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Films Screened In 1964

Young Walter Fendrich lives a middle-class life in a big city. The times of distress, when the possesion of a piece of bread was the measure of all things, belongs to the past. He has a steady job, a bank account, and is engaged to his boss's daughter. But Hedwig Mueller, a girl from hjs former ... Read more
In a small German town, during the last days of April 1945, a few schoolboys are still being drafted for war service. The end of the war is in sight and some people are attempting to avoid the senseless continuation of the fight, but the machine of war knows no reason. After one day's training the ... Read more
A stylised and macabre satire of a piano recital by Mrs Kabal which is so ruined by her husbands interruptions that she exacts a fearful revenge. ... Read more
Class at work at Robert Pontic's ballet school. ... Read more
Research scientists found a method for the artificial fertilization of the transparent eggs of Killifish. The delayed-action camera shows the process observed through the microscope. ... Read more
In July 1957, Kent Mac-Kenzie began a survey of Ameri­can Indian life at several Southwest Indian reservations. He found that the younger generation nowadays tends to gravitate to the big cities, and his enquiry ended fn ihe downtown slums of Los Angeles. Here be made friends with a group of ... Read more
Guests arrive at an elegant dinner party to find that the servants have mysteriously disappeared. At the end of the party all the guests find excuses not to leave. It soon becomes clear that none of them can leave. The room seems to have some secret power which holds them there. Undeterred, they ... Read more
This simple story, about a man who can fly and another who tries, is an enjoyable divertissement using water-colours. ... Read more
A study of the social conditions of a coal-mining area in Belgium during a lean period, Many miners have been forced to leave the area, and to replace ihemr men have been imported from poor Furopean countries; even the remaining workers - Belgians, Italians, Greeks, Poles, Russians — have ... Read more
Among the screen comedians of the silent era three names are pre-eminent: Chaplin. Keaton and Lloyd. Each is remembered for a particular style, each tackles the classic comic situation (defined by Chaplin as the ridiculous and embarrassing encounter wiih adversity) in his own individual way. To ... Read more
This affectionate and nostalgic film describes a day in the life of an old Corsican fisherman and his 10-year old son, showing their contact with the tourists begin­ning lo invade the island. ... Read more
In this adaptation of a play by Dias Gomes, the director has transited the action to the streets cafes and church steps of Salvador, Brazil. It is a story of simple faith in conflict with sophistication, the evils of the city, the authoritarianism of the Church, and the power of politics. ... A ... Read more
The film traces the rugged life of the manager of a million acre cattle station in Australia's outback; the aborigine is seen in his native element, slowly adapting to inevitable changes introduced by the presence of modern man. ... Read more
In a very small village somewhere upon the earth lived a very old man, who knew everything — an infuriating notion for the young boys of the village. They had a meeting to try and find something that the otd man would not know. The youngest boy said, "Let us go and catch a small bird. I will ... Read more
This animated film reveals what lies hidden hehind the facade of prosperity and happiness reflected by the skyscrapers of the metropolis. ... Read more
Over four centuries the Huttentes fled Germany, Hungary, Rumania and Russia in search of a land where they could live as they believed; finally they settled in Western Canada. This finely photographed film takes us on an intriguing visit to one such colony in Alberta. ... Read more
Cesar Cachelin, a ministerial clerk, lives for the day he expects to receive his inheritance when his sister, Carlota, dies. He also intends to raise his social standing by marrying his daughter to a young man of promise. The young people marry, Carlota dies, and the will becomes known... ... Based ... Read more
The work of the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, in deciding legal disputes between Stales is portrayed by scenes illustrating various international controversies that have been settled by the Court. ... Read more
The film is set in Hungary in the slums of Pest in pre World War I, at a time when the power of the Austrian empire was already in decline, and the revolutionary movement which was to culminate in Bela Kun wis already operating under cover. ... "The Land of the Angels" is a slum district where the ... Read more
A survey of ihe wild life of Britain and the place of each creature in The complex pattern of nature. The film shows the steps that are taken to preserve this balance and includes many memorable sequences of nature photography. ... Read more
A folk legend of the Miao people is performed as a dance drama by the Kueichow Song and Dance En­semble. The story tells how the beautiful Manlo is deeply in love with the young hunter Adoya, but the evil landowner Heidayang is determined to possess her. He murders the young man with a poisoned ... Read more
Originally made for African audiences, the film shows, how modern trading is beginning to replace the tradi­tional markets of the Guinea Coast. ... Read more
A brief anecdotal story of a fanatical orator who pro­duces and polishes a speech which evokes unexpected images in the minds of his listeners. ... Read more
A tribute to Shakespeare made in connection with the quater-centenary celebrations. Extracts spoken from Shakespeare's work are blended with visuals of scenes in Britain today to capture the essence of the poets imagery. A sequence by Sir Laurence Olivier from Henry V is included, and traditional ... Read more
Based on Eugene Ionesco's play, this is an animated film waning that by conforming to patterns and living en masse, people will become rhinoceroses. ... Read more
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