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Films In 1980

No Fun (Dini Damave, 1980)
Fourteen-year-old Marian plays truant from school and goes to work in a busy cafe without telling her parents. But she is too shy and awkward, and before long she gets the sack. ... Read more

NOVEMBER 1828 (Teguh Karya, 1980)
First shown abroad at the London Film Festival in 1980, November 1828 - the most internationally renowned of all Indonesian films - is, at last, to be screened in Australia. ... November 1828 is set … Read more

Of Birth and Friendship (Geoff Parr, 1980)
Of Birth and Friendship is set ... amongst a group of people who lead a challenging and confronting lifestyle, a lifestyle which includes highly successful businesses together with the adventures of … Read more

On Stage With Judith Somogi (Jerry Olson, Mary Claiborne, 1980)
The film focuses on a young woman conductor from New York on her way up through rehearsals and performances of opera and symphonies. ... Read more

One Way Street (Bernard Longpré, 1980)
The head of a family, with little education and no hope of improving his work situation, drinks to forget the drudgery of his existence. ... Read more

Opens Wednesday (Barrie Nelson, 1980)
Opens Wednesday is a romp through a director's rehearsal of a lively animated show. Nelson's animated transformations are intimate and spectacular. ... Read more

Orange (Klaus Jaritz, 1980)
Man's interference with nature — nature's reaction. ... Read more

Parade (Jean-Christophe Averty, 1980)
Parade, a choreographic work created in 1917 Cocteau, Massine, Picasso and Satie, mark decisive moment in Modern Art. ... Read more

PAS DE DEUX (Prakash Jha, 1980)
Pheroza is a Parsee, a descendant of the ancient Zoroastrians of Persia Although the Parsees have lived in India for 13 centures as a tiny minority in the sub-continent, they have maintained the dist… Read more

Passing Cloud (Joel Peterson, 1980)
Ducks, people, dogs and unspoiled dreams. Freshness and humour — struggling, striving — eggs full of surprises — ideals, innocence and cunning — snails feelers. ... Read more

PERMANENT VACATION (Jim Jarmusch, 1980)
Permanent Vacation is my first feature. It is a narrative which follows two and a half days in the lite of Aloysius Parker, a young wanderer with no home, no school, and no job. He has lived in all k… Read more

PICASSO - A PAINTER'S DIARY (Perry Miller Adato, 1980)
A picture of the artist through his art, his letters, his conversations, old photographs, and rare film footage. As well as Picasso himself, the film depicts his surroundings, the people he knew and … Read more

Portrait of Nelson Mandela (Frank Diamond, 1980)
A short film on the life of the charismatic leader of the African National Congressof South Africa. Mandela, a long time adherent of non-violent action against the "apartheid" regime. became in 1961 … Read more

Precious Metal (David Ehrlich, 1980)
Created solely by David Ehrlich, Precious Metal is a visual and musical elaboration on the Crab Canon. Gold and silver beams intersect and reflect one another from several directions at once in conti… Read more

PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE (David Bradbury, 1980)
Wilfred Burohett is Australia's most controversial journalist. He has always been first on the spot, first with a good story, from Hiroshima to Hanoi. But his activities attracted the disfavor of the… Read more

Punk Poultry (Jo Andres, 1980)
Dancers costumed as chickens execute an aggressive punk routine to the music of “In the Mood". ... Read more

Quasi's Cabaret (Sally Cruikshank, 1980)
A sample of the proposed animated feature, Quasi's Cabaret. Cruikshank is still looking for the 'right' producer. ... Read more

Radium (Ian Lang, 1980)
We watch the last hour of a research scientist's life as he decides to climb upwards for a last glimpse of Melbourne's skyline at twilight. ... Read more

RAPTURE (Ivan Zulueta, 1980)
Jose Sirgado, a film director in his early thirties has just finished his second film and he is deeply dissatisfied Maybe it is because his relations with filmmaking are not as he had hoped Maybe her… Read more

Revenge (Raymond K. Bartram, 1980)
Revenge is tragic and often blind to its consequences With the advent of a strike, three opal miners must decide the degree to which each will settle old differences. ... Read more

For five years feminist artist Judy Chicago worked with a community of four hundred other artists, craftspeople and researchers to create The Dinner Party, a monumental tribute to women of spirit and… Read more

Roma (Jane Oehr, 1980)
Roma Moore is a middle-aged housewife who stays at home — it has become a habit, even a phobia. One day she believes she is being interviewed and begins to explore her life more thoroughly, wit… Read more

Sam (Daniel Hoffman, 1980)
Sam is a film about a 12 year-old cerebral palsied boy who sells lightbulbs door to door, encountering a variety of people and emotional reactions. ... Read more

SANDINO NOW AND FOREVER (Jan Kees de Rooy, 1980)
This is a film about the new Nicaragua. A team of filmmakers living in Nicaragua followed the country's progress in the first year after the liberation. All the main issues — the national recon… Read more

Sandsong (Stuart Goldman, 1980)
Using the most basic of tools, artist Gerry Lynas creates a sculpture in the sand on the beach of Fire Island... only to watch it dissolve to the incoming tide. ... Read more

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