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Films Screened In 1962

A film of an art exhibition which aimed at giving Portuguese children the opportunity of showing their impression of life around them. ... Read more
An experiment in colour, design and space, the film combines visuals and electronic music to produce optical illusions and a distortion of time perception. ... Read more
A candid portrait of the popular entertainer and teenage idol, Paul Anka. Filmed in New York and in Atlantic City where fans turned out by the thousands to see and hear this young Ottawa singer and composer. ... Read more
Curious souvenirs of a voyage into the universe by the famed Belgian surrealist painter. "Reality is a word devoid of meaning; space is not certain; the world has lost all consistency. My task is to evoke the mystery". ... Read more
An interesting portrait of a young jazz flautist, Herbie Mann, intercut with lyrical shots of New York from whence his inspiration is largely derived. ... Read more
This is a sensitive film on a young mongol boy. Michael, who works on a farm doing odd jobs for the men. With a friend he collects firewood, and later spends the evening happily dancing to the gramophone. ... Read more
In this B.B.C. art film in "The Artist Speaks" series, Michael Ayrton discusses the philosophy behind his art and the special subjects which form the major themes of his work. ... Read more
This advertising film develops around a joyful melody, whistled by an invisible driver; landscapes unfold and tyres spin in the air. ... Read more
A portrait of Christopher Wren: his major works in Renaissance England, culminating in his masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral. ... Read more
The Lievre river country of south-western Quebec seen today as the poet Archibald Lampman described it before the turn of the century. The misty river and the wooded hills in the early morning sun¬light have a lyric quality which fully harmonises with the descriptive beauty of the verse. ... Read more
Bertolt Brecht's chronicle from the Thirty Year's War concerns the camp follower Anna Fierling, known as "Mother Courage," who travels backwards and forwards across Europe with her sutler's waggon. She does business on both sides of the lines, selling goods without distinction to the Protestants ... Read more
A refreshing approach to a careers guidance film which uses stimulating dramatisation to show students what sort of jobs to select. Reginald Marsh plays all the leading adult roles. ... Read more
A little boy and his puppet-pet Murry cause some amusing situations through careless playing in the streets. ... Read more
A real refugee family re-enact their experiences during their re-settlement in Norway after long years of camp-life in Germany. ... Read more
The famous bushranger's story in paintings and music. Second Prize, Open Section, "for its powerful interpretation of the Ned Kelly story through an original ballad". ... Read more
Routine flight of a cargo plane overnight. Equal Second Prize, Documentary Section, “for its faithful recording of a normal airline operation, marked by high standard of photography and effectiveness of natural sound”. ... Read more
A certain train with sleeping accommodation starts from a central Polish town long before sunset and arrives at a beach resort on the following morning. During the journey a dramatic event takes place in two compartments, Marthe and her estranged sweetheart Staszek are involved; so are a surgeon ... Read more
This prize-winner from the Oberhausen Film Festival shows, in a fascinating way, a three-round boxing match as seen through the eyes of one of the contestants. ... Read more
Using live photography and animation, the film demonstrates the importance of a properly balanced diet, and how to achieve it. ... Read more
Commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the German concentration camps by Allied Forces, Alain Resnais' famous documentary presents a shattering picture of the camp at Auschwitz and its history. The factual documents are contained within a lyrical, poetic narrative which ... Read more
The film informs us of the history and use of the gas and gives some idea of our dependence on it. The film received an Award at the Industrial Film Festival in Turin. ... Read more
A mystical, semi-surrealistic, non-objective film which visually captures the moods of stylized voodoo ritual music. ... Read more
Is life over when old age begins? Denmark has nearly 400,000 pensioners who have lived through the difficult days after having retired. Interviews elucidate the problems which are believed to crop up when old age begins, and the difficulties which age entails. A Festival film from Edinburgh, Cork ... Read more
Ostensibly, Norman McLaren intends to welcome the audience, but is frustrated by the microphone which exhibits surprising temper, reluctance and guile. ... Read more
A subjective and impressionist exploration of an impoverished neighbourhood centering around the Rue Mouffetard. It portrays the faces of the poor, the gestures of the aged, the fervors of erotic love, the innocence of children . . . The film received the Award of the International Federation of ... Read more
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