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Films Screened In 1975

In this allegory, a bird catcher uses the song of a caged male bird to catch females on the sticky branches of the bushes nearby. ... Read more
The Valiant Ones was made in Taiwan by Chinese film-maker King Hu, who has already directed A Touch of Zen, and The Fate ot Lee Khan. His latest film is set in the sixteenth century. Japanese pirates join with Chinese pirates to plunder coastal areas of mainland China. The inept Ming Emperor ... Read more
Filmed in Holloway, North London, a cinema verite record of the struggle of a group of tenants, black and white, who establish what is probably Britain's first housing co-operative. ... Read more
'Tour en I'air' is a ballet term meaning a complete single, double or trlpie turn in the air. The film presents Anna Marie and David Holmes, Canadian ballet team (earlier seen in Norman McLaren's Ballet Adagio). The dance stars are seen on a stage that is world wide: Berlin, London, Lisbon, Havana ... Read more
Based on abstract images by Kamler, Andre Voisin and Francois Bayle imagined the story of a messenger charged to bring to our planet the key to a forgotten wisdom. ... Read more
Artists who create billboards, have to paint enormous pictures at times. What is the impact of these super-human images on society? And what is the difference between art and commercial art? ... Read more
A chronicle of the encampment of George Washington's army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778; the midst of the American Revolution. ... Read more
A film portrait of Vilgot Sjoman, made during the shooting of his film, A Handful of Love, in 1973. ... Sjoman talks about himself, his films (several of which are illustrated by excerpts), and film making in general. ... Read more
An attempt to escape from prison does not usually finish happily. ... Read more
A visual meditation on water as it ... relates to the sacrament of ... Baptism. ... Read more
A true story of twin boys, one born blind, and their parents' determination to treat both equally and to help share their different worlds of darkness and light. ... Read more
Jenny Langby, mother of five children, lived in Port Adelaide, South Australia. At the age of 32, she was dead. ... Who Killed Jenny Langby? This film, in documentary format, is about the events which led up to Jenny Langby's death, ... There were numerous extraordinary pressures upon Jenny . . ... Read more
The Wilderness Nomads is a group of boys and girls (ages 14 to 17) who set out with their leader, Mr Frenetee, on a 400-mile, month-long wilderness canoe trip, through a Northern Canadian Wilderness Park. The film follows their adventures, with commentary by the children themselves. ... Read more
A study of flamingoes, which gather in countless thousands on broad river flats for the mating season. ... Read more
This film is set against the background of the introduction of collective farming in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's. A young peasant, Fedor, who has been given a farm by the government, abducts a girl from the village. She is in love with a young communist, Ivan, but when the villagers come to arrest ... Read more
Rudyard Kipling: his life and philosophy. ... Read more
Young Wilhelm Meister is on the way: from Bonn, past a castle on the Rhine, through a suburb of Frankfurt and on to the great mountain, the Zugspitze. He is escaping from boredom and dullness, and he hopes that travel will enable him to fulfil his ambition to write. ... On the journey, he meets a ... Read more
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