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Programme 35

A film about the life and work of Bernard Leach, now in his seventies, who makes his own pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall. Leach, an artist-philosopher who is keenly aware of the deep relationship between art and society, was trained in Japan by a Japanese master potter, and was inspired by that ... Read more
This film reveals the system of art teaching developed by the N.S.W. Education Department, which aims at keeping the children's work steadily developing in creativity and technique as they move from pre-school through High School. ... Read more
Le Sang d'Un Poete was commissioned by Vicomte dc Noailles, an enterprising patron of the twenties who also provided the money for L'Age d'Or. Never, perhaps has any other man produced two such inflammatory films within a year of each other. ... The film deals with one of Cocteau's favourite ... Read more
This is "the first film ever to use the Aniscope Process, a newly invented system of comic-book-like animation originating from live-action footage". Th estory is set in a distant and eclectic future. The good guys, Buzz and Weiner, try to enlist the aid of the muses as they chase the bad guy ... Read more
Storck's film - a minor classic - uses a montage of newsreel material to give an evocative portrait of the post World War I era, and gives a frightening prophetic picture of the inevitability of the catastrophe to come. ... Read more
Using skilfully edited archive material, the film examines some facets of Nazism and the resistance to it. ... Jury Prize, Tours Festival; Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival; Prize of the Catholic League, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
55 struggling performers — actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians — speak directly to the audience about their hopes and dreams in Hollywood. The film is a tongue-in-cheek, yet totally documentary peek at a few of the many thousands who flock to L.A. to make it big in show ... Read more
This hour-long film is a statement on behalf of contemporary art. It presents the movement from the first break with classical form to our art expression of today. Paintings used in the film were selected from the 1958 Retrospective Exhibition at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, which ... Read more
The story of the bushranger, Ned Kelly, is told through the paintings oi the Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, accompanied by a descriptive ballad. ... Read more
Resnais has built up his film on a counterpoint of present and past; the horrors of yesterday, shown in black and white, are interspersed with the remains of Auschwitz, filmed in colour. ... The title evokes the mood of the film - a form of meditation, calm, considered, unhysterical and ... Read more
Shows the artistic developments of stained glass windows from artist's sketches to finished product. ... Read more
A comedy with music about the chance meeting of a tramp and a street musician, and their subsequent triumph over their self-imposed isolation. ... Read more
One of Max Lander's most charming comedies; it contains no captions and relies on Lander's artistry which lifts it so highly above its contemporaries. ... Read more
Director-producer Adrian Cowell spent two years on an expedition into hitherto unexplored areas of the Amazon, in an effort to make contact with the Kreen-Akrore Indians, one of the few remaining tribes that has had no contact with the outside world. ... The film provides a complex examination, not ... Read more
Based on his art, the film interprets the soul of the negro in The Belgian Congo. ... The material is divided into three parts: "The Birth of Man" covers the life of man, from birth to death, as it appears in the native sculpture. His growth throughout childhood until his later dominance over the ... Read more
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