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,…

Interview: John Howard

The Howard Years by Matthew Eeles A few minutes into my conversation with John Howard the busy actor enthusiastically tells me he’s working on a new show with the ABC called The Warriors. Ironic considering the nature of our conversation. We’re here to discuss The Club – his first feature film about an AFL football…

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…

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…