Film Festivals 1986

A fine program here including the quirky "Can She Bake A Cherry Pie", the controversial "Hail Mary", Albert Brooks' extistential road movie "Lost in America", a rush of fresh air in the form of "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure", the instant cult classic "Repo Man" and Luc Besson's strange hybrid "Subway" (right).

After Hours (1985)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Thomas Chong, Griffin Dunne, Linda Fiorentino, Te...

A bored, buttoned-up, buttoned-down word processor (Griffin Dunne) sets out on a late night date and finds that different rules apply when it's after... Read more

Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? (1983)

Director: Henry Jaglom
Starring: Karen Black, Michael Emil, Frances Fisher

Karen Black and Michael Emil star in this comic story of a love affair between a pedantic, middle-aged divorcee and a neurotic would-be singer who are... Read more

Catholic Boys (1985)

Director: Michael Dinner
Starring: Kevin Dillon, Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy

Aka "Heaven Help Us". A sharply observed rites-of-passage comedy set in a Catholic boys' school in 1965 Brooklyn, with a group of schoolboys (played b... Read more

Choose Me (1984)

Director: Alan Rudolph
Starring: Patrick Bauchau, Genevieve Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Rae Dawn...

In real life, radio sex therapist Nancy (Genevieve Bujold) is as clueless as the callers on her late night talk show. Promiscuous bar-owner Eve (Lesle... Read more

Desert Hearts (1985)

Director: Donna Deitch
Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley

Wonderful love story between a repressed English professor who is waiting for a divorce at a dude ranch for women, and a beautiful casino worker in Re... Read more

Dreamchild (1985)

Director: Gavin Millar
Starring: Jane Asher, Coral Browne, Peter Gallagher, Ian Holm, Amelia Shankley

The enchanting, critically-acclaimed story of Alice Hargreaves, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's 'Alice In Wonderland'. On a visit to New York in t... Read more

Female Trouble (1974)

Director: John Waters
Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey

Divine is Dawn Davenport, teenage delinquent, unwed mother, working girl and murderer. Follow her outrageous life of violence and learn why crime is b... Read more

Hail Mary (1985)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste

A reverent modern retelling of the Incarnation and Birth of Christ. The setting is 1980s France where Mary works at her father's gas station. Her sele... Read more

Lost in America (1985)

Director: Albert Brooks
Starring: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Garry Marshall

Albert Brooks' masterpiece, an existential road film about an obsessive Yuppie couple (Brooks and Julie Hagerty) who drop out when Brooks' character i... Read more

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Ken Ogata

Paul Schrader's visually stunning, collage-like portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates... Read more