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…

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…

Colin Eggleston’s Long Weekend announced for the next Australian Revelations

Continuing its succession of sold out screenings, Revelation Perth International Film Festival has announced its next screening title Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film via monthly screenings and one of Australia’s great thriller classics – Long Weekend – will headline the Monday 26 October event. Released in 1978, Colin Eggleston’s film is a taut two-hander starring the acclaimed John Hargreaves and…