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Films Screened In 1978

Shut Down, in a combination of documentary and fiction film techniques, covers two aspects of Drag Racing, the organised competitive races and the casual encounters on urban streets. ... Read more
A selection of footage made during all the moon landing project flights, beginning as the last rocket booster falls away to reveal the receding Earth, to walks on the moon and re-entry landing in the Pacific. ... Read more
The effort and exhilaration of topping a 200-foot firtree in the forests of British Columbia. ... Gold medal, Virgin Islands. ... Read more
Spider Football satirizes technical education in Hungary. It is set in a newly completed college building where the equipment is entirely modern, but the students achieve consistently low grades. ... The devious headmaster attempts to divert attention from the poor standard of teaching by mounting ... Read more
A satire on the Pinocchio story, with a wry twist in the tail. ... Read more
An animated send-up of striptease. ... Read more
The story of the creation of one of the paintings by Berlin artist, Alexander Camaro. ... Read more
Reflections on the sun rising and setting over Sydney. ... Read more
Claude Miller's film, like Wim Wenders'The American Friend, is taken from a story by Patricia Highsmith. Gerard ... Depardieu plays David, a moody, twenty-eight year old bank clerk who's obsessed about his former sweetheart. ... He lives in a small town near a lonely girl (Miou Miou) who would like ... Read more
A kaleidoscopic sampler of the people, the land, the traditions, the culture and the activities which make up such a large part of life in the state of Tennessee. ... Read more
A prominent American sociologist arrives in Brazil praising the work of a man long dead and forgotten, Pedro Arcanjo. The American regards Arcanjo as the world's greatest sociologist. Local newspapers and television stations immediately try to find out who this man was. ... They go back through ... Read more
A wry tribute to Messrs. Daimler and Lenoir, inventors of the motorcar. ... Read more
Luis Bunuel's new film takes the story-line of a French nineteenth century novel by Pierre Louys. The story has been filmed before in 1929 by Jacques de Baroncelh. It was filmed again by Josef von Sternberg, with Marlene Dietrich in The Devil is a Woman, and later, by Julien Duvivier as The Woman ... Read more
Wim Wenders' new film is a crime thriller, based on a novel 'Ripley's Game' by Patricia Highsmith, who wrote the book on which Strangers on a Train was based. Once again an innocent man is asked to kill someone he doesn't know. The man who is picked out to murder a stranger is Jonathan Zimmermann a ... Read more
A way-out fantasy based on animated parts of the human head. ... Read more
A little moral tale about an apple and two men vying for it. ... Read more
A young nurse, Anna Simova, works at a Prague maternity hospital John (played by film director, Jin Menzel) a doctor with whom she works is cool and ironic He is single and has an affair with a married woman, Marta Anna meets the doctor by accident one day in the town, they have dinner together, he ... Read more
This is Argentinean director Edgardo Cozarinsky's first film made in France, where he has been living since 1974. ... Zouzou is a former French teacher in Santiago. She is now married to a film maker, and she longs to see her old friends from the past, especially, a rightist called Phil, who has ... Read more
Erwin Keusch's comedy describes the troubles of a small baker in an age of ... automation and supermarket sales. A young man becomes an apprentice baker in a small town. After ten years, having passed all his tests and worked briefly in a large bread company, he returns to the town to help out his ... Read more
This is Satyajit Ray's first film with Hindi and English dialogue. It is also his first historical film, set in mid-nineteenth century India. It is based on a short story by Munshi Premchand. ... Two Nawabs, Mirza and Meer, are chess addicts in Lucknow. They play out their repeated battles ... Read more
For more than 75 years, the Chicago Maternity Center delivered babies at home to thousands of mothers. When plans for an expensive new women's hospital threatened the Center's future, Black, Latina and White ... mothers fought vociferously, but failed to keep the Center open. ... The film includes ... Read more
With painstaking care, a man constructs a strange contraption in a dark and dismal cellar... the ultimate home gadget. ... Silver Bear, Berlin. ... Read more
One of the great silent films, The Crowd, is about John, an ambitious young man who fails in love and marries only to find that family life and ambition don't mix. Cast with unknown players, the film was a big critical success in its day ... Read more
This is the first film released in Iran from director Dariush Mehrjui since his earlier films, The Cowand The Postman, The Cycle looks critically at corruption in the medical services provided by the city for the poor. ... An energetic seventeen-year-old has come with his sick and complaining ... Read more
The function of the weather in forming the country and people of Denmark. ... Read more
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