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Films Screened In 1971

Composition (Gunnar Syvertsen, 1970)
A vision of the future of man on a planet he has destroyed. ... Read more

Cry of the Marsh (Robert Hartkopf, 1969)
A marsh is drained and the land converted to other uses, and the effect on wildlife is graphically depicted. ... Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival; CINE Golden Eagle. ... Read more

Dead Easy (Nigel Buesst, 1970)
In an interesting amalgam of document and fiction, a student and a visiting professor search back into the lives of Melbourne's mass murderers. ... Silver Award, Alan Stout Award, Australian Film Awa… Read more

DEEP END (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970)
An adolescent's initiation into the turmoils of love is expressed by the tragic pursuit of a woman by a young boy. ... A 15-year-old boy becomes obsessed with a girl several years older, with whom he… Read more

Die Landschaftsgaertner (Kurt Gloor, 1970)
This is not the usual film about the idyllic existence of the Swiss peasants living in the snow-clad mountains, yodelling with carefree abandon. It is about those peasants who have lost their taste f… Read more

DODES'KA-DEN (Akira Kurosawa, 1970)
Akira Kurosawa's first film in five years centres on the inhabitants of a shanty-town society. ... The town is little more than an ugly array of metal sheets and tar paper shacks resembling the city … Read more

DON SEGUNDO SOMBRA (Manuel Antin, 1969)
Fabio, an orphan boy of obscure origins, is brought up in the household of nagging aunts, in a small country town. When he meets Don Segundo Sombra, a robust old gaucho, the boy-falls under the old m… Read more

Dubai (Rodney Giesler, 1970)
Dubai, a tiny arid Sheikdom on the eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, has always looked outwards to the sea for its livelihood. First fish, then pearls, then commerce, and now, oil. ... The fil… Read more

DUET FOR CANNIBALS (Susan Sontag, 1969)
Novelist, film and social critic, Susan Sontag's first film is described as a psychological drama of four people, in which an older couple exercises its will and power over two students, and manipula… Read more

Earth Message (Arthur Cantrill, 1970)
A study of the early winter landscape of the hills and bush around Canberra, using multiple super impositions of images. ... Silver Award, Alan Stout Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more

Eating (Frans Zwartjes, 1968)
Loud licking alternates continually with a four-note clarion call, while the camera records a kinky eat-in, with three bare bosomed girls, one wearing a bearded mask, tasting food that is simultaneou… Read more

Ego (Bruno Bozzetto, 1969)
The erotic dreams of a routine-oriented bourgeois. ... Nastro d'argento. Venice 1970; Second Award, Barcelona 1970 ... Read more

Espolio (Sidney Goldsmith, 1970)
The film is based on the poem, in which a carpenter builds a cross and speaks of his pride in his work and his reluctance to be involved with the situations which bring men to die on crosses. ... Gol… Read more

The cast consists entirely of 27 dwarfs and midgets who act out an obscene parody of human life. ... Starting out as a revolt against authority, it details a destructive rampage by the inmates of an … Read more

Ex Machina (William Crain, 1970)
On one level the film is a parody of motorcycle-sex films, but Ex Machina is ultimately a statement about the destructive nature of the process of film making. ... Read more

Exorcism (Jerry Kaufmann, 1969)
A series of scenes, multiplied over one another, depicts dancers progressing from a disciplined exercise class to freer movement. ... Read more

Fantasmatic (Ernest Ansorge, Gisele Ansorge, 1969)
From free association of somber thoughts, a new world is born. An adventurous spirit explores images which beckon and threaten, reflections of contemporary man's psychological landscape. ... Golden L… Read more

Fire Mountain (Bert van Bork, 1970)
The course of a volcanic eruption is shown from beginning to end: the rarely seen termination of volcanic activity is included. Devastation and beauty are the aftermath. ... Silver Osella for Childre… Read more

Flash Gordon (Cliff Fenneman, Ron Spongberg, 1970)
The story of a young drag racer who goes his own way and lives only for racing. ... Read more

Gipsy Pentecost 1969 (The Feast of St. Sara) (Laurence Boulting, 1969)
Each year in May, Gypsies from all over Europe converge upon an isolated village in the Camargue, France, to hold a festival to their patron saint, Sara. Swamped by over 100,000 people, the town give… Read more

Gitte in April (Hans Kristensen, 1969)
In a mixture of fiction and documentation, this film tells about a single mother and her lover. ... Read more

GIVE GOD A CHANCE ON SUNDAY (Henrik Stangerup, 1970)
Born from the frustrating experiences of two theology students, the film describes the problems of a modern rural clergyman trying to keep a grip on a dwindling congregation, while examining the rele… Read more

Happy Family Planning (Sy Wexler, 1969)
A cartoon film about family planning. ... Read more

HARRY MUNTER (Kjell Grede, 1970)
Harry Munter is a dreamy, precocious youth. He's also rather a genius, having invented some kind of electronic equipment which has come to the notice of an American company. ... Last year Harry went … Read more

Hetty King - Performer (David Robinson, 1970)
An account of the life and career of one of the legendary figures of the English music hall, who was also a star of vaudeville in the United States and Australia during the early part of this century… Read more

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