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June Australian Revelations: Don's Party

Dir: Bruce Beresford
Year: 1976
Duration: 90mins

SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - drinks and nibbles from 6:30pm - film at 7pm
The Backlot Perth: 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

In what has to be one of the great Australian films ever, we present an Australian election as it is meant to be.

In what feels like a regular election tradition Don and his wife Kath invite a group of old friends to enjoy the election coverage of 1969. There's one of everything - a marriage on the rocks, a gigalo type with a young girlfriend, an larrikin a pseudo intellectual and of course Don and his wife living in the suburbs.

As the Coon, Jatz and Devil's on Horseback come out, as the BBQ gets fired up and as the larger flows the group starts to expose their frailities and flaws as we oscilate between hilarity to outright warfare and back ovet the course of an evening.

It's difficult to pinpoint what exactly makes this film so strong but there isn't a single component that competes with the next therefore creating a completly wholistic work that never ages and guarantees to please. The cast of the great John Hargeares as Don, Jeanie Drynen as Kath, Graham Kennedy, Graeme Blundell, Ray Barrett, Clare Binney form the core of this fabulous ensemble. David Williamson's script is arguably his greatest work. Bruce Beresford directing is about as lean as you can go and the art direction is rich and so of the time you wish you lived there.

We love it - it's always excellent.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - drinks and nibbles from 6:30pm - film at 7pm
The Backlot Perth: 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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