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Films In 1982

Cafe of Love is a humorous drama about superficial love in Darlinghurst's cafe society. The central couple, Steve and Penn, decide their fate over a game of space invaders. ... Read more
A quarter of a million drug addicts — that was one of the most serious consequences of the Vietnam War. But these addicts are not American servicemen; they are the citizens of the South, and of Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. ... Changing the Needle is the story of how an under-developed ... Read more
Chicken Ranch is a documentary film about the women oft he best known brothel in America. Situated in the barren ... desert 60 miles outside of Las Vegas, the ... Chicken Ranch is one of 38 legal houses ... of prostitution in Nevada, the only state ... in which prostitution is condoned. ... The ... Read more
The traditional methods of making building materials are compared to the new ones introduced since the Revolution. ... Read more
A musical celebration of the most exquisite food in the world - from E. A .T., New York's famous food emporium. ... Read more
Corpse is a new experimental drama by James Clayden. It has taken him several years to complete. It represents a major addition to that small body of work of the Australian film avant-garde, and is determinedly separate from conventional narrative cinema. ... Corpse is composed of images of intense ... Read more
Part One in a series on sporting figures. ... Read more
An imaginative abstract film using a pattern of coloured forms over a blue evening scene with four bare trees. ... Read more
Daisy feels she needs a facelift. ... The film follows her through all the stages, from the preliminary visit with the surgeon, to the actual operation. Interspersed with Daisy's story is an examination of other aspects of cosmetic surgery and the value system that has created this industry. ... Read more
Andrzej Wajda's latest film, a French and Polish co-production, is based on a Polish play of the 1930s by Stanislawa Przybyszewska,' 'The Danton Affair'', which attempts to dramatise the emotional, intellectual and political differences between the two titans of the French Revolution, Georges ... Read more
Dark Circle is a contemporary portrait of the nuclear age told through the lives of those directly affected by it. Shot on location at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility near Denver, the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in central California, and in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dark ... Read more
Diary For My Children is very possibly Marta Meszaros' best film; it is certainly her most personal work since the short documentary, Binding Sentiments, which she made about her father in 1969. In 1931 the sculptor LaszIo Meszaros decided to leave Hungary and go to the Soviet Union for several ... Read more
The possibilities, and the impossibility, of dialogue are explored in this brilliant animated film. ... Read more
An animated short expressing the difficulties of communication. ... Read more
A documentary about the destruction of consumer goods. Still serviceable television sets are withdrawn from the market in order to sell new ones... ... Read more
Australia owes its claim of 40% of Antarctic territory to Douglas Mawson, who led scientific expeditions to the Antarctic and was the first to identify uranium in Australia. ... During an expedition to Antarctica in 1912, his two companions perished, leaving an ill and weak Mawson to struggle back ... Read more
Computer-animated fantasy of a lonely dreamer from another planet who journeys to earth, but receives an unfriendly ... welcome. ... Read more
An animated student film about a small boy who is roused from his dreams by a train whistle. ... Read more
Ernie Newman and Rose Washington are two older people facing the greatest challenge of all—how to die with dignity. ... Read more
A very complex film composed of a series of interlocking pieces which all have a significance beyond just being part of ... the story—obsession, destruction, the many facets of the human condition being the key words ... It is the story of a gold prospector in Canada who in 1925 ... makes a ... Read more
Fire on the Water is an exploration of the confrontation between Texas fishermen and industrious Vietnamese refugees ... who have moved in on their fishing grounds. Jim Craig, an extremely sympathetic shrimp wholesaler, tries to give the Vietnamese a helping hand, only to come to grief from all ... Read more
In Glen Tetley's newly choreographed version of the classical story, the Firebird, a beautiful girl, is kept in an enchanted garden and is guarded by a Victorian family. Gradually, she liberates herself from the strict traditions and loosens her bonds: each pas-de-deux she dances with her lover ... Read more
First Contact is a documentary about the experiences of initial contact between white explorers and the people of the New Guinea highlands in the 1930' s. ... Read more
A personal diary collage mixing live footage and animation, together with images of water. These personal images question the permanency of memories. ... Read more
Flank Breeder leads an isolated life in a small house. The isolation is partly due to the predatory nature of some of the large birds that roam the neighborhood. ... Read more
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