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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) finds his business is running into severe problems; his wife leaves him on account of his mistress ... Read more
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. ... Mille (Lisbeth Lundquist) appears as a liberated woman, working as a television journalist and living ... Read more
A creative, playfully earnest history of the world from the feminist viewpoint. ... Read more
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 were shown various aspects of Cuba, and their sharply different reactions were recorded by Rubbo. Maybe ... Read more
How not to kill yourself. ... Read more
In this parable on tyranny, a cat magician performs increasingly cruel tricks on mice. ... Read more
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 confusion of Britain's immigration laws, an East End cockney, Reuben ('Mr. Fixit') Davis, operates ... Read more
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 and the juvenile courts. Welfare, at two and three-quarter hours, is a long and ambitious ... Read more
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 Bernie is the neighbourhood friend, social worker and confidant, but nevertheless the tough cop, who ... Read more
An animated film on Canada and how its people got to be the way they are. ... Read more
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 century, they finally found refuge in Louisiana. The Cajuns are an essentially rural community with ... Read more
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 their husbands' worlds. Now they challenge the sexual expectations and stereotypes they feel have ... 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
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 political impotence of African nations. ... A rich businessman, El Hadji Abdou Kader Beye, has just ... Read more
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 relationship deepens Martin tells Kay that he used to like being best in everything he did, but now, a ... Read more
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
The story of a whole generation is symbolised in this portrait of a witty and independent woman, Yudie. ... Read more
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 fantasy, depicted in the final spectacular scene of the film. ... Read more
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