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Films Screened In 1982

The old fur hunter hunts again ... Read more
A road film about world-weariness and the quest for renewal, Get the Devil Out tells of a disgruntled, middle-aged Parisian who turns his back on the ruins of his life and takes to the southern roads in search of something else. ... That something turns out to be the errant life of an outlaw, as ... Read more
The film is a portrait of an aristocratic American couple living on their own island (Greenaway Island), and explores wealth and its manifestations from the perspective of an 'insider' Old values predominate, and there is a poignant ending with the couple's realization that they are a vanishing ... Read more
Set in Wollongong, where the steel industry dominates not only the landscape but also the life of the community, the film traces a day in the lives of four adolescents faced with the problems of unemployment and limited prospects. ... Read more
The film describes the life of Hokusai, the famous woodblock print artist well known for his "36 Views of Mt Fuji", who lived during the latter half of the Edo period of Japan Among all his woodblock prints, his artistic talent is most evident in his pornographic prints He called himself "picture ... Read more
This film depicts the tensions and frustrations facing a small, depressed and racially mixed community called Spitalfields Home from Home is a part of a series and this episode concentrates on the Bangladeshis, the latest group of immigrants They form a readily-available and willing form of cheap ... Read more
Home on the Range is a documentary in two parts, explaining firstly the role that U S bases such as Pine Gap, Nurrungar and North West Cape would play in a nuclear war, their strategic value as part of the nuclear deterrent and the effects on Australia as a nuclear target. ... The second part ... Read more
Hopedope shows parabolically a man's decay of orientation. Climbing higher and higher hoping to reach the very top, he fails. Unable to cope with his situation, his hope turns into dope. ... Read more
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The film deals with the difficulties encountered by responsible, mature young men and women who are not married and have no children, yet decide to get sterilized ... Read more
South Brunswick, New Jersey; Spring, 1975. Frank Kaler and his family are convinced there is something wrong with their water: vegetables cooked in it change color, skin lesions appear after bathing in it. The health department claims that it is drinkable, but it is later determined to be some of ... Read more
A film about the largest and most controversial prison system in the US — the Texas Department of Correction — with 32,000 inmates No film has yet been made about the TDC and the system has been under continual attack from government and civic groups which feel that it achieves ... Read more
Iron Horse is a film about public sculpture and its human impact The story concerns a steel sculpture that caused a not in 1954, when it was placed on a university campus It is a film about intolerance and the power of new and different ideas ... Read more
It's a Hobby for Harvey will take you from the carnival like atmosphere of Carson City, Nevada, the home of the World Whistling Championship, to the stage of the Winnipeg Convention Centre as Harvey performs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra ... Read more
Using a new version of the traditional English folksong "John Barleycorn", the film uses a combination of animated and still artwork to convey the mood of 19th Century agriculture in England ... Read more
Peter Tammer is a Melbourne ... filmmaker who has been making films, mostly from within his own resources, for nearly two decades His last completed film, Mallacoota Stampede, won the Erwin Rado prize for Best Australian Short Film at last year's Melbourne Film Festival His new film is not only his ... Read more
A couple go ballroom dancing We discover something surprising ... Read more
A fully-animated film on the history of music, hosted by a little female character called "Koko", who represents the muse of music. "Koko" dances and clowns her way through a breathlessly short history of music. ... Read more
After attending a conference in Surfers' Paradise, a scriptwriter asks his girlfriend to join him for a brief holiday in this glamorous setting. ... Read more
A short fiim expressing the maker's feelings, at the time and place of filming. ... Read more
"Looks and Smiles is, quite simply, Ken Loach's best film since Kes — a marvellously sympathetic study of two Sheffield teenagers leaving school to face the spectre of unemployment. One of the boys joins the army and serves in Northern Ireland. The other itches to follow but is too young; his ... Read more
An off-beat comedy about how to survive the break-up of a love affair. ... Read more
A child sleep walks into the forest. A black vastness inhabited by night creatures throbs and chirps, croaks and gurgles. The air is alive with magic. ... Read more
Maeve has a multi-layered narrative structure because it moves through a series of flashbacks of Maeve, the heroine, as a young girl, a teenage schoolgirl and a young woman. This use of flashback is central to the film's examination of memory. Maeve returns to her native Belfast and remembers ... Read more
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