Film On Film

Film on Film is all about making movies. Who makes them, how they make them, who's in them...and how did all this crazy light fantastic get started? This is a great section for anyone interested film, it's beginnings, it's personalities, it's ups and downs and it's future. Look behind the red velvet curtain and discover the machine behind the screen. Pictured: The tumultous life of film maker Ed Wood is explored in 'Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora'

A Constant Forge: The Life and Art of John Cassavetes (2000)

Director: Charles Kiselyak
Starring: John Cassavetes

Charles Kiselyak's detailed journey through the career of one of film's greatest pioneers and iconoclasts. Assembled from candid interviews with Cassa... Read more

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Director: Richard LaGravenese, Ted Demme

"The 70's Films That Changed Everything." A love letter to an amazing period in film, "A Decade Under the Influence" enlists a cast of pioneering dire... Read more

A Film Unfinished (2010)

Director: Yael Hersonski

In 1942, more than two years after Nazi troops herded Poland's Jews into a ghetto in Warsaw, where they were to be held until they were sent to exterm... Read more

A Flickering Truth (2015)

Director: Pietra Brettkelly

The fourth feature-length offering from New Zealand documentary filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly (Maori Boy Genius, NZIFF12) is her most ambitious project... Read more

A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007)

Director: Esther B Robinson

In 1966, editor/filmmaker Danny Williams disappeared, adding tragic mystery to the time he spent with pop art guru Andy Warhol as part of the much-stu... Read more

Actress (2014)

Director: Robert Greene
Starring: Brandy Burre

When Brandy decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's carefully created crumbles around her. Actress is both a present tense p... Read more

Alias Nick and Nora (2005)

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Narrated by, Kevin Kline, Kathleen Turner

Features two documentary tributes to the couple who portrayed the ultimate 1930s dandies in the Thin Man film series. 'William Powell: A True Gentlem... Read more

American Cinema: Romantic Comedy/Film Noir (1996)

Starring: Katy Selverstone, Richard Widmark

These distinctive Hollywood genres present opposing world views. One is light and optimistic, while the other sees the darker aspects governing our em... Read more

American Cinema: The Film School Generation/The Edge Of Hollywood (1996)

Starring: Mark Heenahari, Frances McDormand

Out of the tumult of the 1960?s a new generation of young filmmakers emerged, who enlivened Hollywood traditions. Today that transformation continues... Read more

American Cinema: The Hollywood Style/The Star (1996)

Starring: Joe Morton, Kathleen Turner

Production methods magically transform the world in front of the camera and the star system is a key element of the way films develop and maintain the... Read more