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Films In 1975

Based on a short story by Flannery O'Connor, whose novel Wise Blood was recently filmed by John Huston, the film is set on a small dairy farm in South Georgia during the early 1 950s The farm is run with proud efficiency by Mrs Cope, a widow with a young daughter Mrs Cope is paid a surprise visit ... Read more
This is a film, made for adults, based on a Russian folk tale. It tells the story of the unsuccessful matchmaking of a stork and a heron. ... Read more
Lasse is an out-of-work journalist in his late twenties. He is easy-going but lacking in any firm convictions; he tends to worry about the state of his health. Work is difficult to get and Lasse delivers newspapers in central Stockholm to support himself. He and his friend Bosse enjoy dancing at ... Read more
Historical facts about Westerbork, Auschwitz, and other concentration camps form the basis of an inquiry into how much people could know, and wished to know about 'what was going on in the East' during the war. The film also examines what was made of this knowledge during and after the war. ... Read more
An animated fantasy about a world of stones, that has much the same worries and joys as the world of human beings. ... Read more
A visual voyage into the serenity, simplicity and delicate balance of the forest, and a demonstration of the need for man to replace what he is taking from the earth. ... Read more
An animated film, treating reincarnation in a humorous manner. ... Read more
Kata is a widowed factory worker whose lonely existence is relieved by a long-standing affair with a fellow worker. He is married and will not consider leaving his family. Kata decides she wants to have a child by him, but circumstances force her to change her mind. Then she is approached by a ... Read more
The Kanaga Mask is used in deeply sacred rituals by the Dogon, a people famous for their sculptural arts, living in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. The film follows the creation of the mask, and the complex layers of meaning and purpose it has. ... Read more
During Britain's Industrial Revolution, British inventors were unsurpassed in the fertility of their ideas and significance of their discoveries. ... Age of Invention shows examples of industrial remains, some reconstructed, some lovingly preserved. ... Read more
A documentary on the wild lands of Alaska, the last great herds of caribou, and the threats to the existence of wilderness as oil development and mining take over the State. ... Read more
The Porno Indians are among the world's finest basket makers. Alice Elliott is one of the few Porno continuing that centuries-old tradition. ... Read more
The lives of Australian spiders are filmed entirely in close-up. The egg-sac making, the emergence of the young, predatory techniques, mating procedures are shown in remarkable detail. ... Read more
It's amateur night with the girls each doing their thing on stage. Take it off, take it off, cry the boys from the rear. And the girls oblige. ... Read more
A Christmas tale about a tramp who finds a magic box in a garbage can. ... Read more
A film about Arthur and Lillie Mayer, 89 and 86 years old and still young. Arthur can remember being taken to the first movie show in America, in 1895; Lillie was among the first American suffragettes. Arthur Mayer reminisces about his famous publicity stunts for Paramount, his Broadway horror film ... Read more
Will the arms race ever stop? ... Read more
The film tries to give an idea of the difficulties facing young physically handicapped people looking for love and affection. ... Read more
Two little Maori kids, Hema and Janey, are running away from their inner-city home to the country, where they plan to live with Nana George. ... The film is a series of flashbacks, which tell the story of their mother's separation from the father, their poverty, and the situation which finally ... Read more
In the summer of 1914, Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, Gaudier-Brska and others published 'Blast', the manifesto of the Vorticist movement. Their aim was to disrupt the Edwardian conventions of the Royal Academy and to introduce an alternative artistic vocabulary. The film gives an account of the ... Read more
A sexually confused young man ... searches for his true identify with ... the help of his sister. ... Read more
Each year, the cattle ranchers and landowners in Colombia's richest grazing region, sponsor a bullfight for the entertainment of the poor workers in Sincelejo This film is a record of the primitive bullfight, and it also comments on the social contrast in the society in which it takes place. ... Read more
In an overpopulated world of the future, murder becomes a legally and morally accepted welfare activity. ... Read more
Haile Genma shot Bush Mama in America before returning to his native Ethiopia to make Harvest 3000 Years (Melbourne Festival 1977). In both films he explores a complex social reality and the radical film language needed to deal with such problems. ... Dorothy, a Black woman, lives with her eleven ... Read more
A conversation between a man and a woman in a small cafe over a cup of coffee. ... Read more
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