The F.J. Holden

Michael Thornhill, 101 mins, Australia, 1977, 35mm. Print courtesy of the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia - Kodak/Atlab Project. Courtesy: F.J. Films

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The F.J. Holden
Filmed in 1976 and released the following year as something of a drive-in sensation, director Michael Thornhill affectionately portrays the everyday world of 1970s Australian suburbia, with its shopping malls, all-you-can-eat hotel eateries, drunken parties and permissive sex, as a way of life for young bogans in the 'tween years of their lives.

Buoyed by the infectious enthusiasm of the characters - Kevin (Paul Couzens), Bob (Carl Stever), Anne (Eva Dickinson) - The F.J. Holden has considerable merit for its honest portrayal of an era. Features Sigrid Thornton in her first film appearance.

Dates   Sat 14 Jul 2007, 4pm
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