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Films In 1982

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Director Paul Morrissey, long-time associate of Andy Warhol and creator of such films as Trash, Frankenstein, Dracula, and Heat, takes us on a journey through a different sort of jungle: the streets of New York. Forty-Second Street is FortyDeuce, as the junkies, hookers, dope dealers and con men ... Read more
An easy-to-follow, simple-to-use guide that puts one on the path to beauty, love and ultimate vulnerability. ... Read more
An animated film about a flying fox that is taken captive by a demon. ... Read more
A satirical view of the B-grade Western, loosely based on Australia's “Frankie & Johnny". ... Read more
This film is about two women artists, Frida Kahlo (1907-54) and Tina Modotti (1896-1942), who lived and worked in Mexico during the period of the "Mexican Renaissance". Kahlo was a painter who developed a distinctive personal style, based on Mexican popular forms, to convey an intense inner world ... Read more
The old fur hunter hunts again ... Read more
Documentary on the sufferings of two young Indian brides whose dowries were considered insufficient by their husbands and in-laws. ... Read more
"A remarkable landmark in Australian independent filmmaking. Unfortunately, it is a landmark that few people noticed.” - Marcus Breen, Australian Film 1978 - 1992One of the first films to show the world the true gritty underside of Australian life, Going Down has become a cult classic for its ... Read more
On its 1982 release, [Goodbye Paradise] earned the AFI Award for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. Ray Barrett plays Michael Stacey, a disgraced former Queensland assistant police commissioner, in a film that never received the recognition it deserved due to the sensitivity of the time. (It was ... Read more
Hamsin is the hot desert wind that periodically blows through the countries of the Middle East, causing extreme temperatures and affecting the moods and tempers of the people. ... In an old farming village in the Galilee, the Birmann family, consisting of mother, son, and daughter, lives together ... Read more
The story is set in the mythical Scotland of the past. The actors are young people from the streets of Glasgow, playing the kind of characters they might have been centuries ago - outlaw bands who live in a deserted countryside. ... Dermid and Grannia fall in love, but they cannot be happy ... Read more
Hmong people belong to an ethnic group of Laos that is today uprooted by the political overthrows of South East Asia .This ... film proposes an observation of the different steps of an exodus that started in the mountains of Laos and ended, for ... some of them, in a French village. ... Read more
Leigh's melancholy variation on 'Postman's Knock' centres on three postmen whose domestic lives on a suburban estate are more loosely (and painfully) entangled than they realise. The sexual conquests (if such a glamourous term is applicable here) of one of the 'posties' opens a can of worms that no ... Read more
A big-time building contractor whose professional and personal life is unfulfilling, becomes obsessed with a prostitute to escape his problems. Finally, the prostitute and her son become members of his household, much to the disgruntlement of his daughter. ... Read more
Hopedope shows parabolically a man's decay of orientation. Climbing higher and higher hoping to reach the very top, he fails. Unable to cope with his situation, his hope turns into dope. ... Read more
This powerful documentary records a lecture to American students in 1981, by the outspoken nuclear critic Dr. Helen Caldicott, National President of Physicians for Social Responsibility. ... Dr. Helen Caldicott is one of the world's leading authorities on the medical implications of nuclear ... Read more
" King of Prussia " is the name of a General Electric nuclear plant near Philadelphia, and in a way, the connotation of the militaristic regime that the name evokes, is not far from reality. In September 1980, eight Catholic pacifists, who became known as the Plowshare 8, entered the GE plant ... Read more
A film about the largest and most controversial prison system in the US — the Texas Department of Correction — with 32,000 inmates No film has yet been made about the TDC and the system has been under continual attack from government and civic groups which feel that it achieves ... Read more
WITH THE UPHEAVALS in the former Eastern bloc countries, there has emerged a large body of films that until recently were banned from exhibition Interrogation, like Jin Menzel's Larks On A String (screening at this year's Festival), is one such film It was banned before even being released, and was ... Read more
Peter Tammer is a Melbourne ... filmmaker who has been making films, mostly from within his own resources, for nearly two decades His last completed film, Mallacoota Stampede, won the Erwin Rado prize for Best Australian Short Film at last year's Melbourne Film Festival His new film is not only his ... Read more
A film about the efforts of the Kampuchean people to rebuild their lives after the tragedy of the past ten years, and about the efforts of the international aid agencies to help them. ... Read more
The LaTrobe Valley power workers' ... strike in 1977 seriously crippled the ... State of Victoria. This film analyses the ... causes of the collapse of a just and ... seemingly invincible strike. ... Read more
An excellent, engrossing crime drama which interweaves action and character interest with contemporary Paris as its ... background. ... By incorporating quasi documentary elements in a fictitious story, Bob Swaim has created a most authenic looking film ... which reflects psychological and social ... Read more
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