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Films Screened In 1980

"Do Not Pass Go" follows the story of two teenagers from broken homes who are arrested by the police for separate offences, and committed for trial in the Children's Court. Both are sentenced to remand centres, and serve out their time. On their release, however, they again come into conflict with ... Read more
"Documentary" is a compilation film which includes major sequences from the world's great documentaries. Each sequence offers an important example of documentary film style, content and construction. Before each of the documentaries represented, there is a brief introduction, placing it ... Read more
A tale of unrequited love, based on Lamorisse's "The Red Balloon", made by the Oscar-winning Australian-born animator whose previous cartoons include "Henry Nine to Five", "Kama Sutra Rides Again" and "Great". ... Read more
A film portrait of the life and work of Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erte, the artist who contributed greatly to the development and acceptance of "Art Deco", perhaps the most important design movement of the Twentieth Century. ... Read more
A documentary on police enforced evictions in the Great Depression of the 30s, and the tactics of the organised unemployed of the time to combat the situation. Based on the memories of Noel Counihan and Tom Hills, it combines interviews with period reconstruction. ... Read more
Winter on the West Coast of Ireland. A small and dreary hotel with a prying manageress. Four professional people on working assignments are the only guests — three surveyors from some State organisation in Dublin; and a woman who has come from Europe to photograph the landscape. The scene is ... Read more
Shows in humorous form the possibility ot using free time by cutting out pictures and making collages. ... Read more
Emma, vivacious but suicidal terrorist, is re-united with Cecily, her old school chum. They meet Stretch, bionic bike dyke, and break open the jelly beans. True Romance — a weepie. ... Read more
"In 1966 he made Father about a boy's search for his dead father. A warm, tolerant humour is immediately visible in this film which developed into a gentle irony over Szabo's next ten years (a humour hard to read between the subtitles) ... The psychological detail of Tako's obsessive search doesn't ... Read more
"For One striving to see One striving not to be seen" was the sub-title to the first draft of Samuel Beckett's only screenplay so far — "Film". In it Beckett asks us to imagine that we may have existence only as constructs of the imagination of others, and so, if we wish to be free of the ... Read more
A reportage on the filming of the feature Don Giovanni" directed by Joseph Losey, from Mozart's Opera, with the Orchestra and Choir of the Opera de Paris conducted by Lorin Maazel. ... Read more
!n a small fishing village, people have been living the same life for generations. The life of the people is only slightly above that of the countryside in which they live. All that they have, and that identifies them as human beings, comes from the sea. But one night, the normal order of things is ... Read more
The film examines the complexities in the friendship of two teenage boys: Joseph, who is thirteen, introspective, shy with girls and whose father owns a factory in Hythe; and Peter, who is fourteen, more extrovert, confident with girls and whose father is an employee and shop-steward in the factory ... Read more
"Four Questions about Art" is a film about Victorian attitudes to culture, and how these attitudes survive in the institutions of our own day. Its starting point is a lecture delivered by John Ruskin towards the end of the 1850s. Speaking before a well-to-do audience in a new industrial town ... Read more
Four black-outs about topical themes. ... Read more
"Fragments" is the story of Mick Georgiou, a 17 year old casualty of life in the industrial suburbs of Melbourne. Unable to cope with school, he leaves early, and after a brief stint of work, is soon on the dole. Bored and frustrated, he knocks off a car with a couple of mates, and is soon being ... Read more
"Frontline" is about Australian cameraman Neil Davis who survived the Vietnam War for eleven years. It combines his news footage, researched at length from various archives overseas, with interviews done with him on his reflections about the first television war... as seen from the frontline. ... Read more
" 'Gary's Story' is about transition: from lust to compassion, compassion to escape, and escape to Sydney. Truth plays a very small part." (Richard Michalak) ... Read more
Four commercials for television. ... Read more
A dramatised documentary in which Tony recalls and experiences the frustrations and failures of his past caused by his illiteracy. The documentary shows the positive actions and attitudes through which he is taught to overcome this handicap. ... Read more
Two middle-aged people meet, correspond and come together one afternoon in the park... in which they briefly exchange the lost hopes and dreams of their youth, for a fleeting moment of happiness. ... Read more
A Director is under pressure. ... Read more
The handicapped experience the difficulties of living together in an extreme form. This film shows four of them in the attempt to overcome their greatest handicap: human isolation. Together with unhandicapped persons, they discuss their problems in a group, experience encounters and search together ... Read more
This film is a ribald and bawdy tale. ... It tells of the marital difficulties of a young specialist in sex problems who discovers that his wife has a lover. He sets out to adjust himself to the situation. ... This leads to a broad sex comedy which proclaims itself as an examination of the male ... Read more
Hans-Jurgen Syberberg is a Munich film-maker who spent six years making films which have anatomized the history of German culture and politics since Ludwig II. He produced the first chapter in his magnum opus with the flamboyant film, Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King, and he followed it with Karl ... Read more
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