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Films Screened In 1974

The Olympic yachting races in the North Sea, off Kiel Harbour, Germany, brought the great sailors of the world together in duels of skill and pluck, that were often decided by the weather. ... Read more
Illustration of a song from Louisana, interpreted by Alma, a black singer. ... Read more
The transformation of the face of a woman anticipating the possible realisation of an idea, a desire and an image. ... Read more
An anthology of nine short films, each written and directed by a school student (youngest 11, oldest 16). Each of these filmettes is a commercial for ‘life', to promote people's appreciation of being alive. These young people were first given an understanding of filmmaking terms and techniques ... Read more
For workers on distant construction sites, where they have been working for years, far away from their families, every visit is a precious experience. The film observes the visit of one wife, who conies to visit her husband. ... Read more
Frederick is in his thirties, is happily married and runs a small business. His wife. Helene, who teaches English at school, is expecting their second child. Frederick takes long lunch breaks, and he likes to stroll along the pavements imagining that he is irresistible to the women who pass by ... Read more
Love Me Tonight (1932) has been described as Rouben Mamoulian's first flawless masterpiece. This musical is based on a play by Leopold Marchand and Paul Armont. The screenplay was written by Samuel Hoffenstein and the lyrics by Rodgers and Hart. The nine songs are integrally linked with a ... Read more
With a twist in the old story, this is the latest film by the celebrated Yugoslav puppet film maker. Zlatko Bourek. ... Read more
Charlie Cappa is a twenty-seven year-old second-generation Italian American. He lives in New York, supported by his mother. For him, life in 'little Italy' is a desperate case of survival, complicated by his Catholic upbringing, which has left him with many unresolved conflicts. ... Charlie is a ... Read more
Mitch and Barbara is the story of a love affair beginning between a single man and a married woman with husband and child. ... Silver Medal, XXVI Cannes International Amateur Film Festival. Winner, New York University Film Festival. ... Read more
A satirical look at man's insatiable craving for material goods. ... Golden Gate Award, San Francisco Film Festival. ... Read more
Between 1923 and 1928. A. A. Milne and Ernest Shepard collaborated in the creation of the four books of Winnie the Pooh. Shepard. at over 90, tells the story. ... Read more
A documentary about the life and work of the potter, Michael Cardew, who worked in West Africa, developing the traditional craft pottery of Nigeria and Ghana. Now living in Cornwall, Cardew (who worked on a similar scheme in Darwin, N.T.) revisits the places where he worked, and tells his story in ... Read more
This is the second part of a projected trilogy by Bill Douglas about the childhood of a lonely boy in a Scots mining village. It is set in the late forties in the desperately poor village of Newcraighall. My Ain Folk follows the first part, My Childhood, which won the Best First Film Award at the ... Read more
A poetical document of the life of the shepherd, and his close ties with nature. ... Read more
Two neighbours start a fight, which leads to total destruction. ... Read more
New Sweden is a film about a group of young people in a modern Swedish suburb. 'The gang' in the film consists of about 30 individuals, their ages ranging from 14 to 20. Their existence is characterized by a lack of activities and contact with adults—instead they escape to each other. Pop ... Read more
A colour short without narration on the goalkeeper in soccer. Its title refers to the position of this player within the formation of the team. Filmed (among others) at the World Cup '74 stadiums of Stuttgart, Diisseldorf and Frankfurt. ... Read more
American life discovered through six decades of the art of Norman Rockwell—a world filled with happy families, children, humour, friends and love. ... Read more
A fanciful cartoon about a small island which appears off the sea coast. It offers quite a surprise to the investigators. ... Annecy Animated Film Festival, Jury Prize. ... Read more
One girl, one bed and . . . one man. They negotiate. The price goes up . . . then down. Finally they reach an agreement. ... Read more
Risto Jarva, one of Finland's leading directors, has been awarded Finland's top prize for this, his sixth picture. The film has similarities to Jarva's earlier and influential A Worker's Diary in both theme and treatment. One Man's War is semi-documentary with most of the cast of non-professionals ... Read more
A Welsh farmer and his family live in a valley under the threat of inundation from a hydro-electric power scheme. It has already affected their lives. ... Read more
An animated short, made of many crazy gags, tied by a common theme —music: from classical to opera, nothing gets spared from irreverent and affectionate observation. Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Pagan in i, Verdi, Rossini and Puccini are just some of the personages called in for this "Opera" ... Read more
A powerful nation has experimented with a new gas, which does not kill or injure the asphyxiated subjects, only puts them in a lethargic and mystical state. ... X-70 gas bombs will be dropped by mistake over Nebelux and provoke an unexpected mutation of the population of this friendly little ... Read more
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