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NIGHT

Australia, 2007 (MIFF 2007, Homegrown)

Director: Lawrence Johnston

NIGHT

WORLD PREMIERE

A stunning and cinematic big screen event documentary celebrating Australia at night.

Showing society in all its forms, people and places, urban and rural, Night explores the universal nature of night and how we experience it. Beautiful and arresting imagery captures the mood and magic of night, weaving these images against a symphonic score by composer Cezary Skubiszewski.

People from all walks of life tell of what night means to them - the pleasure and the pain, in reality and fantasy, work and leisure, past and present. The film juxtaposes the differences in our varied existence between dusk and the dawn of a new day.
Night is the work of Lawrence Johnston, best known for the award-winning film Eternity.

Check out the Talking Picture Session - Local Stories

D/S Lawrence Johnston P Lizzette Atkins Dist Dendy Films TD 35mm/2007/80mins

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Dream of Love

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Night Out

Australia, 1989
In this hard-edged film, a homosexual is savagely bashed in a public toilet block and taken for a nightmarish car ride by four hoons "out for a good time" while his lover is interstate. ... Lawrence … More »

ETERNITY

Australia, 1994
Eternity tells the story of Arthur Stace, a man who for decades wandered the streets of Sydney, writing in perfect copperplate script the word 'Eternity' in yellow chalk. Regarded by some as a man sa… More »

LIFE

Australia, 1995
... ... After his exceptional award-winning shorts Night Out (MIFF '90) and Eternity (MIFF '94), director Lawrence Johnston's much-anticipated debut feature, Life, is an excitingly cinematic adaptati… More »

FALLOUT

Australia, 2013
The untold story of Nevil Shute's famed novel On The Beach and the film of the same name. ... Acclaimed British-Australian novelist Nevil Shute's best-known work, On The Beach is widely considered on… More »

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