australian cinema canon

Where else but at the Substation Moving Images Programme

Mon 20 Nov, 2-5pm: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) by Peter Weir
Tue 21 Nov, 2-5pm: Sunday Too Far Away (1975) by Ken Hannam
Wed 22 Nov, 2-5pm: The Getting of Wisdom (1978) by Bruce Beresford
Thu 23 Nov, 2-5pm: Newsfront (1978) by Philip Noyce
Fri 24 Nov, 2-5pm: My Brilliant Career (1979) by Gillian Armstrong
Sat 25 Nov, 3-4.30pm: Film as Culture vs Film as Industry A Conversation on National Cinemas with Dr Vincent ODonnell and Dr Kenneth Paul Tan from the National University of Singapore (Free Admission).

Tickets from www.gatecrash.com.sg, hotline 6222 5595, or
The Substation Box Office, hotline 6337 7800 (noon to 8.30pm, Mon to Fri)

Pity documentaries aren’t included in this cinematic survey. I am beginning to come to terms with and even relish documentaries’ position as illegitimate children in most countries’ film lists. Be that as it is, it was great to attend the the Taiwan International Documentary Festival held in Taichung. For a few days, I felt like our work was the centre of the world, not an afterthought.