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Films In 1983

Bewitched (José Luis Lozano, 1983)
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Borderline Cases (Jane Abercrombie, Steve Macdonald, 1983)
An observation of people and activities around Elwood beach, in form of a home movie ... Read more

Boys and Girls (Don McBrearty, 1983)
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

BRUSSELS BY NIGHT (Marc Didden, 1983)
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 Bru… Read more

BURROUGHS (Howard Brookner, 1983)
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… Read more

BYKER (Sirka-Liisa Konttinen, 1983)
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 aliena… Read more

Cathedral Forms (Anne Pollak, 1983)
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… Read more

City of 100 Gates (John Jacobs, 1983)
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, an… Read more

CITY OF PIRATES (Raul Ruiz, 1983)
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… Read more

Cocaine Blues - The Myth and Reality of Cocaine (Malcolm Barbour, John Langley, 1983)
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… Read more

Covenant in Exile (Barry Assinder, 1983)
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Curios in Landscape (Klaus Jaritz, 1983)
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 ... expose… Read more

Dance of Death (Dennis Tupicoff, 1983)
Little Sally Roberts loves television violence-particularly her favourite variety show: "Dance of Death". ... Read more

DANIEL (Sidney Lumet, 1983)
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 … Read more

DANIEL TAKES A TRAIN (Pál Sándor, 1983)
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 f… Read more

Danny's Egg (David Haythornthwaite, 1983)
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 frypa… Read more

Debris (Alexander Proyas, 1983)
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 un… 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. ... … Read more

Discs (Dirk de Bruyn, 1983)
A pixilated spin through a film -maker's record collection. ... Read more

Double Lunar Dogs (Kit Fitzgerald, 1983)
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

Drawing Conclusions - The Science Mix (Steve Hawley, Tony Steyger, 1983)
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Early Bird (Peter Lord, 1983)
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 Fil… Read more

Early Bird (Peter Lord, David Sproxton, 1983)
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 'o… Read more

EMPIRE CITY (Michael Blackwood, 1983)
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 contr… Read more

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