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.

7 February
OPENING NIGHT 2024

7 February – 21 February
FROM THE BOULEVARDS OF PARIS TO THE DOCKS OF CHERBOURG: LANDMARKS OF THE FRENCH FILM MUSICAL

28 February – 13 March
'LIVING MAY BE TRAGIC, BUT LIFE ISN'T': THE FILMS OF THE TAVIANI BROTHERS

20 March – 3 April
IN THE AFTERGLOW: THE MERCURIAL STARDOM OF GLORIA GRAHAME

Wednesday 10 April
MAN OF THE CINEMA: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN FLAUS AT 90

17 April – 1 May
KEEP ROLLING: ANN HUI'S COUNTER-CINEMA

8 May – 22 May
'ALL ART IS ONE': THE VISIONARY CINEMA OF MICHAEL POWELL AND EMERIC PRESSBURGER

29 May – 12 June
WRITING WITH HER EYES: SUSO CECCHI D'AMICO, SCREENWRITER AS OBSERVER

19 June – 3 July
THE HOUSE THAT MOHSEN BUILT: THE FILMS OF SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF, MARZIEH MESHKINI AND MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF

10 July – 24 July
THE PAIN OF LIVING: JEAN EUSTACHE, BEING CINEMA

Wednesday 31 July
BETWEEN THE WAVE AND REVOLUTION: THE RETURN OF RIVETTE’S LEGENDARY L’AMOUR FOU

4–18 September
BLIND BEASTS, RED ANGELS AND HOODLUM SOLDIERS: THE IRRESISTIBLE CINEMA OF YASUZO MASUMURA

25 September – 9 October
JIŘÍ MENZEL: MAKING COMEDIES IS NO FUN

16–23 October
OF MEN AND MONSTERS: THE CINEMA OF NIKOS KOUNDOUROS

Wednesday 30 October
CONTESTED HISTORIES: THE DOCUMENTARIES OF JENI THORNLEY

6–20 November
THE FIRST AND LAST OF ENGLAND: THE QUEER LEGACIES OF DEREK JARMAN

Wednesday 27 November
PARADING THE PAST: RECENT ERNST LUBITSCH RESTORATIONS

4–11 December
THE SEEDS OF CHANGE: THE DOCUMENTARIES OF TOM ZUBRYCKI

Wednesday 18 December
CARLTON AND BEYOND: THE MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY FILM SOCIETY IN THE 1960s