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Programme 7

A Smattering of Spots (John Hubley, 1956)
An amusing collection of fourteen animated T.V. "spots", made with imaginative use of design, drawings, musical scores and wit. The film includes five award-winning designs. Some people actually turn… Read more

After Proust (Christopher McGill, 1969)
A fleeting encounter between a man and a woman is treated in the technique of "minimal art". ... Read more

Anatomie d'un mouvement (François Moreuil, )
An absorbing study of a gymnast ... exercising on a parallel bar with a ... grace almost balletie, observed by ... delicate colour photography. ... Read more

Auto Auto (Haro Senft, 1964)
The whole world is just cars, cars, cars. ... Read more

Baylor Theater's Hamlet (Paul Baker, 1958)
In 1957 the Baylor Theatre staged Paul Baker's controversial interpretation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet". It introduces a unique performance, in a theatre where the stage is al! round the audience and e… Read more

BOY (Nagisa Oshima, 1969)
An itinerant family of four makes a living by faking road accidents as pedestrians, with the drivers of expensive cars as victims. The game is to claim indemnity from the driver in the hope that he w… Read more

CHARLIE BUBBLES (Albert Finney, 1967)
Albert Finney directs and stars as Charlie Bubbles, a successful writer, caught in the ennui of material success. ... He married too young—to Lottie (Billie Whitelaw)—and has housed his n… Read more

DEEP END (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970)
An adolescent's initiation into the turmoils of love is expressed by the tragic pursuit of a woman by a young boy. ... A 15-year-old boy becomes obsessed with a girl several years older, with whom he… Read more

Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Mrmak-Misin, 1957)
The traditional Dubrovnik Summer Festival and a survey of the cultural and historical monuments of Dubrovnik, its seventeen open-theatres, its old palaces and its streets. ... Read more

Fairy Tale (Virgil Mocanu, 1966)
A Rumanian folk tale with coloured cut-out figures indicative of the variegated patterns of peasant art. ... Read more

Fisheye (Joško Marušić, 1980)
!n a small fishing village, people have been living the same life for generations. The life of the people is only slightly above that of the countryside in which they live. All that they have, and th… Read more

Homo Homini (Václav BedÅ™ich, 1968)
A violent bombardment of disturbing images, using animation, puppets, newsreels, stills and music, comments on man's amazing ability to answer technical problems and his equally remarkable incompeten… Read more

I LOVE, YOU LOVE (Stig Björkman, 1968)
As their period of living together draws to its inevitable end, Sten and Helena discover that a baby is on the way. Anxieties and aggressions begin to darken the lighthearted play which has been a ch… Read more

INTIMATE LIGHTING (Ivan Passer, 1965)
Typical of the approach of Czecho­slovakia's new directors is this warm, human comedy by Ivan Passer. Almost free of plot, it snatches incidents from the brief encounter of two former schoolmates… Read more

LA LUNA (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1979)
Bernardo Bertolucci's new films always come as shocks More than most film-makers, each new film is a reaction against his previous work. Since he got into his international stride with The Conformist… Read more

LOS OLVIDADOS (Luis Buñuel, 1951)
Los Olvidados (meaning the forgotten ones) was made in Mexico City slums with mostly non¬professional young actors whose talents lie in their simplicity, their obedience to brilliant direction (f… Read more

MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA (, 1960)
A filmic record of Mark Twain's America, effectively using contemporary prints of that period. The use of photographs to tell an historical story is not a new technique, although this film by N.B.C. … Read more

MEN OF THE BLUE CROSS (A. Munk, 1954)
On the borders of Poland and Czechoslovakia stand the great Tatra Mountains. Here live the Men of the Blue Cross, the mountain rescue teams. Their headquarters are in Zakopane, capital of the Tatras.… Read more

Microsecond (Dan McLaughlin, 1970)
An animated experimental film presenting an abstract interpretation of a microsecond. Split screen time-lapse clouds on one side; 3,000 years of history in quick stills on the other. ... Read more

Overture (G. L. Polidoro, 1958)
Beethoven's Egmont Overture, played by the Vienna Philharmonic at a concert in the Assembly Hall of the U.N. The performance is illustrated with scenes of human experience &ndash: calm and anxiety, w… Read more

Pas de deux (Norman McLaren, 1968)
Two of Canada's leading ballet dancers, Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren, are clad in white and their pas de deux filmed against a black stage. For his 48th experimental film, Norman McLaren plays… Read more

People Like Maria (Harry Wyatt, 1958)
The film was made as a tribute to the tenth anniversary of the World Health Organization: Patterned for multi-lingual presentations (Spanish, French versions are already completed), it is a series of… Read more

REKAVA (Lester Peries, 1957)
Rekava is the first Sinhalese feature to come to Australia. It tells the story of a young boy, Sena, who saves from thieves a travelling entertainer who prophesies he will become a great healer. A li… Read more

Rodeo (Carroll Ballard, 1969)
The final drama in rodeo is bull riding. To win, the cowboy must stay on a wild, bucking bull for eight seconds. This can be the longest and most dangerous eight seconds in his life. In super slow mo… Read more

San Francisco (Anthony Stern, 1967)
American society in flash and freeze. A film editor with dash and wheeze. Bizarre. ... Read more

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