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Films Screened In 1976

A story about a boy and his frustrations and successes, as he designs and builds a kite. ... Read more
Katharina Blum is a divorcee, young, attractive and shy. At a party, she meets a young man and they go back to her apartment. In the morning, heavily armed police burst in, but the young man has already left. The police suspect he is a terrorist and they have been following him for some time ... Read more
An experimental film probing the problem of time. ... Read more
This animated film illustrates the Eskimo fable about the tragicomical love story of an owl and a goose. ... Read more
A toilet-eye view of a party. ... Read more
The Red Desert is a pessimistic study of a neurotic woman, set against the background of a ravaged mineral landscape. Guiliana, unhappy with her dispassionate husband, attempts a sympathetic relationship with a stranger, only to find that he too can offer no more than mere physical love. ... Read more
In a world of primitive nomads, a father is unable to impress his son with the sacredness of messages from their god, Quoctaas. ... Read more
A young Belgian journalist, Pierre, has a successful partnership with an Arab pickpocket, working the Belgian subways. ... Later, Pierre discovers his fellow thief dead in mysterious circumstances. ... He decides to leave his girl¬friend and son in Brussels and visit the dead man's village in ... Read more
An abstract, animated film. ... First Prize, Annecy ... Read more
A stone is a stone is a stone. ... Read more
Directed by Iranian, Bahram Beiza'i, The Stranger and the Fog is set firmly in a mythic background. A stranger arrives in a primitive fishing village, drifting ashore in a small boat, bloodied and dimly aware that he has been in a fight. The villagers look after him and he recovers; he then decides ... Read more
Running for four hours, The Travelling Players traces the history of Greece from 1936 to 1952. The film begins and ends during an election campaign in 1952. A small group of strolling players traverses the countryside, performing their play, 'Golfo the Shepherdess'. Everywhere they go, they set up ... Read more
A young girl's love is menaced by war. ... Read more
A kind of confessional realism is bound up with a fictional form in this latest film from Claude Chabrol. His regular scriptwriter, Paul Gegauff, based the story on the break-up of his own common-law marriage, and the leading roles in the film are taken by himself, his former mistress and their ... Read more
Monika, who is a divorced housewife, wakes early one morning, at about five-thirty. Next to her in the bed is a stranger, a man she met the day before. He has lied to her about his name, his job, his wife and children. Last night, he had promised her love and friendship, but he is now anxious to be ... Read more
Putting the working class on the screen was Grierson's inspiration for the documentary movements he began in England in the 1930's and in Canada at the Film Board in the 1940's. ... This film traces the development of that idea over the last 50 years. ... Read more
Jörn Donner has condensed some sixteen hours of conversation with Ingmar Bergman into this hour-and-a-half profile of the Swedish film director. Bergman talks about his films, his way of life, his childhood. He recalls his youth, the often humiliating rituals forced on him by his parents, and his ... Read more
A report on the human rights situation and the conditions of political prisoners in Chile since the coup in 1973, featuring personal accounts from two women ex-prisoners and fresh documentary material on the coup and its aftermath. ... Anonymously made by a group of North and South American ... Read more
A seventeen-year-old Swedish girl, Liv, has been living for several weeks with a baker's apprentice, Chris. Through his union, he is fighting a battle with his boss, and it appears that in the dehumanizing conditions of industrial life, laziness and rebellion may be the only appropriate responses ... Read more
A brief documentary on the training of black boxers. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Sports Film Festival ... Read more
An advertising film for Count Pushkin Vodka. ... Bronze Lion, Venice. Clio Statuette, New York. ... Read more
A brief survey of two hundred years of the arts in the U.S.A. ... Read more
Underground, made by three film-makers, producer Emile de Antonio, editor Mary Lampson, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, has been described as 'an anthology of the left'. It includes interviews with five members of a radical American protest group, the Weather Underground, which has claimed ... Read more
A nature film, using complex technical devices. ... Read more
Marco Bellocchio's Victory March is a bitter indictment of military establishments and their training methods. The director takes up the theme of his earlier film on the warping effects that rigid institutional discipline has on individuals. Life in the barracks is contrasted with the empty private ... Read more
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