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Films Screened In 1982

Further adventures with Quasi and Anita, and introducing Snozzy who looks like George Raft as a duck. ... Read more
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Sexuality and teenage pregnancy, as ... seen through the eyes of 11-year-old ... Karen and her 16-year-old sister, ... Michelle, who thinks she is pregnant. In the course of the film everyone begins to learn how to communicate about sexuality and ... how to act responsibly on sexual ... issues. ... Read more
It is 1956, 11 years after the war and Japan is, in some respects, still a poor and struggling country. On the other hand, Japan is also becoming relatively prosperous because of the Korean War. Near the mouth of the muddy Aji River in Osaka, there is a small riverbank restaurant run by Shimpei and ... Read more
A gutsy and glamorous female detective solves a murder in Chicago, 1952. This film noir comedy at once parodies and pays homage to the genre. ... Read more
Neon City contains five episodes, each made by a young director, taking as its topic an aspect of life in the city of Munich. Inevitably, in enterprises like this, the various episodes have marked differences in quality and impact. But the best episodes, probably those by Gisela Weilemann and ... Read more
In 1955, Nick Mazzuco watched 18 atomic bomb blasts from trenches as close as 2300m while a G.I. at the U.S. Atomic Proving Grounds in Nevada. In this film, Nick, now a building super in New York City, tells about his sometimes funny, sometimes shocking life on the nuclear battlefield. ... Read more
Fourteen-year-old Marian plays truant from school and goes to work in a busy cafe without telling her parents. But she is too shy and awkward, and before long she gets the sack. ... Read more
Featuring the 'legendary' Ken Campbell during rehearsals of The Rainbow's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the world's longest play, the 24-hour The Warp, and extracts from the plays. Members of the casts and, of course, Ken humorously reveal something of this unique theatre director's working ... Read more
The film chronicles the misadventures of a young man, frustrated in love, who seeks solace in a shopping mall amusement arcade where vicarious, but more accessible, thrills abound. ... Read more
To love and to be loved is a need we all share. On N'est Pas Des Anges is a film about love and how we express it, about desire, frustration and fulfilment. ... In this film, men and women who are physically handicapped speak of their personal experiences and feelings. They remind us that a ... Read more
The head of a family, with little education and no hope of improving his work situation, drinks to forget the drudgery of his existence. ... Read more
Opens Wednesday is a romp through a director's rehearsal of a lively animated show. Nelson's animated transformations are intimate and spectacular. ... Read more
The Irish Christian Brothers have had more than a little influence on Irish education during the past century. Cathal Black's film captures the essence of their influence, good and bad, on generations of Irish boys. ... Read more
Freddy and Myra. a homicidal husband and wife team, go about despatching their latest yearly victim, an overworked graphic designer, who lives in a high-rise apartment. For Freddy and Myra, killing is a pleasurable pastime. ... Read more
The year is 1862, one of those periods, rare in Italian history, without any wars. The young Kingdom of Italy does not pay its officers to fight, but merely to train others to do so, and at the first possible opportunity. ... In a Piedmontese town, Giorgio Bacchetti, captain in a cavalry regiment ... Read more
The portrait of the painter, Philip Guston, filmed during the last 10 years of his life. Guston's words and images speak frankly about his evolution as an artist who abandoned the hard-won success and public image of an Abstract Expressionist for that of an unorthodox figurative painter. ... Read more
Oliviero, a Milanese 13 year-old, is the son of two mixed-up parents, who live out a child-like regression. Oliviero, however, has a clear idea of his future and wants to become a nuclear scientist. One evening, an American girl ends up in Oliviero's bed. The next day she disappears only to return ... Read more
More than 50 per cent of the population of Brazil is under 21, including more than three million homeless children — children who wander the teeming slums of principal cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo; children who are the prey of older criminals and each other because Brazilian laws ... Read more
The film tells the story of a woman and her nuclear nightmares; points out the links between peaceful nuclear energy and the arms race; exposes the absurdity of civil defence in the face of nuclear weapons; and shows the consequences of nuclear madness. ... Read more
A superb animated film commenting on modern architecture. ... Read more
The story of a mentally-retarded boy who falls in love with the girl next door. ... Read more
A science-fiction adventure story at an amusement park of the future. ... Read more
A sample of the proposed animated feature, Quasi's Cabaret. Cruikshank is still looking for the 'right' producer. ... Read more
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