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Films In 1969

The husband of a young girl who has just killed herself relates in a formal, almost detached manner, the strange story of their meeting, marriage and life together. It reveals the situation of a relationship between a gentle, but demanding teenager and an older man too set in his ways to cope with ... Read more
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A documentary which, using authentic old photographs of arrivals at Ellis Island, life in the Lower East Side, the schools, workshops, factories, and tenements, brings to life a period and culture through the eyes of one man who looks back on his youth. ... CINE Golden Eagle 1970; Blue Ribbon ... Read more
This, the eleventh feature by Czech director Jan Kadar, was held up in production for more than two years— the initial shooting having been interrupted by the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, resulting in the dispersal of the cast and production unit. ... However, when the pressure ... Read more
Australia: the surfie beach bum, the country school teacher, the suburban home-owner, the drover and the shearer. The Australians young and old, Aussie born or recently arrived, are seen at their sport, their gambling, their business and their pleasure. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
A fleeting encounter between a man and a woman is treated in the technique of "minimal art". ... Read more
Amerigo Tot, a sculptor of Hungarian ... origin living in Italy, belongs among the ... great travellers. The film surveys the ... genuine and imaginary journeys of ... the artist. ... Read more
The life and paintings of Amrita Sher-Gil, one of India's foremost artists, who died at the early age of 28. ... Read more
As the title suggests, Eve Arnold offers a rare glimpse into the world of the harem in Behind the Veil. We witness the rituals of a young Sheikha as she prepares for marriage into the ruling family of Dubai, beginning with traditional exclusion but ending with the bride facing a much more open life ... Read more
A bureaucrat working for the ... railways uses the regulations to ... conceal himself and cloak any human ... reactions. Bhuvan Shome is a ... widower who even sacked his own ... son for negligence. But when he is ... about to dismiss another employee for ... taking bribes, he begins to be aware ... Read more
Black children at Coney Island...black light...black...black. ... Read more
An internal probe into the violence and mystery of the American psyche seen through the eye of a black man and the Russian Revolution. ... Read more
Vietnam, assassination, racial strife and police clashes are documented in a machine-gun succession of images photographed directly off the television screen to produce the unsettling atmosphere of violence and chaos that flickering TV images often transmit. ... Read more
Blake is a free-thinking individual who works in the city, but lives in a cabin in the woods. Parked near the cabin is an ancient, single-engine, open-cockpit bi-plane, in which whenever the urge overtakes him, Blake takes off on jaunty voyages into the wonders and beauties of nature. ... This ... Read more
Blue Film Woman is an astonishing example of full colour and widescreen pinku eiga - a highly stylised hotbed of sex and violence, the two elements often coinciding to uncomfortable effect. Kan Mukai's morality tale sees a family brought to its knees in sexual servitude to repay their financial ... Read more
Ten years after his death has come a phenomenal resurgence of interest in the work of Humphrey Bogart. This documentary analyses the Bogart revival through interviews, rare tapes, stills, newsreel material, and clips from such Elms as The Petrified Forest, Little Caesar, High Sierra and The ... Read more
An itinerant family of four makes a living by faking road accidents as pedestrians, with the drivers of expensive cars as victims. The game is to claim indemnity from the driver in the hope that he will pay up rather than become embroiled with the police. The father was wounded in the war and ... Read more
Vic, Deaves, a fourth generation bush-man and one of the few remaining "bullockies”, has spent his life entirely in the bush, in an area ... with a diameter of no more than ten miles. The film studies the man in his natural environment. ... Golden Reel Award, 1969 Australian ... Film Awards ... Read more
A documentary examination of the plight of the old in Britain, showing the work being done by such organisations as the Jewish Welfare Board to alleviate it. The script is deliberately explicit, describing some of the harsh facts of ageing, and the camera concentrates disturbingly on the textures ... Read more
The city of Chandigarh was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier; its various aspects are explored and interpreted by this film. ... Read more
It's early morning in Melbourne, and crowds of workers arrive, piling into the city by train and tram. During the day the streets are packed with people who dispose of rubbish without thought, necessitating an army of cleaners to keep the city clean. Day and night the cleaning goes on, in the early ... Read more
A marsh is drained and the land converted to other uses, and the effect on wildlife is graphically depicted. ... Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival; CINE Golden Eagle. ... Read more
An ABC film unit went around the world to uncover the inside story of Hamersley Iron Pty. Ltd. This film probes the issues involved in the debate on overseas investment in Australia through a company nine-tenths British and American owned, financed from America, and selling to Japan. ... Silver ... Read more
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