After the USSR fell apart, the Soviets could no longer prop up the fragile economy in Cuba and in August 1994 after a group of dissidents failed to hijack a Ferry in Havana there were unprecedented near riots in the City. Castro addressed the unruly mob and to quell their anger he announced that the … Continue reading


Jean-Pierre Provut was born in 1935 in a tiny village in Algeria, and one of his very earliest memories is of sitting on his mother’s lap as she tried in vain to get him to say his own name.  It’s not that he couldn’t, but just that he wouldn’t.  He was happiest wearing his older … Continue reading


Christian Petzold’s latest thriller is set in 1980 in the ‘bad old days’ of East Germany when everybody was totally paranoid as seemingly everyone was being watched.  Even the watchers themselves. Barbara, a real cold fish, is a Doctor who has been banished from Berlin for some unspecified misdemeanor and forced by the Authorities to … Continue reading

Barbara Rubin and The Exploding NY Underground

  This is a rather conventional documentary of a filmmaker who was anything but.  Barbara Rubin exploded on the New York underground scene  as a teenage when  in 1963 her Uncle asked Jonas Mekas a Lithuanian filmmaker known as the godfather of American avant-garde cinema to give her a job. He was more than happy … Continue reading

Barney’s Version

Barney seems to sail precariously through his drama-packed life, but we are never sure how or why.  At the reception party for his second marriage his falls head over heals for a total stranger after one breathtaking glimpse and pursues her recklessly and persistently for months until she caves in just when he manages to … Continue reading

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