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Australian Post-punk

DOGS IN SPACE (1986) (MA15+) (Richard Lowenstein, 1986)
Back in 1986, Dogs in Space condensed an era, immortalised a rock star and stepped straight into our collective unconscious.To celebrate its digital restoration, MIFF is proud to reawaken this disson… Read more

GOING DOWN (1982) (M) (Haydn Keenan, 1982)
"A remarkable landmark in Australian independent filmmaking. Unfortunately, it is a landmark that few people noticed.” - Marcus Breen, Australian Film 1978 - 1992One of the first films to show the … Read more

POST-PUNK MIXTAPE #1 (, )
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… Read more

POST-PUNK MIXTAPE #2 (, )
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… Read more

POST-PUNK MIXTAPE #3 (, )
No Dance 1982 20 mins super-8 A visit to the nightclub Inflation is abstracted through repetition into a semiotic misadventure with an unintended voiceover. ... Vision Dirk DeBruyn 1985 3 mins 16mm E… Read more

POST-PUNK MIXTAPE #4 (, )
Drumming Kim Beissel 1981 28 mins video An unassuming and insightful documentary with contributions from Paul Schütze (Laughing Hands), Philip Jackson (Equal Local), Paul Fletcher (Essendon Airport)… Read more

POST-PUNK MIXTAPE #5 (, )
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… Read more

WE'RE LIVIN' ON DOG FOOD (Richard Lowenstein, 2009)
This film began life as a ‘making of' and snowballed into a testament to an era. ... Dogs in Space director Richard Lowenstein has gathered a who's who of Melbourne's underground music scene, s… Read more

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