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Films Screened In 1978

The Whales are Waiting (Tony Ianzelo, Strowan Robertson, Andy Thomson, 1976)
In the face of modern techniques, whales face extinction. The film gives an account of the current debate about whaling, and the efforts of the Canadian-sponsored Project Jonah to stop the slaughter. ... Read more

The White Tailed Deer (Bernard Beaupre, 1977)
A documentary about the work of biologists towards the preservation of the white-tailed deer in Quebec. ... Read more

THE WIND (Victor Sjöström, 1928)
Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art New York, MGM and CIC ... A sensitive young girl from Virginia goes to live with her cousin (Orlamond) and his coarse insensitive wife (Cummings) on a lonel… Read more

The Worp Reaction (Tony Trafford, 1976)
Based on a short story by the American author, Lion Miller, the film tells of a mentally handicapped man who is widely regarded as a hopeless idiot. ... Apparently fascinated by scrap metal, he accum… Read more

THOMAS HARDY: A MAN WHO NOTICED THINGS (John Bartlett, 1977)
A dramatised documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy. Presented by the contemporary poet, Charles Causley, the film takes a close look at Hardy's … Read more

Toilette (Joan Freeman, 1976)
A clay animation portrait of a woman who is unable to make up her mind about who she really is or wants to be. ... First Prize for First Film, International Animated Film Festival. ... Read more

TOM PHILLIPS (Davi Rowan, 1977)
A central aspect of Tom Phillip's approach to painting is a concern for process, reflected not only in the structure of individual paintings, but in a meticulous documentation of the development of e… Read more

TOUCH OF EVIL (Orson Welles, 1958)
This print, presented by courtesy of CIC, is the full version of Touch of Evil, which was cut by 15 minutes when released in 1958. ... Special narcotics investigator for the Mexican Ministry of Justi… Read more

TREE OF DESIRES (T. Abuladze, 1976)
This film is based on an autobiographical story by Georgi Leonidze, one of the founders of Soviet Georgian literature. Farmers and shepherds live in a nameless village on the banks of a river that dr… Read more

Uluru (Michael Glasheen, 1977)
A room: empty except for a chair and a clock on the wall. There is one other object in the room: a small wooden box on the floor beside the chair. A succession of people enter the room, each seeing a… Read more

UNFINISHED PIECE FOR A MECHANICAL PIANO (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1977)
The film is based on Chekhov's early play, 'Platonov', and on some of his short stories. Director Nikita Mikhalkov has changed the ending of the play, in order to bring it more in line with the spiri… Read more

WELCOME TO L.A. (Alan Rudolph, 1976)
Alan Rudolph has had a long association with Robert Altman, as assistant director on The Long Goodbye, California Split, and Nashville, and as co-writer of Buffalo Bill and the Indians. His film, Wel… Read more

What Did We Do to the Hens (Josef Hekrdla, Vladimír Jiránek, 1977)
An animated burlesque about man's increasing demands on Nature. ... Read more

WIN (Claire Mussell, 1976)
The second part of a trilogy by Claire ... Mussell about her own family, is a portrait of her mother, Win, a woman of 57, who has been blind since her twenties. ... In spite of her handicap, Win trie… Read more

Women in Sports - An Informal History (Dan Klugherz, 1977)
From the classical period to the present, the film traces prejudice against the physically active woman, shows the rise of women's participation in sports and the growing awareness of their rights. ... Read more

Wooden Grave-Posts (Ferenc Olasz, 1977)
Hungarian wooden grave-posts are of ancient origin — some survived from pre-Christian times. Originally, the posts had no inscriptions; the personal details of the deceased were revealed by the… Read more

ZERO HOUR (Edgar Reitz, 1976)
It is July 1945; a small group of Germans are waiting in a suburb of Leipzig for the Russians to move in. The Americans have just pulled out of the area after occupying it first. ... The country is a… Read more

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