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Black Man and His Bride: Australian Paintings by Arthur Boyd

Australia, 2004 (MIFF 2004, Tim Burstall Remembered)

Director: Tim Burstall

Tim Burstall Remembered Pioneering filmmaker Tim Burstall, who passed away recently at age 76, was justifiably credited with revitalising the Australian film industry in the 70s. With films such as Stork (1971) and Alvin Purple (1973), Burstall ushered in an era of bold and commercially successful films, both at home and abroad.

MIFF acknowledges Burstall's important place within the Festival commencing with his film The Prize, which opened our Festival, and then went on to win a prize at the Venice Film Festival, in 1960. We are proud to remember a true cinematic legend with a selection of Burstall's short films and his 1974 feature, Petersen.

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A dramatic encounter on St Kilda Pier between two derelicts, played by George Whaley (Alvin Purple [1973] and Stork [1971]) and Dennis Miller (Stir [1980], Eliza Fraser [1976]) and a would be suicide played by Peter Cummins (Storm Boy [1977], Sunday Too Far Away [1975]). An award winning short written by John Powers.

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Black Man and His Bride: Australian Paintings by Arthur Boyd Australia

An early documentary by Burstall that utilises camera and editing techniques to animate Arthur Boyd's series of paintings 'The Black Man And His Bride', which tells of an aboriginal man and his half-caste wife. Winner of the 1960 AFI Award Silver Medallion (Experimental).

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Tim Burstall was born in England, UK in 1927. Films include: Two Thousand Weeks (1969), Stork (1971), Alvin Purple (1973), Eliza Frazer (1974), Kangaroo (1986).

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Hot Centre of the World

Tim Burstall Remembered Pioneering filmmaker Tim Burstall, who passed away recently at age 76, was justifiably credited with revitalising the Australian film industry in the 70s. With films such as ... More »

PETERSEN

Petersen Australia ... Following the success of Stork and Alvin Purple Tim Burtsall struck gold again in 1974 with Petersen. Working from David Williamson's script Burstall brought to the screen, as ... More »

Dance of the Angels

An animated treatment of the ceramic sculptures of John Perceval. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Silver Award "for its witty amalgam of sound and visuals". ... More »

Painting People

A searching survey of Australian portraiture and the aims of the artists. ... Silver Award, Documentary Category, Australian Film Awards. ... More »

The Black Man and His Bride

By using camera movement and editing techniques the film animates the series of paintings "The Black Man and His Bride" by Arthur Boyd, which tells the story of an Aborigine and his half-caste bride. ... More »

The Prize

Adventures of four children and a billygoat. First Prize, Children's Film Section, "for its delightful simplicity and its power to carry one into the world of children". Adelaide Advertiser Prize. ... More »

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