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1.
Viridiana (1961)
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior. (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
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Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)
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In the harsh granite mountains of the center of the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, an old people live at the town of Orgòsolo... (98 mins.)
 
3.
Le stagioni (1961 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Franco Piavoli
 
4.
The Forgotten Faces (1961 Short Film)
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An amateur short film which retells the Hungarian revolution of 1956. (17 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
5.
Summer and Smoke (1961)
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Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
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Galician Caress (Of Clay) (1995 Documentary)
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An experimental film by José Val del Omar using various imagery based upon clay. (23 mins.)
 
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Il Posto (1961)
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A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation. (93 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
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Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
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A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting. (110 mins.)
 
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family. (128 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
10.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
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When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth. (99 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
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Victim (1961)
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The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London. (90 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
12.
En el balcón vacío (1961)
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A woman who was a child refugee from the Spanish Civil War is now living as an adult in Mexico City. She tries to remember the traumatic events of her childhood. (48 mins.)
 
13.
Blast of Silence (1961)
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A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way. (77 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron
 
14.
Immortal Love (1961)
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(103 mins.)
 
15.
One, Two, Three (1961)
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter. (115 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
16.
West Side Story (1961)
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
 
17.
A Dance in the Rain (1961)
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Peter is the dark brooding type. Leading a vacuous, shapeless life, he longs for the ideal woman, while at the same time... (100 mins.)
Director: Bostjan Hladnik
 
18.
The Last Judgment (1961)
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In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement. (101 mins.)
 
19.
Enclosure (1960)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Armand Gatti
 
20.
Der Fall Gleiwitz (1961)
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Re-enacted true story of successful assault by Nazis, posing as Poles, on a German border radio station so that Hitler could "justify" thereby his invasion of Poland. (70 mins.)
Director: Gerhard Klein
 
21.
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ. (99 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
22.
Bitter End of a Sweet Night (1961)
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An opportunistic department store clerk gets involved with three women and attempts to manipulate them so he can move up the social ladder. (85 mins.)
 
23.
Divorce Italian Style (1961)
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A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife. (105 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
24.
Arabesque for Kenneth Anger (1961 Short Film)
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A short by Marie Menken who pays homage to the work of Kenneth Anger is this colorful film. (5 mins.)
Director: Marie Menken
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqZks9JviDE ” - Lynchs
 
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Very Nice, Very Nice (1961 Short Film)
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The current day-to-day life is much different than what it was thirty or forty years ago, but it is... (7 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lipsett
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY7B2-Wqj6g ” - Lynchs
 
26.
Barabbas (1961)
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Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life. (137 mins.)
 
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The Hustler (1961)
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
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The Innocents (1961)
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
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The Young Savages (1961)
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A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy... (103 mins.)