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Simon Wincer, 107 mins, Australia, 1983, 35mm. Courtesy: John Sexton Productions & NFSA

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Phar Lap
Ramp up your adrenalin levels during the Spring Racing Carnival with Simon Wincer's take on the brief, tumultuous career of Australia's most famous racehorse!

With an unbounding enthusiasm for its subject, the film explores the lives of the champion's greatest believers, including stableboy Tommy Woodcock (Tom Burlinson).

It encapsulates the values - mateship, honesty and egalitarianism - that are part of Australian folklore.

Screens with
The Mighty Conqueror G
Paulette McDonagh, 10 mins, Australia, 1931, B&W, 16mm. Coutesy: NFSA
Phar Lap's Last Race, Agua Caliente USA G
National Films of USA, 4 mins, Australia, 1932, B&W, 16mm. Couresty: NFSA

Dates   Sat 4 Nov 2006, 2pm
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