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Britannia - A Bridge (David Lochner, 1973)
Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1970. The reconstruction of the bridge, with steel arches supporting and eventually replacing S… Read more

Butterfly ✝ 1975 (Peter Brouwer, 1973)
By 1975 the extinct butterfly will be only found framed in a museum. ... Read more

Carlo Collodi (Agostino Bonomi, 1973)
Carlo Lorenzini, who wrote under the name of Collodi, is one of the greatest writers of children's books: he is the creator of Pinocchio. This documentary vividly presents the personality of the auth… Read more

Chester - Portrait of a City (Jim Clark, Ray Gosling, 1973)
Ray Gosling's personal view of Chester. ... Read more

Children (Goran Paskaljević, 1973)
The children are born. They play. They obey adults. They imitate them, too. And, the adults forget that children are born, play and imitate them. ... Read more

Christmas Down and Out (David Wand, 1973)
This is a record of what happened at Christmas for some of London's estimated 10,000 single homeless people. The St. Mungo Community workers help London's "down and outs" all the year round, and at C… Read more

CHUNG KWO - CHINA (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1973)
Antonioni's China is a long way from the England of Blow-up or his American travelogue, Zabriskie Point. After spending six weeks filming in China, he said 'I felt a need to return to my own origins … Read more

Cinema (Sebastian Schroeder, 1973)
Afghanistan, "Switzerland of Asia", has about 12 million inhabitants and 12 cinemas. To one of these cinemas the admission is one afghani; the duration of the screening 3 minutes. ... Award of Merit,… Read more

CLEOPATRA JONES (Jack Starett, 1973)
The most camp of all Blaxploitation flicks. 70s in style - 60s in tone. Hollywood's typical decade-lag makes this a stew of funky fun. Everyone tries to be real mean - especially Tamara Dobson, a 6 f… Read more

Cockaboody (Faith Hubley, John Hubley, 1973)
Two sisters, ages 3 and 5, are engaged in imaginitive pre-bedtime play, their parents having left them in the care of a babysitter for the evening. We see the role of play in a child's growing adjust… Read more

Coeur de secours (Piotr Kamler, 1973)
A fantastic, poetic, enigmatic, cybernetic and tonic tale from which we will learn that 'it is always the tight-rope walker who holds both ends of the rope', even if he needs a chess set and a candle… Read more

COUP D'ETAT (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1973)
This study of a fascist ideologue, Ikki Kita, has become a major commercial success in Japan. It comes from an outstanding modern director, Yoshida, who earlier made Eros and Massacre. Coup d'Etat fo… Read more

COUSIN ANGELICA (Carlos Saura, 1973)
Once again, Carlos Saura returns to the Spanish Civil War and its effects upon his country's social and intellectual life. The protagonist, Luis, played by Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, comes to Segovia f… Read more

CRAZIES, THE (M) (George Romero, 1973)
All hell is about to break loose. ... A plane crash in Evans City leads to a poisonous spill in the local water supply. Side effects of the top secret deadly bacteria on the local population include … Read more

DAYS OF BETRAYAL (Otakar Vávra, 1973)
More than three hours long, this film is a painstaking reconstruction of the days of the Munich crisis. One of Czechoslovakia's most distinguished film-makers. Otakar Vavra, has directed and scripted… Read more

De Facto (Tudor Dinov, 1973)
What happens when a new building collapses during the opening ceremony? A scapegoat must be found, of course. ... Read more

Dear Address (Livia Gyarmathy, 1973)
Through humorous, sometimes sorrowful confessions, the film illustrates the devotion of some postmen, who are just retiring. for their work and profession. ... Read more

Diagonal (William Raban, 1973)
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Disgusted Binchester (Nicholas Spargo, 1973)
The 1968 Race Relations Act in the context of a long line of social legislation. ... Read more

DISTANT THUNDER (Satyajit Ray, 1973)
This is Satyajit Ray's second film in colour, and the Grand Prize winner at the Berlin Festival. The film is set in 1942, and its subject is the impact of war on an isolated Bengali village. ... The … Read more

Double Trouble (Maxi Cat Series) (Zlatko Grgić, 1973)
Maxi Cat meets his double on the ceiling. ... Read more

EARTH, OUR SINFUL SONG (Rauni Mollberg, 1973)
Earth, Our Sinful Sonh is adapted from a novel of the same name by Timo K. Mukka, a young Lapp who was only 19 years old when the book was published and became a literary sensation in Finland. Rauni … Read more

Edward Burra (Peter K. Smith, 1973)
The first ever interview with Edward Burra. one-time surrealist. eccentric and recluse, and major British painter. ... Read more

ERNEST BROWN: PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER (Tom Radford, 1973)
A look at Western Canada at the turn of the century through the critical eyes of Ernest Brown, a photographer, genius, caustic social critic, historian, and lover of life. The film spans his life and… Read more

F FOR FAKE (Orson Welles, 1973)
... ... As the documentary Orson Welles: One Man Band shows, this great director carried an editing table with him wherever he travelled, This tool of his trade is displayed by Welles in F For Fake w… Read more

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