NFSA to celebrate The King

Next month, NSFA are celebrating Graham Kennedy, with a short season featuring some of his most memorable big screen roles. Kennedy was Australian television’s first superstar – The King. But he was also a serious film actor and, according to TV writer Mike McColl-Jones, ‘it plagued Graham that he was characterised as a television clown,…

Retro Review: The Removalists

The Removalists Written by David Morgan-Brown “The screenplay here is one of a few examples of what makes (or what should make) David Williamson a key figure of Australian cinema.” The Australian New Wave began with a number of films written by playwright David Williamson who adapted some of his own plays into scripts for…

6 things you never knew about The Club

Revelation Perth International Film Festival in association with Cinema Australia proudly present a celebration of Australian film – past present and future – through a program of monthly screenings. We’d just be positively un-Australian if we didn’t pay a tip of the hat to the footy finals. As our tribute to the great Australian game…

Rare screening of Don’s Party at Australian Revelations

Classic Australian film Don’s Party will have a rare pre-election outing at Australian Revelations on Tuesday, 28 June. The winner of six AFI Awards, including Best Director, Best Actress and Best Screenplay, Don’s Party is set on election night 1969 as a group of friends come together for cheese and wine in what turns out to be an unintended night of truth…

Retro Review: Don’s Party

Don’s Party (1976) Directed by Bruce Beresford Written by David Williamson Produced by Phillip Adams, David Barrow Starring Ray Barrett, Clare Binney, Pat Bishop, Graeme Blundell, Jeanie Drynan, John Hargreaves, Harold Hopkins, Graham Kennedy, Veronica Lang and Candy Raymond Review by David Morgan-Brown: Director Bruce Beresford began his film career with an ocker comedy (The Adventures of Barry MacKensie and its sequel), as did writer David Williamson…