- Films with a focus on regionality and place
- Fourth Tuesday of every month at 7pm, February – November 2018
- Guest speakers including directors & film experts
- All films introduced by Australian actor John Flaus
- Weekend Film Forum from 1st – 3rd June (see below)
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THREE DAY FILM FORUM: JUNE 1 – 3
Eaglehawk Town Hall Council Chambers (NB: stair access only).
Spaces are strictly limited to 40. Bookings essential. Phone 5446 2025.
Ticket prices: $130 each.
Includes three days of film forum, film screenings and catering on Friday and Saturday nights.
Friday June 1
Lost or Found? Locating a national cinema.
Dr Sue Gillett, Senior Lecturer, Arts and Creative Writing, La Trobe University, introduces the forum’s themes: the cultivation of an Australian national cinema – in particular, through a preoccupation with sublime yet dangerous and resistant landscapes; the forging of new directions in the 1980s and 90s; and the developing recognition and remapping of Australia as a country in which its Indigenous occupiers, unlike its more recent arrivals, had never been lost.
Sue will then be joined by actor and Australia on Screen patron John Flaus, to ask and suggest answers to the question – ‘Where have we come from and where are we going?’
5.30pm – 7pm film forum (includes catering). 7pm film screening, with intro by Dr Sue Gillett
Saturday June 2
Coming of Age: New directions in Australian features.
Lezli-An Barrett, screen-writer, director and author of ‘Submerged Women in Cinema’ and Sue Gillett will discuss the issues that have faced women filmmakers, writers, actors and characters in the Australian feature film industry as it came of age and pushed into new territories. How much has changed, and how far do we still have to go?
5pm – 6.30pm film forum (includes catering). 7pm film screening, with intro by Dr Sue Gillett.
FILM: SWEETIE (1989, M) 97min
Sunday June 3
Indigenous Roots: Remapping (the) Country.
As indigenous stories and viewpoints have gained traction in all fields of Australian culture, the romance of the Australian ‘bush legend’ has been challenged by the realities of history, the longevity and resilience of Indigenous heritage and identities. Director Rhys Graham (tbc) joins Sue Gillett in conversation about the experience of documenting the journey of ‘The Black Arm Band’.
1.30pm – 3pm film forum. 3.30pm film screening, with intro by Dr Sue Gillett.