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Films Screened In 1980

Building (Bob Lebar, 1979)
Building shows a metamorphosis of the corner of 54th Street, from the demolition of a factory, the inevitable parking lot, then a new building. ... Read more

Buzz Wray and his Telephone (J. Wayne Sterloff, 1980)
This is "the first film ever to use the Aniscope Process, a newly invented system of comic-book-like animation originating from live-action footage". Th estory is set in a distant and eclectic future… Read more

By Night (Rex Cramphorn, 1980)
John meets Catherine in a hotel in suspicious circumstances. He is attracted to Catherine and tries to help her, but seems unable to... ... Read more

CAMERA BUFF (Krzsystof Kieslowski, 1979)
The Polish cinema has produced new directors in recent years who have started to make films in which one can find some genuine and positive contemporary social criticism. Led by Krzysztof Zanussi, a … Read more

Caravaners (George Johnson, 1978)
The story of 300 caravan convoy's journey through British Columbia. Almost all the travellers are retired folk from the U.S.A Organised by a manufacturer of caravans, the trip is staged with the prec… Read more

Chairmen (Jean-Thomas Bédard, 1978)
An animated allegory about contemporary society, in which man's development is presented in terms of changes in architectural styles, from the "age of stone" to the "age of the chair". Gold Hugo, Chi… Read more

Chase That Dream (Ken Cameron, 1979)
The film - based on real life experiences - illustrates some of the difficulties people have in the housing market, in an endeavour to increase awareness and understanding of the issues involved. ... Read more

CINEMA (Liana Eliava, 1979)
Sosiko's parents had sent their son to study in Paris. He comes home with the camera of the Lumiere brothers. The young man wanders through the streets of Tiflis photographing ever so many scenes: th… Read more

Cinema Verité (Andrzej Warchal, 1979)
A man - when silent, has his eyes covered, when he speaks, a black strip moves down his face. ... Read more

Claire Falkenstein: Sculptor (Jae Carmichael, 1979)
One woman in the vanguard of the arts in sculptor Claire Falkenstein. Presenting the scope of her work, from sculpture on a giant scale, to jewellery and printmaking, this film reveals the myriad act… Read more

Clockwork Lemon (Macek Rubetzki, 1979)
Alf has worked as a compositor for 42 years with the one company. In the last seven of those years the industry, and Alf's job, have undergone tremendous changes. The film looks at the effects of the… Read more

CONFIDENCE (István Szabó, 1980)
Szabo's newest Hungarian film is yet to be seen here. However, in a recent interview published in Hungarofilm Bulletin, he explained what he wanted to communicate - ... "It was in these past few year… Read more

CORRECTION PLEASE (Noel Burch, 1979)
What we call the language of Cinema is not a "natural" language. It did not grow spontaneously out of the technology of animated photography, it had to be fashioned by social and cultural forces. It … Read more

CUBA (Richard Lester, 1979)
Richard Lester made his name directing The Beatles in their two good fiSms, consolidated his reputation with a series of out and thrust comedies and, for several years now, has proved himself adept a… Read more

Dae (Stole Popov, 1979)
A film dedicated to the "Last of the Mohicans". A surrealistic record of the incomprehensible and rare contrasts of modern life. ... Read more

Dance Frame (Doris Chase, 1978)
Overlapping video images allow for the exploration of a number of opposites, the most interesting being that of the flowing movements of the dancer's body against the fixed geometric fields of the fr… Read more

Dancing (George Whaley, 1980)
Nicko, a young Greek boy, growing up in urban Australia and caught between two cultures. He does not know which way to turn. ... Read more

David (Tom Kelly, 1979)
David was born with Down's Syndrome. His parents ignored advice to put him into an institution and took him home with them. The film was made seventeen years later, and shows how David has learned to… Read more

DEATH ROW (Bruce Jackson, 1979)
Death Row is the most unknown prison: outsiders rarely see it, those who live there rarely tell of it. This film shows what happens in the daily life of the Row. It also contains segments of prisoner… Read more

DEEP HEARTS (Robert Gardner, Robert Fulton, 1980)
"Deep Hearts" is a film about the Bororo Fulani of the Niger Republic in Africa. The Bororo are a nomadic people who move with their beloved cattle across the infelicitous Sahel. The film was made du… Read more

DESPAIR (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1978)
Fassbinder is the wonder-boy of the performing arts, turning out fully developed plays, films and television productions of his own with insistent regularity, and still finding time to appear in othe… Read more

DID SOMEBODY LAUGH? (Henning Carlsen, 1978)
Henning Carlsen's new film looks at first like a reprise of his best known film Hunger (1966) as it introduces us to a down and out in a cold Northern European winter. The film quickly departs into i… Read more

DIRECT ACTION (Stephen Doran, 1979)
"Direct Action" examines the use and consequences of civil disobedience in the anti-nuclear movement. Beginning production in 1977, the film follows a citizen's action group in San Luis Obispo, Calif… Read more

Dirty Business (Robert Grant, 1979)
Two desperate louts turn to crime for some easy money, only to be foiled by a bathroom door! ... Read more

Diversion (James Dearden, 1979)
When Guy's wife goes away for the weekend to visit her mother, he decides to call a girl he's met briefly some time before. What starts out as a harmless flirtation turns into a claustrophobic nightm… Read more

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