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Films In 1971

Norman Jewison Film Maker is an intriguing, full-screen study of a man and a personality in action, moulding the performances in Fiddler on the Roof. ... Read more
A South Sea islander, Tanai, sets out on a pirogue to find a sackful of earth on another island, where he could plant a cutting of the "uru", the breadfruit tree, and settle down to raise a family. ... On his journey, he braves the elements, faces hunger and thirst, survives an epic storm and ... Read more
A powerful nation has experimented with a new gas, which does not kill or injure the asphyxiated subjects, only puts them in a lethargic and mystical state. ... X-70 gas bombs will be dropped by mistake over Nebelux and provoke an unexpected mutation of the population of this friendly little ... Read more
The legend of Orpheus and Euridice is retold in this animated film. ... Read more
Gengo is a samurai warrior whose code of honour is as rigid as the social stratification of the world through which he passes. Whilst his strength and courage in conflict is as admirable as that of 'the Westerner', his inability to come to terms with the limitations of his inflexibility is fraught ... Read more
A modern version of the old myth of Pandora and her box, presented in an experimental manner, and utilizing a front projection technique. The director of the film says: "Look at this film ... as if you have just awakened from a dream and are attempting to recall the details of it". ... Read more
"One of the most brutal features of news media is their ability to and success in depersonalising brutality. reducing it to the realm of 'events'." ... In its director's words, Part of the Family "is an attempt to remind , . . people that the political tragedies they watch on their television sets ... Read more
It presents a portrait of the American writer and composer Paul Bowles and portrays Morocco as seen through his eyes. Interviews with Bowles alternate with scenes of landscape, customs, religion, music and dance. Bowles sums up the film with some provocative views on contemporary society. ... Read more
Bruno Bozetto, famed Italian cartoon film maker, uses different techniques to make his satirical comments on such topical problems of the world as drugs, pollution and war. ... Read more
Niko Pirosmani was a great Georgian artist, although his works are not widely known outside the Soviet Union. He painted before 1920, refusing to compromise, living a bare existence. He accepted meagre pay, often only food and drink, for works to be hung in bars and restaurants. His life was ... Read more
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The "stars" of this film are six boys, the smallest one barely four years old and the eldest only eleven years old. ... The film consists of three novellas—"Alarming Event", "Hooligans", and "Honoured Artist", in which the youthful artists reveal part of the beautiful world of children to the ... Read more
Six provocative views of the city from the powerful and the powerless: City Hall, the "middle American", the militant black, the poverty lawyer, the community organiser, and the suburbanite. ... Read more
Young British director, Barney Piatts-Mills, looks at the generation gap. He films from the youthful side of the gulf, but this time with a difference. He is not out to distinguish "them" from "us", or to wave banners for an alternative society. Instead, he has concentrated significantly on the ... Read more
Pressures from ethnic, social or language groups can obscure the great potential of the federated States of Canada. ... Read more
Political polarisation has become a problem of international proportion, characterised by closed minds and unyielding attitudes. Punishment Park is a projection of this situation into the future, based on certain present-day American realities. ... Events take place tomorrow, yesterday or five ... Read more
A would-be man about town decides to find himself a woman. Instead, he loses his watch, his money, and the remainder of his pride. ... Read more
Filmmaker Wakamatsu's contact and training with the Red Army found him investigated by Japanese authorities and considered an undesirable alien in the US. ... Somewhere in the Lebanese mountains during the late 60s, the Japanese Red Army trained with Palestinian revolutionaries, fighting against ... Read more
I don't want to be anyone else but me ... .I just wish I was better at it." ... Read more
A drowning man calls for help in vain because no one pays any attention to his shouts. ... Read more
Under the rule of a mysterious power, Scarabus.,a strange city is inhabited by a populace made up by identical persons. All attempts to find out more about Scarabus than his name, are met with failure, until one day, a courageous citizen takes the plunge . . . ... Read more
The story of the demise of the small Parisian 'artistes de pornographe” is personalised in this study of a 'specialist' photographer made obsolete by the emergence of the sex shops. ... Read more
A documentary showing the major pre-Columbian ruins of Mexico. Narrated by Orson Welles, the film conveys a spiritual and aesthetic impression of ancient civilizations. ... Read more
,p>A man (David Avidan) signs with a woman, representing the totality of the girls who people the film, a kind of anti-marriage contract. For his part, he is to father a child; she waives all claims on him, whether social, economic or emotional. The contract is for three months. ... The film ... Read more
Times Square. The Sony logo. Marquees: He and She, The Animal, School for Sex, The Wild Females. 1971. Welcome to New York City in 35mm winter. Turf of John Shaft - or that smooth-skinned Essence-subscribing ex-model, Richard Rowntree. Nice guy, quick gun, loud wah-wah. All the jokes are about ... Read more
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