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Films Screened In 1980

HOT SUMMER SHADOWS (FrantiÅ¡ek Vláčil, 1978)
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 … Read more

Hot Wheels (Don McBrearty, 1979)
When two girls turn down two teenage boys for more prosperous, motorised dates, the boys steal a car. ... Read more

HOW THE MYTH WAS MADE (George C. Stoney, James Brown, 1979)
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

I, The Centre of the World (Stanislav Remeš, 1977)
An animated film symbolically showing a petty-bourgeois who takes care only of himself. ... Read more

IN THE NAME OF THE FUHRER (Lydia Chagoll, 1979)
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 … Read more

Instant Sex (Bob Godfrey, 1979)
An old man buys a tin of instant sex at a supermarket with horrendous results! ... Read more

Interview (Caroline Leaf, Veronica Soul, 1979)
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 indi… Read more

Jimmy the C. (James Picker, 1978)
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

JUST OUT OF REACH (Linda Blagg, 1980)
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 conflict… Read more

Keep Moving (Paul Schneller, 1980)
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

LA LA, MAKING IT IN L.A. (Caroline Mouris, Frank Mouris, 1979)
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… Read more

LA LUNA (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1979)
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… Read more

LAST EMBRACE (Jonathan Demme, 1979)
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… Read more

LINUS (Vilgot Sjöman, 1979)
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 man… Read more

Look! We Have Come Through! (R. Bruce Elder, 1978)
"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 in… Read more

LOVE ON THE RUN (François Truffaut, 1978)
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 Blo… Read more

LOVEFILM (István Szabó, 1970)
"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… Read more

Master of Ungava (Bernard Beaupré, 1979)
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 sile… Read more

Memoirs of a Movie Palace (Christian Blackwood, 1979)
"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 explore… Read more

Mercurious (Stuart Wynn Jones, 1977)
A non-representational animated accompaniment to a piece of light music — a firework display without the bangs — a ballet without the people. ... Read more

Michel Pellus (Rafal Zielinski, Peter Czerski, 1979)
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 mo… Read more

Midwife (Michael Anderson, 1979)
"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 alter… Read more

MIRROR (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974)
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… Read more

Mirror (István Szabó, 1977)
A charming short portrait of everyday life in Budapest filmed by the director with his friends. ... Read more

Morning Star Painter (Curtis Levy, 1980)
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. … Read more

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