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Films Screened In 1971

An animated experimental film presenting an abstract interpretation of a microsecond. Split screen time-lapse clouds on one side; 3,000 years of history in quick stills on the other. ... Read more
The film is the expression of its maker's personal fear of his dentist. ... Read more
A strange man and computer made monster turns against its creators. ... The film was produced by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, in Iran. ... Golden Statue, Tehran Festival of Films for Children 1970 ... Read more
The theme of the film is based on the famous Takikawa Incident of 1933, which forced the resignation of Professor Yukitoki Takikawa from the faculty of Kyoto University for his supposed "communistic thought", and caused a sensation among the nation's intellectuals. One of his pupils was Hidema ... Read more
Made by the famed husband and wife team, John and Faith Hubley, this is a satirical allegory of man's constant battle with his changing environment. ... In the beginning a man and his wife lead a peaceful existence on an island - growing food and gathering fish from the sea. But how long can such ... Read more
Made as a contribution to European Conservation Week, Oisin is a moving record of the stark and simple glories of primitive nature and its sounds. ... There are no humans, no buildings, no music and no commentary; there is only a poetic assembly of natural scenes and sounds, without intrusive ... Read more
Karel Zeman once again returns to the science-fiction fantasy world of Jules Verne, this time in a French fort in North Africa at the turn of the century. ... A young lieutenant is saved from the sea by a beautiful maiden who has escaped from the ship of an arms dealer who brought her to a rebel ... Read more
"One is One and all alone and evermore shall be so'' from the song "Green grow the rushes O", is the theme of this film. A young man returns to the scene of his former life following a gaol sentence. A series of flash-backs reveal his happiness with his girlfriend and the "cooling off" caused by ... Read more
Tony Underhill, the Australian painter, talks about abstract painting. The film shows the opening of his one-man show, also the artist at work and at home. ... Read more
Reports of revolution and threats of invasion have come once again from the black republic of Haiti. This teeming land of voodoo lives under the lash of its spiritual leader and president for life, Doctor Francois Duvalier, the much feared "Papa Doc". Normally remote and inaccessible, Papa Doc ... Read more
It presents a portrait of the American writer and composer Paul Bowles and portrays Morocco as seen through his eyes. Interviews with Bowles alternate with scenes of landscape, customs, religion, music and dance. Bowles sums up the film with some provocative views on contemporary society. ... Read more
Political polarisation has become a problem of international proportion, characterised by closed minds and unyielding attitudes. Punishment Park is a projection of this situation into the future, based on certain present-day American realities. ... Events take place tomorrow, yesterday or five ... Read more
A report on the life at a US Army fire-post - code name Snuffy - 100 miles from Saigon. Talks to the 'Grunts', the 18-year-old conscripts who walk out of the base on 28 day patrols of the jungle. The interviews yield frank, disenchanted views about the war. ... Read more
An excerpt from Franz Fanon's "Wretched of the Earth"' introduces the French-Algerian production Ramparts of Clay, a study of a period of change between fading traditions and economic and social development. ... In a mountain village in the south of Tunisia shortly after independence, men go on ... Read more
A lighthearted look at Rembrandt and his relationship with the three women in his life. ... Read more
Richard Hamilton is one of the forerunners of the pop-art movement, whose paintings have long revealed a preoccupation with mass media. ... Hamilton closely collaborated with the making of the film and supplies the commentary himself. Part of the film deals with "Swinging London", based on the ... Read more
The final drama in rodeo is bull riding. To win, the cowboy must stay on a wild, bucking bull for eight seconds. This can be the longest and most dangerous eight seconds in his life. In super slow motion, the film conveys the danger and loneliness of this classic confrontation of man against beast. ... Read more
Andrzej, a university drop-out, wakes up one morning, and after strolling through the streets, walks into an army recruiting office and signs up for military service. He is given two hours to pack his things and make his farewells before reporting for duty. During this brief period, he wanders ... Read more
This is a film on the other Saigon, where bombs seldom fall and blood seldom flows. It shows what some of the ordinary people who have grown up on the fringe of perpetual war, do and feel: the children, quickly grown old in the ways of wartime living; the "bar-girls" at home; the pedal-car driver ... Read more
A documentary of the thousand mile trek of a Taureg tribe salt caravan in the Sahara Desert. The eight week trip is highlighted by a large sand-storm and tribesmen's struggles with the recalcitrant camels which are perpetually wandering off. ... Read more
A group of young aspiring samurai, all highly serious and idealistic, meet Sanjuro, an older samurai. ... His appearance shocks them. He is dirty, unkempt and sloppy, and his manners at times the very opposite of the clean-cut, honourable image of a samurai. The contrast between the spick-and-span ... Read more
Two girls nestle beside each other on a couch and try desperately to conceal their mutual craving. Sexuality is suggested through the weird rhythm of the film's editing and the tactile quality of the images. ... FIPRESCI Prize, Oberhausen ... Read more
Using hidden camera techniques and synchronous sound recording, the film presents an Australian Rules football game exclusively in terms of the reactions of the watching crowd. ... Bronze Award, Alan Stout Award. Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
A scathing satire of the news coverage of the murder of a topless go-go dancer, Candy Parabola. ... Read more
Norman McLaren continues his investigations into the possibilities of animated film with his latest film. Spheres, his first film since Pas de deux, is set to music of Bach fugues. The illusion of three dimensionality is obtained by the use of animated cut-outs and pastel backgrounds. ... Read more
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