Violence In The Cinema, Part 1 - 1971 What at first seems like a serious psychological assessment of violence in the cinema by a professor or lecturer, turns into a bloody orgy of human destructiveness. This was the directorial debut of Dr George Miller who utilised the skills he learned here on Happy Feet oh, and Mad Max I-IV.
Love Letters From Teralba Road - 1977 directed by Stephen Wallace, this 50 minute film is a compassionate study of a violent relationship. It stars Kris McQuade and Bryan Brown making his screen debut. See clip>
Wrong Side Of The Road - 1981 Two days in the lives of two bands - Us Mob and No Fixed Address - with an Indigenous heritage face the excitement, the pleasures and the harassment that you expect. One of the first Australian films about music and the world's first rockumentary, WSOTR has been described as ‘a road movie, a protest film, a political film, a rock film’, evolving as a collaboration between the filmmakers, the community and the musicians featured in the film.
Stephen Wallace Presents Three Debut Films:
Violence In The Cinema, Part 1
Love Letters From Teralba Rd
Wrong Side Of The Road
Director Stephen Wallace + Toby Creswell
Sat, Sep 7 @ 7.00PM
Descent Into the Maelstrom, Let The Kids Dance, Murder Ballads.
Jonathan Sequeira’s Descent Into the Maelstrom (2017) is the unvarnished story of the legendary band Radio Birdman.
Let The Kids Dance is Jonathan’s companion piece to Descent created especially for the Sedition Festival. The film lovingly documents the creative milieu of the Funhouse and the spirit of '79.
Murder Ballads is the story of the creation of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads album with exclusive interviews with Nick and Kylie, among others.
Let The Kids Dance:
3 Films About Music
Q&A with Director Jonathan Sequeira +
Birdman legend Jules Normington
Descent Into the Maelstrom
Let The Kids Dance
Fri, Sep 20 @ 7:00pm
Jim Sharman was the wunderkind of Australian arts in the 1960s. He set the tone for the 1970s with his groundbreaking direction of the tribal love rock musical Hair and later Jesus Christ Superstar. His first major short film dealt with rock & roll, aliens and sending up matinee movies. Those themes came to fruition in The Rocky Horrow Picture Show, a small independent production that became a massive hit and is still performed today. With Richard O'Brian Jim wrote The Rocky Horror Picture Show and directed it. This has become one of the most successful cult films of the time.