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Films Screened In 1983

Bird of the Thunderwoman (David Parer, 1980)
In the Southern Highlands of Papua New ... Guinea the Wola people are preparing ... for a long awaited event which they call ... the “Sa”. Unlike the materialists of the ... West, the Wola accumu… Read more

CALLAS (Peter Weinberg, 1978)
Callas is a 90-minute documentary- ... performance film, which examines the ... artist as legend. A loving tribute in honour of her 55th birthday, the programme ... is the first full assessment of Ca… Read more

CHECKMATE (, 1963)
The ballet portrays a game of love and ... death, played according to the rules of ... the game of chess. it is finally won by ... the Black Queen, who captures the Red ... Knight and finally deliver… Read more

CHICKEN RANCH (Nick Broomfield, Sandi Sissel, 1982)
Chicken Ranch is a documentary film about the women oft he best known brothel in America. Situated in the barren ... desert 60 miles outside of Las Vegas, the ... Chicken Ranch is one of 38 legal hou… Read more

Allard K. Lowenstein, a former Congressman, who was described as the ... Pied Piper of three generations of student activists and the organiser of the ... “Dump Johnson” movement, was shot ... in… Read more

Closet Encounters (Michael Nicholson, 1981)
The Royal Wedding, and Darth Fraser's attempts to maintain the monarchy's grip over Australia. ... Read more

Con Amor (Santiago Villafuerte, 1982)
The traditional methods of making building materials are compared to the new ones introduced since the Revolution. ... Read more

Concerto in E.A.T. (Andrew Field, 1982)
A musical celebration of the most exquisite food in the world - from E. A .T., New York's famous food emporium. ... Read more

Courage to be Happy (Rahel Huggel, Kilian Dellers, 1982)
An imaginative abstract film using a pattern of coloured forms over a blue evening scene with four bare trees. ... Read more

DAISY: THE STORY OF A FACELIFT (Michael Rubbo, 1982)
Daisy feels she needs a facelift. ... The film follows her through all the stages, from the preliminary visit with the surgeon, to the actual operation. Interspersed with Daisy's story is an examinat… Read more

Dance of Death (Dennis Tupicoff, 1983)
Little Sally Roberts loves television violence-particularly her favourite variety show: "Dance of Death". ... Read more

DANIEL TAKES A TRAIN (Pál Sándor, 1983)
The film is set in Budapest, during the first days of December 1956. ... The fighting is over, but hundreds of people are leaving the country every day. One of them is Gyuri, 20, an ex-soldier, who f… Read more

DANTON (Andrzej Wajda, 1982)
Andrzej Wajda's latest film, a French and Polish co-production, is based on a Polish play of the 1930s by Stanislawa Przybyszewska,' 'The Danton Affair'', which attempts to dramatise the emotional, i… Read more

DARK CIRCLE (Chris Beaver, Judy Irving, Ruth Landy, 1982)
Dark Circle is a contemporary portrait of the nuclear age told through the lives of those directly affected by it. Shot on location at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility near Denver, the Diablo… Read more

Dimensions of Dialogue (Jan Švankmajer, 1982)
The possibilities, and the impossibility, of dialogue are explored in this brilliant animated film. ... Read more

Dissipative Dialogues (David Ehrlich, 1982)
An animated short expressing the difficulties of communication. ... Read more

Do It Yourself (Erich Langjahr, Walter Marti, 1982)
A documentary about the destruction of consumer goods. Still serviceable television sets are withdrawn from the market in order to sell new ones... ... Read more

Australia owes its claim of 40% of Antarctic territory to Douglas Mawson, who led scientific expeditions to the Antarctic and was the first to identify uranium in Australia. ... During an expedition … Read more

Dreamland Express (David Anderson, 1982)
An animated student film about a small boy who is roused from his dreams by a train whistle. ... Read more

Ernie & Rose (John Huckert, 1982)
Ernie Newman and Rose Washington are two older people facing the greatest challenge of all—how to die with dignity. ... Read more

Faces in the Sun (Cecil Holmes, 1961)
Life in remote Arnhem Land, and an observation of Aborigines under the increasing impact of European "civilisation". ... Read more

Filminuto #5 (Tulio Raggi, 1981)
Old fairy tales are reworked, new jokes added, in this compilation of assorted animated snippets from Cuba. ... Read more

FIRE ON THE WATER (Robert Hillman, 1982)
Fire on the Water is an exploration of the confrontation between Texas fishermen and industrious Vietnamese refugees ... who have moved in on their fishing grounds. Jim Craig, an extremely sympatheti… Read more

FIREBIRD (Thomas Grimm, 1982)
In Glen Tetley's newly choreographed version of the classical story, the Firebird, a beautiful girl, is kept in an enchanted garden and is guarded by a Victorian family. Gradually, she liberates hers… Read more

FIRST CONTACT (Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson, 1982)
First Contact is a documentary about the experiences of initial contact between white explorers and the people of the New Guinea highlands in the 1930' s. ... Read more

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