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Films Screened In 1983

An animated tale about monkeys chasing after the moon. ... Read more
Juli, whose husband has committed suicide, falls in love with Fodor, a newcomer to the village. When she learns that he is her half-brother (from her mother's first marriage), she tries to keep away from him, but the bond is already too strong. Besides, she seems to be the only person who really ... Read more
Director Paul Morrissey, long-time associate of Andy Warhol and creator of such films as Trash, Frankenstein, Dracula, and Heat, takes us on a journey through a different sort of jungle: the streets of New York. Forty-Second Street is FortyDeuce, as the junkies, hookers, dope dealers and con men ... Read more
Four commercials for Cinema and TV: THE WALL; DUEL; RESCUE; BOOT ... Read more
An animated film about a flying fox that is taken captive by a demon. ... Read more
A satirical view of the B-grade Western, loosely based on Australia's “Frankie & Johnny". ... Read more
A recently-married young woman is neglected by her ambitious husband. ... Read more
A doctor and a nurse have a child in ... secret, then abandon it in a large ... Melbourne, hospital. We see this child ... grow up as a wild doctor in a medical ... jungle. ... Read more
A docu-drama about the problems of various overseas students in Australia, studying at the University of N.S.W. ... Read more
The tragic story of Carlo Gesualdo, a composer and madrigalist, recognised as one of the great musical names of the late 16th century. Set in the year 1613, when Gesualdo discovers his wife and her lover in bed together and kills them both - the film is not only about his music, but also about his ... Read more
Hamsin is the hot desert wind that periodically blows through the countries of the Middle East, causing extreme temperatures and affecting the moods and tempers of the people. ... In an old farming village in the Galilee, the Birmann family, consisting of mother, son, and daughter, lives together ... Read more
An experimental short film about escaping from gaol and man's need for freedom. ... Read more
The story is set in the mythical Scotland of the past. The actors are young people from the streets of Glasgow, playing the kind of characters they might have been centuries ago - outlaw bands who live in a deserted countryside. ... Dermid and Grannia fall in love, but they cannot be happy ... Read more
A big-time building contractor whose professional and personal life is unfulfilling, becomes obsessed with a prostitute to escape his problems. Finally, the prostitute and her son become members of his household, much to the disgruntlement of his daughter. ... Read more
A documentary comedy on extras played by extras: Their dreams and American society is reflected in these dreams. ... The film takes place in "Hotel of the Stars", a hotel in the centre of Hollywood. It is an old hotel, but time has not been able to wipe out all traces of its previous elegance ... Read more
This powerful documentary records a lecture to American students in 1981, by the outspoken nuclear critic Dr. Helen Caldicott, National President of Physicians for Social Responsibility. ... Dr. Helen Caldicott is one of the world's leading authorities on the medical implications of nuclear ... Read more
" King of Prussia " is the name of a General Electric nuclear plant near Philadelphia, and in a way, the connotation of the militaristic regime that the name evokes, is not far from reality. In September 1980, eight Catholic pacifists, who became known as the Plowshare 8, entered the GE plant ... Read more
A study of six handicapped individuals whose employers gave them the opportunity to become capable employees. ... Read more
In 1981 Sir Sidney Nolan was invited by the producer, director and scriptwriter to collaborate in making a filmic evocation of the life of the great French poet Arthur Rimbaud. ... Nolan painted 31 large canvases. These and other works of his are interwoven with fascinating historical photographs ... Read more
Synthesised video images transform the supple movements of a dancer, to the sassy rhythms of Jelly Roll Morton's music. ... Read more
The origins of jazz in Australia, a rambling collage of the people and places which were part of the great jazz revival in Melbourne, and a glimpse into the Forties and Fifties, when jazz was the thing. ... Read more
A propaganda film for the unification of railway gauges between the stages. ... Read more
A film about the efforts of the Kampuchean people to rebuild their lives after the tragedy of the past ten years, and about the efforts of the international aid agencies to help them. ... Read more
The LaTrobe Valley power workers' ... strike in 1977 seriously crippled the ... State of Victoria. This film analyses the ... causes of the collapse of a just and ... seemingly invincible strike. ... Read more
La Ferdinanda is a Medici villa in Tuscany near Pisa, inhabited by a group of people who have nothing in common, apart from being slightly crazy. A doctor who experiments with peacock eggs, a nurse with an inclination towards handstands on every occasion, a rich countess, and many more. ... Read more
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