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Films In 1969

Made by the famed husband and wife team, John and Faith Hubley, this is a satirical allegory of man's constant battle with his changing environment. ... In the beginning a man and his wife lead a peaceful existence on an island - growing food and gathering fish from the sea. But how long can such ... Read more
Made as a contribution to European Conservation Week, Oisin is a moving record of the stark and simple glories of primitive nature and its sounds. ... There are no humans, no buildings, no music and no commentary; there is only a poetic assembly of natural scenes and sounds, without intrusive ... Read more
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Reports of revolution and threats of invasion have come once again from the black republic of Haiti. This teeming land of voodoo lives under the lash of its spiritual leader and president for life, Doctor Francois Duvalier, the much feared "Papa Doc". Normally remote and inaccessible, Papa Doc ... Read more
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At the age of 42, Pierre is really living. A supervisor in a building firm, he is having an affaire with a 26-year-old secretary in the same firm. He is a spender, proud of his car, likes to dream about holidays. He enjoys sport, music, dancing. . . . What is there more? Well, a new apartment that ... Read more
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An excerpt from Franz Fanon's "Wretched of the Earth"' introduces the French-Algerian production Ramparts of Clay, a study of a period of change between fading traditions and economic and social development. ... In a mountain village in the south of Tunisia shortly after independence, men go on ... Read more
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A lighthearted look at Rembrandt and his relationship with the three women in his life. ... Read more
Richard Hamilton is one of the forerunners of the pop-art movement, whose paintings have long revealed a preoccupation with mass media. ... Hamilton closely collaborated with the making of the film and supplies the commentary himself. Part of the film deals with "Swinging London", based on the ... Read more
The final drama in rodeo is bull riding. To win, the cowboy must stay on a wild, bucking bull for eight seconds. This can be the longest and most dangerous eight seconds in his life. In super slow motion, the film conveys the danger and loneliness of this classic confrontation of man against beast. ... Read more
A documentary of the thousand mile trek of a Taureg tribe salt caravan in the Sahara Desert. The eight week trip is highlighted by a large sand-storm and tribesmen's struggles with the recalcitrant camels which are perpetually wandering off. ... Read more
The heroine of the film, Marta. has for long been suffering from indecision and problems of communication. A confrontation at last, brings her to the point where she has to make a decision. ... Read more
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During a family quarrel between a sixty-odd year old woman and her husband, the wife comes to terms with the realities of old age. The film shows 36 hours of the quarrel, from its beginning to the reconciliation, seen through the eyes of the woman, and recording her thoughts. ... Read more
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