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Films Screened In 1983

Human relations have a history: a beginning, a main part, and an ending and this ... is what this film is about. ... Antoine, a quiet, slightly disabled ... man, has cut himself off from the world, ... his only company being a canary bird. ... When he meets Alain, a 30-year-old ... independent ... Read more
The film describes how the economical, ... social and agricultural problems ... influence a Danish farmer's existence. ... In his struggle to cope with the high ... interest rates, Knud stakes everything he ... owns on a hyper-effective production of ... pigmeat. Midway in his project, he has ... Read more
A bitter animated joke about the frustration of being an artist in pay of the bureaucracy. ... Read more
A short story about an actress who is ... asked to stand in for the lead at the last ... minute. ... Read more
The first in-depth interview ever given ... by the greatest living English actor, Sir ... Laurence Olivier. ... Read more
A 1960's anti-war activist, who has been ... living as a fugitive, discovers that in ... 1983 no one seems to care who he is or ... what he did. ... Read more
Letters from Marusia is the chronicle of ... a workers' strike in a small Chilean town ... in 1907. The foreman of the English- ... owned Marusia Mining Co. Ltd. has ... been killed by a hot headed worker. The ... policy of intimidation thereafter followed by the company unifies the miners ... Read more
In November of last year, as unemployment in Britain passed the three million mark, a Concert for the Unemployed was staged at the Rainbow with a line-up that included Tom Robinson, The Beat, Black Slate, OK Jive and Alexei Sayle. Live a Life is a record of that concert. ... Read more
An account of some European and indigenous people who live and work in New Britain during the pre-independence period in New Guinea. ... Read more
A garbage collector, living in the atomic age of nuclear paranoia, envisions his job becoming an Edgar Alan Poe nightmare. ... The film is based on Ray Bradbury's short story, “The Garbage Collector''. ... Read more
Unemployment. Plant Closures. Environmental Pressure. MadRiver is a portrait of a rural community facing environmental and economic disaster. Humboldt County is in the middle of the richest timberland in America: Redwoods 300 feet tall, 400 tons, 2,000 years old - the tallest trees in the world ... Read more
The story of the opera depicts the conflict between two Queens. Queen Elizabeth, who claimed the throne as daughter of Henry VIII, and Mary Stuart, who claimed it as daughter of James V of Scotland, and granddaughter of Henry VII. ... As Henry VIII's marriage has never been recognised by the ... Read more
A boy's relationship with his mother is strained with the arrival of a stranger. ... Read more
A journey into a unique world of art, depicting four thousand years of cats as they appear in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. ... Read more
Recorded in the year of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth, Haydn's Mass conducted by Rafael Kubelik at the Baroque Basilica at Ottobeuren, performed by the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... Read more
For his first film in six years, Robert Bresson has been inspired by a short story by Leo Tolstoy, "The Counterfeit Note". When making a delivery of fuel oil, a young Parisian workman is given a fake 500 franc note by some shop keepers. They themselves had received the note from a group of ... Read more
A short narrative film which portrays a man's waking moments in the interval between the first and second buzzings of his alarm clock. ... Read more
This is a portrait of Moses Pendleton, choreographer-dancer, presenting the artist at home, alone on his 33rd birthday, The film includes excerpts from "Philopolus" and Pendleton's own "Momix." ... Read more
A performer prepares... ... Read more
Piet has lost his clothes and hat in a robbery. One day he sees a black cyclist wearing his hat, and, chasing him, runs him down with his garbage truck. Meanwhile James, an urban black without passport, and therefore illegally in the city, has found employment with Sarah, Piet's wife, misleading ... Read more
Lin Yingzi, a little girl from the south of China, marvels about the wonders of the big city: Its busy streets, the dilapidated walls of the ancient buildings, the ringing bells on a camel's neck. She is thinking of all the people who had been part of her life for some time, but then quietly left ... Read more
Narrow Street is the story of two youths, Xia, an easy going, good-humoured mechanic, and Yu, who is rather shy and delicate. ... They first met in the late sixties, during the chaotic days of the “Cultural Revolution” in China. ... The chaos and desperation around them strengthens their ... Read more
No Place to Hide is made up of the vintage films, newsreels, cartoons and television programmes (many featuring celebrities) which attempted to sell Americans on family (and later public) fallout shelters. Russia had the atomic bomb and schoolchildren were told by classroom films that they could ... Read more
Rhina, a small German town, for centuries as known as “the Jewish town” because more than 60% of its population was Jewish. When the Nazis came to power, the entire Jewish community vanished, mostly in concentration camps. Today, all that is left of the Jewish majority is a vandalised graveyard. Read more
In a society plagued with decay and political chaos, a woman is arrested for the murder of her lover. Bearing a resemblance to a long-sought political criminal, she is interrogated by the authorities. Did she or didn't she? Who is she? ... Read more
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