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This production investigates the background to the health hazards the workers in one particular industry have been exposed to over a number of years. Through its innovative approach Acceptable Risk? confronts the myth of the careless worker. ... Read more
If you go down to the woods today... ... The close friendship of three teenagers crumbles at the hands of a deranged sociopath in Acolytes, a nail-biting thriller from Redball director Jon Hewitt.James and Mark have been tormented their whole lives by local bully Gary Parker, and in their final ... Read more
Deals with work of U.N.E.S.C.O. Technical advances have broken down the old barriers to knowledge, but there still remain the barriers in men's minds. U.N.E.S.C.O. sup¬ports any effort to break down the remaining barriers. In Australia there is a group of U.N.E.S.C.O. committees covering art ... Read more
Man's fate on earth from Creation to the Bomb and beyond is told in this animated film by Adelaide painter, Dusan Marek. His original technique, individual symbolism, and the richness of thematic and visual material won this film the highest award in the Australian Film Awards Competition, where it ... Read more
The moving and visual journey of Sylvania. a young Italian woman, who is torn between her parent's strong and unbreakable traditional values and her own desire for sexual freedom. (MI) ... Read more
Long-haul trucking in the most exacting conditions. Depicting the strength of new, steel-belted, radial touch tyres, and their application to Australian conditions. ... Golden Reel Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
This stylised documentary film follows a group of teenagers at a party that gradually disintegrates over the course of a night. An inspiring miniature, it traces the rhythms of an adolescent gathering with a sense of poetry, intimacy and remarkable simplicity. ... Read more
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Get set for one hell of a night!---D Sean Byrne S Rob Beamish P Donna McCrum & Andy Canny WS Plus Films TD 35mm/col/2007/10mins ... ... ... Read more
On December 1,1942, a US airforce bomber crashed in the south-east corner of the Gulf of Carpenteria after a bombing raid over New Guinea. Four of the crew survived and, thinking they were near Cairns, naively set off on foot. Their story later made world headlines, but as it was playing out, as ... Read more
Australia: the surfie beach bum, the country school teacher, the suburban home-owner, the drover and the shearer. The Australians young and old, Aussie born or recently arrived, are seen at their sport, their gambling, their business and their pleasure. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
A wry investigation of a alleged sexual harassment. Flashbacks reveal the nature and circumstances of the assault, and powerful vignettes of the main characters deepen our appreciation of the background to the incident. ... Read more
A fleeting encounter between a man and a woman is treated in the technique of "minimal art". ... Read more
A new low-budget feature film set in the present, which links political terrorism in Australia with the world-wide development of nuclear power. The film seeks to expose attempts by the State and corporate apparatuses to provoke activists of the left into acts of individual terrorism. ... Read more
Daryl Dellora's first feature-length film is a brilliantly executed, exactingly researched project flirting with the traditional line between drama and documentary, in its detailed examination of 'terrorist' and 'counter-terrorist practices in Australia today. ... Margaret Cameron plays Monika ... Read more
Age Before Beauty presents a positive ... view of ageing and being old. It shows ... older women exercising and dancing, ... ageing before your eyes, in a sexual ... encounter in their seventies, choosing ... chiropractic and acupuncture ... treatments, reading their own poetry in ... a nursing ... Read more
On this day, in loving memory of Pearly, Agnes and Maude play a game on Pearly's favourite poker machine. But when they hit the jackpot, money isn't the only thing that comes spilling out. The gaudy familiarity of the local RSL belies the complex past that is unravelled over a few quick drinks in ... Read more
Ahmad is an Afghan refugee who discovers the complications that arise from putting down roots in a new land. World premiere.---D/S Aaron Wilson P Kim Fairbrother TD digibeta/2008/15mins ... Read more
Aim High in Creation! is a revolutionary comedy about the cinematic genius of North Korea's late dear leader, Kim Jong-il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its heart: the making of a film-within-a-film, based on the rules of his manifesto The Cinema and Directing. ... Fearing that a gas mine is ... Read more
A traveller and a strange young boy meet on a Texas road. A film by Candy author Luke Davies, starring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network). ... D/S Luke Davies P Sara Cline TD betacam sp/2010 ... Read more
When Ali's mother has her greatest treasure taken from her, Ali hatches a plan to replace it with the help of a girl on the other side of the razor-wire fence.---D/S Alex Holmes P Helen Panckhurst TD digibeta/2008/15mins ... Read more
It's part fact, part hysteria - totally enthralling. Alien Big Cats takes to the Australian bush with spot-light in one hand, conspiracy theory in the other - all in search of a wild (and decidely non-native) species of big cat. Local filmmakers Christopher Gogos and Alkinos Tsilimidos track down ... Read more
This film is anything but boring. The synopsis for this film could be "a couple argue about the man's mother coming to visit"—but alienation is about the shifting borders in relationships. Where are the limits? What happens if you go beyond them? It's a tense, but amusing, ride. The sense of ... Read more
The lives of Australian spiders are filmed entirely in close-up. The egg-sac making, the emergence of the young, predatory techniques, mating procedures are shown in remarkable detail. ... Read more
Archie lives a peaceful existence in the apartment which has long served as his home, carrying the warmth of a life full of fond memories. This peace is broken when a slick, fast talking salesman comes calling. ... Read more
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