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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 16, July 12, 1976.

Film Festival

Film Festival

Tuesday, July 13 at 5.15 only

The Harder they come

This film by Perry Henzell was described by Time: "Fast, tough and sinuous with a score of Jamaican reggae that jauntily accentuates its vigour; this saga of a small-time pot pusher and pop star is a kind of Caribbean "Threepenny Opera.'" And U.S. Nation said: "Deeply appealing.. also a disturbing study of a post-colonial society in ruins."

Wednesday, July 14 at 2, 5.15 and 8.15

Hester Street

A gently ironic tale of Jewish immigrants in New York in the 1890s. directed by Joan Micklin Silver. "An unconditionally happy achievement.....The cast is superlative and Carol Kane is extraordinary." New York Times. "Hester Street's abundant humour, sex appeal and simple humanity are universal." - Playboy. "A beautifully detailed film of charm and subjstance. A page from the album of our past." - Judith Crist.

Thursday, July 15 at 2, 5.15 and 8.15

Middle of the World

Director Alain (La Salamander) Tanner's films have always been on the cutting edge between social problems and sexual ones. This new film - his first in colour - is no exception. An extra-marital affair between an engineer and an emigrant waitress (a stunning performance by Olimpia Carlisi) founders because physical obsessions are powerless against social differences. "Coolly intelligent and subtle." - Time Magazine. "One of the best films about the nature of passionate love." New Yorker.