26 June 2004
Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii, 1995)
In a futuristic Japan controlled by networks, a female cyborg is
haunted by ontological interrogations. She begins to pursue a legendary
hacker, "The Puppet Master," in hopes of answering her own existential
Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998)
John Murdoch wakes with amnesia, to find he's wanted for a series of
ritual killings. He searches for his real identity across a strange
city he cannot escape.
3 July 2004
Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983)
An old gang chief returns home to find his younger brother following in
his footsteps, hoping to find meaning in his life. But he becomes
disillusioned when the nostalgic world he imagined doesn't measure up
to his memories.
Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
Jack Spencer discovers he's the father of a premature mutant. Abandoned
by his lover, he is engulfed by a fantasmagorical world.
10 July 2004
Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Sam, a loyal employee in a high-surveillance world, provokes...dude, I
can't translate this, and I can't make enough sense of Brazil to
explain it. Oy.
Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
The unidentified narrator lives and works alone. His life changes the
day he meets Tyler Durden, an anarcho-gourou? who resists consumerism
by creating the Fight Club, a place for clandestine recovery of his
17 July 2004
Berlin, Symphony of a Big City (Walter Ruttmann, 1927)
24 hours in the life of Berlin, presented from dawn to dawn by the
light of its incessant activity.
Man With A Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1928)
A day in the life of Odessa, filmed and shown in montage.
24 July 2004
Joint Security Area (Chan-wook Park, 2000)
Two Korean soldiers are assassinated on the front between North and
South. A Swiss investigator finds two witnesses attempt to hide the
Blind Shaft (Yang
A miner is murdered, and his "brother" claims the family's reparations.
Soon the "brother" and his cohort find another potential victim of
their ruthless con.
31 July 2004
Serie Noire (Alain Corneau, 1979)
Transferred the suburbs, Frank Poupart trails his mediocrity
door-to-door. But as business turns sour, his boss threatens to
reassign him. He decides instead to take over an old miser's nest egg.
Buffet Froid (Bertrand Bier, 1979)
Alphonse Tram meets a stranger on the train, exchanges a few words, and
then finds him dead on the street, with a knife in his back. Hilarity
7 Aug. 2004
(William Klein, 1969)
Superman of justice and morality, Mr. Freedom is sent by the Freedom
Organization to liberate France from the red menace and the yellow
Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD (Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman,
Harry Griswald is a NY cop possessed by the spirit of a grand Kabuki
Master. He uses his superpowers to combat evil.
La culture en
25 years of cultural clandestine action by Lazar Kunstmann the
spokesman for l'UX.