As Australian cinema broke through to international audiences in the 1970s through respected art house films like Peter Weir's "Picnic At Hanging Rock," a new underground of low-budget exploitation filmmakers were turning out considerably less highbrow fare. Documentary filmmaker Mark Hartley explores this unbridled era of sex and violence, complete with clips from some of the scene's most outrageous flicks and interviews with the renegade filmmakers themselves.
Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the mechanical boy.
Chip, the android boy is back. This time, he is off to college, suffering from a computer virus and in love with Roberta, another android. Will there be a happy ending?
Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across the aftermath of a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, Detective Inspector McGregor suspects that he is the killer and Parlabane must clear his name.
Six young volunteers from different backgrounds travel to Israel to spend a summer working on a kibbutz, a communal farm where they can find adventure, hide from their pasts or search for themselves. But when American pre-med student Mike falls for tough kibbutz woman Gila he must make the most difficult choice of his life. In a land of clashing cultures, remarkable possibilities and shocking dangers, can real love survive the most surprising challenge of them all?
Jerry keeps sleepwalking and doing violence to Tom. He realizes this and tries to keep awake, but fails. He catches himself a couple more times just as he's about to do serious damage, but ultimately sends an anvil down a chimney, while Tom is tied to it and dragged through half the house.
This film recontextualizes text from films about missed opportunity, regret, mistakes, and rumination as subtitles over 8mm footage (memories taken out of their original context, a commentary on how people derive meaning from details and how details stick in our brains, especially when associated with negative emotions) and digital footage (an unattainable escape from negative thought cycles, a hopeful look to the future). The project is based on a piece of music for violin, cello, piano, electric guitar, marimba, drum set, ancillary percussion, and recorded elements.
It should have been just a normal day of sex, fun, alcohol, hormones and debauchery for Tabitha and Mimi, two over-privileged twenty-somethings. But that so-called normalcy gets tossed out the window when a devastating event occurs at a pool party.
In the final film of the series, Chip and his "father" attend a robotics convention. Here, Dr. Carson is kidnapped and replaced by an android. Can Chip and his newfound friends save Dr. Carson from a dangerous competitor?
A collection of character profiles exhibiting that one's imperfections or quirks can be beautiful in their own right.
A nurse provides home care to a disabled Vietnam Vet. Unknown to her, she's part of a con game cooked up by her boyfriend.
A tramp is invited to stay with the family of a teenage girl who has been unable to smile since childhood in a bid to cure her.
Justin and Jessica were not the same since the death of there mother. All they do is ask for trouble and their father is always away for work. Jessica seek help from heaven to save the city with some celestial magic.
The story of one man's frustration with his generation of modern Arabs who appear Western but are more conservative than the traditional Arabs. While there are many films about hypocrisy in the Middle East made by Western filmmakers, Not Quite The Taliban is the first to be made by an Arab who puts himself on the line by speaking up about the taboos, such as his homosexuality.
Documentary following Jimothy Lacoste through his life in North London, where his sincerity and oddities combined to deliver a compelling view into his as a viral musician. He shares more about his work, his relationship with his mother, the highs and lows of performing, and what his relationships with his friends mean to him.
Lee Hardin is a standup comedian based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Lee travels the country and has performed at Laugh Factory, Broadway Comedy Club, and Live at Gotham. Never missing a chance to bring humor into any situation, His quirky and clever approach to standup has led him to share the stage with comedians such as Henry Cho, John Crist, and Nate Bargatze.
In 1978 a deadly virus is contained... Thirty years later the virus is released on an unsuspecting island off the coast of England in this very unique take on the Zombie genre.
Lola, a 30-year-old failed kleptomaniac with a bad temper receives a phone call from Mar del Plata: her father, whom she thought had been dead for years, has just died, and she must travel in order to check on some things related to the inheritance. Along with Teo, her former boyfriend, and his sister Rita, she sets off in Teo's school van. In Mar del Plata, she meets Natalio, her father's partner, and everyone must now travel to Bariloche in order to spread the ashes of the deceased.
The Church's Under the Milky Way is one of the great Australian anthems. But for the man who wrote it, success became a portal into a world of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll that almost destroyed his life. This is the story of Steve Kilbey. By any metric Steve Kilbey, frontman of Oz rock pioneers The Church, has been one of Australia's most prolific and influential musicians. Over 40 years he's released more than 750 songs across almost 50 albums, earning himself endless accolades and a place in the ARIA Hall of Fame. But most people know him for his 1988 international hit, Under the Milky Way – a self-described "accident", which kickstarted a lost decade of heroin addiction and would eventually cost him his family and almost his mind.
Not Quite Art is an Australian TV series that documents the many media of present-day art and culture in Australia. Two series of the series have been produced and aired on ABC1, both with 3 episodes each, the second series also aired on ABC2. The series is created and hosted by Marcus Westbury.
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith was a nightly one-hour television show on ESPN2 hosted by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and ESPN reporter Stephen A. Smith. The show premiered on August 1, 2005. It was cancelled on January 11, 2007 because of low ratings. Smith called the cancellation a "failure" on his part. "Remember, it was 'Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith.' The buck stopped with me," Smith states. "This was not ESPN's fault - it was mine." The final episode aired on January 12, 2007.
Comedy quiz show full of quirky facts, in which contestants are rewarded more if their answers are 'quite interesting'.