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Films In 1982

A mill railway in Lancashire is closing down. The steam engine driver relates the story of his last days running the line. ... Read more
A witty parallel demonstrating the fate of mankind through the individual fates of puppet gloves. ... Read more
A look at two spectacular gorges on the Gordon River in South West Tasmania, filmed for the first time. ... Read more
Viktor Korchnoi, a Russian defector, and the American Bobby Fischer, sometimes called the best player of all time, are seen competing at the world's great tournaments. ... Gilles Carle, with over 30 films to his credit, has cast his first feature documentary in the mould of a Western. To him the ... Read more
An adaptation of the novel by Georges Simenon, the film is set in La Rochelle, an ancient township in France, where ... you have to pass through narrow, ill-lit streets to get from one shopping area to another. ... A number of old ladies have been found dead, strangled with the string of a cello ... Read more
The film is not about a horse at all. The horse of the title stands for the dreams of people like the central characters of the film: an Anatolian peasant and his 12-year-old son. They have come to Istanbul, where they hope to make enough money to send the boy to school and give him an education ... Read more
Andy Warhol has predicted that by the ... end of the century everyone will have ... been famous for five minutes. ... Rupert Pupkin wants 15 minutes. He ... warns it on telvision's late night talk ... show. And he wants it now. ... Robert de Niro is Rupert Pupkin, an ... aspiring comic - and ... Read more
This documentary traces the beginnings ... of the Ku Klux Klan immediately after ... the Civil War, its growth and prestige in ... the 1920s, and its resurgence in the ... 1960's. ... Read more
This moving film about four women ... from different economic backgrounds ... shows how alcohol and prescribed drugs ... affect all aspects of their lives - from ... their work situations , to their sexual ... identities, to their own self images. lt ... demonstrates how the medical community, the ... Read more
This film summarizes the origin of the soil and the life within it. Photographic techniques reveal actions that our senses cannot otherwise register. ... Read more
During excavation for a new housing development, bits of film are discovered which, when examined prove to contain scenes from a long lost "glove civilization". ... Read more
A writer discovers the perfect way to give up smoking. ... Read more
The historical Marquis of Grillo lived at the beginning of the 18th century in Rome. He was a colourful rake, a member of a still existing and well-known family, and the tales that have been attributed to him over the years have blurred the line between fact and fiction. Mario Monicelli transfers ... Read more
A remarkable first film by Yan Nascimbene, who had been a painter until two years ago. "Minimal" and "Post-minimal' ' art have always been his primary interest-now he sets out to transfer and adapt the aesthetics of painting to film. This makes The Mediterranean a very personal, and in many ways ... Read more
Architects, administrators, interior designers, construction workers and others associated with the construction of the Melbourne Concert Hall are interviewed about the iconic Melbourne landmark. Shows segments from performances by Jackie Love, Cleo Laine, Sylvio Gualdo, Karen Knowles, London Early ... Read more
In 19th century Orkney, the landowner had the right to take tenant farm girls on their wedding night. The film tells the story of Mary and Tom's wedding day. ... Read more
Cut out animation featuring the Queen and Malcolm Fraser as they open the National Art Gallery in Canberra. ... Read more
A group of Aborigines combined their talents to create the pictures and sounds of this traditional tale of conflict between the Imnins and the Timaras in Dreamtime. The story of the Quinkins is an Aboriginal legend about kindly spirits who come to the aid of children in danger in the bush, who have ... Read more
Graceful floating figures begin to fall. They fall to a horrifying, frenzied landscape peopled by writhing monsters. ... Read more
A documentary drama covering the events immediately following the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan on March 31,1981. The film is a re-creation with the actual doctors and nurses and others who were part of the effort to save his life through that day and into the night. ... Read more
In 1800, the master of a sealing boat, having survived a year on a remote island in Bass Strait, attempts to escape. ... Read more
A young boy dreams that his snowman comes to life . Together they share the perils and joys of winter. This animated film uses muted pastels with an exquisite orchestral score to make a non-verbal Christmas tale an experience for all seasons. Based on the book by Raymond Briggs. ... Read more
The story of a young boy's fascination with sound and his talent for transforming everyday noises into fantasy. ... Read more
A man waits for transport... ... Read more
A long day in the life of a young mother. ... Read more
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