Middlebrow tale of young artist freeing himself of various mentors to find his own style is beautiful to look at but not terribly profound. Fests and venues looking for something that seems deep…
Peter Sempel's docu tribute to experimental filmmaker Jonas Mekas is weakened by derivative, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink technique that looks inferior next to the original material included…
Top Israeli femme director Michal Bat-Adam turns introspective for "An Imagined Autobiography," but prospects abroad are dim beyond specialty fest showings. Story concerns a film director (Bat-Adam)…
Filmed in Santa Paula and Monrovia, Calif., by ZM Prods. and Walt Disney Television. Executive producers, George Zaloom, Les Mayfield, Scott Immergut; producer, Joe Wallenstein; director, Dennis…
Reviewed at Vienna Film Festival, Oct. 20, 1994. Running time: 90 MIN.
Reviewed at Vienna Film Festival, Oct. 22, 1994. Running time: 60 MIN.
Docudrama, boiled down by Sean Meredith from James Michener's massive novel "Texas," centers on a fictional romantic triangle, with soapsuds bubbling along the Brazos River. As for credibility and…
First feature by Brazilian documaker Susana Moraes orchestrates a busy union between absurdist comedy, soap opera and Godardian rumination on the filmmaking process. Despite its lofty pretensions, "A…
William (Alan Howard), the beleaguered editor of the London journal Footnotes in History, looks bewildered at the start of "The Editing Process," and for a considerable amount of Meredith Oakes' new…