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Films Screened In 1960

Enginemen (Michael Grigsby, 1959)
A record of enginemen at locomotive sheds on the outskirts of Manchester, filmed during the early hours of a wintry morning. There is very little commentary, other than the men themselves speaking ou… Read more

Every Day Life in Arctic (V. Mishin, 1959)
The story deals with the scientific activity and everyday work and life of the young people sailing on drift-ice station "North Pole No. 8". ... Read more

FANFARE (Bert Haanstra, 1959)
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 … Read more

Games and Pastimes (Zain B. Hussain, 1959)
The film shows the traditional way in which the rural people of Malaya relax after the day's work and how they go about their sports and pastimes. ... Read more

GENERAL DELLA ROVERE (Roberto Rossellini, 1959)
In 1959, General Della Rovere received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Festival and the O.I.C.C. Award; thus, it is the first significant film to be made in many years by the noted director of Op… Read more

GIRLS ON ICE (Wu Chao-ti, 1959)
A modern story from China. It is mid-winter. In a city in Northeast China, a provincial ice-sports meeting is being held. In the women's 3,000 metres sprint Ting Shu-ping, a new star, unexpectedly de… Read more

Glass (Bert Haanstra, 1958)
Without benefit of commentary, Bert Haanstra contrasts the mysterious refinement of the work of men with the uniformity of machines. The approach is light and deft and full of humor, communicating ab… Read more

GOHA (Jacques Baratier, 1957)
Goha shaves his head, wears a white crocheted skull-cap, and has a mole on the side of his nose. But he is handsome, this young Arab, with soft dark eyes and a disarming grin. He is ingenuous, unambi… Read more

Guissepina (James Hill, 1960)
Guissepina, the daughter of a filling station proprietor in Northern Italy, observes the varied passengers of assorted vehicles as they pull up for petrol. The humour and pretenceless setting of the … Read more

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Stuart Hanisch, 1958)
The pressures of everyday living are shown in almost clinical manner. In tight, highly condensed images, the film describes a day in the life of an American middle class family, surrounded by the mac… Read more

Here Are No Butterflies (Mizo Bernat, 1959)
A most moving little study of the relics of the children of the Teresian ghetto who were executed by the Nazis. With the typical imagination of children, they drew in pencil and colored crayons every… Read more

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (Alain Resnais, 1959)
A young French actress has been making a film in Hiroshima. On the eve of her return to France she meets a Japanese architect. Hiroshima Mon Amour opens on their passionate embrace, she having discov… Read more

Horse on Holiday (Astrid Henning-Jensen, 1959)
The land of Hans Anderson's fairy tales is the Denmark you will meet in this film, but it is inspired by a driver in the Copenhagen of today. A milkman takes his horse and milkcart on a holiday trip … Read more

How Children Draw (Jiri Jerabek, 1958)
A film about kindergarten education in painting, from the first attempts at graphic expression the child is taught to observe the world. The results of the children's education to art are shown at an… Read more

Juan Sin Seso (Luis A. Masionet, 1959)
The film tries to impress on Puerto Rican radio listeners the fact that advertisements pouring at them from the loudspeaker need not to be taken literally. ... Read more

LAST DAY OF SUMMER (Tadensz Konwicki, 1958)
Out of waves breaking on a beach comes a woman from a swim. It is a desolate, empty seashore, backed by sand-dunes and reed-tufts. From the sky an echelon of jet-planes zooms down and away, followed … Read more

LIVING (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
After Rashoman, Akira Kurosawa adapted Dostoevsky's "The Idiot" for the screen. When this film failed to win critical approval in Japan, he made Living, a modern story which established him as the mo… Read more

Malayan Seashore (Low Hong Chye, 1957)
A rich variety of delicate living organisms abound the Malayan seashore, on sandy beaches, coral reefs and in mangrove swamps. The fascination lies in the various forms of sea life left by the recedi… Read more

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (Delbert Mann, 1959)
The world of Paddy Chayefsky is a joyless place where married love appears to be the only alternative to a life of sterile gloom, but he observes it so accurately and views his characters with such c… Read more

Misunderstanding (Ante Babaja, 1959)
A millstone is exhibited by chance at a modern art exhibition. The admirers of abstract art are enthusiastic about the new work until the miller appears and takes back the stone to the mill. ... Read more

Molanna (Aleksandra Jaskulska, 1959)
A biological film depicting the life of a larva known as Molanna Augustata. The insect inhabits the bottom of the lake where it has an instinct for building dwellings in the sand. ... Read more

Moonbird (John Hubley, 1959)
A colour cartoon on the fantasy of childhood. Two small boys, armed with rope, cage and bait, embark upon a nighttime expedition to capture the nocturnal bird. A bird does finally appear. Making frie… Read more

My Own Yard To Play In (Phil Lerner, 1959)
Photographed on the streets of New York, this film penetrates the world children create at their play. It stresses the need for better recreational facilities for children of large metropolitan areas… Read more

My Twelve Daddies (Eduard Hofman, 1959)
A satirical cartoon about premature marriages. A fickle young woman changes her husband, hairstyle, and dress, so often that she has not even time to comb her little girl's hair. ... Read more

Nine Centuries of Coal (J. B. Napier Bell, 1958)
The film tells the history of coal mining from the eleventh century until the present day. As digging developed and the original excavations became deep and extensive galleries, the hazards of flood,… Read more

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