Yackety Yack (1974)
Yackety Yack (1974)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Yackety Yack

Dave Jones | Australia | 1974 | R18+

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Wed 10 Apr 2024

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Dave Jones plays Maurice, an American director discussing the film he’s shooting with his cast mates, before inveigling them into murder. Both homage to, and satire of, the Brechtian modes of cinema exemplified by Godard in the late 1960s, this ultra-low-budget, intellectually playful film was shot in La Trobe University’s TV studios when both Jones and Flaus were teaching in the Media Centre. Jones’ seemingly improvised but carefully scripted and staged roman-à-clef is one of the key works of Melbourne “poor” cinema and a fascinating portrait of cinephilic excess. With Peter Carmody and Peggy Cole.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Gordon Glenn/Rod Bishop
Runtime: 86 mins

Event duration

86 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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