Monkey Grip

Australia, 1981

Film
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Explores the joys and traumas of a group of people living in Melbourne’s inner-city in the early 1980s. Revolving around the life of a single mother sharing a communal house, the film portrays the lives of talented and reckless musicians, actors and writers who refuse to live by the conventional rules. Noni Hazelhurst received an AFI Best Actress Award for her performance in 1982.

Starring Noni Hazelhurst, Colin Friels, Harold Hopkins, Candy Raymond, Michael Caton, Tim Burns, Cathy Downes, Lisa Peers, Din Miller-Robinson, Alice Garner and Christina Amphlett from the ‘Divinyls’. Adapted from Helen Garner’s novel ‘Monkey Grip’ by Ken Cameron in association with Helen Garner. Cinematography by David Gribble. Editing by David Huggett.

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Credits

production company

Pavilion Films

producer

Patricia Lovell

director
Duration

01:42:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324756

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Shared housing

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Shared housing

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Musicians

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Collected

14 times

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