Monkey Grip

Australia, 1981

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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

producer

Patricia Lovell

production company

Pavilion Films

director

Ken Cameron

Duration

01:42:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collected

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