the killing of angel street

Donald Crombie, 96 mins, Australia, 1981, 35mm. Courtesy: Forest Home Films & NFSA

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The Killing of Angel Street
Donald Crombie's gritty political thriller thrusts Jessica Simmonds (Elizabeth Alexander) and Marxist union leader Elliot (the sensational John Hargreaves) into the centre of a turbulent maelstrom, as they do battle with property developers and the police to save a neighbourhood of old terraces earmarked for demolition.

Inspired by the death of reporter Juanita Nielsen and the inner Sydney conflicts over high-rise development in the mid 1970s, Crombie's low-key, socio-realist tale upholds the conviction that a few committed individuals can combat corruption in high places.

Nominated for a Golden Bear at the 1982 Berlin Film Festival.

Dates   Tue 15 Aug 2006, 12.30pm > Film Bubs
Sat 19 Aug 2006, 2pm
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