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The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Event: The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Episodes 10–11: 1970s–1980s
Sun, Oct 7 | 1 PM

1969–1979: Radical Directors in the 70s Make State of the Nation Movies
This episode looks at the movies that tried to change the world in the 1970s: Wim Wenders in Germany, Ken Loach in Britain, Pasolini in Italy, the birth of new Australian cinema, and then Japan, which was making the most moving films in the world. Even bigger, bolder questions about film were being asked in Africa and South America, and the story ends with John Lennon’s favorite film, the extraordinary, psychedelic The Holy Mountain.

1970s and Onwards: Innovation in Popular Culture Around the World
Star Wars, Jaws, and The Exorcist created the multiplexes, but they were also innovative. In India the world’s most famous movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, shows how Bollywood was doing new things in the 1970s, too. And we discover that Bruce Lee movies kick-started the kinetic films of Hong Kong, where master Yuen Woo-ping talks about his action movies and his wire fu choreography for The Matrix.

(122 mins., video)
Date and time:October 7, 2012
1:00 PM
Location:Wexner Center Film/Video Theater
Contact:Ticket Office
Phone Number:614-292-3535
Event category:Wexner Center
Event Type:Film

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