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Films Screened In 1962

STORIES OF THE REVOLUTION (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1960)
This film, of the final days of uprising against the Batista regime, first emphasizes the way ordinary people began to realise that violence was the only way before it turns attention to deeds of her… Read more

Story of the Serials (S. J. Turell, P. Killiam, 1959)
From 1914 to the advent of sound in 1930, some 300 serials were made In Hollywood; some naive, some crude, but many of them highly imaginative. ... This film traces their development from the early c… Read more

Tek (Etienne Raik, 1961)
The syncopated rhythm of a drum accompanies the rhythmic repetition of the word "Tek". ... Read more

TELEVISION AND THE WORLD (Richard Cawston, 1961)
As part of its 25th Anniversary commemoration. BBC-TV made this film on television in different countries, with special reference to those which are underdeveloped. It was made in nine countries spre… Read more

Terminus (John Schlesinger, 1961)
An impression of one day at a large London station — told with music, songs, and half-heard conversations, but without commentary. Venice "Golden Lion" Award. ... Read more

The Boatbuilder (Sigurd Agnell, 1959)
The traditional method of Scandinavian boat-building is shown with commendable clarity and simplicity. The same building process was used for the viking ships. ... Read more

THE BOER WAR (Claude Whatham, 1960)
Using the technique of animating still photographs the film reconstructs the main events of the Boer War from authentic records of the time. This war saw the first use of many new methods of fighting… Read more

The Captive River (J. Blake Dalrymple, 1960)
This is the story of the building of the Kariba Dam across the Zambesi River, the completion of which has provided a tremendous source of energy to a country whose requirements are increasing daily. ... Read more

The Cattle Carters (Derek Williams, 1962)
Each year thousands of cattle are moved from the great cattle properties of north-west Australia to the railhead for shipment to southern markets. This film tells the story of one of these trips thro… Read more

The Class (John Schlesinger, 1961)
A close-up of the work of a class in a drama school and of the methods used to train the aspiring actors and actresses. John Schlesinger's command of the particular directing technique required is su… Read more

The Coming of Christ (Donald B. Hyatt, 1961)
A collection of some 300 paintings by masters of the last five centuries arranged by a special technique to illustrate the birth and early life of Christ. The visual story is amplified by a spoken na… Read more

The End of the Game (Theodor Christensen, 1961)
This controversial film, on the function of sport in society, claims that positive human and social values are to be found in athletics. At the same time it satirically surveys professional sport. ... Read more

The Expressionist Revolt (Virginia Harriman, 1957)
A report on German expressionist paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts. The "revolt" was against the complacency of the 19th century visible in the portraiture of the period. The works shown are… Read more

The Faceless One (Bahrudin Cengic, 1961)
A study of the various activities of convicts inside a Yugoslav prison. The theme of the film is that a man without freedom is a man without identity. ... Read more

THE HUNTERS (John Marshall, Robert Gardner, 1958)
This savage and beautiful documentary concerns the Kung Bushmen who scratch a living from the pitiless Kalahari Desert. In one sense the film is already a historical document; The Hunters tells a pri… Read more

THE IRON FLOWER (Janos Hersko, 1958)
It is Budapest in the early thirties. A strange, solitary young man, Istvan Peterssen, living in one of the older suburbs, is without work. He wants no concessions from life, and will not accept alms… Read more

THE ISLAND (Kaneto Shindo, 1961)
On the tiny arid island in the Sea of Seto, a family of four—a man and his wife and their two small children, Taro and Jiro — are the sole inhabitants. The land is hard and unyielding yet… Read more

THE KNIFE (J. M. Landré, 1960)
This is the third feature film by the Dutch director Fons Rademakers, whose Village By The River was shown at the 1961 Melbourne Film Festival. Told entirely from a child's viewpoint, the theme of th… Read more

THE LAPLANDERS (Per Höst, 1957)
In the far north of Norway, several hundred miles beyond the Arctic Circle, a vast area of mountains and roadless tundra is the home of the Laplander. Europe's last nomadic people. Theirs is a land w… Read more

The Lion and the Ditty (Bretislav Pojar, 1959)
A winner of the Grand Prix at the International Festival of Animated Films at Annecy, this fable symbolizes the supremacy of true art over cruelty and violence. ... Read more

The Little Western (Witold Giersz, 1961)
A satirical cartoon on a Western which depicts the adventure of a cowboy and two bandits who attempt to steal his gold. ... Read more

The Living Soil (Atma Ram, 1960)
Deep in the soil pests lurk in wait to attack the roots of plants. We are shown some impressive close-ups of these insects whilst the commentary tells us some disturbing facts about the world beneath… Read more

The Loaf of Bread (Jan Nimec, 1960)
Awarded the Silver Rose at the Amsterdam Festival, The Loaf of Bread, made by Prague students, tells the story of a group of prisoners sitting by the side of their wagons while their train is halted.… Read more

The Negro (Eduardo Manet, 1961)
A powerful melange of newsreel footage, still photographs, and drawings on the theme of racial discrimination. ... Read more

The Nurses' Story (T. Holliday, 1962)
Story of a girl who found her vocation in nursing. Kodak Silver Medallion for best Black and White photography. ... Read more

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