Stephen Dwoskin's Film Is... The International Free Cinema - index of filmsby mathildeswaitingroom | created - 22 Oct 2011 | updated - 18 Aug 2014 | Public
All films mentioned in the book Film Is... The International Free Cinema by author, teacher and filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin.
Titles missing from IMDB: 251
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1. Breathless (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
Votes: 58,766 | Gross: $0.34M
3. L'Age d'Or (1930)
63 min | Comedy, Drama
A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.
Votes: 10,491 | Gross: $0.03M
7. Alabama (2000 Light Years) (1969)
21 min | Short
Because the driver is unable to fulfill correctly his order to kill somebody, he and his friends have to pay the price. "Alabama" is a road-movie. The camera is constantly in the back of ... See full summary »
16. The American Soldier (1970)
80 min | Drama
Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. He inspects ... See full summary »
18. 8/64: Ana - Aktion Brus (1964)
2 min | Short, Drama
This three-minute film was far more akin to the American-style "happening" in that the content was not particularly extreme. It was built up from items such as broken bicycle parts, a nude ... See full summary »
21. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)
101 min | Drama, Sport
A goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier.
23. Rhythm in Light (1935)
5 min | Short
Screen titles introduce the film as a modern artist's impressions of what goes on in the mind while listening to music. Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite" accompanies images of common objects and ... See full summary »
Titled as Anitra's Dance
26. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story.
Ashes and Diamonds
28. At Land (1946)
15 min | Short
Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back.
30. The Autumn Feast (1961)
14 min | Short
A deliberately non-synchronous film, shot in 8mm with the sound on tape. Piero Heliczer reads his poem "The Autumn Feast," and the visuals interact with, but does not literally represent, what is read.
Year mentioned is 1964.
31. Ballet mécanique (1924)
19 min | Short
A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, ... See full summary »
32. Band of Outsiders (1964)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.
Votes: 18,437 | Gross: $0.04M
33. Bang Bang (1971)
85 min | Comedy
The actor of a film being made lives without distinction his own personal reality and his character's fiction. As the involuntary object of chance and circumstance, he looks for a meaning ... See full summary »
36. Batman Dracula (1964)
54 min | Drama
Andy Warhol's infamous lost campy classic charting the adventures of Batman two years before Adam West donned the Caped Crusader's wings in the classic TV show.
Titled as Behind Your Walls
40. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.
Votes: 20,790 | Gross: $0.30M
44. Die Bettwurst (1971)
81 min | Romance
It's love at first sight: elderly secretary Luzi and young, unemployed Dietmar find each other by accident in Rosa von Praunheim's outrageous genre, social satire.
49. Blood of the Condor (1969)
70 min | Crime, Drama
The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.
As Blood of the Condor
51. Blow-Up (1966)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
56. Born of the Wind (1964)
20 min | Short
Year mentioned: 1961
61. De brug (1928)
15 min | Documentary, Short
Close shots of a railway train underway: track racing underneath, steam escaping, cars coupling, gears ratchetting, signals changing. The train reaches a lift bridge which must rise to ... See full summary »
Director: Joris Ivens
as The Bridge
62. The Brig (1964)
68 min | Drama
A ultra-realistic depiction of life in a Marine Corps brig (or jail) at a camp in Japan in 1957. Marine prisoners are awakened and put through work details for the course of a single day, ... See full summary »
63. See You at Mao (1970)
54 min | Documentary
Filmed in the UK in 1969, this documentary by Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group represents an analysis of production and the status of women in capitalist society and a speculation about ... See full summary »
64. A Bronx Morning (1931)
Not Rated | 11 min | Documentary, Short
Arrival in the Bronx is shown with a view from an elevated train as it enters the city. Then follows a montage of sights from the Bronx. Many typical neighborhood activities are shown, along with scenes from many local businesses.
Director: Jay Leyda
75. Cat's Cradle (1959)
6 min | Short
Images of two women, two men, and a gray cat form a montage of rapid bits of movement. A woman is in a bedroom, another wears an apron: they work with their hands, occasionally looking up. ... See full summary »
76. A Song of Love (1950)
Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance
Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.
15 min | Short
Director: Gregory J. Markopoulos
78. Chelsea Girls (1966)
210 min | Drama
Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
81. Christmas on Earth (1963)
29 min | Short, Documentary
For all intents and purposes, "Christmas on Earth" is a performance art film about genital worshipping. At 29 minutes, Barbara Rubin has created the ultimate study on the celebratory and ... See full summary »
Director: Barbara Rubin
as Christmas on Earth
87. Notes on the Circus (1966)
12 min | Documentary, Short
The short film is a montage of sped up video clips of The Ringling Brothers Circus in action set to a musical track. The film is separated into four segments, each segment which focuses on ... See full summary »
Director: Jonas Mekas
92. Komposition in Blau (1935)
4 min | Animation, Short, Music
This is an abstract film in which every motion is in strict synchronization with music, so the description must be read in terms of the overall impression it gives. Within a deep blue ... See full summary »
Director: Oskar Fischinger
96. Couch (1964)
54 min | Drama
The couch at Andy Warhol's Factory was as famous in its own right as any of his Superstars. In Couch, visitors to the Factory were invited to "perform" on camera, seated on the old couch. ... See full summary »
99. Dawn to Dawn (1933)
35 min | Short
On a desolate farm, a man and his grown daughter eek out a living. He's aging and ill; she's lonely and wan. He's adamant that she have no contact with men, so she's a prisoner of the farm.... See full summary »