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Films In 1977

A documentary filmed on the university campus, which demonstrates changes that have occurred and that need to occur, concerning architectural and attitudinal barriers to the physically handicapped. ... Read more
Chuquiago, the Indian name for La Paz, Bolivia's capital city, is a mixture of different classes and races that are kept separate and segregated. The film interweaves four stories as a way of illustrating this diversity, with its various cultural and social tensions. ... Isico, a young Indian boy ... Read more
The church of the West Hungarian town of Velemer was built at the beginning of the 14th Century, and was decorated by frescoes. Some of these still survive, and the film gives, without narration, an account of these medieval paintings on the fashionable iconographic themes of the times: such as the ... Read more
Spider (played by Paul Le Mat, the main ... hot-rodder from American Graffiti), drives a blue and white 1957 limited edition Chevrolet Nomad station wagon. He is hooked on CB, and spends a lot of time monitoring the emergency channel and sending help to accidents. ... He lives in a junkyard shack ... Read more
The never resting, constantly changing mood of a city. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen. ... Read more
Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka (1853-1919), a highly individual Hungarian artist, took up painting at the age of 41. He developed an individual style and a personal symbolism that became appreciated only many years after his death. ... The subject of this film is his largest composition of human ... Read more
The eternal struggle of the small man against the giants. ... Grand Prix, Annecy. ... Read more
A parody of the kind of letters written to the problem pages of magazines and newspapers. ... Bob Godfrey is anxious to point out that there is no connection between the film's Marjery Boobs and the well-known 'counsellor' on a major newspaper, Marjorie Proops.' ... Read more
"By far the most punk movie ever made." - Richard Hell, punk legend ... Banned in France for its daring portrayal of alienated youth - and called a masterpiece by the likes of Francois Truffaut - The Devil, Probably was one of Robert Bresson's most prescient films, in its depiction of aimless ... Read more
This is the latest film from Iranian director Sohrab Shahid Saless, who is now based in Berlin. The protagonist of this film is supposedly the boy from Coming of Age (seen in last year's Festival), many years later. ... Diary of a Lover studies the isolation of an individual within society, a man ... Read more
Using time lapse photography, the film gives an impression of the 1976 total eclipse of the sun over Melbourne. ... Read more
In this new film by Carlos Saura,Fernando Rey plays the part of an ageing father, a recluse living amonng his books in the Castilian countryside,and Geraldine Chaplin plays his daughter, Elisa. She comes to staywith her father after she discovered ... that her husband was having an affair ... with ... Read more
This portrait of the theatrical composer, director and artist, Elizabeth Swados, presents an intimate study of her developing years and her search for the sounds that relate universal emotions through song. ... Gold Plaque, Chicago. ... Read more
A little vignette of a twelve year old girl's first brushes with sex. ... Gold Hugo, Chicago. Bronze Plaque, Columbus. Golden Athena, Athens. ... Read more
An explosion in a chemical plant releases dioxyne, the defoliant used in Vietnam. The workers clean up the machinery, then show signs of a skin disease developing; professional cleaners are called in, but are not told of the danger. This crew also becomes ill, one man dies. The company pays ... Read more
An animated science fiction film based' ... on biblical stories. ... Read more
Without the aid of a commentary, the film shows the evolution of the Concorde supersonic aircraft. ... Read more
Sometimes feedback can go haywire, producing some odd results. . . ... Read more
A film about the reciprocal effect between the creative artist and his ... work. ... Grand Prix, Cannes. Silver Hugo, ... Chicago. ... Read more
A novel idea for escaping the wrath of cuckolded husbands. ... Read more
A pop star's wife living in luxury in the country is kidnapped Galaxy's changing relationship with her kidnapper promotes a change of attitude to herself and to her situation as a pop star's wife. The film was made by students of the National Film School. ... Read more
This co-production between Norway and Sweden is the first film that Anja Breien has made since Wives. She has adapted a novel by Hjalmar Soderberg. who also wrote 'Gertrud' from which Carl Dreyer's last film was made, and Doctor Glas' (made into a film by Mai Zetterhng) ... Games of Love and ... Read more
This student film documents the delivery of a baby by the Le Boyer method, that provides immediate contact after birth between the child and the parents. ... Read more
The portrait of an octogenarian, self-made businessman, Ben Forman,who from humble beginnings, built a successful family business. He relates his story himself for the benefit of his grandson, the maker of the documentary. ... Read more
Mark Hicks fell from a tree at twelve, leaving him only his face and neck muscles in working order. He became a superior student and developed into an artist. ... The film tells about Mark's reactions to his disability, his relationship with his family and fellow students, and shows a number of his ... Read more
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