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Films Screened In 1970

The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (Peter Pearson, 1968)
In this dramatised study of the general effect of poverty on family life, a couple and their seven children in a backwoods logging community are studied in the pride of a man used to the unfettered o… Read more

THE BIG DIG (Ephraim Kishon, 1969)
A lunatic escapes in a milk van which drops him in the midst of a road building team from which he steals a pneumatic drill and starts to dig in the main square of Tel Aviv. Police stop the traffic i… Read more

The Big Shave (Martin Scorsese, 1968)
A very conventional young man is ... shaving in a very conventional ... bathroom. The camera carefully ... follows every stage of the operation, ... but then he doesn't finish shaving .... ... Read more

The Bomb (Robbe de Hert, 1969)
A bomb drops by accident in the Belgian countryside. The farmer who keeps it refuses to reveal that he has it. His wife is played by Betsy Blair, who played the girlfriend of Marty. ... Read more

The Burning of a Thousand Suns (Pierre Kast, 1966)
A science fiction film concerned with the adventures of an inter-galactic traveller. ... Gold Medal for science fiction film ... Trieste; Special Jury Prize, Rio de Janeiro. ... Read more

The Capricorn Contract (Edwin Scragg, 1969)
For the first time entirely new rail welding and track laying techniques were used to construct the heaviest railroad ever laid in Australia. It runs through 265 miles of forbidding country on the Tr… Read more

The Chair (George Dunning, 1967)
Two aspects of linguistics are demonstrated in this Elm. The first is a series of spontaneous effects intended to make a good impression without actually saying anything. The second shows words used … Read more

THE CREMATOR (Juraj Herz, 1969)
After Munich, when the Sudetcnland became part of Germany, an adept of Tibetan lore who is convinced that his work of cremating the dead sets people free for a better after-life, is convinced by a Na… Read more

The Curious History of Money (Beryl Stevens, 1969)
The origins of money in primitive barter, the introduction of cheques - and of credit cards-this breezy cartoon is a model of propaganda films. ... Bronze Medal, San Francisco ... Read more

The Die-Hard - The Legend of Lasseter's Lost Gold Reef (David A Crocker, 1969)
By means of old newsreels and photographs recording the importance of gold prospecting in Australia's history, a background is created against which the legend of Lasseter's last ride is told. This t… Read more

The Dove (George Coe, Anthony Lover, 1968)
The Nobel Prize Winner, Viktor Sundqvist, is sitting in the dunny on the estate where his childhood summers were spent and he recalls ... the summer of the dove. He and his sister, passionately in lo… Read more

The Dowry (Peter Pearson, 1969)
An inefficient boatman is blown up because of an oil leak in his boat. This short story is set against a pleasant study of a small fishing town in Canada. It was commissioned by the Fisheries Board, … Read more

The Drop of Water (Bent Barfod, 1969)
In a magnified drop of water, the world can be reflected. But it is not the everyday world... ... Read more

The Eternally Feminine (Ion Moscu, 1969)
An old Rumanian custom of colouring eggs has always been a woman's art. Is it possible, through a close study of the delicacy, imagination and patience demanded by it, to discover something of the my… Read more

The Face (Herbert kosower, 1968)
The face of womankind is seen through engravings of a woman`s face by Piero Fornasetti. A rapid and multifarious assemblage of photographs demonstrates how' the female face can he simultaneously ... … Read more

The Goshawk (David Cobham, 1969)
An intense duel in the clash of wills between a falconer and the great hawk he is training. ... Golden Gale Award, San Francisco. ... Read more

The Great Temptation of the Pink Elephant (Grapjos de Hert, Robbe de Hert, 1969)
Made for the opening of last year's Oberhausen Short Film' Festival, this brief joke represents the problems of I969 as seen by the brothers de Hert. The punch line refers to the banning of a stage p… Read more

THE LADY FROM CONSTANTINOPE (Judit Elek, 1969)
An old lady repeatedly interrupts and corrects a scientist delivering a serious lecture to an otherwise attentive and silent audience. When she was a little girl she had visited the country described… Read more

The Little Story of a Negligible Tale (Paul Grimault, 1968)
A story by Ambrose (°‘Billcr") Bierce. ... who will be remembered for his ... “Incident at Owl Creek Bridge". A ... starving orphan girl on Christmas ... night. dreaming of goodies, has a tar… Read more

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AGE (Jaroslav Papoušek, 1969)
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The Movement, Movement (Bruce Parsons, 1969)
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The Other Side (Uri Zohar, 1969)
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The Pictures That Moved (Alan Anderson, 1968)
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The Shepherd (Cameron Guess, 1968)
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The Stolen Feast (Peter Refn, 1968)
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