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Films Screened In 1980

Baran is a sheep farmer who lives in an isolated house with his wife and tw children. His only trips away are to a nearby village for shopping. The post-war atmosphere is still tense as troops loyal to the Polish SS led by Bandera (hence their name Banderaites) are trying to make their way to ... Read more
When two girls turn down two teenage boys for more prosperous, motorised dates, the boys steal a car. ... Read more
A retrospective view of how Robert Flaherty's ''Man of Aran" was made, including interviews with participants in the original opus shot in Ireland's Aran Islands in 1933 and 1934. ... Read more
An animated film symbolically showing a petty-bourgeois who takes care only of himself. ... Read more
The focus of this film is on the Nazi attitude towards children, their own as well as those of Jewish birth. For their own it meant the calculation of belief in the Aryan myth and the intense hatred of all who were not German. For the Jewish children it meant a fate no different from that of the ... Read more
An old man buys a tin of instant sex at a supermarket with horrendous results! ... Read more
Caroline Leaf and Veronica Soul, Canadian filmmakers, made this film about themselves, using live action, animation, photographs and drawings, and revealing themselves as filmmakers, friends and individuals. ... Read more
This is an animated clay caricature of President Jimmy Carter crooning "Georgia on my mind" in the Oval Office of the White House, backed by a trio of natty singing peanuts. ... Read more
In a world of alienation, against a background of computers, surveillance and paranoia, Peter has found a way to survive: he keeps moving. ... A contemporary drama portraying a young woman's conflicts with her parents; her love affair while still at school; her marriage to her former teacher; their ... Read more
In a world of alienation, against a background of computers, surveillance and paranoia, Peter has found a way to survive: he keeps moving. ... Read more
55 struggling performers — actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians — speak directly to the audience about their hopes and dreams in Hollywood. The film is a tongue-in-cheek, yet totally documentary peek at a few of the many thousands who flock to L.A. to make it big in show ... Read more
Bernardo Bertolucci's new films always come as shocks More than most film-makers, each new film is a reaction against his previous work. Since he got into his international stride with The Conformist and had budgets to match his tracking-shot visions, each successive Bertolucci movie has refused to ... Read more
Last Embrace is another young director's homage to Alfred Hitchcock and it contains along its way, some quite explicit references to Vertigo, Psycho and North by Northwest, as well as one of the most original and erotic murders on film (perhaps a scene which playfully tries to combine Truffaut's ... Read more
Vilgot Sjöman's reputation still rests mostly on his two films which outrageously mixed sex and politics, / am Curious (Blue) and / am Curious (Yellow). He has, however, made 13 films in all and many of them have been finely directed and thematically strong dramas. His latest film, Linus, has been ... Read more
"The film begins with a section that refuses to successfully come together. A number of forms traditional to the experimental cinema appear to be developing, but the film seems to refuse to settle into any one of these forms. Since the film is about 'getting started again', the film finally ... Read more
Francois Truffaut first came to the attention of the filmworld and filmgoing public when, in his first feature, he told the story of the childhood and early adolescence of Antoine Doinel (The 400 Blows) Truffaut's career now spans nineteen feature films and four shorts, on his own count, as well as ... Read more
"Szabo's concern for history could not be considered a political in the sense of providing a political perspective on Hungary. What he does show is how historical events and social convulsions affect individuals and how, in turn, his story is the abstraction of the repetitive individual stories ... Read more
One knows whence the wind blows, but no-one never really knew where the Caribou went. He's from a big country, he knows how to live there, feeling its rhythm along with the seasons. Peaceful and silent, like the land all around, he tells us a beautiful and simple story of love and strength. He's ... Read more
"Memoirs of a Movie Palace" looks at the Loew's Kings Theatre in New York, a huge, ornate structure which opened its doors in 1929. "Memoirs' evokes the aura of the building in its heyday and explores the meaning of movie-palace architecture to both the film industry and the movie-going public. ... Read more
A non-representational animated accompaniment to a piece of light music — a firework display without the bangs — a ballet without the people. ... Read more
In 1977, Michel Pellus was released from prison after serving six years of a fourteen year sentence for trafficking in narcotics. While behind bars, Michel turned to painting as an escape from the monotony and dreariness of prison life. The film captures the transition in his life since leaving ... Read more
"Midwife" documents the home birth practice of two licensed nurse-midwives. Including two home births, "Midwife" seeks to portray midwife-assisted home birth as a safe and medically responsible alternative to hospital delivery. ... Read more
Andrei Tarkovsky has directed Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Roublev and Solaris and in doing so he has established himself as one of the most striking and original directors working today. Mirror was made in 1974, but is only now appearing outside the USSR. Mirror is a breathtaking breakthrough into ... Read more
A charming short portrait of everyday life in Budapest filmed by the director with his friends. ... Read more
A film about a bark painter, Jack Wunuwun, and his community. Jack Wunuwun has established his own bush settlement for his people on their own land at Gamedi, north-east of Maningrida in Arnhemland. In portraying the life and art of Jack Wunuwun, Morning Star Painter shows how the cultural life of ... Read more
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