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Films Screened In 1978

Medusa Challenger (Steven Elkins, 1977)
This urban fable tells the bittersweet success story of two Chicago flower sellers one of whom is mentally retarded. ... Read more

MEN CAN’T BE RAPED (Jörn Donner, )
Eva Randers is a divorced librarian with a teenage son. She is approaching her fortieth birthday and to celebrate she asks a female colleague to come to dinner with her. At the restaurant the women o… Read more

Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa (Caroline Leaf, 1977)
A sand-animated version of the Kafka story about a man who wakes up one day to find that he has turned into a beetle. ... Critics Prize, Annecy ... Read more

Monihara (Satyajit Ray, 1961)
Monihara, a ghost story based on a tale by Rabmdranath Tagore, is told by a dishevelled teacher to a silent, dark-clad figure on a river bank. Phanibhushan, a rich jute merchant, brings his beautiful… Read more

Movies Are My Life (Peter Hayden, 1977)
The portrait of film director, Martin Scorcese, emerges from interviews with people who worked with him. ... Read more

Music of the Spheres (Jordan Belson, 1977)
A new exploration of the energies galactic spaces and earthly phases of the Universe. ... Read more

NEVER TOO LATE (Jaime de Armiñán, 1977)
A seventy-three year old spinster spies on a young couple in an apartment across the block. She watches as they make love. She is a spinster, she has never experienced sex, and she is profoundly affe… Read more

No Apple for Johnny (John Weldon, 1977)
This animated film tells its director s hair-raising experiences as a trainee teacher. ... Read more

NOBODY EVER DIED OF OLD AGE (Herbert Danska, 1977)
In the youth cult society of America the elderly are shunted aside and ignored Nobody Ever Died of Old Age dramatizes the lives of a series of resourcefully independent citizens in their late years, … Read more

Norman MacCaig: A Man In My Position (Michael Alexander, 1977)
The Scottish poet talks, with great humour and irony, about his role as a poet, his work, and about the function and meaning of poetry. ... Read more

Notes on the Popular Arts (Saul Bass, 1977)
Using live action, animation and special effects, the film demonstrates how the popular arts in America serve as vehicles for 'self-projection, experience-expansion, and fantasy fulfilment'. ... Read more

OMAR GATLATO (Merzak Allouache, 1977)
Omar Gatlato is an Algerian who works in a government office and dreams of sexual conquests. A romantic, he fancies himself as a ladies' man, but never moves outside the circle of his own mates, and … Read more

One in a Thousand (Rimko Haanstra, 1976)
In a small village, the imminent registration of the 1000th inhabitant, in the person of a baby about to be born, is awaited with excitement. Nobody takes notice of the birthday of the oldest inhabit… Read more

Otto Messmer and Felix the Cat (John Canemaker, 1977)
Felix the Cat was the first cartoon to express an individual personality in drawings that move. The producer of the films, Pat Sullivan, claimed all the credit for creating and developing Felix the C… Read more

OUTRAGEOUS (Richard Benner, 1977)
Liza Conners. played by Hollis McLaren, escapes from a mental institution and goes to live with her friend, Robin. They last knew each other in high school, he is now a hairdresser with a flair for f… Read more

PADRE PADRONE (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 1977)
Set in the mountains of Sardinia, Padre Padrone explores the childhood and adolescence of boys who are compelled to leave school and spend years in isolation as sheep-herders. ... Gavino is at school… Read more

PARADISE PLACE (Gunnel Lindblom, 1977)
The director of Paradise Place, Gunnel Lindblom, played leading roles in several of Ingmar Bergman's films including The Silence In her first feature film, she raises profound questions about the mak… Read more

Playtime (Petar Krelja, 1978)
In the big cities, many working parents leave their small children at home alone This documentary shows the effects of their abandonment on the little people. ... Read more

Potters at Work (Marty Gross, 1976)
Study of the making of Japanese pottery and the rhythm of daily circumstances out of which the pieces emerge and draw their meaning. Potters at work are observed in two mountain villages on Kyushu Is… Read more

RACE, THE SPIRIT OF FRANCO (Gonzalo Herralde, 1977)
Perhaps the most notorious post-war propaganda film was made in 1942 by Spanish director Saenz de Heredia. It was called Race,, and Franco himself was believed to have closely supervised the script. … Read more

ROBBERY UNDER ARMS (Kenneth Brampton, 1920)
As part of their programme of restoring vintage Australian films ,the present 35 mm. copy of Robbery Under Arms was reconstructed by the National Film Archive. Five minutes were lost. ... The Aborigi… Read more

ROGER CORMAN: HOLLYWOOD'S WILD ANGEL (Christian Blackwood, 1977)
Since 195, Roger Corman has produced and directed the cream opf Ameerica's B-pictures, and in doing so, has provided a start many American Filmakers. ... A Bucket of Blood, Little Shop of Horrors, Th… Read more

Rondino (Csaba Szórády, 1977)
A black (and red) little joke about the torturer and the tortured. ... Critics' Prize.Annecy ... Read more

Round Robin (Hugh Miles, 1978)
The Robin is better known to most of us as a carrier of Christmas messages than as a wild bird. But dispensing peace and goodwill is not part of the Robin's life — it spends most of its time ar… Read more

SCARS (Stephen Weeks, 1976)
After 60 years, the outward scars of the battles of the Great War are healing, but they are still there — touched off by the place names, that are still a litany of courage, comradeship and dea… Read more

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