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Films In 1981

This is a two-screen work which is the latest film of filmmaker, Dirk de Bruyn. ... Read more
The history of the 'Expressive Image' is traced from prehistoric to present day. ... Read more
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
Through pastel animation — smudge and click technique — the film traces a life from cradle to grave. ... Read more
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 Film Unit (1953-58) with the empathy of one generation of independent filmmakers in dialogue with the ... Read more
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 Bulletin (December 1981). Copies of the full review will be available at the screening of the film ... Read more
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
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
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
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 sizes of the smaller gauges to that of the 35mm causes a fluttering on the screen which relates to the ... Read more
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 silliness. ... Read more
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. ... --- ... D Eddie Nicart P Dick Randall, Peter M Caballes S Cora Caballes Dist Umbrella Entertainment TD ... Read more
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 most of their lives at Yirrkala Mission; but in 1974 they moved out 200 km south to their own clan ... Read more
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 experiences of marriage, parenthood, employment, low incomes and insecurity. But they remain ... Read more
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 his wounded companion. The drama poses moral questions of weight and relevance. It ... avoids ... Read more
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 newsreel material of previous U S interventions, the installation of the Somoza dynasty, and the early ... Read more
Pianos in all shapes and sizes play a history of music ... Read more
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
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 predominate, and there is a poignant ending with the couple's realization that they are a vanishing ... Read more
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 unemployment and limited prospects. ... Read more
"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
An experimental short film about escaping from gaol and man's need for freedom. ... Read more
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