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Films Screened In 1976

Vincent, Francois and Paul are good friends; they spend their weekends together, and their wives get on well. But slowly the lives of these middle-aged characters disintegrate. Vincent (Yves Montand)… Read more

VIOLETS ARE BLUE (Peter Refn, 1975)
Peter Refn's first feature-length film bears a strong resemblance to Eric Rohmer's contes moraux. It centres on the conflict between a romantic view of love and a more basic, sexual conception. ... M… Read more

W.O.W. (Women of the World) (Faith Hubley, 1975)
A creative, playfully earnest history of the world from the feminist viewpoint. ... Read more

WAITING FOR FIDEL (Michael Rubbo, 1974)
In 1974, an interview was arranged between two Canadians and Fidel Castro, and Michael Rubbo tagged along to make a record of the conversation. While waiting to be called by Castro, the Canadians wer… Read more

Way Out (Red Rockley, 1975)
How not to kill yourself. ... Read more

We Are Many (Borislav Sajtinac, 1975)
In this parable on tyranny, a cat magician performs increasingly cruel tricks on mice. ... Read more

WELCOME TO BRITAIN (Ben Lewin, 1976)
Half a mile from London's Heathrow airport, a wire enclosed compound holds visitors from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, East Africa and Cyprus, who arrived without an immigration permit. ... Amidst the… Read more

WELFARE (Frederick Wiseman, 1975)
Welfare is the ninth in a series of documentary films about American institutions by Frederick Wiseman. His films since 1967 include studies of the law, the medical profession, schools, the military … Read more

Whistling Smith (Michael Scott, Marrin Cannell, 1975)
Sgt. Bernie, 'Whistling' Smith, pounds the beat in District One, the colourful east-side of Vancouver, where the streets are lined with greasy spoons, strip joints and flophouses. Friendly, outgoing … Read more

Who Are We? (Zlatko Grgić, 1974)
An animated film on Canada and how its people got to be the way they are. ... Read more

Within Southern Louisiana (Jean-Pierre Bruneau, 1973)
The 'Cajuns', the last French-speaking minority remaining in the United States, are descendants of the first Frenchmen who settled in Canada in the 17th century. Deported by the British in the 18th c… Read more

WIVES (Anja Breien, 1975)
Three girls, one of them pregnant, meet at a school re-union and decide to go out on the town together. During the ten years since they have seen each other, they have gradually become absorbed into … Read more

WRONG MOVEMENT (Wim Wenders, 1975)
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… Read more

XALA (Ousmane Sèmbene, 1974)
Xala means impotence in Senegalese. The story of the film, which centres on the impotence of a newly married man, also touches on some major social issues, and symbolises the cultural, economic and p… Read more

YOU DON'T CLAP LOSERS (John Power, 1975)
A minor case of vandalism brings two lonely people together. Single parents Martin and Kay meet when their sons, Joe and Steven, appear in the Children's Court on a delinquency charge. As their relat… Read more

You've Read the Book Now See the Movie (John Weldon, 1975)
A film for the Taxation Division of Revenue Canada, to show that filling in income tax forms is not as difficult as it may seem. ... Read more

Yudie (Mirra Bank, 1974)
The story of a whole generation is symbolised in this portrait of a witty and independent woman, Yudie. ... Read more

ZABRISKIE POINT (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1969)
Shot in the deserts of Arizona, Antonioni's first American film tells of two young people whose paths cross for a single day and night. In the morning he goes to his death, and the girl escapes into … Read more

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