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Films In 1983

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An observation of people and activities around Elwood beach, in form of a home movie ... Read more
The daughter of a farming family in the 1940's resists her parents' assumption that she will conform to the traditional woman's role. ... Read more
Brussets By Night is an astonishing feature film debut. Max gets up one morning, drinks some milk, fires a gun into his mouth... but the bullet isn't in that chamber. He wanders aimlessly through Brussels, meeting Louis, a retired colleague, and Alice, a young woman who dreams about becoming an ... Read more
William Burroughs, the noted American novelist, is the subject of this long documentary filmed aver five years and including material shot earlier, in black and white, by British film director Antony Balch. ... In cinema verite style, director Howard Brookner in his first film, shows Burroughs as a ... Read more
Since 1969 Byker, a long-established working class suburb of Newcastle-on Tyne, has undergone "re-development". ... Traditional community values have suffered with the onset of consumerism and alienation. ... Konttinen combines dramatised sequences with the testament of her own photographs taken ... Read more
Stylized representations of cathedral exteriors and interiors ... merge into abstraction, to the accompaniment of choral excerpts from Bach. ... Read more
Allard K. Lowenstein, a former Congressman, who was described as the ... Pied Piper of three generations of student activists and the organiser of the ... “Dump Johnson” movement, was shot ... in his New York law office in March ... 1980. This documentary is about his activities and his tragic ... Read more
Mea Sherim is a self-contained community, with its own workshops, markets and schools-almost like a voluntary ... ghetto-within the modern city of Jerusalem. It's inhabitants are deeply religious, and observe traditional values and practices. ... They would prefer to do without the ... outside ... Read more
La Ville Les Pirates stunned the Venice Film Festival with its breathtaking imagery and bloodthirsty relationship between a murderous child and the woman who may be his mother. Between Anne Alvaro, a noted stage actress here making her screen debut, and another murderer who has taken refuge on ... Read more
Attempts to explode the myths and explore the facts of a phenomenon that has become a major social issue of the '80's. Features people from all walks of life who relate their experiences with cocaine Includes historical footage, lead medical experts, law enforcement officers and underworld figures ... Read more
A landscape is the result of a continuous battle between ... weather and time, measured over millions of years. Australia's landscape, the oldest on planet Earth, has the oldest stretch of ... exposed land, the oldest river, and some of the most ancient curiosities, such as Ayers Rock. ... In this ... Read more
Little Sally Roberts loves television violence-particularly her favourite variety show: "Dance of Death". ... Read more
E L Doctorow's novel, "The Book of Daniel", written in 1975, is, according to the author himself, a fictive account of ... what might have happened to the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg when the time came for them to take their places ... in the world. ... At the same time he is very firm ... Read more
The film is set in Budapest, during the first days of December 1956. ... The fighting is over, but hundreds of people are leaving the country every day. One of them is Gyuri, 20, an ex-soldier, who fought on the side of the revolutionaries, and therefore has to flee. His friend, Daniel, is not ... Read more
Set in the old NSW tin mining town of Tingha, "Danny's Egg" is the story of an eleven-year-old boy who finds an emu's ... egg in the bush. He tries to hatch it by keeping it warm in an electric frypan without anyone at school or home knowing about his project. ... Read more
In a bleak black and white post-nuclear age, cities are isolated by distance and fear. Only a few are willing to risk their lives to communicate—some use illegal radio, others drive into the unknown emptiness between cities. ... Read more
A morality comedy which looks at an old theme from a new angle. Faun, an ageing libertine with a stylistic flair for seducing young girls. is at heart. just a man terrified of old age and death. ... He is the epitome of a pleasure-seeking egotist. Finally realising how iIi-spent his years have been ... Read more
A pixilated spin through a film -maker's record collection. ... Read more
A romantic landscape dressed full of love forms the context of this ... pastorale. Minimal Interventions in the image Intensify the character of this landlife. ... Read more
Another contribution to the "Conversation Pieces" series.This one takes a radio breakfast show for its soundtrack. Lord and Sproxton's "Down and Out" won the animation prize at the 1981 Melbourne Film Festival. ... Read more
What really happens behind the scenes at an early morning radio show? And when do sleepy DJs get to eat their toast and jam? From the 1981-83 Aardman series Conversation Pieces, Early Bird matches 'on location' recorded sound with inventive plasticine and model animation. ... Read more
A provocative and visually impressive film about New York City with narration written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Frances Fitzgerald, which focuses primarily on the Manhattan of today and contrasts this city with its "Golden Age" (1830). ... "Empire City" was made with some of New York's ... Read more
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