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Films Screened In 1971

An impressionistic film about steel production at B.H.P. Australia. ... Golden Reel Award. Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
A two-part allegory in which eros and religion merge in an up-to-date context. Teorema employs the premise that a sudden revelation of possible human self-fulfillment can permanently mar the upper-strata of society and exalt its substrata. ... A young university student is the guest at the house of ... Read more
Lying forgotten in a farmyard, undisturbed by the susurration of summer flies, is an old traction engine, a fallen giant of the steam age. A small boy comes exploring. His imagination takes us on a journey to a great gathering of traction engines, all moving ponderously over the countryside. The ... Read more
Born Claude Gelee, in Lorrain in 1600, the painter settled in Rome in 1626 and worked there until his death in 1682. His paintings express certain interlocking conceptions and interests: classical myth, harmony, repose, space and light. ... The film explores the classical landscapes by which Claude ... Read more
The daughter of the president of a government housing corporation marries her father's secretary. At the wedding ceremony, corruption is hinted at in the corporation; there is a police inquiry, and the organisation advises two employees to commit suicide to remove suspicion from the senior ... Read more
Willie Dunn's caustic ballad about the history of the Canadian Indians - proud huntsmen systematically stripped of their possessions, land and traditions by the white settlers - is illustrated by a montage of photographs. This documentary was created by a member of a film crew composed of Canadian ... Read more
A young Portuguese woman has problems with her marriage, and leaves her husband after being beaten for infidelity. She becomes the mistress of an American airline worker, who puts her up in an apartment. Still unsatisfied, she becomes a model and has an affair with a Portuguese photographer, whom ... Read more
Clowns, freaks, circuses have been consistently recurring facets of Fellini films from La Strada through 8 1/2 to Satyricon. Now Fellini has given bent to his creative sympathies and made The Clowns, produced during an interlude between his last film and next major venture. ... The Clowns is an ... Read more
Self-preservation in the face of, and conformity to the dictates and ideologies of political power have made cowards of countless numbers of solid citizens. ... Just such a coward is Marcello who has just joined the fascists in Mussolini's Italy of the 1930's. The fascist espionage agency ... Read more
Man as the blind victim of his own innate violence forms the link in this three-part allegory on the futility of violence and war. ... The opening sequence of the triptych (The Deserter), set during World War I, begins with the hunting down by the military of Kalman, a gypsy soldier, who deserts ... Read more
Can one live with the truth? ... Eve in the Garden of Paradise listens to the Serpent. She is about to bite into the fruit of the Tree of Truth. ... In 1970, in the garden of the boarding-house where the same holiday makers meet every year, Eve hands the apple to her husband Joseph. He declines the ... Read more
A subjective look at the new National Gallery of Melbourne: the building, the objets d'art, the visitors… ... Read more
A Belgian scientific expedition explores the Barrier Reef. Their underwater photographers and cameramen of the floating aquarium study the many facets of life on the Reef. ... Not since Jacques-Yves Cousteau's underwater pix has there been a docu with such fine under-sea lensing and such unusual ... Read more
This is an animated glimpse of the greatest city that ever was, with a hint of its magic power and a record of its downfall. The dilemma expressed is not so much one of religious faith, but in the administration of religious duties. ... Read more
Dostoevsky is Kurosawa's favourite author, and in Prince Myushikin, he admires the character's compassion and near godlike quality. ... In The Idiot, Prince Myushikin becomes a Japanese returning from Okinawa to Hokkaido, where he innocently becomes involved in a menage a quatre. In a departure ... Read more
One of Chile's most notorious crimes provides the subject matter for The Jackal of Nahueltoro. ... When Jose del Carmen Valenzuela, an illiterate peasant, killed a woman and her five children, the press nicknamed him "Jackal of Nahueltoro". ... Valenzuela was apprehended, judged and sentenced to ... Read more
The Key Maker is an elderly, retired locksmith who is not willing to give up the activity of living as his neighbouring contemporaries have. ... Read more
A train makes its first crossing on the new standard gauge Indian Pacific Line, linking Sydney with Perth. Conventional narration is replaced by a montage of natural sound and folk music, and the viewer is invited to experience for himself the crossing of the lonely continent of Australia. ... Read more
This film is a documentary of the largest and most significant peace protest march in the history of the United States. It features the words of Mrs. Martin Luther King, Abbie Hoffman, Pete Seeger, Dr. Benjamin Spock and other noted figures in the United States peace movement. The candle-lit march ... Read more
A grotesque film collage with music and songs about how Soren Rasmussen buries his wife Kristine, and how the funeral procession ends the day on the merry-go-round. ... Read more
A fantasy movie about a group of skiers who find that the world has flip flopped on the other side of reality. The Moebius Flip, a flip plus a full-twist, proves to be the solution to their problem. They perform a variety of daredevil stunts in their attempt to return to reality. ... Read more
Inspired by the discovery of the catacombs of Deir el Bahari in 1881, this film describes the final stages of the struggle between officials of the Cairo Department of Antiquities and a proud mountain tribe of Thebes. ... Cairo officials become suspicious when artifacts of the Twenty-first Dynasty ... Read more
The fantastic adventures of a couple as they settle into their room in a hotel. ... Special Jury Prize, Cannes 1969 ... Read more
An aggressive young man has his way with a nun, but in doing so, he destroys the fascination that stirred him. ... Read more
A full-length feature originally made for television, in which Dutch historian, Jacques Presser, depicts his personal life-story. ... Presser is the author of “Ondergang”, a book which revolves around the liquidation of more than 100,000 Dutch Jews. His vast work, which took 15 years to write ... Read more
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