The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »
Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s.
Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »
The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »
In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal ... See full summary »
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This film follows an antisocial working-class husband and father struggling to find work in the Midwest. As the film progresses, it seems that he has little actual interest in supporting ... See full summary »
This film was nominated in every feature category in the 1978 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards except Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The nominations included noms for Best ... Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Sound, Editing, Costume Design, Cinematography, Music Score and Production Design. The film though only came away winning 3 AFI Awards (Best Actress - Angela Punch McGregor, Best Supporting Actor - Ray Barrett and Best Music Score - Bruce Smeaton) in a year dominated by the film Newsfront (1978) which won 8 AFI Awards from 15 nominations. Angela Punch McGregor, winning Best Actress for this film, also won the AFI Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Newsfront (1978) in this same year. See more »
Thomas Keneally's THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH novel works on so many levels - a period piece, as a biting satire and as a wonderfully composed drama. This film of the same name attempts to capture the poignancy and strength of the original classic novel. It achieves this wonderfully. The film is excellently acted and the violence is both well shot and vibrantly enacted. The score is great too. Also the Australian landscape - not to mention its social underbelly, was never shot with as much insight.
An excellent starting point to understand such great Aussie films like the tracker and rabbit proof fence.
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