Brian Davies on the set of Brake Fluid
Brake Fluid (1971)

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Brake Fluid

Brian Davies | Australia | 1971 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 18 Dec 2024

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Davies was one of the key figures at MUFS in the 1960s as a critic, programmer and filmmaker. This self-funded verité comedy starring John Duigan is something of a swan song for the “Carlton ripple” and reflects the movement’s characteristic vacillation between intensely local and distantly international influences.

Preceded by The Girl-Friends Peter Elliot (1968) 25 mins – Unclassified 15+. A sometimes-exuberant satirical comedy of student life starring playwright Jack Hibberd and channelling the pop culture playfulness of the nouvelle vague.

And Monash ’66 Chris Maudson (1967) 31 mins – Unclassified 15+. A series of Resnais-like tracking shots are interspersed with candid interviews with “freshers” by Maudson and co-writer Robin Laurie.

Format: 16mm
Language: English
Source: NFSA
Runtime: 51 mins

Event duration

51 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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