The cast of Between the Lines (1977)
The cast of Between the Lines (1977)
Between the Lines (1977)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Between the Lines

Joan Micklin Silver | USA | 1977 | Unclassified (15+)

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Silver’s second feature follows a group of journalists and friends working at a Boston newspaper who labour to resist the soullessness of the corporate mass media. Floating between the newsroom office space and the urban youth scene, the film’s ensemble performances embrace the possibilities and challenges of the countercultural ideal. This "bristling, richly enjoyable film" (Jonathan Romney), is brought to life by Silver’s sharp direction and its precise focus on human foibles. With John Heard, Jeff Goldblum, Gwen Welles, Bruno Kirby and Lindsay Crouse.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Duration: 101 mins


101 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Also screening on Wed 30 November

About the program

Joan Micklin Silver (1935–2020) is recognised for many things, not least for working against the tide of misogyny in an industry that seemed determined to exclude women. The daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Silver’s experience growing up in Omaha had a profound influence on her subsequent career.

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