backroads + castor & pollux


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Early double from acclaimed director Phillip Noyce, one of the boldest and stylistically innovative young Australian directors to emerge in the seventies.

Backroads M
Phillip Noyce, 60 mins, Australia, 1977, HD. Courtesy: Smart Street Films

The digitally restored Backroads, featuring Gary Foley and Bill Hunter, combines elements of a road movie, cinéma vérité documentary, political polemic and experimental film, and is an abrasive and unsentimental representation of the plight of indigenous Australians.

Castor & Pollux M
Phillip No, 44 mins, Australia, 1973, 16mm. Courtesy: AFTRS & NFSA

Castor & Pollux, winner of the Rouben Mamoulian Award at the 1974 Sydney Film Festival, contrasts the lives of two brothers, one a soft-spoken hippie and the other a rough bikie.

Dates   Sat 1 Apr 2006, 2pm
Admission   All Tickets $8
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