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…

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…