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Films Screened In 1982

THE CASE OF THE LEGLESS VETERAN (Howard Petrick, 1981)
The story of a petty clerk in the Veteran Administration who was fired in 1948 because of his membership in the Socialist Workers' Party. James Kutcher, who left his legs on a World War 2 battlefield… Read more

THE DAY AFTER TRINITY (Jon Else, 1981)
The Day After Trinity is about the scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) and his role in producing the first atomic bomb. The film uses newly-declassified government footage, woven together wit… Read more

The Day Off (Sidney Goldsmith, 1980)
Daily, the communications media inundate us with scenes of horror. Minds become haunted by images conjured up by screen and newsprint. There is little respite from the shock waves of turmoil and suff… Read more

The Decision (Vera Neubauer, 1981)
Using a mixture of animation and live action, the film contrasts the fantasy and romantic ideals of the traditional fairytale with the life of an ordinary woman confined to her home. Events and incid… Read more

THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION (Penelope Spheeris, 1981)
Seven Los Angeles bands are profiled in Penelope Spheeris' film, a provocative mix of at-home interviews and live-concert footage which attempts to pinpoint a sociological and musical phenomenon. ...… Read more

THE DRIVE TO WIN (Zhang Nuanxin, )
"I've been waiting for this match for over 10 years." Friendship is fine, but competition is important too and Sha Ou, a top player on the Chinese national volleyball team, is playing for keeps. The … Read more

THE FRAGILE MAN (Claire Clouzot, 1981)
This is the first feature film by Claire Clouzot, formerly a film critic who has contributed to Cinema, Ecran and Sight and Sound, as well as writing for various French newspapers. ... Her first film… Read more

THE GIRL WITH THE RED HAIR (Ben Verbong, 1981)
May 1945 The Netherlands has been liberated and the war in Europe is drawing to its close The jubilant Dutch strike up their national anthem But Ann does not share the joy of her compatriots She thin… Read more

THE HUNGRY I REUNION (Thomas A. Cohen, 1980)
The Hungry i Reunion is loosely structured as a history of the nightclub The feature combines anecdotes from luminaries and friends of the "Hungry i", along with performances from the stars who made … Read more

The Iced Hopes of Dr Calastein (John Evan Hughes, Bruce Currie, 1981)
Calastein returns to his underground laboratory to continue work on his beloved virus. ... A day not unlike any other and yet, today is different. Somehow things have gone too far, and those outside … Read more

The Is/Land (Michael Oblowitz, David Goldberg, 1981)
An 'anti documentary', it investigates the formal apparatus through which language and meaning are made and communicated in documentary cinema and television The film applies an ideological position … Read more

The Little Players (Robin Lehman, 1981)
This film enables the audience to enter and experience the world of The Little Players, a five-member theatrical troupe created by Bill Murdock and Frank Peschka. it is a fascinating glimpse at the c… Read more

The Living Soil (Roger Seccombe, 1982)
This film summarizes the origin of the soil and the life within it. Photographic techniques reveal actions that our senses cannot otherwise register. ... Read more

THE LOGIC OF EMOTION (Ingo Kratisch, 1981)
Georg, a self-assured man of 40, is shattered when his wife, Anna, leaves him. For so long he was the superior one until she, with the speechless and growing contempt of the weaker one, rebels for a … Read more

The Man With No Cold Drinks (Robert Howard, 1981)
After a 25-year absence from a popular soap-opera, Walter Logus returns to the screen to save his aged widow from her cruel housekeeper, Kenny. Meanwhile, at the Limbo Club, 'resting' actors follow t… Read more

The Monument (Tomasz Lengren, Marian Terlecki, 1981)
A woman whose son was killed in December 1970 in Gdansk relates how the news reached her and how her son's funeral took place. ... Read more

THE MYSTERY OF OBERWALD (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1980)
A widowed queen, living aloof from her people, restlessly travels from one castle to another. The people know little of her. Her enemies send a young poet to assassinate her. The plot is uncovered an… Read more

The Order (Nilo Manfredini, 1981)
A parody of that film genre whose purpose is the depiction of sexual violence upon captive women. The Order, contrary to the films it satirizes, results in 'order out of chaos', as the victim rises a… Read more

THE PARTY'S OVER (Pier Giuseppe Murgia, 1981)
Matteo, Sara, Luca, Maddalena and Giovanni meet in Rome in 1977 during a clash between police and college students. They set up a communal house and take part in demonstrations. The police move in an… Read more

The Phans of Jersey City (Abbie H. Fink, Stephen L. Forman, John N. Fraker, Dennis Lanson, 1981)
The Phans of Jersey City is a ... documentary that estranges the U.S. by presenting it through the immigrant eyes of an upper-class South Vietnamese clan, who use menial jobs and family solidarity to… Read more

The Puppet - The Friend of a Man (Ivan Renc, 1981)
Three short episodes involving puppets and their relationship with man. ... Read more

The Same Old Story (Paul Driessen, 1981)
The bell rings three times. Each time it signals the beginning of a new story. Each story brings one closer to a disquieting reality. ... Read more

THE SHEPHERDS OF BERNERAY (Allen Moore, Jack Shea, 1981)
The Shepherds of Berneray ... documents the life of a Gaelic-speakin'g island community over the course of a year, encompassing the life cycle of the sheep they tend. ... Read more

The Spirit of Giant Mountain and a Shrew (Zdenek Vins, 1979)
An animated puppet film featuring the magical character Krakonos. ... Read more

THE STUBBORN MULE (Franz Antel, 1980)
Austria has had a low profile on the world festival scene for some time. The Stubborn Mule comes as a surprise for it truly captures and reflects that term applied to Nazism by Hannah Arendt about th… Read more

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