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Films In 1976

A whimsical three-minute animated history of the telephone, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the telephone. ... Read more
The film looks at the work now being done throughout Britain to draw up contingency plans in the fight against oil pollution. ... Read more
The adventures of the owners of a new book, shown on nine screens simultaneously ... Read more
A film about processes—the sense of involvement which craftsmen feel when engaged in their individual expression. ... Read more
This late 19th century tale is set in a Romanian village ruled by the ancient but impoverished aristocratic Comanesteanu family. The crops are bad, and when hungry peasants demand their rights, the lease-holders cheat them. ... The aristocrats are displaced by the former lease-holders, who now ... Read more
For Polish artist, Magdalena Abakanowicz, the act of creation does not stop with the completion of an individual work—it continues on into the exhibition stage. In the film, we see the artist arranging an exhibition in Sydney, and also, working with students in a workshop. ... Read more
Adolf (Hitler) sees a film starring Marlene (Dietrich), and falls in love with her. Josef (Gobbels) invites the star to visit Adolf, but the meeting ends in frustration, as Marlene refuses his advances. Not one given to forgo his dreams easily, Adolf makes a secret trip to Casablanca, to see 'his' ... Read more
This feature-length animated satire on Disney's Fantasia follows a series of cartoon shorts from Bruno Bozzetto, including Opera and Self-Service. Allegro Non Troppo takes six famous musical pieces and animates them with remarkable comic invention. Debussy's 'Afternoon of a Faun' becomes a tale ... Read more
Relations of a pregnant woman with her body, her husband, her environment and her child, and the final solution she finds. ... Read more
Atlantis, a mythical island state, was swallowed up by the sea and vanished. This film explores Plato's suggestion that the legend was based on fact, and relates it to exciting new discoveries in the Aegean Sea. ... Read more
A young woman tries to resolve her real identity in her relationship with her lover. ... Read more
A banquet comes to an unexpected climax. ... Read more
Cinematic choreography created through optical processes. ... Read more
A lonely store detective and a frustrated housewife meet when she steals a jumper. Their lives become entangled when she offers to talk things over in his apartment. ... Read more
A documentary portrait of the clam-diggers (called 'baymen') of Long Island, in New York State in America, who harvest shellfish from the area's seacoast bays, and whose traditional way of life is threatened with extinction due to water pollution. ... Silver Plaque, Chicago. Bronze Venus, Virgin ... Read more
Bernice Bobs Her Hair concerns the pre-flapper generation. Bernice is transformed from a reticent ugly duckling into a successful and sought-after 'vamp' by her manipulative cousin. Bernice becomes so adroit at social cliches and conventions that she wins the hearts of all her cousin's suitors. She ... Read more
The film, based on a short story by Maupassant, tells of the systematic annihilation of a mental patient, who, with the blind complicity of her parents, is being used as a guinea-pig by a physician. ... Read more
The life history of the grey heron, woven around the story of one bird, Big Bill, and his parents. It deals with most aspects of herons' lives, including the influences on breeding success and survival. ... Read more
At a small French outpost in West Central Africa, news of the First World War doesn't arrive until six months after the outbreak of hostilities. The Frenchmen decide to attack the neighbouring Germans in another European colony. ... Neither side has any military strength the French rely on a ... Read more
A vortex of syncopated images and sounds depict a typical opening night at the Guggenheim Museum, as experienced by the Museum's director. ... Read more
"The next two films are free of lead actors and are about constellations within the group. In 25 Fireman's Street, the house is the star; in Budapest Tales, the trolley car. 25 Fireman's Street tells the tale of a house being demolished and as the house crumbles, a century of Hungarian history ... Read more
This Cuban film by Humberto Solas, creates a filmic equivalent of a musical cantata. It uses poetry, music, myths and historical reconstructions to put the case against foreign exploitation of Latin America, from the period of the Spanish conquistadores to the British mining companies. ... The ... Read more
This documentary about the changing attitudes of society towards the handicapped, centres on a group of older teenagers leaving their training schools and entering adulthood. ... Read more
With its dwindling resources, the Earth will not be able to support its growing population with food and consumer goods. For the next millennium, technology will have to be reoriented towards providing the essentials for mankind's survival. This is the thesis the film expounds and illustrates. ... Read more
This documentary about the changing attitudes of society towards the handicapped, centres on a group of older teenagers leaving their training schools and entering adulthood. ... Read more
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