Andrew “Dad” McQuade, a tough farmer, faces ruin because of a bank loan he cannot repay. He decides to sell a fifty-acre field called ‘Possum Paddock’ to his greedy neighbour, Dan Martin. However, Hugh Bracken, who is dating McQuade’s daughter, Nancy, sells his car to pay off the old man’s debts. He then discovers that a railway is to go through the paddock and is worth a fortune.
Month: December 2020
The protagonist of this film is a former silent film actor who has saved old movies of his time from destruction, and uses them to set up recreational performances at schools. After an accidental fire and the risk of prison, he meets a rich producer who helps him to build a film museum.
Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief, Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His search for the truth leads him to Burkinwell, a seemingly peaceful village seething with secrets where he becomes drawn into a web of passion, romance, and violence.
Imagining Ulysses is a compelling and beautifully shot feature-length documentary about James Joyce’s epic novel. The film is true to its source material in incorporating an 18-part structure, with each segment presented in a distinctive style. The experimental approach is balanced by the desire to make the novel accessible to a wide audience.
Bressane created an imaginary encounter between three 20th-century geniuses, in which he portrayed the composer Lamartine Babo (a role by Caetano Veloso), the revolutionary author Oswald De Andrade and subversive reporter Joao Do Rio. Imaginative film comprises a mixture of erudite and popular elements.
A madman is so obsessed by the protruding eye of the old man with whom he lives that he plots to murder him.
A year in the life of the Palm Springs Follies, featuring beautiful ageless performers from around the world in a show that is always standing room only. The film intercuts colorful interviews with the participants and footage of auditions, rehearsals, and the actual performances.
Actor Chuck Collins becomes involved in passport forgery after accidentally swapping coats with a criminal in a London barber’s shop. He ends up assisting the police authorities in their investigation of the gang.