Dogs in Space

Australia, 1986

Film
The black theatrical poster for Dogs in Space, with a tear through the middle with the logo written slanted and punk rock-like, with a curly-haired man and blonde woman staring out of the tear
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A group of young people enjoy the summer of 1979 in the belief that they will never grow up and join the adult world. Action centres on a Melbourne household of punks, hippies, students and radicals who represent the counter culture and the punk generation living on sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and television. Stars Michael Hutchence of INXS.

Credits

director

Richard Lowenstein

producer

Glenys Rowe

production company

Burrowes Film Group

Entertainment Media

Language

English

Duration

01:47:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36820

Audience classification

R (18+)

Subject categories

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Shared housing

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Drug use

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Drug use - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Rock music

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Preservation Print (Section 5)

Appears in

Constellation

Black Power through film and TV

The Black Power movement of the late 1960s and early 70s was “the most exciting and dynamic era in modern Indigenous history” according to Aboriginal activist Professor Gary Foley, who gained widespread attention for protests during the time and later leveraged film and TV to fight for Indigenous rights.

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