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Films Screened In 1981

This film is about lingering emotional memories. The optical effects suggest the relentless tearing of photographs, with the images dissolving into each other through a matte system of torn paper Much of the film is composed of "found" footage — archival, home movies, 35mm slides &mdash ... Read more
A surrealistic tale of a hotel in New York serves as a prologue to a more naturalistic story of a couple in Manhattan . where a wife sends her husband out to find her a young lover! ... Read more
This film documents the revolution in Nicaragua from the general strike in June '79 through the victory two months later and the first 100 days of reconstruction. A moving and human picture of a people's struggle for liberation, and their goals for re¬building the country. Powerful and ... Read more
Prior to World War I the silk-spinning mills of Japan employed hundreds of young women recruited from destitute iamilies. The families were happy to lessen the number of mouths to feed. The girls were humbly grateful for the chance to bring home some money. The mills were situated at Okaya, and to ... Read more
Upper middle class teenage psychotic vents frustrations on birthday night. Two girls. One knife Scary... ... Read more
Of Birth and Friendship is set ... amongst a group of people who lead a challenging and confronting lifestyle, a lifestyle which includes highly successful businesses together with the adventures of sailing an 80-foot schooner around the world. The group consists of a wide variety of people ... Read more
The film focuses on a young woman conductor from New York on her way up through rehearsals and performances of opera and symphonies. ... Read more
Man's interference with nature — nature's reaction. ... Read more
Budzynski takes a children's nursery rhyme and turns it into a nightmare. ... Read more
Pheroza is a Parsee, a descendant of the ancient Zoroastrians of Persia Although the Parsees have lived in India for 13 centures as a tiny minority in the sub-continent, they have maintained the distinct identity of their race and religion. Culturally advanced and international in their outlook ... Read more
Paul Robeson was a genius, yet generations of Americans have grown up without ever having heard his name His vocal opposition to racism and injustice at a time when society would not tolerate a black man who spoke his mind eventually destroyed his career. This film is dedicated to restoring the ... Read more
Permanent Vacation is my first feature. It is a narrative which follows two and a half days in the lite of Aloysius Parker, a young wanderer with no home, no school, and no job. He has lived in all kinds of situations and with many different people — almost all of them exiles from the daily ... Read more
A picture of the artist through his art, his letters, his conversations, old photographs, and rare film footage. As well as Picasso himself, the film depicts his surroundings, the people he knew and the places where he lived and worked. ... Read more
Made as a silent film, but issued with a music and effects soundtrack and a prologue spoken by John Longden. this crime melo about a club owner's fiancee accused of killing his Chinese mistress shows that. at its best, the British "silent" picture could be as stylish and as visually stunning as ... Read more
A short film on the life of the charismatic leader of the African National Congressof South Africa. Mandela, a long time adherent of non-violent action against the "apartheid" regime. became in 1961 (one year after Sharpeville), one of the founders of the military wing of the ANC, the spear of Ihe ... Read more
Created solely by David Ehrlich, Precious Metal is a visual and musical elaboration on the Crab Canon. Gold and silver beams intersect and reflect one another from several directions at once in continual transformation Pnsmacolor pencil on tracing paper. All optical effects created solely through ... Read more
Virtually the last major appearance of Louise Brooks, she is seen to great advantage as a typist who secretly enters an international beauty contest. Moving from the light-hearted banter and freewheeling location work ol the beginning (splendid photography by Fludolph Mate). to the extraordinary ... Read more
Wilfred Burohett is Australia's most controversial journalist. He has always been first on the spot, first with a good story, from Hiroshima to Hanoi. But his activities attracted the disfavor of the Australian Government and he was exiled from his own country for 17 years. ... Read more
Dancers costumed as chickens execute an aggressive punk routine to the music of “In the Mood". ... Read more
First, a peek at the initial events of the film. The seal he hunts now being extinct, Essex is persuaded by his girl. Vivia. to return to the city he left ten years ago with the Earth paralyzed by a new ice age. In the snowbound city, where the ageing citizens die like flies and are eaten by dogs ... Read more
We watch the last hour of a research scientist's life as he decides to climb upwards for a last glimpse of Melbourne's skyline at twilight. ... Read more
Jose Sirgado, a film director in his early thirties has just finished his second film and he is deeply dissatisfied Maybe it is because his relations with filmmaking are not as he had hoped Maybe heroin has left a deeper trace than the one he foresaw Maybe his break with Ana. who starred in his ... Read more
A true story based on the last day in the lives of two elderly eccentric brothers and their sister, living on a remote West of England farm. The elder brother and sister have conspired to sell the farm against the wishes of their disturbed brother. They go to town, leaving him to relive old ... Read more
Revenge is tragic and often blind to its consequences With the advent of a strike, three opal miners must decide the degree to which each will settle old differences. ... Read more
For five years feminist artist Judy Chicago worked with a community of four hundred other artists, craftspeople and researchers to create The Dinner Party, a monumental tribute to women of spirit and accomplishment throughout the ages - women whose names have been banished ‘Right Out of History' ... Read more
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