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Films Screened In 1983

LAME DUCKS (Hervé Lièvre, 1982)
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, .… Read more

LAND OF PLENTY (Morten Arnfred, 1983)
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 everyt… Read more

Last Stone (Jaroslava Havettová, Július Hučko, 1982)
A bitter animated joke about the frustration of being an artist in pay of the bureaucracy. ... Read more

Late Curtain (Laurence Jacobs, 1982)
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

Leon's Case (Daniel Attias, 1982)
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 (Miguel Littin, 1976)
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 w… Read more

LIVE A LIFE (Maxim Ford, 1982)
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 S… Read more

Lotu (Cecil Holmes, 1960)
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

Macaroni Casserole (Alex Seligman, 1982)
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 Collecto… Read more

MAD RIVER: HARD TIMES IN HUMBOLT COUNTY (Mark Freeman, Claire Schoen, 1982)
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 timberlan… Read more

MARY STUART (Peter Butler, 1982)
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, … Read more

Memento (Liz Alexander, 1983)
A boy's relationship with his mother is strained with the arrival of a stranger. ... Read more

Metropolitan Cats (Robin Lehman, 1983)
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… Read more

MONEY (Robert Bresson, 1983)
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… Read more

Morning After (Cort Tramontin, CK Studios, 1982)
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

My Belle (Peter Tammer, 1983)
A performer prepares... ... Read more

MY COUNTRY MY HAT (David Bensusan, 1982)
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 passpo… 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. Sh… Read more

NARROW STREET (Yang Yanjin, )
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 … Read more

No Place To Hide (T. Johnson, L. Bird, 1982)
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 she… Read more

NOW . . . AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (Harald Luders, Pavel Schnabel, 1981)
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, mos… Read more

Occupied Territory (Candace Reckinger, 1981)
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… Read more

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