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NewsfrontNewsfront (1978)
Dir. Phillip Noyce
Feat. Bill Hunter, Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood
Picture perfect if conservative account of the newsreel professionals who became obsolete by the advent of television in the late 1950s. The episodic…
Irishman, TheIrishman, The (1978)
Dir. Donald Crombie
Feat. Michael Craig, Robyn Nevin, Simon Burke
Rousing tale of hard living Irish teamster Paddy Doolan whose refusal to acquiesce to fashionable new technology pushes his family close to ruin in…
Goodbye Pork PieGoodbye Pork Pie (1981) Aro Favourite
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman
This little beauty was the first Kiwi film to make international inroads. An amoral tale about a gang of misfits who travel the length of the country…
We of the Never NeverWe of the Never Never (1983)
Dir. Igor Auzins
Feat. Tony Barry, Tommy Lewis
Polished period drama that relays the memoirs of Mrs Aeneas Gunn, the first white woman to travel to the interior of Australia. While the storyline…
Frog DreamingFrog Dreaming (The Quest, The Go-Kids) (1986)
Dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith
Feat. Tony Barry, Rachel Friend
E.T. star Henry Thomas heads to the land down under in this unsettling children's film, directed by the distinguished Ozploitationist Brian…
InitiationInitiation (1987)
Dir. Michael Pearce
Feat. Bruno Lawrence, Rodney Harvey, Anna-Maria Winchester
Oddball coming of age tale with a young American venturing to the outback to reunite with his estranged father – a drug trafficker.
ShameShame (1988)
Dir. Steve Jodrell
Feat. Tony Barry, Deborra-Lee Furness
Stranded in an outback town, a female lawyer defends a young rape victim when her plight is met with nonchalance by the townsfolk.
Old ScoresOld Scores (1991)
Dir. Alan Clayton
Feat. John Bach, Tony Barry, Roy Billing
Affectionate comedy about an expatriate Welsh sporting hero who is roped in to a replay of a controversial 1966 test match against the All Blacks…
Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, TheSinking of the Rainbow Warrior, The (1992)
Dir. Michael Tuchner
Feat. Sam Neill, Jon Voight, Tony Barry
Telemovie enactment of the French–sponsored bombing of the Greenpeace vessel ' Rainbow Warrior' in 1984. Solidly dramatised with Neill and…
Road to NhillRoad to Nhill (1997)
Dir. Sue Brooks
Feat. Tony Barry, Vikki Blanche, Paul Chubb
A ripple of effect sweeps through a tiny Australian country town after four elderly women get trapped in their upturned Falcon on their way home from…
Doing Time for Patsy ClineDoing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)
Dir. Chris Kennedy
Feat. Miranda Otto, Matt Day, Richard Roxburgh
A quietly inspired drama, set around the journey of an Australian lad (Day) towards Country Music fame in Nashville, who becomes waylaid by a curious…
Blerta - The Return Trip...Blerta - The Return Trip... (Blerta Revisited) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Bruno Lawrence, John Clarke, Martyn Sanderson
Less a nostalgia 'trip' than a brilliant compendium of manic moments from New Zealand's 1970's travelling roadshow of anarchic performance –…
Night We Called it a Day, TheNight We Called it a Day, The (2003)
Dir. Paul Goldman
Feat. Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Joel Edgerton
Middling though unusual comedy, set around a 'scandalous' incident when Frank Sinatra attempted to tour Australia in the early 1970s. Accosted by…
AustraliaAustralia (2008) Recommended
Dir. Baz Luhrmann
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham
Aussie golden boy Baz Luhrmann's larger–than–life epic sees an English aristocrat and cattle driver attempt to save an inherited outback…
Home By ChristmasHome By Christmas (2010) Recommended
Dir. Gaylene Preston
Feat. Tony Barry, Martin Henderson, Chelsie Preston-Crayford
The director of WAR STORIES returns to the subject for this deeply personal yet affecting docu–drama focusing this time on a single story…
Rest for the WickedRest for the Wicked (2011)
Dir. Simon Pattison
Feat. Tony Barry, John Bach, Irene Wood
Jolly late–life crime–caper with Tony Barry as a former cop who poses undercover as a resident of a retirement village in an effort to…
Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo (TV Mini-series)Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo (TV Mini-series) (2011)
Dir. Daina Reid
Feat. Asher Keddie, Rob Carlton, Tony Barry
Drama charting the creation of CLEO magazine and the unlikely alliance between Ita Buttrose and Kerry Packer.

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