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Films Screened In 1972

An advertising film extolling the virtues of teabags. ... Read more
The film depicts his early days in Nev York, then traces his long trek to California, riding the freight trains, penniless and despised for his poverty Later, he becomes involved with the Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies), trying to organise labour in the face of savage police reprisal ... Read more
Joe Bonham, a young U.S. soldier whose arms, legs and face have been blown off by a shell on the last day of World War I, is kept alive by the efforts of a zealous army doctor, who is convinced that there is no more human cerebration in this hulk, and therefore useful only as a source for ... Read more
Claude Chabrol describes Just Before Night as "the story of a man who kills someone, and then finds out he himself is dead". In it, he created a psychological drama which begins when Charles, the central character, strangles his blonde mistress, Laura. ... Charles is a home-loving family man of ... Read more
The theme is a contemporary one, involving the social, ethical, and psychological problems of that symbol our times—the "anti-hero". ... Marko, a young Yugoslav, travels abroad to satisfy his sense of adventure, and what he regards as the need to live a life different from that of his ... Read more
Rejecting real life, with its crowds and ... noises, a man enters a fantastic world ... of extraordinary people. Soon, this ... world becomes more and more ... threatening, the man is pursued and ... attacked by great black birds. Not ... until the end do we discover what the ... labyrinth in which ... Read more
This student-made film equities the ... cutting down of a tree with the ... raping of a girl or killing of an ... animal. ... Read more
A group of astronauts find mysterious eggs on an unknown planet, filled with treasure. They take them into their rocket, and while they doze off on their return journey to Earth, suffocating tentacles grow out of the eggs, not unlike the snakes in the tale about Lacoon. ... Read more
A paragraph from Jean Genet's "A ... Thief's Journal" comes to life: two ... people fight, one falls, his wound ... bleeds. ... Read more
What she does not know is that her son is in prison, a victim of Hungary's Stalinist regime. His wife keeps the secret well—she visits the old woman regularly, tells her that her writer son is held up in America, making a film; she brings her flowers, food, even forged letters, purporting to ... Read more
A middle-aged brother and sister accidentally kill a young man, and take his body to a cottage on the moors, where a conflict develops between them as to his ultimate fate, and their own. ... Read more
The strange and haunting, surreal world of the paintings of Rene Magritte, with occasional comments from close friends, and extracts from his own statements. ... Read more
The film shows the life of a ranger's family living on Maria Island, an animal and bird sanctuary off the east coast of Tasmania. ... Read more
A reliving of the Battle of the Somme using soldiers of bronze and stone, without dialogue. ... Read more
Film-maker Emile de Antonio sets out, in what has been described as documentary "white-comedy", to confront one of the most treasured illusions of American society: blind faith in the democratic character of its fabled two-party system. The film directs its attack on the rhetoric that disguises the ... Read more
A continuation in the series of cartoons on a whimsical character called Mr. Koumal, who in this film tries, in an original way, to find what is 'personal courage'. ... Read more
Bent Barfod, Danish avant-garde film director, produced an experimental photographic ballet film in Mixed Double. ... Read more
For Jacques, the general store was the cross-roads of life—a place where a boy could learn all that was needed for the way ahead—especially when his uncle was the storekeeper and also the village undertaker. ... The film conveys many vignettes of village life in an asbestos mining area ... Read more
Produced in Nigeria for the people of Yoruba-land, the film uses the traditional dramatic form of story telling (a group of actors tour the country, dramatising urgent problems) to introduce the idea of family planning. ... Read more
An ambitious actor, Alberto, who as a young man was involved in left wing political activities, now dreams of gaining fame by establishing his own company. At a spiritualist seance, he places himself under the orders of a protective spirit, who promises him all he wants to achieve. ... At the order ... Read more
Norman Jewison Film Maker is an intriguing, full-screen study of a man and a personality in action, moulding the performances in Fiddler on the Roof. ... Read more
A cine-poem expressing the moods, imagery, colour and "feel" of November in the countryside and in the city. ... Read more
A South Sea islander, Tanai, sets out on a pirogue to find a sackful of earth on another island, where he could plant a cutting of the "uru", the breadfruit tree, and settle down to raise a family. ... On his journey, he braves the elements, faces hunger and thirst, survives an epic storm and ... Read more
Paddington is one of Sydney's oldest suburbs, which has developed somewhat along the lines of New York's Greenwich Village, or London's Chelsea, and has become Sydney's artist colony. This fully dramatised film captures the essence of Paddington, not only with striking visuals of the area,but by ... Read more
"One of the most brutal features of news media is their ability to and success in depersonalising brutality. reducing it to the realm of 'events'." ... In its director's words, Part of the Family "is an attempt to remind , . . people that the political tragedies they watch on their television sets ... Read more
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