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Thu Oct 20, 5:30 PM
Director: John Hughes, Tom Zubrycki
2022
Australia
89 minutes
All Ages

The history of an alternative Australian cinema.

This history of the co-op film movements of Sydney and Melbourne comes from two of the major figures in Australian documentary who were intimately involved in the filmmaking groundswell that first emerged in the 1960s. The Ubu group in Sydney, born from the influence of avant-garde filmmaking mingled with a rich range of social movements including unionism, feminism, Indigenous self-expression, and queer theory. A few names should give you a sense of the main participants here: Philip Noyce, Gillian Armstrong, Albie Thoms, Stephen Wallace, Martha Ansara, Essie Coffey, and many, many others. This is the story of the rise of alternative forms of filmmaking, and their fall at the hands of government agencies. It is a story of a road not taken, but of a moment full of possibility when fresh voices and new ways of seeing struggled to establish themselves in Australian cinema.

Film Type Documentary
Age Recommendation All Ages
Language English
Director John Hughes, Tom Zubrycki
Producer John Hughes, Tom Zubrycki
Writer John Hughes

Screens with: Salt of the Earth

Thu Oct 20, 5:30 PM
Director: Jacob Peter Richardson, Thomas Elliot Van Kalken
Australia
9 minutes
Unclassified 15+

The story of the South Australian man who invented the famous Chicken Salt – an Australian icon found on every supermarket shelf and coating every game day pack of hot chips.

Screens with Senses of Cinema. Book here.  

Film Type Documentary, Short
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language English
Director Jacob Peter Richardson, Thomas Elliot Van Kalken
Producer Jacob Peter Richardson, Aida Vucic
Genre Documentary