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1995: World Premieres
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The Movies of 1995: World Premieres
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Top Ten List

1. Safe Dir. Todd Haynes. With Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Peter Friedman A+
2. Toy Story Dir. John Lasseter. Animated. Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn A
3. Dead Man Walking Dir. Tim Robbins. With Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Raymond J. Barry A
4. Underground Dir. Emir Kusturica. With Miki Manojlović, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Joković A–
5. Georgia Dir. Ulu Grosbard. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, Ted Levine A–
6. The Bridges of Madison County Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood A–
7. Nixon Dir. Oliver Stone. With Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods, J.T. Walsh A–
8. Babe Dir. Chris Noonan. With James Cromwell, Magda Szubanska, voice of Christine Cavanaugh A–
9. Before Sunrise Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Karl Bruckschwaiger A–
10. Strange Days Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. With Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis A–


Remainder of Films Screened

Apollo 13 Dir. Ron Howard. With Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris A–
L'Enfant noir Dir. Laurent Chevallier. With Baba Camara, Madou Camara, Kouda Camara A–
Nasty Love Dir. Mario Martone. With Anna Bonaiuto, Angela Luce, Gianni Cajafa A–
Sense and Sensibility Dir. Ang Lee. With Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman A–

The Arsonist Dir. U-Wei Haji Saari. With Ngasrizal Ngasri, Khalid Salleh, Jamaluddin Kadir B+
Cremaster 4 Dir. Matthew Barney. With Matthew Barney, Sharon Marvel, Colette Guimond B+
Good Men, Good Women Dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien. With Annie Shizuka Inoh, Lim Giong B+
Home for the Holidays Dir. Jodie Foster. With Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr. B+
Leaving Las Vegas Dir. Mike Figgis. With Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands B+
The Neon Bible Dir. Terence Davies. With Jacob Tierney, Gena Rowlands, Drake Bell B+
Persuasion Dir. Roger Michell. With Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Sophie Thompson B+
Se7en Dir. David Fincher. With Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey B+
The White Balloon Dir. Jafar Panahi. With Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili B+

The Addiction Dir. Abel Ferrera. With Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra B
Angels and Insects Dir. Philip Haas. With Mark Rylance, Patsy Kensit, Kristin Scott Thomas B
Bye-Bye Dir. Karim Dridi. With Sami Bouajila, Ouassani Embarek, Philippe Ambrosini B
Carrington Dir. Christopher Hampton. With Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington B
A Close Shave Dir. Nick Park. Animated. Voices of Peter Sallis, Anne Reid B
Le Confessionnal Dir. Robert Lepage. With Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette B
Dead Man Dir. Jim Jarmusch. With Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott B
Don't Forget You're Going to Die Dir. Xavier Beauvois. With Xavier Beauvois, Roschdy Zem B
The Flower of My Secret Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. With Marisa Paredes, Juan Echanove B
La Haine Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. With Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui B
Haramuya Dir. Drissa Touré. With Abdoulaye Komboudri, Abdoulaye Kaba, Sidiki Sanogo B
Heavy Dir. James Mangold. With Pruitt Taylor Vince, Liv Tyler, Shelley Winters, Deborah Harry B
Hello, Cinema Dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf. With Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Shaghayeh Djodat B
Land and Freedom Dir. Ken Loach. With Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Tom Gilroy, Marc Martínez B
Margaret's Museum Dir. Mort Ransen. With Helena Bonham Carter, Clive Russell B
Shanghai Triad Dir. Zhang Yimou. With Xiaoxiao Wang, Gong Li, Li Baotian, Li Xuejian B
Sharaku Dir. Masahiro Shinoda. With Hiroyuki Sanada, Furankî Sakai, Shirô Sano B
The Tale of the Three Jewels Dir. Michel Khleifi. With Mohammed Nahnal, Hana' Ne'meh B
Ulysses' Gaze Dir. Theo Angelopoulos. With Harvey Keitel, Maïa Morgenstern B
Unzipped Dir. Douglas Keeve. Documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi B

An Awfully Big Adventure Dir. Mike Newell. With Georgina Cates, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman B–
The City of Lost Children Dirs. Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. With Daniel Emilfork B–
Desperado Dir. Robert Rodriguez. With Antonio Banderas, Joaquin De Almeida, Salma Hayek B–
The Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls in Love Dir. Maria Maggenti B–
Madagascar Skin Dir. Chris Newby. With John Hannah, Bernard Hill, Mark Anthony B–
Mute Witness Dir. Anthony Waller. With Marina Sudina, Oleg Yankovsky, Fay Ripley B–
Rob Roy Dir. Michael Caton-Jones. With Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt B–
Rude Dir. Clement Virgo. With Maurice Dean Wint, Richard Chevolleau, Rachael Crawford B–
To Die For Dir. Gus Van Sant. With Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Alison Folland B–
Unstrung Heroes Dir. Diane Keaton. With Nathan Watt, Andie MacDowell, John Turturro B–
Waterworld Dir. Kevin Reynolds. With Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino B–
While You Were Sleeping Dir. Jon Turtletaub. With Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman B–

Augustin Dir. Anne Fontaine. With Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc, Guy Casabonne C+
Canadian Bacon Dir. Michael Moore. With John Candy, Rhea Perlman, Alan Alda C+
The Convent Dir. Manoel de Oliveira. With John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve C+
Dolores Claiborne Dir. Taylor Hackford. With Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh C+
Kicking and Screaming Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Josh Hamilton, Chris Eigeman C+
Kiss of Death Dir. Barbet Schroeder. With David Caruso, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson C+
The Usual Suspects Dir. Bryan Singer. With Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Spacey C+
Waiting to Exhale Dir. Forest Whitaker. With Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston C+

