the cars that ate paris

Peter Weir, Australia, 1974, 91 mins, 35mm

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The Cars That Ate Paris
The townspeople of Paris, a small country town in New South Wales, make a living from car accidents and salvaging parts, with everyone from the Mayor and the clergyman down taking a share in the pickings.

Peter Weir's chilling gothic comedy from his own co-authored, highly original story, takes satirical swipes at aspects of Australian culture and mythology.

Screened in the Marketplace at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, the film revealed immediately that a new director of considerable promise had arrived on the Australian film scene.

Dates   Saturday 21 May 2005, 2pm
Admission   All tickets $8
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