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Films Screened In 1984

Quest (Saul Bass, Elaine Bass, )
A Ray Bradbury modern myth and adventure story about a journey in which a boy goes through a series of trials, in the course of which he grows into a man, he finally reaches his destination, and achi… Read more

Quo Vadis (Vl. Balco, 1982)
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Raygun's Nightmare (Peter Wallach, 1983)
President Raygun has a terrible nightmare in which America is invaded by a huge Japanese electronic monster. ... Read more

REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
"Rear Window" was one of Hitchcock's favourite films, as it was—and still is—to audiences and critics alike ever since its ... original release in 1954. To the director, it represented a … Read more

Relic (Christopher Bryant, 1982)
A graduation film from Leeds Polytechnic Based on five poems by the Yorkshire poet, Ted Hughes, husband of the late ... Sylvia Plath. All the poems deal with the theme of death, and in the film, Chri… Read more

Return of the Useless (Michael Nicholson, 1983)
A satirical look at the role of secret agents in Australia and how they cope with the new ASIO, the Australian Space and ... Intelligence Organisation. ... Read more

RICKSHAW BOY (Ling Zifeng, )
The film is a convincing study of social conditions in Beijing during the turbulence of the early 1930s Xinagzi, a young camel-herd from the west, comes to Beijing ... to seek his fortune pulling a r… Read more

ROPE (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948)
Hitchcock's first film in colour, and his first as producer/director, remains one of the most extraordinary technical achievements m the history of the cinema. The entire action takes place within a … Read more

RUMBLEFISH (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983)
A stylish, fast-moving, gut-wrenching melodrama of hell-bent youth: a loose knit company of teenage crazies in the milieu of ... motorcycles, heroin, mean streets and pool rooms of Tulsa,Oklahoma. ..… Read more

SACRED VANDALS (Solrun Hoaas, 1983)
There are women of Hatoma Island, Okinawa, who have a kind of divinity: they follow dreams and search for places in the landscape which are of spiritual significance. The island is becoming depopulat… Read more

Sandwich (Bruno Bozzetto, 1984)
A live-action film by Bozetto, "Sandwich" is a very funny look at a man on a bicycle outing, who constructs a monumental sandwich for his lunch, only to have it lurch out of his hands and lead him on… Read more

Selve, One of Many (Safi Faye, )
Selve has eight children. While her husband is looking for work, she has to cope with all the problems on her own. She wishes for a better future for their children. ... Read more

September, 1951 (Ray Quint, 1983)
When its Communist Party Dissolution Bill was rejected by the High Court in 1951, the Menzies government put the ... question of banning the Communist Party to a national referendum, held in Septembe… Read more

SEVENTEEN (Joel DeMott, Jeff Kreines, 1983)
An extraordinary filmic record of the lives of a group of teenagers during their final year of High School. They are residents of Muncie, Indiana, the site of the oft-consulted ... "Middletown USA" s… Read more

SHADOWS FROM LIGHT (Stephen Dwoskin, 1983)
This is a cinematographic journey through the photographic atmospheres of Bill Brandt, Britain's master photographer, who was born in 1904 and died in 1983. Bill Brandt, who first worked with Man Ray… Read more

She-Whore (Dana Perrson, 983)
An off-beat flick in which a woman takes off her clothes. ... Read more

Skipping Class (Chris Warner, 1983)
Steve to his teachers and mates, Stefan to his parents, Steve Popovski is sixteen and wants to leave school. His father, Vasel, came to Australia to find a better life for his children. Vasel sees pa… Read more

Some Of Our Airmen Are No Longer Missing (Douglas Stanley, 1981)
During World War 2, the most ominous ending to the broadcast reports on raids on the enemy was “Some of our aircraft are missing". And during the War, Holland was for ... military aircraft, German … Read more

Songs of a Distant Jungle (Robert Charlton, 1983)
Christopher Roberts, a young musician from the Julliard School, plays Bach and Mozart for villagers in a remote corner of Papua New Guinea on a string bass which he carries on his back through the ju… Read more

Sound of Sunshine - Sound of Rain (Caroline M. Heywood, 1984)
This animated film gives us a rare insight into the life life of blind, seven year old black boy his intimate world of sound and touch. It's a story of conflict created by the imagination and fantasy… Read more

Squatters: The Other Philadelphia Story (Charles Koppelman, 1984)
A documentary about the 40,000 poor people of Philadelphia who "squat" illegally in abandoned buildings. The film concentrates upon Gloria Giles, a 22 year old mother of three children, who has becom… Read more

STEPS OF LIGHT (Christopher Lynch, 1983)
At 16, West Australian ballerina, Sian Stokes, was offered a scholarship to the prestigious Princess Grace Academy of Classic Dance in Monaco. ... The film follows Sian to Monte Carlo where she studi… Read more

STREET ANGEL (Frank Borzage, 1928)
“Street Angel” went into production shortly after F. W. Mumau's remarkable “Sunrise”, and well demonstrated the ... impact which that film had on American film-especially at Fox. The early se… Read more

Sudesha (Deepa Dhanraj, )
The forests of the Himalayas, the basis for subsistence of the people in these regions, are destroyed by powerful lumber dealers. Sudesha is a member of the CHIPKO movement which fights against this ... Read more

SUMMERTIME (Massimo Mazzucco, 1983)
The first feature film by young fashion photographer Mazzucco is a charming and fragile work of atmosphere and sincerity. ... Made on a shoestring budget, the film takes us on a trip to New York City… Read more

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