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THE TIN DRUM (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979)
Volker Schlondörff has been at the head of German production since the mid-sixties when the revival in quality commenced. His earlier films like Young Torless, The Lost Honour of Katherina Blum, The… Read more

THE TRIALS OF ALGER HISS (John Lowenthal, 1979)
Time: 1948. Place: U.S. Congress -House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Alger Hiss. president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former State Department officer, confronts… Read more

THE WINCHELL AFFAIR (Avram Heffner, 1979)
A journalist, whose marriage is in some disarray, listens to her father reminiscing about a clique that centred around Lord Winchell who was the victim of a political assassination. She sets out to i… Read more

Through The Rip (Terry McMahon, 1979)
A saga of the Port Phillip sea pilots from their beginnings in 1938 to the present day. The film highlights the hazards of one of the most dangerous harbour entrances in the world, and the vital role… Read more

TIRO (Jacob Bijl, 1979)
Tom is a boy on the verge of adulthood. Living a protected life with his parents and sister, he rebels against his father's plan to sell off the marshlands they own. His family's tradition has been t… Read more

TOWN BLOODY HALL (Donn Alan Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, 1979)
Film record of an historic debate on women's liberation that took place at New York City's Town Hall in 1971. The participants Norman Mailer, author of "Prisoner of Sex"; Germaine Greer, author of Th… Read more

Tung An - A Ship Without A Port (Ib Makwarth, 1979)
A film made by a Danish film crew which documents, without comment, the living conditions of 1,800 refugees who have been living on a sinking ship for four months. ... Read more

VENGEANCE IS MINE (Shohei Imamura, 1979)
He kills, laughing. That's the kind he is. Often touted as a Japanese In Cold Blood, Vengeance is Mine sees Shohei Imamura energetically depict a true-life murderer who kept evading a police dragnet… Read more

VENGEANCE IS MINE (Shohei Imamura, 1979)
Shohei lmamura has been making films in Japan for nearly two decades and it is only further evidence of the West's near complete ignorance of Japanese art and artists that his work has barely raised … Read more

Victorian Tapestry Centre (Paul Jansen, 1979)
Tapestry is one of the richest and oldest of the mural arts. The Victorian Tapestry Workshop was established in 1976 to encourage the art, and to establish a training ground for weavers and artists. … Read more

VOICES FROM PURGATORY (Roeland Kerbosch, 1979)
In 1978, with the help of the opponents of apartheid inside the country, Roeland Kerbosch made two secret visits to South Africa — with his camera The result is a film seen through the eyes of … Read more

Vox Pop (David O'Brien, 1979)
Doug Smith is a loner who lives in a cheap one-room apartment, and works as a storeman. He is not outgoing. He leaves home for work on a morning in which the Prime Minister has addressed Australians,… Read more

WALKIN' ON A CLOUD (Greg Gold, 1979)
The story of a troubled teenager, his brother, a young, striving stand-up comedian, and his brother's friend and mentor - an aging and forgotten vaudevillian. The story is about alcoholism, but also … Read more

Water Wrackets (Peter Greenaway, 1979)
A commentary on a Tolkienesque civilisation evoked by stunning and mystical lakeland imagery. ... Read more

Window (Piotr Andrejew, 1979)
A film showing a blind child and his difficulties in reading Braille. The child's face reflects and expression of effort. ... Read more

Yellow Submarine Sandwich (George Parker, 1979)
A spoof on the original "yellow Submarine" film originally made for the television showing of "The Rutles". ... Read more

You're the One (John Bell, 1979)
A light-hearted look at the hopes and fantasies of an actress on her way to an audition for an international feature film. ... Read more

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