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Films In 1982

Human relations have a history: a beginning, a main part, and an ending and this ... is what this film is about. ... Antoine, a quiet, slightly disabled ... man, has cut himself off from the world, ... his only company being a canary bird. ... When he meets Alain, a 30-year-old ... independent ... Read more
After attending a conference in Surfers' Paradise, a scriptwriter asks his girlfriend to join him for a brief holiday in this glamorous setting. ... Read more
A bitter animated joke about the frustration of being an artist in pay of the bureaucracy. ... Read more
A short story about an actress who is ... asked to stand in for the lead at the last ... minute. ... Read more
The first in-depth interview ever given ... by the greatest living English actor, Sir ... Laurence Olivier. ... Read more
A 1960's anti-war activist, who has been ... living as a fugitive, discovers that in ... 1983 no one seems to care who he is or ... what he did. ... Read more
Two organisers of the Turkish trade union Disk tell of the maltreatment and torture of hundreds of their members since the military coup of September, 1980. ... Read more
A short fiim expressing the maker's feelings, at the time and place of filming. ... Read more
In November of last year, as unemployment in Britain passed the three million mark, a Concert for the Unemployed was staged at the Rainbow with a line-up that included Tom Robinson, The Beat, Black Slate, OK Jive and Alexei Sayle. Live a Life is a record of that concert. ... Read more
A garbage collector, living in the atomic age of nuclear paranoia, envisions his job becoming an Edgar Alan Poe nightmare. ... The film is based on Ray Bradbury's short story, “The Garbage Collector''. ... Read more
Unemployment. Plant Closures. Environmental Pressure. MadRiver is a portrait of a rural community facing environmental and economic disaster. Humboldt County is in the middle of the richest timberland in America: Redwoods 300 feet tall, 400 tons, 2,000 years old - the tallest trees in the world ... Read more
Man-pulled rickshaws in Calcutta face extinction due to legislation introduced by the State Government in 1981. The film analyses the situation and investigates the consequences of such a step. ... Read more
In attempt to answer the question: What motivates someone to run mile after mile experiencing loneliness, pain and self-doubt? ... Read more
The story of the opera depicts the conflict between two Queens. Queen Elizabeth, who claimed the throne as daughter of Henry VIII, and Mary Stuart, who claimed it as daughter of James V of Scotland, and granddaughter of Henry VII. ... As Henry VIII's marriage has never been recognised by the ... Read more
A father's intimate and passionate plea for a peaceful world in which to raise his new born son. Employs innovative animation techniques. ... Read more
Recorded in the year of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth, Haydn's Mass conducted by Rafael Kubelik at the Baroque Basilica at Ottobeuren, performed by the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... Read more
An indisputable Australian classic, based on the novel by Helen Garner and featuring music performed by the Divinyls. Starring Colin Friels and Noni Hazelhurst in her AFI award-winning role, Monkey Grip wades through the sex, drugs and rock ‘n' roll scene of Melbourne in the late 70s. It's a ... Read more
A short narrative film which portrays a man's waking moments in the interval between the first and second buzzings of his alarm clock. ... Read more
This is a portrait of Moses Pendleton, choreographer-dancer, presenting the artist at home, alone on his 33rd birthday, The film includes excerpts from "Philopolus" and Pendleton's own "Momix." ... Read more
Piet has lost his clothes and hat in a robbery. One day he sees a black cyclist wearing his hat, and, chasing him, runs him down with his garbage truck. Meanwhile James, an urban black without passport, and therefore illegally in the city, has found employment with Sarah, Piet's wife, misleading ... Read more
Lin Yingzi, a little girl from the south of China, marvels about the wonders of the big city: Its busy streets, the dilapidated walls of the ancient buildings, the ringing bells on a camel's neck. She is thinking of all the people who had been part of her life for some time, but then quietly left ... Read more
In 1955, Nick Mazzuco watched 18 atomic bomb blasts from trenches as close as 2300m while a G.I. at the U.S. Atomic Proving Grounds in Nevada. In this film, Nick, now a building super in New York City, tells about his sometimes funny, sometimes shocking life on the nuclear battlefield. ... Read more
No Place to Hide is made up of the vintage films, newsreels, cartoons and television programmes (many featuring celebrities) which attempted to sell Americans on family (and later public) fallout shelters. Russia had the atomic bomb and schoolchildren were told by classroom films that they could ... Read more
delightful Ukranian folk tale with matching graphics. ... Read more
When Solzhenitsyn was given the Nobel Prize for Literature, he was unable to leave the Soviet Union to receive the award. He wrote a speech for that occasion, but it was never delivered. Later it was published in many languages, and it has been hailed as "one of his finest and most important ... Read more
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