Inspired by films such as Fellini's 8 1/2
and Truffaut's Day for Night
, Dave Jones' Yakkety Yak
follows a filmmaker and university lecturer (played by the director himself) as he attempts to make a film in the basement of a building.
It's literally a classic underground comedy in which a group of people fight over the logistics of making a truly collective, revolutionary and existential movie. When original intentions get sidetracked, all attempts to set things straight result in a different - but strangely similar - script. Also starring John Flaus.
Followed by a panel discussion hosted by the Australian Film Critics Association, with actor John Flausand and director Dave Jones live via phonelink from Philiadelphia, USA.
Read the filmmaker notes
by director D.B. Jones.