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Programme 11

A ghost story set in the days when radio was the centre of home entertainment. Three nights a week, in suspenseful instalments, Ainsley Rupert Macreadie writes and broadcasts his own stories to rapt audiences. He is known as "the disturbing gentleman of the wireless", and his chilling and ... Read more
The film depicts the activities of a group of U.S. children on Hallowe'en. The traditional 'trick or treat' activities are directed towards raising funds for UNICEF. Throughout the film scenes of needy children around the world are superimposed on scenes of garishly dressed-up U.S. children. ... Read more
The mainspring of the movement which swept Bohemia in the early 15th Century was a combination of a number of passionate ideals encompassing the religions which called for the reform of the Church and the national ideal which strove to lessen the influence of the dominating German minority. When ... Read more
Two tiny films: one about a bomb scare on a plane, the other about some mysterious instructions from the clouds... ... Read more
The film itself is a synopsis, but the subject is not defined. The author does not know whether it is a dream made into a film, or a film made into a dream. ... Special Mention, Montreal Festival; Chris Award, Columbus Festival; Honourable Mention, vancouver Festival; Best Experimental Film ... Read more
The bighorn sheep of the Rocky Mountains are filmed amidst the splendid scenery of alpine peaks. The film shows extraordinary close-ups of the wary, sure-footed animals, with music and natural sound as the only commentary. ... Read more
About a newly wed couple who cannot get rid of a door-to-door salesman; appropriately filmed in the pixillated (stop-action) technique. ... Read more
A Japanese widow goes as a mail-order bride to a Japanese archaeologist living deep in the Andes in a primitive Peruvian Indian village. She hates her life there, hates the Incan relics, hates the Indians — who in turn hate her. She runs away and returns; goes to the city and again, comes ... Read more
Henning Carlsen's new film looks at first like a reprise of his best known film Hunger (1966) as it introduces us to a down and out in a cold Northern European winter. The film quickly departs into its own new territory however as the date 1935 comes up, and we realise that this young man is more ... Read more
A slightly surrealist story of a man who longs to conform to society. Society, in this instance, is represented by everyone wearing red hats. ... Read more
Based on a true story of the eighteen-nineties, which has since become legendary, this film is an elegy about a young lieutenant who leaves his wife and children for a circus star. Together, they run away to spend one summer of idyllic happiness. The world they left is locked out of the meadows ... Read more
Behind the facade of strict etiquette, a merry widow pursues her secret liaisons in the society of The Hague in the 1890's. ... Read more
It has been said that if Dublin were wiped out, it could be reconstructed from James Joyce's novel, "Ulysses", exactly as it was on Bloomsday— June 16th, 1904. Kieran Hickey has reconstructed it from a collection of 40,000 photographs of the period to make a film about Joyce's Dublin for the ... Read more
Who could ever imagine that such a harmless pastime as making music was to be the cause of revolutionising a whole village? Yet this is what happened in the placid Dutch village of Lagerwiede. There are no streets in Lagerwiede, but picturesque canals, admired by visitors; and this means plenty of ... Read more
Harry Munter is a dreamy, precocious youth. He's also rather a genius, having invented some kind of electronic equipment which has come to the notice of an American company. ... Last year Harry went through the process of acquiring book knowledge. Now he's learning about life and death. And ... Read more
Landscapes by the hundred . . . moods, weathers, colours . . . men and machines at work. An original impression of harvest time in Canada. ... Read more
The crushed body of a nine-year-old boy is found in a village street, the victim of a hit-and-run driver. His father, a lonely widower of 35, has lost all that was most dear to him. He is an author of children's books and he conducts historical research. After three weeks in which there is no trace ... Read more
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, born Glasgow, 1868. As a student, he was the painter who led the Spook School, a Glaswegian expression of Art Nouveau. At 27, he was the architect who won the competition to design the Glasgow School of Art, his masterpiece. Later, an interior designer, his rooms were ... Read more
"One is One and all alone and evermore shall be so'' from the song "Green grow the rushes O", is the theme of this film. A young man returns to the scene of his former life following a gaol sentence. A series of flash-backs reveal his happiness with his girlfriend and the "cooling off" caused by ... Read more
Images of a few simple geometric forms arranged and counter-arranged in various sequences. ... Read more
An experimental film: abstract wave movements are animated in time with rhythmic musique concrete, the sound track of which was edited not by note on tape. ... Read more
A group of summer picnickers wandering through a wood are led by a genial host to a sumptuous alfresco birthday party, where candles burn on long tables in a setting like a vast outdoor banqueting hall. Then a woman discovers she is sitting in the wrong place, so everyone shuffles round. A man ... Read more
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