Kids Dir. Larry Clark. With Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson C
Mighty Aphrodite Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Helena Bonham Carter C
Soul Survivor Dir. Stephen Williams. With Peter Williams, David Smith, Clark Johnson C
Species Dir. Roger Donaldson. With Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen C
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Dir. Gary Fleder. With Andy Garcia C
When Night Is Falling Dir. Patricia Rozema. With Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford C

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Dir. Marion Hänsel. With Stephen Rea, Ling Chu C–
Braveheart Dir. Mel Gibson. With Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau C–
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down... Dir. Christopher Monger C–
Jefferson in Paris Dir. James Ivory. With Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow C–
The Quick and the Dead Dir. Sam Raimi. With Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman C–
Tarantella Dir. Helen De Michiel. With Mira Sorvino, Rose Gregorio, Matthew Lillard C–

Beyond Rangoon Dir. John Boorman. With Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Jit Murad, Ye Myint D+
Someone Else's America Dir. Goran Paskaljević. With Miki Manojlović, Tom Conti D+
Tank Girl Dir. Rachel Talalay. With Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Malcolm McDowell D+

3 Steps to Heaven Dir. Constantine Giannaris. With Katrin Cartlidge, James Fleet, Frances Barber D
Denise Calls Up Dir. Hal Salwen. With Caroleen Feeney, Liev Schreiber, Dan Gunther D
Frisk Dir. Todd Verow. With Michael Gunther, Raoul O'Connor, Craig Chester, Parker Posey D
How to Make an American Quilt Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse. With Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn D
Jade Dir. William Friedkin. With David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri D
Showgirls Dir. Paul Verhoeven. With Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan D
Virtuosity Dir. Brett Leonard. With Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch D

Antonia's Line Dir. Marleen Gorris. With Willeke Van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans F


In Need of Reappraisal

Fetching
12 Monkeys Dir. Terry Gilliam. With Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe
Pride and Prejudice Dir. Simon Langton. TV Miniseries. With Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth
Welcome to the Dollhouse Dir. Todd Solondz. With Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton, Jr.
 
Fair
The American President Dir. Rob Reiner. With Michael Douglas, Annette Bening
Butterfly Kiss Dir. Michael Winterbottom. With Amanda Plummer, Saskia Reeves
The Celluloid Closet Dirs. Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman. Documentary on LGBT cinema
Circle of Friends Dir. Pat O'Connor. With Minnie Driver, Chris O'Donnell, Saffron Burrows
Clueless Dir. Amy Heckerling. With Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash
Cold Comfort Farm Dir. John Schlesinger. With Kate Beckinsale, Eileen Atkins, Rufus Sewell
Copycat Dir. Jon Amiel. With Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney
Dadetown Dir. Russ Hexter. With Bill Garrison, Edith Meeks, Stephen Beals, Valerie Gilbert
Get Shorty Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld. With John Travolta, Gene Hackman, René Russo, Danny DeVito
Heat Dir. Michael Mann. With Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd
Institute Benjamenta Dirs. The Brothers Quay. With Mark Rylance, Alice Krige, Gottfried John
Losing Isaiah Dir. Stephen Gyllenhaal. With Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn
Mr. Holland's Opus Dir. Stephen Herek. With Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas
Party Girl Dir. Daisy von Scherler Mayer. With Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, Guillermo Díaz
Richard III Dir. Richard Loncraine. With Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story TV Movie. Dir. Jeff Bleckner
A Streetcar Named Desire TV Movie. Dir. Glenn Jordan. With Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin
 
Feh
Billy Madison Dir. Tamra Davis. With Adam Sandler, Bridgette Wilson, Darren McGavin
The Brady Bunch Movie Dir. Betty Thomas. With Gary Cole, Shelley Long, Christine Taylor
Casino Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, James Woods
The Crossing Guard Dir. Sean Penn. With Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston
Devil in a Blue Dress Dir. Carl Franklin. With Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Don Cheadle
Fallen Angels Dir. Wong Kar-wai. With Leon Lai, Michele Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Jeffrey Dir. Christopher Ashley. With Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Patrick Stewart
Just Cause Dir. Arne Glimcher. With Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Blair Underwood
Mallrats Dir. Kevin Smith. With Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani
Othello Dir. Oliver Parker. With Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Irène Jacob
Outbreak Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. With Dustin Hoffman, René Russo, Morgan Freeman
The Piano Lesson Dir. Lloyd Richards. TV Movie. With Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard
Something to Talk About Dir. Lasse Hallström. With Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Kyra Sedgwick
Sweet Nothing Dir. Gary Winick. With Michael Imperioli, Mira Sorvino, Paul Calderon
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Dir. Beeban Kidron
 
Flotsam
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Dir. Steve Oedekerk. With Jim Carrey, Simon Calllow
The Basketball Diaries Dir. Scott Kalvert. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg
Jumanji Dir. Joe Johnston. With Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce
Living in Oblivion Dir. Tom DiCillo. With Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney
Nine Months Dir. Chris Columbus. With Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack
The Scarlet Letter Dir. Roland Joffé. With Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall
Total Eclipse Dir. Agnieszka Holland. With Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer