Films By Gillian Armstrong

Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces represents the evolution of Gillian Armstrong's work begun with Smokes and Lollies 75 and later, Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better '80 Each work follows the lives of three women from Adelaide's working class suburbs, as they mature and gain their independence. ... Unlike many documentaries based on the same concepts, (especially more famous examples from Britain) Bin... Read more
The life and times of three 18 year-old Adelaide girls today is compared with their lives four years ago, using film shot when they were 14. Their 14 year-old expectations have been altered by the experiences of marriage, parenthood, employment, low incomes and insecurity. But they remain optimistic, with their humor intact. ... Read more
Judy Davis and Claudia Karvan star in Gillian Armstrong's award-winning beachside drama of a woman unknowingly rekindling ties with the daughter she left behind. ... Lilli (Judy Davis) is a back-up singer for an Elvis impersonator travelling around country New South Wales. When she finds herself stranded in a coastal town at the start of winter, she winds up befriending a young teenage girl, Ally ... Read more
... ... Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Last Days of Chez Nous, Little Women) returns to the documentary world of Smokes & Lollies. Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better and Bingo. Braces & Bridesmaids with not so much a fourth addition to, as an all encompassing overview of the lives of the three women she has been following since they were gum chewing, boob tube wearing 70s teenagers. ... .... Read more
Two teenagers in Sydney try to break into the music biz and save the family pub in this iconic and colourful musical comedy directed by Gillian Armstrong. ... Following her first feature, the period classic My Brilliant Career, then up-and-coming director Gillian Armstrong was keen to try something different. Starstruck is the delightful result. ... Jackie (a radiant Jo Kennedy) works as a barmaid... Read more
“I'd always been told that I was born before my time. Oh, surely to God, the times can just catch up.” - Florence Broadhurst In this spirited and highly original documentary, acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong fleshes out the many lives of flamboyant Australian design pioneer Florence Broadhurst. When she was found murdered in her studio in 1977, few guessed her age, let alone her origins becaus... Read more
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