November 29

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: THE COLLABORATIONS OF DARYL DELLORA AND SUE MASLIN

This program celebrates the work of one of the most significant collaborative teams in contemporary Australian film and television: documentary filmmaker Daryl Dellora and creative producer Sue Maslin. Although Dellora and Maslin have worked in various roles for their company Film Art Media on movies such as Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, Kirsty de Garis and Timothy Jolley’s Celebrity: Dominick Dunne and Alec Morgan’s Hunt Angels, it is the series of documentaries they have made together since 1991’s Mr. Neal is Entitled to be an Agitator that best demonstrate their commitment to exploring recent Australian social, cultural and political history as well as questions of social justice and artistic vision.

Showing a particular fascination for the complexities, problems and occasional triumphs of the legal system, as well as laudatory figures operating within it (Michael Kirby: Don’t Forget the Justice Bit), they have also made several documentaries that showcase the incredibly driven and truly visionary works of prominent overseas-born architects (Jørn Utzon and the Australia-based Harry Seidler) who have created many of their major works in Australia. This program features four of Dellora and Maslin’s greatest films including Conspiracy, an intense and inspired investigation of the 1978 Sydney Hilton Hotel bombing, and The Edge of the Possible, their most widely screened documentary about the trials and tribulations that marked the torturous construction of the Sydney Opera House.

November 29

6:30pm MR. NEAL IS ENTITLED TO BE AN AGITATOR
Daryl Dellora (1991) 58 mins
Unclassified 15+ (unless accompanied by an adult)

A moving profile of the work and life of High Court judge Lionel Murphy and his role in the introduction of many radical legal and political reforms. This stylish investigative documentary, produced by Maslin in partnership with Dellora, explores issues of surveillance and human rights while highlighting the complex legal procedures that both protect and fail Australian society. Featuring Ernie Dingo as Mr. Neal.

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Don’t Let The Bastards Win: Daryl Dellora’s ‘Mr Neal is Entitled to Be an Agitator’ by James Waters.

Followed by

Conspiracy Daryl Dellora (1994) 58 mins. Unclassified 15 + (unless accompanied by an adult). A provocative examination of the 1978 Sydney Hilton Hotel bombing that prompted a re-investigation of the unsolved crime. Both films received recognition at the Australian Human Rights Awards.

Screening to be introduced by the filmmakers.


8:40pm THE EDGE OF THE POSSIBLE
Daryl Dellora (1998) 55 mins
Unclassified 15+ (unless accompanied by an adult)

This award-winning collaboration between director Dellora and producer Sue Maslin is a model arts documentary tracing the fascinating and often torrid construction of the Sydney Opera House. Featuring an illuminating interview with the building’s visionary architect, Jørn Utzon, it is also a bracing portrait of Australia’s recent cultural history.

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The Jorn Utzon Debacle: ‘The Edge of the Possible’ by Flora Georgiou.

Followed by

Harry Seidler – Modernist Daryl Dellora (2016) 58 mins. Unclassified 15 + (unless accompanied by an adult). Dellora and Maslin’s latest collaboration is an intimate portrait of Australia’s most celebrated and controversial modernist architect. This beautifully apportioned documentary includes fascinating archival footage of Seidler and his work, interviews with colleagues such as Norman Foster, and contemporary images of iconic commissions such as Blues Point Tower.

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The Language of Design: ‘Harry Seidler: Modernist’ by Rhiannon Dalglish.

February 5
OPENING NIGHT

February 12 – February 26
VITTORIO DE SICA: CINEMA, ITALIAN STYLE

March 4 – March 18
LIGHT AND SHADOW: THE MERCURIAL STARDOM OF MARLENE DIETRICH

March 23 – April 6
CAST A DARK SHADOW: THE BEAUTIFUL SADNESS OF DIRK BOGARDE

April 13 – April 29
THE BIG CARNIVAL: THE FILMS OF BILLY WILDER

May 6 – May 20
“LIFE’S PARADE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS”: DOUGLAS SIRK

May 27 – June 10
WILDFLOWERS: DANCING, DESIRE AND FREEDOM IN THE FILMS OF GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

June 17 – July 1
DRIFTING STATES: THE FILMS OF APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL

July 8
AT HOME IN THE WORLD: CECIL HOLMES, ACTIVIST FILMMAKER

July 15 – July 29
HIROSHI SHIMIZU: FORGOTTEN MASTER

September 2 – September 16
JEAN COCTEAU: THE POETRY OF DREAMS

September 23 – September 30
QUEERING THE ARCHIVE: THE CINEMA OF BARBARA HAMMER

October 7 – October 14
GALLOWS BACCHANALIAS, FRACTIOUS FAIRY-TALES AND THE RULE OF THREE: THE CINEMA OF JURAJ JAKUBISKO

October 21 – November 4
REACHING BEYOND THE FRAME: THE POETIC CINEMA OF ABBAS KIAROSTAMI

November 11 – November 25
BORSCHT, SAUERKRAUT, GOULASH AND LEMONADE: AN INTRODUCTION TO OSTERNS AND RED WESTERNS

December 2 – December 16
THE LAND IS OURS: YOUSSEF CHAHINE