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Films Screened In 1970

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 outdoor life and the wistful hope of the vulnerable young for something more. ... "We've managed all ... Read more
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 in the belief that he is working for the council, and pandemonium breaks out. The mayor orders an ... Read more
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
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
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
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 Tropic of Capricorn in the north-west of Western Australia. This him tells how it was done- and gives ... Read more
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 for musical effect. ... Read more
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 Nazi friend that he has a drop of German blood and is a member of the new master race. From being a ... Read more
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
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 time, though, the route taken by Lasseter in 1930 to search for his lost reef is followed by a ... Read more
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 love, escape one afternoon from their lesbian cousin to go walking in the woods. A dove‘s droppings ... Read more
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, but rejected on completion because it was nothing like the original script. Its young director also ... Read more
In a magnified drop of water, the world can be reflected. But it is not the everyday world... ... Read more
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 mystery of the eternal female? ... Read more
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 ... bizarre and beautiful. ... Read more
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
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 production in Brussels at the end of 1968. ... Read more
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 by the lecturer. with her father. She can remember tt all clearly. ln fact, she lives so ... Read more
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 tart ... plop at her feet as midnight strikes. ... She holds out her apron for more- ... and gets it. ... Read more
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