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Films Screened In 1974

OVERNIGHT (Karin Thome, 1973)
This is the first feature film from Karin Thome, who has directed several controversial television documentaries in West Germany. The title übernacht introduces a series of sexual encounters cast in… Read more

Pandora (Derek May, 1971)
A modern version of the old myth of Pandora and her box, presented in an experimental manner, and utilizing a front projection technique. The director of the film says: "Look at this film ... as if y… Read more

People Like Albert (Keith Hulse, 1973)
Two thirds of Britain's prison population of 45,000 are petty criminals who are unable to adjust to life after their release. Most of them commit further crimes and drift back into the haven of the p… Read more

Peter and Ruby (Colin Gregg, 1973)
This is a film portrait in which the words are mostly Peter Hannaford's, an eighty-year-old Dartmoor smallholder and cattle doctor, living with his first cousin, Ruby French. The last of his kind, he… Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY (Pál Zolnay, 1973)
It is New Year's Eve, and merrymakers crowd the streets. Two photographers wander amongst them taking snap-shots. People are only too willing to pose for them, hoping the picture will turn out better… Read more

PIROSMANI (Georgy Shengelaya, 1971)
Niko Pirosmani was a great Georgian artist, although his works are not widely known outside the Soviet Union. He painted before 1920, refusing to compromise, living a bare existence. He accepted meag… Read more

Playing the Thing (Christopher Morphet, 1972)
Playing the Thing is a joyful celebration of the multiple sounds, moods and pleasures, which can be obtained from that somewhat despised instrument, the harmonica. The film, traces the history of the… Read more

Potpourri (Les Kaluza, 1972)
Potpourri is composed of seven mini films, each one containing not only its individual gag, but also its own different style. ... Diploma of Honour, Cracow. ... Read more

Proud to be British (Nicholas Broomfield, 1973)
Although shot in the small town of Beaconsfield, the film represents a general phenomenon found in the region referred to as the 'Home Counties' or the 'Stockbroker Belt'. This area clings to a way o… Read more

RATOPOLIS (Gilles Thérien, 1973)
The rat population of the world (estimated at one rat per man) is a constant danger to health. It spreads disease, contaminates our drinking water, our food. The film studies a colony of wild rats; i… Read more

Recess 10:15-10:30 (Richard Stringer, 1972)
The film contrasts the two worlds of child ren playing freely in a school yard and the adult rat-race world in the stop and go environment of the city. ... Read more

Reflections (James Ricketson, 1973)
A film-maker has doubts about his ability to make films, and about his relationship with his wife. He attempts to solve his problems by expressing his misgivings on film. ... 1973 Australian Film Ins… Read more

REJEANNE PADOVANI (Denys Arcand, 1973)
Denys Arcand directed this French-Canadian film about corruption and collusion between government and financiers. The occasion is the opening of a new super-highway, and the contractor, Padovani. is … Read more

RETURN FROM AFRICA (Alain Tanner, 1973)
Return from Africa is the latest film from Swiss director Alain Tanner, whose film The Salamander was shown at the Melbourne Festival last year. In Return from Africa, a young couple plan to leave Ge… Read more

Reversals (Jack Verbeek, Karin Wiertz, 1972)
Four short experiments in animation, using constantly shifting perspectives. The makers of the films are pupils of Frans Zwartjes, Holland's leading experimental filmmaker. ... Read more

Ribb's Motorcycle (Karin Thome, 1973)
A boy has a motorcycle and a girlfriend. After a dream one night. the boy calls his girlfriend and tells her about the origin of the motorcycle. The cycle is a gift from a friend, who wants to emigra… Read more

Scars (Paul Winkler, 1972)
The film gives expression to the reaction of its director to the mutilation and destruction of trees by man, in the cause of progress. ... 1973 Australian Film Institute Awards - Silver Award ... Read more

SINBAD (Zoltán Huszárik, 1971)
Sinbad is a nineteenth century Hungarian poet whose work is his own life. In a series of reminiscences, Zoltan Huszarik follows through the love affairs of this artist, whose poetry echoes lohn Donne… Read more

Slippery Slope (Jack Verbeek, Karin Wiertz, 1972)
Four short experiments in animation, using constantly shifting perspectives. The makers of the films are pupils of Frans Zwartjes, Holland's leading experimental filmmaker. ... Read more

STATION 10 (Michael Scott, 1973)
Made from some sixty days and nights of filming of routine police work in Montreal, Station 10 is a view of life in the inner city that few ordinary citizens are likely to see in any other way. It is… Read more

Stone (Dominique Cheminal, 1973)
A French gentleman takes the Words literally. ... Read more

Streetworker (John Fisher, Pen Densham, John Watson, 1973)
Social workers in touch with youngsters on the streets, are called "Streetworkers" in Canada. The film shows them in action, and listens to their ideas about a positive approach to the problems of de… Read more

Sunburst (Pen Densham, John Watson, 1972)
Images of flowers drenched in sunlight, are used to express the emotional content of the 1812 Overture. ... Read more

Ten Minutes (David Stocker, 1973)
Travelling through a reality time-warp, the film starts on concrete water in these days of change. Significantly enough, the film opens with sand, the winds of time blow quietly as 3 people fight out… Read more

THAT SWEET WORD LIBERTY (V. Jalakyavichus, 1973)
This film won the Grand Prize at the Moscow Festival last year. It is a modern political thriller based on actual recent events in Venezuela. Three communist senators are arrested and held in prison … Read more

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