Petersen

R 18+
Tim Burtsall, 107 mins, Australia, 1974, 35mm. Print Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia - Kodak/Atlab Project. Courtesy: Roadshow Films

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Petersen
Scripted by David Williamson, Tim Burstall's energetic study of inarticulate aspiration launched Jack Thompson as a major star.

Part cheeky charm, part burgeoning awareness, Thompson is Petersen - an electrical tradesman and former football star that quits his trade and enrols at a university in the Arts Faculty to enhance his life.

Exploring the conflict between the university-educated middle-class and the self-made working class values, the film tackles the divisions in seventies Australian society head on.

Dates   Sat 19 May 2007, 4pm
No Longer Available
 
 
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