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Films Screened In 1975

An abstract illustration of Ravel's Bolero ... Read more
Thirteen years of Beatles in seventeen minutes of film - a kaleidoscope of images, music and ideas of the rock group which powerfully influenced the youth of the Sixties. ... Read more
An investigation of the position of the Brazilian Amazon-Indians today. In their natural state, in their own surroundings, they enjoy the very things western men crave for -an unhurried and untroubled life, a relaxed and happy communal existence. But, by opening up the jungle, the Government forces ... Read more
This compilation documentary about the United States in the 1930s was written and directed by Philippe Mora, who earlier recreated scenes from the life of Hitler in Swastika. Brother Can You Spare a Dime? is an historical odyssey which takes the audience on a journey through the United States ... Read more
Based on Allan Marshall's short story, the film is set on an isolated dairy farm in the 1930's. A disturbing series of events develops from a young girl's relationship with her parents. disrupting the family's pattern of relationship. ... Read more
A folk story—the fable of Calabardin—told in terms of non-figurative images and experimental music. ... Read more
A young surgeon feels his life has come to an impasse. The deeply humane feelings of an elder colleague make apparent to him the emptiness of his own existence. He recognizes that his concern for humanity is a sham. So, he ponders on the reasons that made him strive to become a doctor, and turn ... Read more
Carlo Lorenzini, who wrote under the name of Collodi, is one of the greatest writers of children's books: he is the creator of Pinocchio. This documentary vividly presents the personality of the author, and shows the spread of his work throughout the world. ... Read more
Abstract variation on the Nutcracker music by Tchaikovski. ... Read more
An animated film about the threads that pervade life: from spider's webs to man-made threads for children's games or hangman's ropes. ... Read more
This long film from Jacques Rivette spins a fantasy deriving from Alice in Wonderland, and from a minor tale by Henry James. Julie, a librarian, is sitting in a park in Montmartre, reading a book of magic. She sees an anxious woman, Celine, rush past, trailing sunglasses, scarf and a wrap. She ... Read more
A fantastic, poetic, enigmatic, cybernetic and tonic tale from which we will learn that 'it is always the tight-rope walker who holds both ends of the rope', even if he needs a chess set and a candle, and that there is no point in running around with one heart . . . ... Read more
Networks of subtly plaited, flexible lines expand in the giddy emptiness of a siren. ... Read more
A moving abstract painting created by the animation of powdered substances. ... Read more
The Continent of Ice is the Antarctic. The film first deals with the early explorations and includes some rare film footage of Scott and Amundsen. Then it presents the sparse flora and fauna of the region, shows the lives of the scientists during the long Antarctic winter, working on meteorological ... Read more
A play of opposites: space, colour, ... forms, movements . . . ... Read more
Once again, Carlos Saura returns to the Spanish Civil War and its effects upon his country's social and intellectual life. The protagonist, Luis, played by Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, comes to Segovia from Barcelona, bringing his mother's remains to be re-buried there. He visits his aunt, whom he ... Read more
Canada's huge James Bay power project creates a conflict between the hunting culture in the area, and the white technical culture which would become dominant there. The film shows the Cree hunters' and trappers' way of living with the land, reflecting not only their complex and subtle religious ... Read more
An abstract colour film incorporating images produced by computer, and photographs manipulated by computer. The theme of the film derives from Hindu Chakras and from "The Secret Life of Plants". ... Read more
A dialogue of forms, colours and movements follow a rhythm which is both plastic and musical. ... Read more
An abstract illustration of Grieg's famous Norwegian Dance. ... Read more
Man's exploitation by man automatically creates violence. And man's exploitation by man — the worst of all the forms of aggression — always ends in death. ... Read more
A tank, into which a red liquid is dripping. A figure absorbed in an obscure and desperate battle against submersion. A little furry animal comes to disturb this strange world . . . ... Read more
A graphic transcription of a story by the humorist, Cami. How can one move out of the house without the concierge noticing it? One has to cut up the furniture into tiny bits. This simple and effective solution to the problem is the origin of the psychological drama involving a husband, his wife and ... Read more
Memories, nostalgia, alienation, the ephemeral quality of life . . . these are the subjects of this animated diary. ... Read more
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