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Films Screened In 1982

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Russia shortly after the October Revolution: Lenin has just announced "the new economic phase". A partial reversion to capitalist economic methods is permitted. The love story of Wassilissa and Vladimir is set in these times. They have known each other since pre-revolutionary days, but they have ... Read more
A satiric look at Cuba's national sport, baseball ... Read more
It is not easy living in New York these days, especially if your wife has left you for a cosmetician, your child is roaming Canada in a camper, girls turn you down in rapid succession and you are a writer without inspiration. And if you don't have an apartment, you might as well give up &mdash ... Read more
Resurgence is the story of the recent rise in Ku Klux Klan terror and the growth of the movement for social and economic justice. Dramatic events and characters emerge to tell two sides of a political conflict raging in the U.S. today. ... In Mississippi, one follows a strike, already two years in ... Read more
Originally shot on Super 8 three-minute cassettes, this lively film presents a unique and vivid insight into the relations between children on the street, their 'official' voices in the music press and the bands themselves, marking another significant step in the development of the 'punk' film. ... Read more
This is a film about the new Nicaragua. A team of filmmakers living in Nicaragua followed the country's progress in the first year after the liberation. All the main issues — the national reconstruction, the huge literacy campaign, the forming of popular militias to defend the country against ... Read more
This film is a personal journey, a form of diary that ventures into the territory of the unconscious. It is based upon the exploration of the body's movements while asleep. This reality is then altered through the form of film to explore the world of mythological symbolism which is expressed in our ... Read more
Michal Szmanda, a sick young man, is haunted by nightmares. He recalls a Christmas that he spent at a sanatorium being treated for asthma; then, flashes of a visit paid by Korean children. The night is coming. Michal eavesdrops on his mother and sister talking about a retirement money cheque cut up ... Read more
The film ambitiously, humorously and precisely attempts to convey a day in the life of each member of the pop group, Echo and the Bunnymen, culminating in their coming together for the evening's performance. ... Read more
A documentary depicting the lives of women army recruits in a camp at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The filmmakers picked out four privates — two black and two white — and followed them closely through the mental and physical rigors of the camp. They came into the army in the hope of a better ... Read more
The relationship between Anna and Robert, and Vietnam. Love and war are two points in a system of coordinates. Vietnam is seemingly very distant. Through pictures and their work, Anna and Robert let the war once again draw near: Vietnam in Berlin. ... In their relationship and in their work, they ... Read more
For a million years rainwater has eroded the limestone of the Yorkshire Dales. Forever penetrating crevices in the rock, it has created an underground world — a realm of darkness. This is the dark journey of Speleogenesis. ... Read more
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Stagefright is an essay-film which examines the nature of theatre, of language, of magic and of 'acting'. Through purely cinematic means it moves, step-by-step, through the layers of human expression to unveil the central human story: Cain and Abel. ... "What are we going to do about Jost? One ... Read more
In Stiletto, a woman, Nadja Vidal, searches for the murderer of her sister. This search goes through differing moments of reality, or unreality, that are imbricated within each other in facets of a broken-up time sense. ... The investigative structure does not create suspense; the dialectic ... Read more
The film provides an inside view of American tattooing, focusing on Stoney St Clair's life and career. Besides being a master tattoo artist, Stoney is an extraordinary human being. Confined to a wheelchair since age 4, he left home to join the circus and travelled with them as a sword-swallower or ... Read more
The film tells the story of an Algerian immigrant family that decides to return to Algeria after the promulgation of a new law offering 10,000 francs to immigrants who agree to return to their country of origin. ... The plot develops around three main problems: the clash between two cultures, the ... Read more
Juan comes home late one evening and must listen to his parents' accusations of always being late. Nobody believes his excuse that he had stayed late at school. In fact, his uncle immediately grabs the telephone; Juan will have to tell the same story to the principal. He meekly admits he has been ... Read more
Made over a period of two years, in the U.S. and Britain, The Animals Film is the first film to examine society's mass exploitation of animals — in factory farms, on the streets, in the wild and in the research laboratory. It is also the first film about those people opposed to the ... Read more
A young man applies for a job as a reporter on a children's television show. During the next month he suffers the torture of the damned as the show's compere and producer put him through the hoops. ... Read more
A re-discovery of 400 years of paintings by women, from the Renaissance to mid-20th Century. Filmed in Europe and the U.S., it uses diaries and letters of the artists to help tell the story. ... Read more
A young boy, Francois, working during the night, loves Anne who works in daytime. They never see one another. He gets into a fight with Anne because he saw her going out one morning with an aviator. Francois is sad. Instead of going to bed in the afternoon, he wanders about the streets and suddenly ... Read more
One evening, a man is looking after the six-year-old daughter of friends. He starts playing innocently with the child only to discover latent paedophile tendencies in himself. His response disturbs him and makes him feel that he must suppress these emotions whatever happens. ... Read more
The Casablanca Circus is a story about three people's drive for happiness. Laila, Charles and Sylvester belong to the proletariat of the streets. In a happy-go-lucky way they move from town to town, providing sensations from real life, dreaming of a box-office success. They are willing to pay the ... Read more
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