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Films In 1971

“A classic of stylistic, abstract cinema.” - VarietyLong before Star Wars, George Lucas debuted on the big screen with this modest science fiction film, starring Robert Duvall in the titular role. THX 1138 was also the first feature for Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Studio ... Read more
A prisoner released from a political prison in South Africa, goes to visit the wife (she has been unfaithful) of a fellow prisoner. He approaches. the meeting with hesitance— certainly he is ready to condemn. During a brief evening, he comes to understand how cruel are the pressures on the ... Read more
Animated tools perform an intricately choreographed ballet. ... Read more
A brief documentary on the training of black boxers. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Sports Film Festival ... Read more
In this film, Truffaut turned to a love story by the author of "Jules et Jim", about a triangle again, but this time of two English girls and a Frenchman whom they nickname "The Continent". ... Claude, the hero of the film, meets the elder sister, Anne, first, when she is studying sculpture in ... Read more
Four lost souls in two archetypal automobiles take to the back roads and endless highways of redneck country. James Taylor (The Driver) and Dennis Wilson (The Mechanic) play a pair of speed motorheads cruising around in a '55 Chevy. Their rootless paths cross that of drifter Laurie Bird and the ... Read more
A variety of evocative and brilliantly coloured, computer-generated patterns. ... Read more
The bete-noire of current revolutionaries has become not so much the conservative or the reactionary, but the liberal—in particular the academic intellectual who appears only to be paying lip service to his professed liberal principles. ... The film is alternatively a put-down of idealistic ... Read more
The film concentrates on the history of telephone in Venezuela. It evokes its origins through the century, and culminates in the installation of the ground-station for satellites, which becomes the heart of the country, integrating Venezuela in the network of world communications. ... Read more
Screens with Razorback.George Miller's Violence in the Cinema Part 1 was a multiple award-winner on the international film festival circuit. Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.---D/S George Miller P Byron Kennedy, George Miller TD 35mm/1971/12mins ... Read more
In this commercial, a man and a woman in a bath have fun with bath cosmetics. ... Read more
A middle-aged woman talks on the phone about a funeral she attended earlier in the day. If we listen to her carefully, we discover that she is not talking about the funeral at all - she is talking about herself. ... Read more
A little boy is being bullied by bigger boys in this cartoon, until his grandfather teaches him how to stand up for himself. ... Read more
Jean-Denis Berenbaum's 'committed' film owes much to pantomime as a young white man and an African refuse the world of the wealthy which is more concerned with the splendour of its appearance than with the shallowness that characterises its essence. ... Read more
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A study of flamingoes, which gather in countless thousands on broad river flats for the mating season. ... Read more
Director Dusan Makavejev has described this film both as a guerilla exercise and as a "Dream Machine for Self-confrontation". ... The film is divided into two main sections. The first intersperses a documentary account of the life, work and persecution of Wilhelm Reich— his theory, that ... Read more
“Maybe it is like a mirror. People hold it up to themselves and see reflected only what they are most offended by.” - filmmaker Dusan MakavejevWhat does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Dusan Makavejev's insanely brilliant comedy ... Read more
An animated allegory in which fleeting, elusive images depict the cycle of life or, by extension, the course of man's evolution. ... Read more
An ecobalance is established in New York City. ... Read more
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