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EXPERIMENTS (Dirk de Bruyn, 1981)
This is a two-screen work which is the latest film of filmmaker, Dirk de Bruyn. ... Read more

Expressionism (Sheila Graber, 1981)
The history of the 'Expressive Image' is traced from prehistoric to present day. ... Read more

Extended Play (David Casci, 1981)
This film chronicles the misadventures of a young man, frustrated in love, who seeks solace in a shopping mall amusement arcade where vicarious, but more accessible, thrills abound. ... Read more

Face to Face (Sheila Graber, 1981)
Through pastel animation — smudge and click technique — the film traces a life from cradle to grave. ... Read more

Film Work (John Hughes, 1981)
During the Cold War militant unions in Australia supported a film unit which produced over a dozen documentary films. Film Work approaches the films of the Australian Waterside Workers' Federation Fi… Read more

Filminuto #5 (Tulio Raggi, 1981)
Old fairy tales are reworked, new jokes added, in this compilation of assorted animated snippets from Cuba. ... Read more

Malcolm Le Grice is one of the leading British avant-garde filmmakers. He has been making films since the early 1970s. The program notes presented here are extracted from a review in the Monthly Film… Read more

First Impressions (Paul Barron, David Rapsey, 1981)
The film documents Jorg Schmeisser's first impressions on the Pilbara Region. It covers the ideas, stages and techniques involved in the creation of his etchings. ... Read more

Fish Heads (Bill Paxton, 1981)
In mixed live action and collage animation, this film can be described as a post-Dada work. It was produced and designed by Art and Artie Barnes, songwriters of the punk rock song hit. ... Read more

Flesh on Glass (Ann Turner, 1981)
Kate's love for her brother's wife, and the ensuing feelings of guilt, lead her to an obsession with the supernatural. One follows her struggle towards self-awareness. ... Read more

Floterian - Hand-Printings from a Film History (Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, 1981)
Sequences from the filmmakers' 16mm, Super 8 and Stand 8 mm work, dating from 1960 onwards, are contact-printed onto 35mm film, then reduced to 16mm for projection. The relationship of the frame size… Read more

Flying Fur (George Griffin, 1981)
Flying Fur synchronizes a 1944 Tom and Jerry cartoon soundtrack with a mosaic of micro-episodes involving anthropomorphic cats, dogs, wolves, mice and houses to take a deadly serious view of sillines… Read more

FOR Y'R HEIGHT ONLY (Eddie Nicart, 1981)
This 1981 Filipino heightsploitation classic is a satire of the James Bond series that - while featuring a hero short in stature - doesn't fail to measure up in the cheesy action department. ... --- … Read more

FOUR FILMS ON NARRITJIN MAYMURU (Ian Dunlop, Dean Semler, 1981)
The films are part of a long-term project being carried out at Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land. Narritjin is leader of the Manggaliii clan of north-east Arnhem Land. He and his family have spent m… Read more

Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better (Gillian Armstrong, 1981)
The life and times of three 18 year-old Adelaide girls today is compared with their lives four years ago, using film shot when they were 14. Their 14 year-old expectations have been altered by the ex… Read more

FRIEND OR FOE (John Krish, 1981)
Two London boys are evacuated to a farm during the 1940 blitz. Unaccustomed to the countryside, one is rescued from ... the river by a stranded German pilot. ... The boys in turn help the pilot and h… Read more

FROM THE ASHES: NICARAGUA TODAY (Helena Solberg-Ladd, 1981)
From the Ashes- Nicaragua Today is the first American film to portray the reconstruction of Nicaragua after its revolution The film documents the history of U S Nicaraguan relations, including newsre… Read more

From the Piano's Life (Jan Mimra, 1981)
Pianos in all shapes and sizes play a history of music ... Read more

Grand Morph's Home Movies (Peter Lord, David Sproxton, 1981)
The first in what was to become the 26 part The Amazing Adventures Of Morph, and the project that really put the Aardpersons on the map in Britain, where it became a hugely popular TV series. ... Read more

GREENAWAY (Sue Gilbert, 1981)
The film is a portrait of an aristocratic American couple living on their own island (Greenaway Island), and explores wealth and its manifestations from the perspective of an 'insider' Old values pre… Read more

Greetings From Wollongong (Mary Callaghan, 1981)
Set in Wollongong, where the steel industry dominates not only the landscape but also the life of the community, the film traces a day in the lives of four adolescents faced with the problems of unem… Read more

Groping (Alexander Proyas, Salik Silverstein, 1981)
"Waiting, we were waiting, as the traffic moved through our heart and mind, but things were different then for the quiet man." - Ultravox ... Read more

Guardian Angel (Libuse Ciharova, 1981)
An animated film ... Read more

He (Piotr Andrejew, 1981)
An experimental short film about escaping from gaol and man's need for freedom. ... Read more

Here (Malcolm Ellis, 1981)
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