Films Screened In 1958

The story of a Vickers Viscount upon its introduction into the passenger carrying flight — including how maintenance is carried out until the aircraft undergoes complete overhaul after having flown 4.000 hours. ... Read more
It all starts around a maple tree in Connecti¬cut, moved to a Paris studio &ndash: to a rooftop in Zurich, to a palazzo in Venice &ndash: to a villa in the South of France &ndash: to a swimming pool in Stamford. Conn. &ndash: and back to tire big maple tree. A trip to round up a fairytale for adults which mixed equal parts of Freud and Lewis Carroll with Venice. Virgins, Vienna and Venus, Cocteau ... Read more
Made without commentary or dialogue, this film is a simple ballet of a youth and a kitchen chair. The ensuing struggle, first for mastery and then for understanding forms the action of the film. The technique is a modified form of the "pixillation" animation formerly used in NcLaren's Neighbours. ... Read more
In this puppet film, a farmer's dream leads him to heaven via the Milky Way where his cans of milk provide an "open sesame" at the Gates and win him a Star of Honour. Hurrah for milk. ... Read more
Felix Mariassy, whose first film Springtime in Budapest painted a grim picture of a war-torn city, here creates a charming and vivacious love story. Scripted by his wife Judith, the film describes how a young national service man, returning on leave, finds that his girl friend has partially forgotten him and is leading a shallow life of dubious pleasure. ... The influences of Italian neo-realism a... Read more
A boy and a girl in love. A rare, striking fusion of movie imagery and choreography exemplified in a dreamlike pas dc deux. ... Read more
This is a film about a city ... its people . . .and a Queen who returned. It not only records the visit to Victoria of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, but it also shows the city of Melbourne changing dramatically into the modern metropolis that the Queen saw on this, her second visit. (Documentary.) ... Read more
This animated film of a little boy and his father is a fable reminding us that we need not outgrow our childhood endowment of looking at the world with the "innocent eye" of spontaneous enjoyment. ... 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 Jan Hus, its spokesman, was burnt at the stake in Constance, tire entire nation united to oppose the en... Read more
This portrayal of the life of a famous man who abandoned the certainty of a distinguished career to become a medical missionary in French Equatorial Africa opens with scenes from his boyhood and adolescence at Gunsbach. in Alsace, where his father was a Lutheran pastor. It was a happy home. Indeed that childhood happiness was so complete that it intensified Schweitzer's abhorrence when he saw in t... Read more
While Duerer's fame outside Germany rests mainly on his graphic works, his paintings, mostly found in German museums and churches, represent a large portion of his artistic output. This film presents a fine selection of the master's paintings, ranging from his lesser known portraits to his large religious panels. ... Read more
An aesthetic study of motion and change in nature made as a personal experiment. A poetic film, in a peaceful, gentle mood, it is visually stunning. ... Read more
In a moving combination, Netherlands war memorials and Resistance monuments tell the story of war, oppression, resistance, hunger and liberation. The commentary is composed of poems written by patriots during the occupation of Holland. ... Read more
This is the second film of Satyajit Ray's trilogy which began with the remarkable Father Panchali, shown at last year's Festival. At the end of part one, Harihar, his wife Sarbojaya, and their son Apu, leave their Bengal village for the Holy City of Benares. Here Harihar scrapes a living by reading scriptures; when he dies, Sarbojaya first finds work with a rich landlord, but distressed by the men... Read more
The story of the provincial city of Armidale, 300 miles north of Sydney, on the New England Highway. The country around this city benefits from the research at the University and the latest methods are used in pasture and herd improvement. ... Read more
A little negro called Badabou lived in a village deep in the forest and all the wild beasts were his friends. What happened when he decided to visit Paris with his retinue of animals is told in the film. ... Read more
Ernst Barlach-1870-1938, sculptor and poet. "His forbidding, clean and beautiful works portray the modern man in his nakedness, truth and plight." ... 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 themes: the poet's ecstatic conflict between the real world and the unknowable &ndash: the latter containin... Read more
An attempt to integrate the grace and violence of actual bull-fighting with a modern dance interpretation of it. ... Read more
Timber is floated down the rapids of the Tara river, by the "trifters" &ndash: lumberjacks &ndash: where danger is a part to their everyday life. ... Read more
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