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Films Screened In 1982

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, decided to make a principled fight against the Federal Employee Loyalty Program's decision, a ... Read more
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 with the candid recollections of Oppenheimer's close friends and associates. ... Trinity deals with the ... Read more
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 suffering. ... Through the imaginative use of optical effects, the filmmaker integrates live newsreel ... Read more
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 incidents are depicted in each of the two 'worlds' which disrupt and undermine the other ... Read more
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. ... "The film is a chilling, stirring, astringent embodiment of youthful energy unleashed by ... Read more
"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 doctor has told her to stop; her back cannot take it any more, she may even become paralyzed. But ... Read more
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 is set in the subediting room of a major Parisian daily and is concerned with the life of Henri, a ... Read more
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 thinks back to the war years and her comrade at arms, Hannie Schaft. ... The prim and proper daughter of ... Read more
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 it famous Included is rare footage of Lenny Bruce The focus of this nostalgic look at the 1950s and ... Read more
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 and above think it time to have a few words with Calastein. ... Read more
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 — an ... analysis of South Africa through the metaphor of Robben Island, a maximum security ... Read more
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 creative process behind the scenes and the story of the two artists who make it happen. ... Read more
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
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 moment from which there is no turning back. For him, who loves her with pride, her departure comes ... Read more
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 the developments. But where is Kenny? ... Read more
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
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 and the poet escapes, but accidentally meets the queen. She initially sees her dead husband whom the ... Read more
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 above her precarious situation. ... Read more
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 and destroy the house, killing Maddalena. They react by assassinating Luca's father, a general, and ... Read more
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 work their inevitable way toward Hamburger Heaven. The 20 Phans are hardly boat people; one ... Read more
Three short episodes involving puppets and their relationship with man. ... Read more
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 ... 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
An animated puppet film featuring the magical character Krakonos. ... Read more
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 the banality of evil. The very banality of it makes it horrible. ... Karl Bockerer is a butcher in ... Read more
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