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1970-1979

1900 (Novecento) (France / Italy, 1976)

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Cast: Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster. An epic film that is both a history of 20th century Italy and a portrait of two families. It is also the story of the conflicts between two boys, one a peasant and the other a landowner, as they pass through the upheavals of the modern world. 255 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Alambrista! (The Illegal) (1977)

Directed by Robert M. Young. Cast: Domingo Ambriz, Trinidad Silva, Linda Gillin, Ned Beatty, Jerry Hardin, Julius Harris. After his daughter's birth, Roberto leaves his town in Michoacan to make money in the United States. He's "an illegal," crossing into California and taking work wherever he can: picking strawberries, grapes, lettuce, and cucumbers. He hitchhikes, rides freight trains, and depends on the kindness of strangers. Near Stockton, things look up when a sympathetic waitress gives him a place to live and he gets a better job washing helicopters.

Almos' a Man (TV, 1976)

Directed by Stan Lathan. Cast: LeVar Burton, Madge Sinclair,Robert Doqui. Although Dave and his family are poor sharecroppersin the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-old's problem isshared by teenagers today : he stands with one foot in adulthoodand the other in childhood. "Almos' a Man," yet still treated likea child, he struggles for an identity. There's one symbol ofmanhood, Dave thinks, that could guarantee him instant respect : agun. Based on the story by Richard Wright. 36 min.min.

Amazing Grace (1974)

Directed by Stan Lathan. Cast: Moms Mabley, Slappy White, MosesGunn, James Karen, George Lee Miles, Gary Bolling, Dolph Sweet,Jon Richards, Stepin Fetchit, Butterfly McQueen. A black piouschurch-going widow and grandmother takes over the politicalcampaign of a neighbor running for mayor of Baltimore,transforming him from a white man's pawn into a seriouschallenger of Baltimore's blue-blood establishment. 97 min.
Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database

Annie Hall (1977)

Directed by Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Janet Margolin, Shelley Duvall, Christopher Walken, Colleen Dewhurst. A romantic and sensitive comedy revolving around the diverse and diverting relationships of two nervous New Yorkers, Alvy Singer and Annie Hall. In a pivotal scene, Alvie must meet Annie's Protestant family at Easter sharing a traditional ham dinner, a meal which he should be avoiding as a traditional Jew.

Arabian Nights (Fiore delle mille e una notte) (Italy / France, 1974)

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cast: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Margaret Clementi, Tessa Bouche, Ines Pellegrini, Franco Merli. The tale follows the adventures of a slave girl as she rises to power over a great city. Around her revolve the stories of magic and lust, mystery and fantasy that derive from three cultures (Persia, Egypt and India) and range from the ninth century to the Renaissance. 133 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Arabian Nights (Il Fiore delle mille e una notte) (Italy / France, 1974)

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cast: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Margaret Clementi, Tessa Bouche, Ines Pellegrini, Franco Merli. The tale follows the adventures of a slave girl as she rises to power over a great city. Around her revolve the stories of magic and lust, mystery and fantasy that derive from three cultures (Persia, Egypt and India) and range from the ninth century to the Renaissance. 133 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Special Jury Prize

Awake and Sing (TV, 1972)

Director, Falk Harnack. Cast: Felicia Farr, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton, Walter Matthau, Ron Rifkin, Martin Ritt, Milton Selzer, Ruth Storey, John Myhers. This made for television adaptation of the story by Clifford Odets about a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement, perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years in New York City. Based on the play by Clifford Odets (SEE Awake & Singing: Six Great American Jewish Plays, MAIN: PS628.A47 A93 2004). 100 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Directed by Joan Micklin Silver. Cast: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright. It's the hot summer of 1919. While visiting her cousin Marjorie, sweet-but-dull Bernice is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish cousin. However, the "make-over" works too well, as Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy's interest. . .even Marjorie's boyfriend Warren. The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh. Based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Broadcast as part of the PBS television series The American short story in 1977. 48 min. ;

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

Directed by Russ Meyer. Cast: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John La Zar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian, Edy Williams. Story of an uninhibited all-girl rock group who travel to Hollywood to claim an inheritance and meet a kinky music promoter who turns them on to a whole new scene. Based on a story by Roger Ebert and Russ Meyer.

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