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Films In 1981

Camilla Horn Watching Herself Play Gretchen In Murnau's Silent Movie ‘Faust' (Hans Sachs, Hedde Rinneberg, 1981)
A film by: Hans Sachs and Hedda Rinneberg ... Leading player: Camilla Horn ... Read more

Captives of Care (Stephen Wallace, 1981)
A dramatization of the story of some disabled people who band together to resist the oppressive over-care of the 'rehabilitation' hospital in which they live. ... A new medium-length film by Stephen … Read more

CELESTE (Percy Adlon, 1981)
In the beginning, he referred to her only as "Madame". Then, for the first time and for all time, he called her "my dear Celeste". The words "my dear Celeste, today I have written — The End", a… Read more

CIRCLE OF DECEIT (Volker Schlondorff, 1981)
In 1975, Georg Laschen, a top correspondent for a large German periodical, is assigned to cover the civil war in Lebanon. Georg is married to Greta, herself a writer, but theirs is a barren relations… Read more

Closet Encounters (Michael Nicholson, 1981)
The Royal Wedding, and Darth Fraser's attempts to maintain the monarchy's grip over Australia. ... Read more

Comic Story (Russell Brooke, 1981)
A humorous comment on the often obsessional nature of animation and its relationship to horror comic characters. ... Read more

Commuter (Mike Patterson, 1981)
An animated day in the life of a commuter in Chicago . . . but it could be any city. ... Read more

CONVERSATIONS WITH WILLARD VAN DYKE (Amalie R. Rothschild, 1981)
Conversations with Willard Van Dyke is an engrossing portrait of this distinguished and outspoken photographer-filmmaker who became the guiding force behind the Department of Film at the Museum of Mo… Read more

Couples and Robbers (Clare Peploe, 1981)
At their wedding ceremony, Morris and Wendy lose the ring, their friends and their hopes. All they long for are the basic essentials of middle-class life — a video-recorder a Magi-mix blender, … Read more

CUTTER'S WAY (Ivan Passer, 1981)
When Alex Cutter, a crippled and scarred veteran of all the 1960s wars (Vietnam, politics, drugs), finds out that his only friend, Richard Bone, a tired beach-boy worn out with dreams, may know who b… Read more

DEDICATORIA (Jaime Chavarri, 1981)
Jaime Chavarri is known in Australia only for his 1977 feature To An Unknown God, an intense drama remembering a past which involved a night of murder and the unseen presence of the poet, Federico Ga… Read more

DEEP WATER (Michel Deville, 1981)
The most insane proof of love a man can give his wife is to 'get rid' of her lovers. In front of everyone, Vic (Jean-Louis Trintignant) puts up with the amorous games of Melanie (Isabelle Huppert). H… Read more

Dilemma (John Halas, 1981)
One of the world's first fully-digitized, computer-animated films. ... Read more

Dragon (Lucy Maclaren, 1981)
Two young girls leave a dragon on a tram and go to the depot at night to find it. ... Read more

Drawing the Line (Ian Walker, 1981)
Hosted by Patrick Cook, cartoonist and satirist, Drawing the Line looks at Australia and Australians through the humor of our political cartoons. Taking key historical events, the film makes a compar… Read more

Dust to Dust (Sabina Wynn, 1981)
Dust to Dust tells the story of a small town in northern NSW and the effects of asbestos mining there. The people estimate that three-quarters of the workers have died or are sick from exposure to as… Read more

E (Bretislav Pojar, 1981)
Am ordinary citizen suffers from a visual defect which affects his perception of things. People around him see that he has treatment and is cured ... Read more

Earthly Beings (Chuck Eyler, 1981)
An animated film depicting nature and the way it feeds upon itself. ... Read more

Ecocide: A Strategy of War (E. W. Pfeiffer, 1981)
Ecocide: a Strategy of War explores the results and implications of modern environmental warfare techniques used by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. These ecocidal tactics included massive chemical d… Read more

Edward Hopper (Ron Peck, 1981)
A search for the real Edward Hopper, taking in the main locations he painted in Nyack. New York State, New York City and Truro, Cape Cod. But the search becomes concentrated on the paintings, the bar… Read more

EIJANAIKA (Shohei Imamura, 1981)
“As a spectacle, it's stunning in its dynamism and the last half-hour presents one of the most libidinal depictions of a mass uprising since Eisenstein restaged the storming of the Winter Palace.… Read more

EIJANAIKA (Shohei Imamura, 1981)
The second year of the Keio Era (1 866) Japan is in the midst of a turbulent period Boiling in the minds of the masses is something pointing toward the coming of a new age While transporting raw silk… Read more

EL SALVADOR: ANOTHER VIETNAM (Glenn Silber, Tete Vasconcellos, 1981)
Ei Salvador: Another Vietnam ... investigates the history of the crisis and the forces that have embroiled the U.S. in this Central American conflict. The film paints a disturbing picture: 50 years o… Read more

End of Innocence (Stephen Stept, 1981)
A drama about the executions of 'Atom Spies' Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and the impact they have on a small Jewish boy, his family and community. It is the story of a child's attempt, on this histor… Read more

Experiment in Romance (Robert Sdraulig, 1981)
Clive, an insulated academic, gets a taste of La dolce vita. What happens subsequently is limited only by his imagination. ... Read more

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