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Films Screened In 1971

Microsecond (Dan McLaughlin, 1970)
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

Mondo Caries (Kurt Gloor, 1970)
The film is the expression of its maker's personal fear of his dentist. ... Read more

Mr. Monster (Farshid Messghali, 1970)
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 Statu… Read more

NO REGRETS FOR OUR YOUTH (Akira Kurosawa, 1946)
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 … Read more

Of Men and Demons (John Hubley, Faith Hubley, 1969)
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 pea… Read more

Oisín (Patrick Carey, 1969)
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 … Read more

ON THE COMET (Karel Zeman, 1970)
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… Read more

One is One (Malcolm Johnson, 1970)
"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.… Read more

One Man Show (Michael Carnill, 1970)
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

Papa Doc - The Black Sheep (Michael Blackstad, 1969)
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, D… 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, mus… Read more

PUNISHMENT PARK (Peter Watkins, 1971)
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, bas… Read more

Quiet Mutiny (Charles Denton, 1970)
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… Read more

RAMPARTS OF CLAY (Jean-Louis Bertuccelli, 1969)
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 deve… Read more

Rembrandt ‘69. Facts and Fiction (Ernie Damen, 1969)
A lighthearted look at Rembrandt and his relationship with the three women in his life. ... Read more

Richard Hamilton (James Scott, 1969)
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 a… Read more

Rodeo (Carroll Ballard, 1969)
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 mo… 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 hi… Read more

SAD SONG OF YELLOW SKIN (Michael Rubbo, 1970)
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 childr… Read more

SAHARA - LA CARAVANE DU SEL (Tom Priestley, 1969)
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 c… Read more

SANJURO (Akira Kurosawa, 1962)
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 ver… Read more

Seats Two (Frans Zwartjes, 1970)
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… Read more

She's a Grouse Game (Rod Kinnear, 1970)
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… Read more

Special Report (Michael Serafin, Carol Schreder, 1970)
A scathing satire of the news coverage of the murder of a topless go-go dancer, Candy Parabola. ... Read more

Spheres (Norman McLaren, 1970)
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 th… Read more

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