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Films In 1968

The city of St. Louis built a memorial to the pioneers who opened up the West. The immense arch was designed by Eero Saarinen, the man whose intervention ensured that Utzon should win the competition for the Sydney Opera House. This film is an account of the construction of Saarinen's steel and ... Read more
"Silence." said the bright commentator in a recent commercial short about canned music, "is becoming a very rare commodity." He was referring to swinging Britain, and it would seem that whether they take their music canned or live, the Poms are hooked on it like junkies. Intermingling with the ... Read more
She called a halt when her husband decided to enlarge the thing in the basement which had occupied him every evening for years. But it made no difference: he continued with his meticulous task, of reassembling an old Mighty Wurlilzer rescued from a mouldering picture palace. And we see something of ... Read more
“Together with Psycho, this is the movie that extracted horror cinema from its mortal embrace with Gothic romanticism.” - John Carpenter ... Inspired by Richard Matheson's classic novel I Am Legend, shot in harsh, fearless black and white by the director himself, Romero's stunning debut feature ... Read more
Most Ghanaians know 'Anansesem' —the stories of Ananse. In Akan mythology, Kweku Ananse is the younger brother of Nyankopon, the great god of the sky. But Ananse is earthy, with an insatiable greed. He is a spider-man or man-spider personifying shrewdness and cunning. Always in mischief, his ... Read more
The strongest statement yet from the black community. Such is the critical acclaim for this cine-verite documentary shot during one of the biggest peace marches in the United States. A group of black marchers move through Harlem and the reaction of the residents and onlookers is recorded ... Read more
M. Basu calls his psychiatrist. He has just had An Experience. An ordinary street led him to a ruined church where a wedding was in progress. He has fallen in love with the bride. Then at the cocktail party after the ceremony she has approached him and together they have fled. A dream? Surely not ... Read more
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A famous French documentary director has chosen to match his talents with those of a powerful subject who talks on his youth, his formative years, his life and work. Reichenbach on Welles on Welles, one might say. ... These recollections help to explain something of the creative processes of film ... Read more
A creatively edited and richly illustrated historical survey of Brazilian cinema from 1898 to the present day. ... Read more
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“An energetic thumb-nosing fossil of 60s fragmentation, cinematic upset, and sub-Marxist yowlings.” - Village Voice ... This rarely seen, unorthodox retelling of Dostoevsky's The Double is Bernardo Bertolucchi at his most Godard-esque. Decidedly absurdist and anti-establishment - and fashioned ... Read more
Two of Canada's leading ballet dancers, Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren, are clad in white and their pas de deux filmed against a black stage. For his 48th experimental film, Norman McLaren plays with multiple images, using the optical printer to expose individual frames up to eleven times. ... Read more
McLaren employed a multi-image technique to film two ballet performets in this study in the grace of dance. It was filmed against a black backdrop with rear lighting oudining the white-clad dancers. McLaren then exposed individual frames up to 11 times to create the multi-image effect. ... Read more
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The penal system of Israel provides a form of remission for good behaviour which permits prisoners twenty-four hours with their families at intervals to reduce the tension of their long incarceration. This is the story of three men on such a day of leave: an emancipated Arab forced to murder to ... Read more
A psychedelic, psychological horror brimming over with swinging 60s style – and just a little nymphomania, necrophilia and fetishism. ... After suffering a mental breakdown, painter Leonardo (Franco Nero) moves to the country to find inspiration. He discovers the house he is staying in ... Read more
A short musical improvisation on the Danish national colours, red and white; colours which actually dominate the Danish scene. ... Read more
Technically referred to as the Remake Of Astro Boy this series features a karaoke disco version of the theme (true to the Japanese theme but with English words). Many changes are evident in this slicker version but the themes are largely intact. The main shift is in the focus on the robotics of ... Read more
An old Aboriginal painter, Yirawalla, returns to his "Dreaming'' in Central Arnhem Land to reveal to his children his and their origins. ... Read more
An experimental film about the fantastic adventures of a young man and a girl in conflict with evil forces. In the words of the director: "The basic concept behind this film is of a quantitative nature. Its effect is intended to keep the brain in a slate of constant motion throughout the film ... Read more
Haydn's famous serenade is freely illustrated. ... Read more
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