Films Screened In 1982

1922 was made by Nikos Kondouros and, after screening at the 1978 Thessaloniki Festival, it was banned. It has now been released following the change of government in Greece. ... 1922 is the most emotive date in modern Greek history. In August of that year a triumphant Turkish army, led by Ataturk, entered the city of Smyrna to consolidate their territorial claims on the Ionian coast. The campaign... Read more
A satirical look at where Australian Rules football is going in the year 2001. ... Read more
A young man jogs before going to work. One day, during the 4 km jog, his monotonous life astonishingly changes and curious things start happening. ... Read more
The Yamazawas. a small peasant family, live in an area of Kashima where the rural landscape has been destroyed through the building of industrial plants. ... The eldest son, Yukio, supports his family by working as a lorry-driver. He is a violent, ambitious and hardworking man. Then his two sons, of whom he was very fond, drown. Yukio loses his sense of purpose, starts drinking, goes berserk and e... Read more
He is a young man, about 20, who lives with his widowed mother in one of the innumerable nondescript apartments lost in the great concrete jungle which Athens has become. He wants to study astronomy at the University, and spends most of his time scrutinizing the stars and the surrounding world through an old telescope which his grandfather had used long ago to look for mermaids in the Aegean Sea. ... Read more
Kafka's harsh, cold, pathetic narrative Ein Brudermord (A Fraticide, 1917) rendered as a "melodrama for marionettes" in which the assassin and the assassinated are viewed entomologically as two insects. ... Read more
A Lady Named Baybie portrays the day-to-day lives of the Rev. Baybie Hoover, an ordained minister, and her long-time friend, Virginia Brown. Both are blind women who refuse to conform to the rigid rules imposed by society upon the so-called handicapped. Rejecting the suggestion that they weave baskets or make brooms in workshops for the blind, the elderly but energetic women are seen working the s... Read more
Free fall through featherless flight. ... Read more
Frances and Dorian play out the last few weeks of a lopsided relationship with wry humor, and some bitterness. Frances, a single mother with three children, copes with everything but her libido. Dorian, basking in her affection, exploits her needs and avoids paying her his share of the rent. ... Read more
In 1950, Michael Blakemore left Australia for London and a career in the theatre. A Personal History of the Australian Surf describes his life up to that point. It is probably the story of innumerable boys who grew up along the coast of Australia under the spell of the Pacific Ocean. The film tells of what he had to leave behind when the RMS Otranto steamed under the bridge and out of Sydney Harbo... Read more
Louis Coline is an employee in a large company. He does virtually no work. A new manager, Bertrand Malair, is appointed and an air of mystery develops about him and his two assistants. ... Louis is fascinated by Malair; he is drawn under his spell increasingly as the days go by. Here an encouraging joke, there a demonstration of trust, being introduced to his friends — just what the young man alwa... Read more
The first feature film to be made in Vietnam since the end of the war, it is a story about a couple and their baby living in a no-man's land. ... By day, the couple eke out a subsistence living; by night, the husband joins Vietcong patrols. Their wild field is regularly strafed by U.S. helicopters. ... This remarkable film from Vietnam overcomes a poverty of production facilities in that country t... Read more
Sudbury is the site of the world's largest nickel deposit, and 160,000 people live in this city whose life is determined by the rhythm of the world nickel market and one company, Inco. Inco Metals Company, a major operating unit of Inco Ltd, is the world's leading producer of primary nickel and a substantial producer of copper and precious metals. ... "Well, that comes back to Inco's attitude: on ... Read more
An animated version of the complete fifth act of Shakespeare's Hamlet ... Read more
How would Aubrey Beardsley have viewed our world? In this film, contemporary or near contemporary figures like Lenny Bruce and John Lennon help demonstrate a hypothetical Beardsley picture of the 1980s. ... Read more
Whitey wants to be Charlie Parker, but lives in Hammersmith, can't play the saxophone and is white. ... Read more
A Vietnam veteran turns up in a small town in Kansas. Instead of just passing through, he hangs around. He starts to restore a broken-down merry-go-round and, gradually, the town's people become fascinated, then ignore him and, finally, turn on him. ... Americana is the first feature film to be directed by David Carradine, one of several actor-sons of John Carradine. Shot in 1973, the film was rec... Read more
Americas in Transition is a 29 ... minute documentary tracing U.S. involvement in Latin American affairs during the past 50 years. ... Read more
A filmmaker's personal look at the notion of success — that obsession with 'making if built so deeply into 20th Century culture that one can barely distinguish it from breathing. This journey winds through slogans, murmurings, high school, advertisements, sports, admonitions, dreams and home movies. ... Read more
In the space of a few hours, an emigrant traveller is the butt of everyday racism and is placed in a state of psychological dependence. ... Read more
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