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The Man from Sothebys (William Brayne, Roger Graef, 1964)
An introduction to the fabulous world of fine art. The drama of the salesroom, the hunt for new masterpieces, the assiduous cultivation of top clients are seen as we follow the chairman of Sothebys a… Read more

The March (James Blue, 1964)
A simple moving record of the events of August 28th, 1964 when Americans from all parts of the country came to Washington DC and marched in one of the largest demonstrations for Civil Rights in the h… Read more

The Masks (Ida Lupino, 1964)
"Mr. Jason Foster, a tired ancient who on this particular Mardi Gras evening will. leave the earth. But before departing he has some things to do, some services to perform, s some debts to pay and so… Read more

THE MOONTRAP (Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, 1964)
There is a place in Canada where the moon is still held to influence the earth and where souls of the dead are thought to help catch white whales. Named L'île-aux-Coudres by Jacques Cartier whe… Read more

The Perception of Life (June Goodfield, Peter Whitehead, 1964)
A study of the evolution of microbiology, emphasising the interdependence of theory and observation. ... Read more

The Perfection of Matter (June Goodfield, Peter Whitehead, 1964)
The study of alchemy is shown as an extension of Greek philosophy and the precursor of moder science. ... Read more

The Poet's Eye (Gordon Hales, 1964)
A tribute to Shakespeare made in connection with the quater-centenary celebrations. Extracts spoken from Shakespeare's work are blended with visuals of scenes in Britain today to capture the essence … Read more

THE RED DESERT (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964)
The Red Desert is a pessimistic study of a neurotic woman, set against the background of a ravaged mineral landscape. Guiliana, unhappy with her dispassionate husband, attempts a sympathetic relation… Read more

The Rise and Fall of Emily Sprod (Bob Godfrey, 1964)
Emily Sprod is a vigorously amorous lady who emerges from a sculptor's block and pursues her creator. ... Read more

The Squeeze (Hilary Harris, 1964)
A dynamic examination of what the population explosion could lead to if it were to continue un-checked. ... First Prize, San Francisco Festival; Special Citation, Mannheim Festival. ... Read more

The Thieving Magpie (Giulio Gianini, Emanuele Luzzati, 1964)
A witty and wholly enchanting adaptation of Rossini's overture; a legendary fairy tale of three kings, who declare war on ihe birds in the forest. ... Read more

The Thieving Magpie (Giulio Gianini, 1964)
A witty and wholly enchanting adaptation of Rossini's overture; a legendary fairy tale of three kings, who declare war on the birds in the forest. ... First Prize, Bergamo Festival; Prize, Milan Fest… Read more

The action of the film takes place during the years after the war in a small Rumanian village. In this arid hilly area, where famine ravaged the population and the lack of rain mined all the crops, P… Read more

The Viking Ships of Roskilde (Börge Höst, 1964)
A description of the extensive excavations started after the discovery of ships from the Viking age, which had been sunk in the Inlet of Roskilde. ... Read more

The World Meteorological Organisation (Krishna Singh, 1964)
The film traces the development of a system of international co-operation in the task of weather prediction. ... Read more

THIS IS IT (John Heyer, 1964)
A live variety show designed for the opening of ATV Channel O in Melbourne: Drama and satire in Victorian history. (An excerpt of 20 mins. will be screened). ... Read more

Tournoi (Piotr Kamler, 1964)
Based on abstract images by Kamler, Andre Voisin and Francois Bayle imagined the story of a messenger charged to bring to our planet the key to a forgotten wisdom. ... Read more

Transfiguration (Ludwik Dutkiewicz, 1964)
A woman's thoughts about the meaning of her existence and its fulfilment, are told in powerful images and without a upoken word. ... Read more

Trois portraits d'un oiseau qui n'existait pas (R. Lapoujade, 1964)
The title is that of a poem by Claude Aveline. The painter Robert Lapoujade illustrates it with animated paintings. His technique, the fluid use of powders and other materials, reinforces semi-real a… Read more

TWICE A MAN (Gregory Markopoulos, 1964)
The legend of Hippolytus tells of the tortured love a mother, Phaedra, feels for her son. Hippolytus, in remorse, is borne into the sea by horses, where he is drowned. Subsequently, he is reborn in t… Read more

Un Honnête Homme (Ado Kyrou, 1964)
Told by means of a series of postcards of the year 1900, the film tells the incredible and amusing story of an honest young man who, in Paris for his apprenticeship, becomes Vampiras, the bandit, her… Read more

Veronique, or The Young Girls (Carlos Vilardebo, 1964)
Through a series of shots of reality, of memories, and of dreams, this film attempts to capture certain moments of the elusive grace and beauty of young girls. ... Read more

Victor Hugo (Anthony M. Roland, 1964)
The great French writer, Victor Hugo was also a remarkable draftsman. The film is based on a selec­tion from 400 of his little known drawings. ... Read more

VIVA LAS VEGAS (G) (George Sidney, 1964)
Often regarded as one of Elvis Presley's best movies, this much-loved romantic musical comedy is notable for its outstanding song-and-dance choreography numbers, as well as Presley's powerful chemist… Read more

Wedding on Saturday (Norman Swallow, 1964)
This film creates a collage of life in a Yorkshire mining town: this rather enclosed working com­munity is brought into focus by the impending marriage of Don and Para. With Its insistent search&… Read more

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