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Mr. Pascal (Alison De Vere, 1979)
One evening in spring, an elderly shoe mender, Mr. Pascal, does something rather audacious... ... Read more

New Jersey Nights (Veronika Soul, 1979)
This film is about lingering emotional memories. The optical effects suggest the relentless tearing of photographs, with the images dissolving into each other through a matte system of torn paper Muc… Read more

Nicaragua 1979: Scenes from the Revolution (John Chapman, 1979)
This film documents the revolution in Nicaragua from the general strike in June '79 through the victory two months later and the first 100 days of reconstruction. A moving and human picture of a peop… Read more

NIGHT PATHS (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1979)
In the midst of the Second World War in occupied Poland, Friedrich, a young German officer of aristocratic background, meets his older cousin, Hans Albert. Both are part of the same regiment, station… Read more

Night Shift (Tony Price, 1979)
Two men sneak into a hangar at night and assemble a diesel engine. They recall the world they knew before the silicon chip destroyed employment. The engine runs as they pretend to work. ... Read more

Nobody Else Can Feel It For You (Barbara Chobocky, 1979)
This student-made documentary examines the methods used in one approach to personal development, based on the works of Freud, Jung and Perles. ... Read more

Nocturna Artificialia (The Brothers Quay, 1979)
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NOMUGI PASS (Satsuo Yamamoto, 1979)
Prior to World War I the silk-spinning mills of Japan employed hundreds of young women recruited from destitute iamilies. The families were happy to lessen the number of mouths to feed. The girls wer… Read more

Norman! (John Auerbach, 1979)
Upper middle class teenage psychotic vents frustrations on birthday night. Two girls. One knife Scary... ... Read more

Now You're Talking (Keith Gow, 1979)
This film is the third part of Film Australia's screen history of Australian film production. "The Pictures That Moved" and "The Passionate Industry" took the history up to the end of the twenties. T… Read more

Orientation of the Camera (Peter Thompson, 1979)
The film demonstrates the relationship of the viewer to the screen, and the way in which the attention is absorbed into the world of the film-maker, affecting the viewer's own orientation; the physic… Read more

OSPREY (Hugh Miles, 1979)
The story of the osprey: includes nestbuilding and family life in the Scottish Highlands, migration to Africa and the drama of hunting — some of the fishing scenes are among the most spectacula… Read more

Out of the Clay (Ranabir Ray, 1979)
The film depicts potteries and potters, including some contemporary potters from various parts of India. ... Read more

Ouvrez Ici (Marek Budzynski, 1979)
Budzynski takes a children's nursery rhyme and turns it into a nightmare. ... Read more

Oxide Street Junction (Jim Dale, 1979)
Environmental sculptor, Marr Grounds, with the help of two students, an overseas professor, and a co-operative station owner with a road-grader, makes his own Environmental Impact Statement as an art… Read more

Panic (Sándor Reisenbüchler, 1979)
A science fiction story based on Karel Capek's novel "War of the Salamanders". Wrapped up in the thrilling story is the question: are we humans mature enough to appropriately control the vast array o… Read more

Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (Saul Turell, 1979)
Paul Robeson was a genius, yet generations of Americans have grown up without ever having heard his name His vocal opposition to racism and injustice at a time when society would not tolerate a black… Read more

Pierre Guimond Betwixt Freud and Dracula (Michel Poulette, 1979)
A portrait of an artist who works with material generated by publicity He cuts ads in magazines and puts them together in a new way making a reflection about our society, a criticism of our epoch. ... Read more

Pins and Needles (Barbara Chobocky, 1979)
One of Genni Batterham's earliest symptoms of multiple sclerosis was the constant feeling of pins and needles. This film shows how she is coping with a disease that has changed her life forever. It a… Read more

POTATO AND CABENGO (Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1979)
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POTO AND CABENGO (Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1979)
Poto and Cabengo are the names two identical twin sisters have given each other as part of a complex private language they have invented, and this film by Jean-Pierre Gorin documents the phenomenon. … Read more

POTO AND CABENGO (Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1979)
Poto And Cabengo deals with American small town six-year-old twins Gracie and Ginny Kennedy who confounded language experts by developing a private idioglottic language, or 'twin speech'. ... It is a… Read more

Pussy Pumps Up (Antoinette Starkiewicz, 1979)
The cat-girl heroine, Pussy, finds herself dwarfed in a world of the big boys. Yet, through exercising her mind and body - (wit and grace), she can metamorphose effortlessly from one opposite to the … Read more

QEROS: THE SHAPE OF SURVIVAL (John Cohen, 1979)
Through years of isolation, the Qeros Indians of Peru have preserved much of the basic survival pattern of existence in the Andes. The Andean civilisations reach back long before the Incas, and the Q… Read more

QUE VIVA MEXICO! (Sergei Eisenstein, 1979)
"Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico! (1930-32) occasioned one of the 1930's messiest artistic brawls. Following Eisenstein's fruitless Hollywood trip, novelist Upton Sinclair raised funds to allow t… Read more

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