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Australian Showcase - Marvellous Melbourne

Lonely Hearts is the irresistible story of an unlikely romance between a sexually repressed bank clerk and an eccentric, kleptomaniac, piano tuner who has recently escaped the clutches of a domineering mother. ... Meeting via a dating agency, the pair, played to perfection by Norman Kaye (Man of ... Read more
Geoffrey Wright's Arrivederci Roma (1979, 24mms), regarded as one of Australia's most impressive student films, is set in Melbourne's City Baths. It portrays an Italian immigrant's terrifying first encounter with an Australian culture obsessed with physical education. Underscored by outstanding ... Read more
Melburnian John Ruane's Feathers (1987, 50mins), is a social comedy, based on a Raymond Carver short story. It stars a strange-looking baby, a peacock who thinks he's human, and the four central characters: Jack and Fran (James Laurie and Rebecca Gilling), and Bert and Olla (Neil Melville and Julie ... Read more
Disco (1977, 11mins) is a hilarious time capsule depicting teenagers of the 70s and their obsession with the weekend disco. Director Phil Noyce captures the observations and confessions of a generation. A warning to viewers: this film contains liberal doses of dubious dancing. ... Peter Weir's ... Read more
Crude, lewd and loose in Britain. Ocker innocent Barry McKenzie attends the reading of a will after his not so beloved dad slips off the perch. One of the conditions of Barry's inheritance is that he makes a trek to the 'Old Country' to get in touch with his British roots. None too keen on flamin' ... Read more
Nino Culotta arrives in Australia brimming with hope. And why not? Sydney greets him with glorious weather and he has a job to go to working as a journalist on his cousin's magazine. The immigrant dream becomes a nightmare when Nino finds that the magazine has folded, his cousin has skipped the ... Read more
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