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Films Screened In 1976

A student film showing the grim struggle for existence of a family of unskilled labourers on a new building site. ... Read more
This is a film, made for adults, based on a Russian folk tale. It tells the story of the unsuccessful matchmaking of a stork and a heron. ... Read more
Lasse is an out-of-work journalist in his late twenties. He is easy-going but lacking in any firm convictions; he tends to worry about the state of his health. Work is difficult to get and Lasse delivers newspapers in central Stockholm to support himself. He and his friend Bosse enjoy dancing at ... Read more
A visual voyage into the serenity, simplicity and delicate balance of the forest, and a demonstration of the need for man to replace what he is taking from the earth. ... Read more
A long and thoughtful look at those desperate days of October 1970, when Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ) terror gripped the streets of Montreal and it seemed that Quebec's search for independence and the security of its language might end in insurrection and repression. Filmed by NFB crews during the ... Read more
Kata is a widowed factory worker whose lonely existence is relieved by a long-standing affair with a fellow worker. He is married and will not consider leaving his family. Kata decides she wants to have a child by him, but circumstances force her to change her mind. Then she is approached by a ... Read more
The film depicts three traditional ways of life in West-Africa, each intimately linked to the demands of its physical environment (desert, savannah, and rain forest). It also concerns itself with the destructive impact of contact with the west (the city). In so doing, it questions widely-held ... Read more
During Britain's Industrial Revolution, British inventors were unsurpassed in the fertility of their ideas and significance of their discoveries. ... Age of Invention shows examples of industrial remains, some reconstructed, some lovingly preserved. ... Read more
A documentary on the wild lands of Alaska, the last great herds of caribou, and the threats to the existence of wilderness as oil development and mining take over the State. ... Read more
The lives of Australian spiders are filmed entirely in close-up. The egg-sac making, the emergence of the young, predatory techniques, mating procedures are shown in remarkable detail. ... Read more
It's amateur night with the girls each doing their thing on stage. Take it off, take it off, cry the boys from the rear. And the girls oblige. ... Read more
The film tries to give an idea of the difficulties facing young physically handicapped people looking for love and affection. ... Read more
In the summer of 1914, Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, Gaudier-Brska and others published 'Blast', the manifesto of the Vorticist movement. Their aim was to disrupt the Edwardian conventions of the Royal Academy and to introduce an alternative artistic vocabulary. The film gives an account of the ... Read more
Set in 'swinging London', Antonioni's first English-language film concerns Thomas, a fashion photographer who stumbles on a possible murder. Sliding uneasily between the reality of the actual corpse and his photographic world of delusion, Thomas's decline is inevitable. ... Read more
A story about a caretaker in an unusual boardinghouse. ... Read more
A sexually confused young man ... searches for his true identify with ... the help of his sister. ... Read more
In an overpopulated world of the future, murder becomes a legally and morally accepted welfare activity. ... Read more
The singing frog leads the animals through the forest to join in the Butterfly Ball. ... Read more
A conversation between a man and a woman in a small cafe over a cup of coffee. ... Read more
A youth. A doorway. An old man. One comes out. One goes in. The world is unconquered. ... Read more
An impressionistic view of the interaction of human and natural forces in the environment. ... Read more
An animated film expressing the emotional turmoil of a young couple in love. ... Read more
An animated jaunt through Coney Island. ... Read more
A parody of a Busby Berkley Musical using incongruity as a means and an end. ... Read more
An experimental film illustrating a poem on the theme of Death and the Maiden. ... Read more
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