The Siege of Barton's bathroom

Australia, 1986

Film

Elly Barton lives in a barren suburban housing estate where there is only one tree left standing. Now the neighbours want to cut it down, but what no-one seems to understand is that it is Elly’s tree - and she is not going to let anybody touch it. Stars Frankie J. Holden, Max Phipps and Rebekah Elmaloglou.

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Credits

director

Jocelyn Moorhouse

production company

Bathroom Productions

Duration

00:17:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323864

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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