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Films Screened In 1982

The Subtle Concept (Gerard Krawczyk, 1981)
1940, New York: a private detective ... is looking for God. A non-sense film based upon a short story written by Woody Allen. ... Read more

The Summer Camp (Birgitta Jansson, 1981)
The everyday life of old and handicapped people in a summer camp in the north of Sweden. The soundtrack is documentary recordings from an existing institution and the persons are portrayed in clay fi… Read more

The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin (Janet Perlman, 1981)
The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, starring a mistreated, romantic penguin and a supporting cast of rotund look-alikes, is the well-known tale . . . with a preposterous twist. ... Read more

THE TYRANT'S HEART (Miklós Jancsó, 1981)
The elliptical/emblematic/symbolic films of Miklos Jancso have always exerted a fascination for festival-goers. His latest film again employs the techniques he has developed — elaborately styli… Read more

The Weavers are the embodiment of American folk music. This was the first group to make popular ballads, spirituals, local songs and "appalachian music" in the U.S. Their records sold millions. Pete … Read more

THE WORLD OF GILBERT AND GEORGE (Gilbert & George, 1981)
Internationally-known performing artists, Gilbert & George, have produced their first film. Since 1968, they have worked as sculptors, making living sculptures, photo-pieces. drawings, paintings, vid… Read more

Time/Colour Separations (Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, 1981)
A three-color separation film shot on black and white negative with three separate exposures through red, green and blue filters and printed onto color film stock with similar filtration, expressing … Read more

Top Priority (Ishu Patel, 1981)
In a stark landscape burned by desert winds, a family awaits the arrival of a truck. ... Read more

TRAVELLER (Joe Comerford, 1981)
Michael is 17 years old, Angela is 16; they are travellers. They are Irish tinkers, reluctantly married to each other. When they are sent to the north of Ireland to buy radios and other goods for smu… Read more

TWO LAWS (Borroloola Community, Alessandro Cavadini, Carolyn Strachan, 1981)
Two Laws is a feature film of the Borroloola People's struggle for the recognition of Aboriginal Law. It is in four parts: Part 1 — Police Times. Borroloola in the 1930s, dramatic reconstructio… Read more

VERNON, FLORIDA (Errol Morris, 1981)
Vernon, Florida is a film about some of the ordinary (which is to say extraordinary) people of a small town in Washington County, Florida. There is a man obsessed with shooting wild turkeys who takes… Read more

VERONIKA VOSS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982)
The sports reporter, Robert Krohn, meets by chance the ex-UFA star, Veronika Voss, still an attractive and extremely interesting woman. Fascinated by her personality and charm, he is determined to se… Read more

WESTERN UNION (Fritz Lang, 1941)
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WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (Fritz Lang, 1956)
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White Noise (Michelle Mahrer, 1982)
An experimental film. ... Read more

WHO SHALL LIVE AND WHO SHALL DIE? (Laurence Jarvik, 1981)
Made over a period of three years for a mere $100,000, Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? looks raw and unsophisticated, but the very poverty of its means allows a ... devastating political story to r… Read more

WILFUL MURDER (Kei Kumai, 1981)
The year is 1949, a mere four years after Japan's defeat in World War 2. The nation was under the boot of the American occupation, and the U.S. was determined to make Japan a stronghold against the t… Read more

Wilpena (Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, 1981)
Wilpena Pound (Flinders Ranges) and environs are filmed in 7381 print stock, Eastmancolor negative and black and white negative to reveal different landscape characteristics. ... Read more

Wimshurst's Electrostatic Generator (Erik Van Zuylen, 1978)
A man is called to his grandmother's deathbed. As he waits for her to die, he recalls his youth: electrostatic generators were his best friends. ... Read more

Workers' Films of the Thirties (Victoria Wegg-Prosser, 1981)
Workers' Films of the Thirties is an independent film, made from the extant films and documents in the British Film and Photo League Archive. ... The compilation of silent films, with added voice-ove… Read more

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