Rados is a young man who lives in the provinces of Yugoslavia and who has his heart set on becoming a great pianist making music for humanity, and nothing less than that. His companions at the Belgrade Academy of Music are not beset by the same economic deprivation as Rados, and they spend their time in effete pursuits, romantic liaisons, parties, and generally egocentric behavior. Rados’ simmering anger starts to heat up when he sees the enormous gap between the pretensions of the students and the nature of brilliantly composed music.
Photographer Mario Cotone is hired to cover a big N.Y. actor. When his pretty daughter Nicole Yeats (N.Y.) and Mario fall in love, this angers her father and hurts Mario’s work which further infuriates his boss. Will love prevail?
Cass, Rita, Sylvie, Virginia, and Yvette, are five beautiful Women’s Army Corps recruits attached to the United States Army’s 3rd Platoon of Alpha Company at Fort Jackson. Although they are raw recruits, their drill sergeant, Sgt. Reed sees them as future soldiers. The proposal relates the women’s efforts to train to become soldiers while also dealing with their personal problems. During and by the end of their basic training, they discover that a soldier’s life is more than a uniform and that strength doesn’t always depend on the size of their muscles.
In voice-over Eric M Nilsson discusses the choices people involved in the creation of films make, their attempts to create meaning and what the future may hold for the medium and its roll in society. The filmmaker juxtaposes a range of still and moving images, often in humorous ways, in this self-reflecting short film: “Making these images adds up to a total cost of 274 SEK per second, this regardless of quality”. The film was made as a part of the project ‘Sverige 80’, initiated by the Swedish Film Institute, aimed at supporting the creation of high-quality short films.
This a documentary about a very small island in the South Pacific that is essential to the United States SAC program to use as a refueling base. In exchange for this honor, the CIA institutes a program that allows these tropical islanders to watch American television. With extension cords strewn about this small (a couple miles around) island, people sit in their straw lean to’s and huts and watch American television. An American via agent gets tapes from ABC and this film documents the effect that this media and propaganda has on these innocent island people.
An asocial, overweight German woman lives in a large city. Unfortunately despite her kind and intelligent personality, she has had a lot of trouble making a connection with people, until she gets a crush on a handsome subway conductor.
Created from footage shot in Yuppie-era Boston and San Francisco, Living in the World showcases Joe Gibbons at his prime. The story is told through a series of “confessions” made by the narrator to his camera, as he decides to quit his position at a health-care company and continue his life outside the strictures of a 9-5 gig. “There’s something wrong with the world when you have to work and you don’t want to,” Joe declares. But then he finds that drifting jobless through the land of the employed creates its own peculiar anxieties.
A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship. He rents a room and does little. He writes letters to his lover, describing the whiteness of the city, the solitude and the silence. He sends his love and emptiness; she replies with love and confusion.