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Films Screened In 1961

Sands of Yellow Rock (J. Gardiner, 1959)
The decay and decline of the Wollambi Valley area, and the work of the Hunter Valley Research Foundation. ... Read more

Saturday Parade (Errol Hinds, 1959)
A candid camera's coverage of the Cape Town Parade on a typical Saturday, from early morning until midnight. ... Read more

School (Walerian Borowczyk, 1958)
A Polish experimental fantasy about a soldier being trained in military exercises. He does not wear the uniform of any specific nation and the time of action is indefinite. ... Read more

SERYOZHA (Georgy Danelia, Igor Talankin, 1960)
Children have their own inner world, remote as it may seem to those of us who have forgotten the years of childhood. True enough, they walk along the same streets as we do, see the same trees and clo… Read more

Spring Fever (W. Carty, 1960)
Produced to celebrate the centenary of the Melbourne Cup, the films shows the training of horses and, finally, the cup race of 1960. ... Read more

State Opening of Parliament (Ronald Anscombe, 1960)
A full account of one of the most splendid of the annual ceremonial events in Britain's calendar - the State Opening of Parliament by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - recorded for the first time on c… Read more

Stone into Steel (Paul Dickson, 1960)
A visually striking and dramatic presentation of iron and steel production. Told without commentary, it emphasises the relative insignificance of men to machines, yet attempts to show the importance … Read more

STORM (Chin Shan, 1960)
The play an which Storm is based was written, directed, and played by Ching Shan, as is the film. It Is one of the most powerful and original of modern Chinese films and is concerned with the real ev… Read more

Sunday in Melbourne (G. J. Brealey, 1958)
An experiment in the creative use of visuals and sound, this film shows the loneliness of the aimless wanderers in the city streets. ... Read more

Swedish Cinema Classics (Gardar Sahlberg, 1958)
After several short sequences from early films, we learn how Charles Magnusson in 1912 engaged Victor Sjostrom, and thereby laid the foundations of the great Swedish silent cinema period. Extracts fr… Read more

Swedish Peasant Paintings (Olle Hellbom, 1958)
A film about the so-called "gourd" paintings which were done by the itinerant peasant artists who flourished in the Dalecarlia district of Sweden in the 18th Century. The scenes usually have a religi… Read more

Talking About Kitchens (Gerry Poulson, 1961)
This film, featuring the late Gilbert Harding, demonstrates that efficiency in the kitchen can be achieved without an array of expensive gadgets, and shows how planning can often result in a far more… Read more

THE BACK OF BEYOND (John Heyer, 1954)
The Birdsville Track is over three hundred miles long. It joins Maree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, and is the main stock route for cattle moving south from the stations of Western … Read more

The Black Man and His Bride (Tim Burstall, 1960)
Th film animates the paintings, "The Black Man and His Bride", by Arthur Boyd, which tells the story of an aborigine and his half-caste bride. ... Read more

The Builders (Hart Sprager, 1960)
A film depicting the construction of a building in Los Angeles. The story, which starts with the first truck which takes excavated earth from the site and ends with the last worker waxing the new flo… Read more

The Builders (J. Fitzpatrick, 1959)
The aid which Australia is giving to her neighbours in South-East Asia under the Colombo Plan. ... Read more

The Call of the Open Air (Jorgen Roos, 1959)
The open-air movement in a historical cross-section. The picture is chiefly based on original historical material such as paintings, engravings, photographs and old films, contrasting sharply with th… Read more

In The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz., Mexico's great director, Luis Bunuel, continued his investigation of psycho-sexual aberrations and false moral values — a remarkable comedie noir… Read more

The Cyclist (Henning Carlsen, 1958)
The multi-festival prize winner is an imaginatively scripted and photographed film directed at children. A lively tale told by a bicycle, it shows what can be done with a road safety propaganda film. ... Read more

The Day the Manolette was Killed (Dave Butler, Barnaby Conrad, 1957)
Manolette, at 30 the greatest matador in the world, came out of retirement one day in August, 1947, to fight the young challenger, Luis Dominguin. This is the record of the great public match of thei… Read more

David Lean, in a discussion with actress Maureen Pryor, comments on some aspects of his work and introduces extracts from his films. ... David Lean's distinctive and always dramatic 'visual' openings… Read more

The Edge of the Deep (P. Bruce, D. Corke, 1959)
This poetic nature film captures some aspects of the lives of birds living on the shores of Port Phillip Bay. ... Read more

The Face of South Africa (Raymond Hancock, 1959)
By imaginative use of photographs, the film shows many facets of the peoples of South Africa. In youth, adolescence and age, they are shown to us at leisure and work; in joy, sorrow and excitement. ... Read more

The Fun Factory (, 1960)
The Fun Factory is Mack Sennett's studio, where the slapstick two-reelers were churned out at a rate of two a week. Numerous extracts, starring, amongst others Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin, Wa… Read more

The Great Barrier Reef (F. Carlile, U. Carlile, 1960)
The Barrier Reef - how it grows and the fish and bird life that live nearby. ... Read more

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