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Films In 1976

Eduard Douwes Dekker, the author of 'Max Havelaar', which was published in 1860, was an official in Java during the colonial period of the Dutch East Indies His efforts to expose corruption and colonial exploitation resulted in his recall to Amsterdam, where he wrote several books attacking the ... Read more
Frederick Wiseman's documentary, Welfare, was screened at last year's Melbourne Film Festival, Meat is his ninth film, a study of one of America's largest meat processing works It is located in Greeley. Colorado, and Wiseman takes stock of cattle auctions, feeding and maintenance of animals ... Read more
An exploration of the interior landscape of the mind The images and movement were created by the manipulation of 240,000 pins on a white, perforated board. ... Read more
The family from which the Danish Queen originates, has reigned for a thousand years Radical political development has transformed Denmark into one of the world's most advanced democracies Yet, the monarchy has been preserved The film investigates this apparent contradiction. ... Read more
An animated film on the subject of technology versus nature. ... Read more
Science fiction shapes and sounds abound in the incredible underwater world beneath the cold seas of Ireland. ... Read more
A documentary about a horse stud, with emphasis on a particular stallion. ... Read more
A 'post-hippie' couple take a camping holiday in Devon, determined to escape the bustle of the city. Leigh's brilliantly observed comedy will have you loathing the officious husband within minutes, but ultimately caring for their frightened interdependence in a hostile world. ... Read more
This dramatic documentary deals with the day-to-day problems of the economy rising prices, unemployment, deteriorating work conditions, cutbacks in services Combining dramatic and analytical coverage of recent events, the film sets out to clarify how the economic system works. ... Read more
Corazon de la Cruz is a Filipino nurse. The film's title metaphorically describes her as a 'moth', who is preparing to travel to the alluring 'flame' of the United States. Many of her friends, and her family, share this enthusiasm, while Bonifacio, her boyfriend, plans to join the US Navy. ... The ... Read more
In a small village, the imminent registration of the 1000th inhabitant, in the person of a baby about to be born, is awaited with excitement. Nobody takes notice of the birthday of the oldest inhabitant Their lack of attention leads to unexpected results. ... Read more
Out They Go is a visual tribute to a fruit and vegetable market and the people who work in it, which was in the centre of Sydney and is now gone. ... Read more
A humorous account of three most unusual Australian outback festivals The Henly-on-Todd Regatta the Camel Cup in Alice Springs, and the Beer Can Regatta in Darwin. ... Read more
A young American street hustler, Paul, is hired by a multi-national company to steal information about a large Canadian business. The American corporation intends to buy out the company, a pulp and paper firm that belongs to an old moneyed family. The spy falls in love with the company president's ... Read more
Aerial views of Swiss landscapes are blended with music from Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. ... Read more
An impression of life in mid western US is re-created from daguerrotypes and compared to the same locations as they appear today. ... Read more
Study of the making of Japanese pottery and the rhythm of daily circumstances out of which the pieces emerge and draw their meaning. Potters at work are observed in two mountain villages on Kyushu Island, in the south of Japan. ... Read more
This documentary presents life in a minor public school in Britain. It was made by a student of the National Film School, who refrained from commenting on anything shown on the screen, but by allowing the teachers, students and parents to speak for themselves, created a telling social satire. ... Read more
Elektreia, Miklos Jancso's reconstruction of the Greek drama, was shown at last year's Melbourne festival in a retrospective season of his films. His latest film has been shot in Yugoslavia, not, as most of his feature films were, in Hungary. This time, he has written the script himself. ... The ... Read more
This film tells of the myth and magic behind the ancient tradition of the 'pysanky', the decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs; demonstrates the technique used, and explains the symbolism of the designs. ... Read more
Doug always wanted to go to Queensland. When he and his mate, Aub, lose all their money at the dogs, Doug begins to see that shifting to Queensland is his only hope. Reunited with Marge, his de-facto wife, and with the help of Aub, the three of them decide to make the break. ... Read more
Winsor McCay (1871-1934) was the greatest of the early American animators. Eighty four year old John Fitzsimmons, who assisted McCay on two of his ten films, recalls McCay's career as a comic strip artist, vaudeville performer and animation pioneer. ... Read more
... ... Isaac Asimov science-fiction writer and originator of Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics discusses present (as of 1976) and future poss­ibilities of robots and robotics. The fascinating feature of this documentary is its revelation of how far the science of robotics has progressed since ... Read more
Sam Smith, whose creations in wood evade the straightforward categories of 'toy' or 'sculpture', talks about the influences that shaped his art. ... Read more
After 60 years, the outward scars of the battles of the Great War are healing, but they are still there — touched off by the place names, that are still a litany of courage, comradeship and death. ... Scars visits those places to find the wound of the Great War gently festering, it finds tons ... Read more
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