Director: Michael Buckley
In a maelstrom of confused childhood experiences and nightmarish memories half lost in an over medicated haze the story of John Harrowell emerges in this intense micro-docu-drama. Incarcerated for 27 years, John talks of being taken to the 'Sunbury Lunatic Asylum' as a child, the chance meeting years later of two other 'patients' who turned out to be his sisters, also institutionalised, and the attempts to rebuild a sense of family on the inside.
Beat Up the Old Shack Michael Buckley / music. Hugo Klang 1980 2 mins 16mm Frenetic clip using scratch-film technique and lots of familiar faces (Nick Cave, John Murphy) all set to a song by Ollie Ol… More »
I Can't Stop It Janis Lesinskis / music: Primitive Calculators 1979 2 mins super-8 Fitzroy North-shot clip for the Primitive Calculators (see Intermission) ... Punkline Tony Stevens / Sue Davis / mus… More »
The Blonde's Date With Death John Hillcoat 1980 15mins 16mm This Swinburne-made film demonstrates the director's fascination with violence and human misdeed. Features many a post-punk pin-up. Witchen… More »
A baby, a woman and a romantic sound track combine and form a hypnotic and emotive film. Untitled is a hand-processed film which has been rephotographed through a faulty optical printer and includes … More »
A strong new addition to the growing Melbourne school of animated social realism. The film views one man's rage against age with powerful poetry. ... More »