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Nothing Like Experience (1970)

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Nothing Like Experience

Peter Carmody | Australia | 1970 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 18 Dec 2024

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This playful mix of documentary and fiction provides a vibrant record of the Second University Arts Festival held at the University of Melbourne in May 1969. It is also a fascinating time capsule of late 1960s Bohemian Carlton featuring actors from La Mama Theatre as well as various figures from the local scene including Tim Burstall, Brian Davies, Nigel Buesst and Arnold Zable.

Preceded by Watt’s Last Voyage Brian Davies (1965) 7 mins – Unclassified 15+. A satirical comedy starring Graeme Blundell and Robin Laurie.

And Hey Al Baby David Minter (1968) 35 mins – Unclassified 15+. An energetic, almost real-time portrait of student life in Carlton featuring Jerry Lewis obsessive and film identity, Alan Finney, in its title role.

Format: 16mm
Language: English
Source: NFSA
Runtime: 50 mins

Event duration

50 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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