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Films Screened In 1972

A cartoon drawing attention to the fatal consequences of not carrying self-rescuing apparatus in mines. ... Read more
An animated fairytale, using folkloric ... graphic and musical material, about ... Prince Charming whose beloved is ... kidnapped by the Dragon. ... Read more
Biologically, man will still be programmed as a hunter and food collector, when there will be nothing to hunt and collect. Evolution is too slow to cope with the rapid changes in our environment, and the countdown of man's survival has already begun. ... Yet. there may be a chance to influence the ... Read more
The title of the film refers to the world of the ocean bed, Earth's last unexplored and undeveloped continent. The United Nations is concerned to keep the seabed peaceful, its resources free from pollution, and to settle such questions as "to whom does the ocean belong?" ... Read more
As in his 1971 Festival film, The Conformist, in The Spider's Strategy, Bertolucci again tackles a political subject, this time about the unravelling of the mystery of a political assassination. ... A young man arrives in a small town, where his father supposedly died in an assassination attempt on ... Read more
A great athlete could be regarded as an artist expressing himself through his sporting ability. The film uses this approach to Paul Elvstr0m, who sails three different boats and explains his feelings about sailing. ... Read more
Modern man is being inundated by an ever-growing flood of information, which threatens to engulf him. ... Read more
Within the framework of a social parable, the film attempts to show how easily the structure of a society works to prevent the under-privileged from recognising their true position. Dealing with the oppression of German peasantry in the 1820's, it demonstrates by implication how superstition and ... Read more
In a gradually unwinding historical pageant, the film conveys the ethos of cricket, the "summer game", and presents its origins, its traditions. cricketers past and present, the internationally famous, and the unknown of the village greens. ... Read more
Jacques Cousteau's underwater camera team tracks the migration of the salmon to spawning grounds in Alaska, where it must die. ... Read more
The moods of the parched land before the monsoon, the gathering of the clouds, then the bursting of the rain, is depicted in telling visuals and suitably selected ragas. ... Read more
The impact of western culture on the men of the Pacific is revealed through the inner monologue of a Solomon Islander. ... Read more
Any day, any suburb: the goings on of typical people. A "News of the World" cross section of a community and the way they spend their day. ... Read more
A prisoner released from a political prison in South Africa, goes to visit the wife (she has been unfaithful) of a fellow prisoner. He approaches. the meeting with hesitance— certainly he is ready to condemn. During a brief evening, he comes to understand how cruel are the pressures on the ... Read more
A cartoon about a little man whose talent will be coveted by the all-consuming society, by money-minded war mongers, and by a totalitarian power. ... Read more
A brief glimpse of the tragic life of Toulouse Lautrec told through his lithographs and drawings. The commentary, based on Lautrec's own words, adds a haunting poignancy to the portrait of this artist who "bought his freedom through his drawings". ... Read more
In this film, Truffaut turned to a love story by the author of "Jules et Jim", about a triangle again, but this time of two English girls and a Frenchman whom they nickname "The Continent". ... Claude, the hero of the film, meets the elder sister, Anne, first, when she is studying sculpture in ... Read more
The bete-noire of current revolutionaries has become not so much the conservative or the reactionary, but the liberal—in particular the academic intellectual who appears only to be paying lip service to his professed liberal principles. ... The film is alternatively a put-down of idealistic ... Read more
A juxtaposition of scenes in the lives of the well-to-do and the poor in Chile, culminating in an expression of hope for the future. ... Read more
The film concentrates on the history of telephone in Venezuela. It evokes its origins through the century, and culminates in the installation of the ground-station for satellites, which becomes the heart of the country, integrating Venezuela in the network of world communications. ... Read more
Glimpses of life in Indonesia, in and around Jakarta. This film is a chance, unscripted view of people in the city and a nearby village, in this crescent of islands, nothing goes by the book. ... Read more
Director Dusan Makavejev has described this film both as a guerilla exercise and as a "Dream Machine for Self-confrontation". ... The film is divided into two main sections. The first intersperses a documentary account of the life, work and persecution of Wilhelm Reich— his theory, that ... Read more
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