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1970-1979

Therese and Isabelle (1972)

Director, Radley Metzger. Cast: Essy Persson, Anna Gael. Told in a flashback form, this is the story of Therese who is sent to an all-girl school when her mother marries a man who dislikes children. Here she meets Isabelle and the two become fast friends. After they experience unfulfilling and often brutal sexual encounters with men, the two turn to each other and become lesbian lovers. 118 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Banned in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1968.

They Call Me Mr. Tibbs (1970)

Director, Gordon Douglas. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau,Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe. Detective Virgil Tibbs has beenassigned to solve the murder of a prostitute. His pal, apolitical-minded minister who is spearheading a referendum oncommunity control, is suspected of the homicide and Tibbs is facedwith the decision of whether or not to invesigate. 108 min.Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database
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Thieves Like Us (1973)

Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Keith Carradine, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Shelley Duvall, Louise Fletcher, Ann Latham, Tom Skerritt. Set in Mississippi during the 1930s Depression, this film portrays the life of a convicted murderer who escapes from a prison farm with two buddies. They are soon wanted for a series of violent bank robberies. These men are not particularly bad people but in this particular time in American history robbing banks was all these pathetic desperadoes could do with any amount of success. 123 min.

Voyage of the Damned: The True Story of Survival (UK, 1976)

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. Cast: Faye Dunaway, Max Von Sydow, Oskar Werner, Malcolm McDowell, Orson Welles, James Mason, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker. Departing Hamburg in high spirits, 937 Jewish Germans have been offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba, in 1939. The passengers are looking forward to their new life. However, the whole voyage is actually a Nazi propaganda scheme and the passengers are never really intended to be allowed ashore once they reach their destination. After weeks of unsuccessful pleas they are forced to return back to Europe.

Walking Tall (1973)

Directed by Phil Karlson. Cast: Joe Don Baker, Noah Beery, Jr.,Elizabeth Hartman, Felton Perry, Pepper Martin. Based on the truestory of the legendary Tennessee sheriff, Buford Pusser, who withthe help of his wife and his right hand man, the first black deputysheriff in Tennessee, refused to compromise his fight againstcorruption in his county. min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Watermelon Man (1970)

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles. Cast: Godfrey Cambridge,Estelle Parsons, Howard Caine, Mantan Moreland. 1970 Comedyconcerning a white suburban bigoted insurance man who wakes up onemorning to find he has turned into a black man. Now he is a whitebigot in black skin who has to contend with a shocked wife, hiskids, angry neighbors, cold shoulders at the office and a back seaton the bus. 97 min. ;Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database
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Woodstock: Three Days of Music and Peace (1970)

A film by Michael Wadleigh. Partial contents: Freedom / Richie Havens -- Joe Hill / Joan Baez -- We're not gonna take it / The Who -- With a little help from my friends / Joe Cocker -- I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to-die-rag / Country Joe and the Fish -- Coming into Los Angeles / Arlo Guthrie -- Suite: Judy Blue Eyes / Crosby, Stills & Nash -- I'm going home / Ten Years After -- Rainbows all over your blues / John Sebastian -- At the hop / Sha-Na-Na -- Soul sacrifice / Santana -- I want to take you higher / Sly and the Family Stone -- The Star-Spangled banner / Jimi Hendrix.

Zalmen, or The Madness of God (TV, 1975)

Directed by Alan Schneider and Peter Levin. Cast: Joseph Wiseman, Richard Bauer, Robert Prosky, Sanford Seeger, Leib Lensky, Michael Mertz, David Reinhardsen, Glenn Taylor, Mark Hammer, Howard Witt, Dianne Wiest, John Koch, Gary Bayer, Michael Haney, Kenneth Kantor, John Jellison, Scott Schofield, Nancy Dutton, Michael Gorrin, Leslie Cass. Based on the play Zalmen, ou La Folie de Dieu by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel. Originally produced in 1975 as a segment of the television series Theater in America. 120 min.

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