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Films Screened In 1980

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
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. The good guys, Buzz and Weiner, try to enlist the aid of the muses as they chase the bad guy ... Read more
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
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 set of new talents has emerged that is winning prizes and audiences around the world. ... Camera ... Read more
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 precision of a military operation - there are no risks, or surprises. "What I like about it" says a WW2 ... Read more
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, Chicago ... Read more
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
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: the flight of a balloon, a stage performance in the Metechskij Fortress and his beloved and delightful ... Read more
A man - when silent, has his eyes covered, when he speaks, a black strip moves down his face. ... Read more
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 activities which make up her life. ... Read more
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 uncertain situation on Alf's family and homelife in the context of the past promises of a better ... Read more
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 years that I realized the importance of being able to trust people. I mean to say, you've got to have an ... Read more
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 has a history. Central to that history was transformation of those projected scenes from a mentally ... Read more
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 at handling action and adventure films with flourish and wit. His big numbers, like his Musketeer ... Read more
A film dedicated to the "Last of the Mohicans". A surrealistic record of the incomprehensible and rare contrasts of modern life. ... Read more
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 frames. ... Read more
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 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 live with his problems and accomplish many things. He speaks about himself frankly, informedly and ... Read more
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 prisoners and staff talking about how the men fight their cases, pass their days, and manage to survive. ... Read more
"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 during the few weeks that they gather in large numbers during the rains to celebrate their just pride ... Read more
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 other people's films and follow the fortunes of Bayern Munich, one of Europe's great football teams. ... Read more
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 its own new territory however as the date 1935 comes up, and we realise that this young man is more ... Read more
"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, California, as they attempt to halt construction of a $1.5 billion plant in their community. ... Read more
Two desperate louts turn to crime for some easy money, only to be foiled by a bathroom door! ... Read more
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 nightmare. ... Read more
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