Enter our Patreon Competition the editors October 2017 News Do you think you can guess these films? Name the films in our Patreon clip and you could win a pack of 10 DVDs/BluRays courtesy of Madman Entertainment! TO ENTER: ‘Like’ one of our **CINEPHILE CHALLENGE!**competition posts over on our Facebook page and tag a friend. List as many of the films as you can (we don’t expect anyone will be able to name all of them – but we’d love you to surprise us!) then email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. The person to correctly name the most films used in the above clip will be our winner! Only the winner will be notified. Entries close 1st December. Note: The DVDs & BluRays are Region 4 (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, Caribbean) so you may need a multi-region player to view them. The winner can choose 10 of these films: Fire Walk With Me (BluRay) (1992, David Lynch) In David Lynch’s misunderstood masterpiece, FBI Agent Desmond (Chris Isaak) inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) chillingly predicts that the culprit will claim another life. Meanwhile, in the town of Twin Peaks, hedonistic beauty Lara Palmer (Sheryl Lee) hangs with lowlifes and seems destined for a grisly fate. Laurence Anyways Winner of the Queer Palm and Best Actress (Un Certain Regard) award at the Cannes Film Festival, the third film from Xavier Dolan (I KILLED MY MOTHER, HEARTBEATS), the multi award-winning, 23-year-old French-Canadian director, Laurence Anyways, is an epic story of love in transformation. Heartbeats (2010, Xavier Dolan) In a story interspersed with interview tales of romantic pitfalls, friendship turns to romantic rivalry for gay man Francis and straight woman Marie when a veritable Adonis named Nicolas enters their lives. Sexual tensions mount as Francis and Marie await Nicolas’ show of preference. Directed by and starring Xavier Dolan. The Hunter (BluRay) (2011, Daniel Nettheim) Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh, The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama which takes us deep into the stunning Tasmanian wilderness. Willem Dafoe stars as Martin David, a mercenary hired by a mysterious biotech company to hunt for the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger. Under the wing of Jack Mindy (Sam Neill), Martin lodges at the home of Lucy (Frances O’Connor), who is grief-stricken after the disappearance of her husband, Jarrah and struggling to care for her two children, Sass and Bike. As Martin goes about his clandestine mountain search, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the troubled family and the treacherous landscape. Barbara (2012, Christian Petzold) Written by Christian Petzold and Harun Farocki, Barbara follows a doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. The film competed at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, where Petzold won the Silver Bear for Best Director. Silence in the House of God: Mea Maxima Culpa (2013, Alex Gibney) Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control – the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong. Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2010, Arne Glimcher) Explores the relationship between fine art and early cinema, especially as seen in the works of cubist artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Two in the Wave (2010, Emmanuel Laurent) A documentary investigating the fruitful and turbulent relationship between the two influential French New Wave directors, François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. The film focuses the success of The 400 Blows and Breathless, the role of Jean-Pierre Léaud in both Truffaut and Godard’s films, and the directors’ fascination with American film. Chevolution (2008, Trisha Ziff, Luis Lopez) Cuban photographer Alberto Diaz snaps an iconic image of Ernesto Guevara in 1960. A Walk into the Sea (2007, Esther B. Robinson) Filmmaker Esther Robinson chronicles the life of Danny Williams, her uncle and onetime lover of Andy Warhol. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010, Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado) Premier architect Norman Foster pursues his quest to improve life through design. Eames: The Architect & the Painter (2011, Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey) The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America’s most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. ‘Eames: The Architect & The Painter’ draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times. Cutie and the Boxer (2013, Zachary Heinzerling) Noriko seeks an identity of her own after 40 years of marriage to famous boxing artist Ushio Shinohara. The Cats of Mirikitani (2007, Linda Hattendorf) This documentary by Linda Hattendorf focuses on Jimmy Mirikitani, an elderly homeless artist with Japanese roots. Living on the streets of Manhattan, Mirikitani sells his paintings, which are mostly of cats, but also include scenes of imprisonment that hark back to his days in an American internment camp during World War II. Hattendorf invites Mirikitani into her apartment and finds out more about his life during wartime, which shares some similarities with post-9/11 New York City. With Gilbert and George (2009, Julian Cole) Filmmaker Julian Cole examines the sometimes controversial work of “living sculpture” artists Gilbert & George. Which Way is the Frontline From Here? (2013, Sebastian Junger) “Restrepo” filmmaker Sebastian Junger pays tribute to his co-director Tim Hetherington, who lost his life in Libya in 2011. Control – Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn (2009, Josh Whiteman) Internationally renowned artist and filmmaker Anton Corbijn has created some of his generation’s seminal rock images. Shot as Corbijn directs his debut feature film – and personal labour of love, the Ian Curtis biopic CONTROL – SHADOW PLAY: THE MAKING OF ANTON CORBIJN features the insights of Bono, Chris Martin, Kurt Cobain and others, who share how the artist captures his shots, illustrating the shifting dynamics of photographers, paparazzi, and celebrity. Blank City (2012, Celine Danhier) In the late 1970s a group of aspiring New York filmmakers, inspired by the burgeoning underground music scene, takes to the streets to shoot guerrilla-style movies and in the process fosters the influential and highly regarded No Wave movement. This film examines the events that led to No Wave’s creation, in which the city itself, which was in decay at the time, plays a significant role. Featuring interviews with Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Thurston Moore, Debbie Harry and Lydia Lunch. Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song (2012, Susanne Rostock) Told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, Susanne Rostock’s inspiring biographical documentary surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement. Alice Neel (2007, Andrew Neel) Filmmaker Andrew Neel, grandson of artist Alice Neel, examines his grandmother’s artistic achievements and turbulent personal life. Pianomania (2009, Robert Cibis & Lilian Franck) Pianomania takes you into the secret world of sounds – a place where passion and the pursuit of perfection collide with artistic obsession and a little bit of madness. As Steinway & Sons’ chief technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Stefan Knüpfer is dedicated to the unusual task of pairing world-class instruments with world-famous pianists. Juggling the demands of the pianist, the piano, and the piece to find the perfect match requires boundless enthusiasm, but also endless patience and nerves of steel.