of his scheming Irish tenant farmer and passes a soul-baring night of guilt-ridden confessions, tenderness, and absolution.