Maki is the leader of a female gang who fights for justice, but she ends up being framed and sent to a sadistic woman’s prison. Will Maki be able to escape and take revenge?
This TV movie opens with a Hefner-like magazine publisher, who’s just turned forty, answering his doorbell. Into his bachelor pad pops a young, bikini-clad girl with a bow fastened around her waist; she sings “Happy Birthday”, then plants a kiss on the startled Long. The publisher suspects that his buddies have set this up, but in fact Valentine is as much responsible for the surprise. A country gal, she has come to the big city in search of a husband, and she’s hoping that by presenting herself to Long, she’ll be launched on the road to romantic fulfillment. More whimsical than sexy, The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped was another pre-fab ABC Movie of the Week.
This film focuses on the experiences of African-American students at Yale in the early 1970s. The influential documentary short follows students Erroll McDonald and Eugene Rivers, and features a conversation with civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael.
Gratinirani mozak Pupilije Ferkeverk is a short experiment as weird and extravagant as its incomprehensible title. Brains, made in collaboration with an avant-garde theatre troupe by the name of Pupilija Ferkeverk, can be viewed as a recording of a carefully constructed performance, a spontaneous ritual or simply a bunch of longhaired, sea-hugging naturists tripping, as a passionate plea in favour of individuality and freedom and an angry cry against any kind of authority.
A middle-aged Bulgarian is watching the change of the guard in front of the Buckingham Palace. For no apparent reason, while looking, in his mind he gets back to his childhood in the little Bulgarian village he grew up in. Different rites, different traditions and still he finds something in common. He recalls the people he knew, he feared or admired. He ponders over that life of no brilliance, where people plough, harvest, marry and die, celebrate or grieve. Miracle are also worked, conceived in a unlimited child’s imagination. It is the child’s perception of the world that helps us to give a meaning to the major questions of human existence.
Syria in 1977. Ossama Mohammed’s film explores how in an oppressive society individuals are subjected to various stages of submission until they are prepared to accept violence. Images of everyday life in rural areas where education is minimal provide a portrait of young villagers. Theirs is a choice between a life of toil working the land as their parents have done, or that of a migrant labourer in the city. Trapped between religious and political ideologies and completely fascinated by authority, many of these young peasants choose the army.
Katie Lewis and her husband Ben discover that they are the targets of a mysterious killer who leaves the letter W at the scene of their near-fatal “accidents.” While trying to avoid death, the couple must struggle to discover the source of these attacks.
Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: “The Howard Huge Story”, “Skate-boarders from Hell”, “The Invasion of the Penis Snatchers”, Woody Allen (pre-Mia), movie trailer come-ons, Charlie Chaplin, war movies, Billy Jack. The source of the title is presented about an hour into the film.