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Films In 1978

The history of coal mining is a story of back-breaking labor, dangerous working conditions, meagre salaries. and occasionally violent labor strife Coal deposits can mean job opportunities and economic prosperity for the people who mine the ore. but too often miners find themselves exploited by ... Read more
1922 was made by Nikos Kondouros and, after screening at the 1978 Thessaloniki Festival, it was banned. It has now been released following the change of government in Greece. ... 1922 is the most emotive date in modern Greek history. In August of that year a triumphant Turkish army, led by Ataturk ... Read more
Documentary on the trade with national-socialist products (books, records, medals and decorations) in West Germany in 1978. ... Read more
Yoichi Higashi is a new name from Japan and his first feature to reach the West is a strong drama that signals him as a director to watch. ... Third Base is made from a script by Shuji Terayama, the "enfant terrible" of Japanese art, film and theatre. It concerns Shinji Seno who is sent to a youth ... Read more
A ghost story set in the days when radio was the centre of home entertainment. Three nights a week, in suspenseful instalments, Ainsley Rupert Macreadie writes and broadcasts his own stories to rapt audiences. He is known as "the disturbing gentleman of the wireless", and his chilling and ... Read more
1857 — India is in turmoil. Indian units of the East India Company's Army are in open revoit, leading to a popular uprising against British rule. ... One scorching Sunday morning in May, the regiment jn a small British cantonment mutinies and massacres some Englishmen in a church. The attack ... Read more
A film poem based on sculptures of the Madonna in Gothic art. ... Read more
The manufacture of lights set to the music of Strauss. ... Read more
The story of Malfred Signal, retired teacher, whose life had been dedicated to nursing her ailing mother, and instructing generations of young girls in the art of drawing. With he mother's death, Malfred attempts break awav and seek a new life. ... Read more
Facial transformations, human and animal, including Henry VIII, Mick Jagger, Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, Prince Phillip, Pablo Picasso Salvador Dali, Idi Amin, etc. ... Read more
A portrait of a person encountering himself in a modern, urban environment. ... Read more
The World Championship of Monopoly is held — appropriately — in Monte Carlo This film gives an account of the 1978 event. ... Read more
What is dying? How does it feel? What happens after? Afterlife is one artist s impressionistic and visionary response to these eternal questions ... Grand Prix, Montreal Silver Hugo, Chicago ... Read more
The story of Alexandria. . . Why? begins in 1942, at a time when Egypt found itself in a tense and highly precarious situation The Egyptians are hostile to the occupying British forces, Rommel's army is advancing threateningly, and so are the Italians Signs of the approaching Palestinian-Jewish ... Read more
Made as part of the Why Can't They Be Like We Were Series. ... First shown on the Mike Walsh Show with an audience and panel discussion. Amy is a young Aboriginal girl living in the city with her family but longing for the country. The film ends with Amy in discussion with her mother and ... Read more
A film which shows the plight of the delinquent children and orphans who are put in protective homes. ... Read more
An experimental film combining animation with pixillated live action. ... Read more
An integrated collection of diverse animated sequences presented as a film within a film. ... 1st Prize, ASIFA East. ... Read more
A humorous account of a child's growth in the womb. ... Read more
Set in a typically isolated rural community of North Cornwall in 1916 the film centres on a young Cornish wrestler, Jack Bryant. ... Jack celebrates his eighteenth birthday, a date of double significance. He can enter this first ‘All-Weights' Wrestling Championship - an event for which his ... Read more
Bert Hall, stock contractor, Shayne Quay, young Chinese girl who grew up in the rough and tumble of side-show alley, argue and fight their way to 30 rodeos a year across Australia. ... Read more
Kenny is thirty years old, successful, and thinks he is happy when he meets his two best friends from high school for a private reunion They have changed The resulting confrontation causes Kenny to change his life. ... First Prize, Thessaloniki. ... Read more
For twenty years he left the game alone but finally he was tempted to look into the possibility of playing chess by computer. A mathematician, he creates a program that can beat any average player. ... The head of his advertising agency immediately recognizes the publicity stunt potential of ... Read more
Blacks Britannica presents an analysis, from a black, working class perspective, of the systematic practice of racism in Britain. It reflects the growing militancy of the black community in response to continuing attacks upon it both by fascist groups on the streets, and by the State itself. ... Read more
Paul Schrader began as a film critic and went on to write the scripts for Taxi Driver, The Yakuza, and Obsession. This is his directorial debut. ... Zeke, Jerry and Smokey are close friends who work in an automobile factory in Detroit. The assembly line work they are engaged in is grinding and ... Read more
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