Tuesday, 25 February 2014

New DVDs - Australian Film

Ten Canoes
A parable of forbidden love from Australia's mythical past, with storytelling by Australian icon David Gulpilil (Crocodile Dundee and Rabbit-Proof Fence) and starring his son Jamie as the covetous youth Dayindi, Ten Canoes is a ground-breaking glimpse into aboriginal life centuries before European settlement.
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Monkey Grip
Monkey Grip is a film about the complication of love, desire and freedom.It is about living with men and living without men.It is the story of Nora - in her early thirties - recently divorced and caring for her thirteen year-old daughter - a woman trying to live free of the compromises of conventional domesticity and dependence upon men, who, in spite of this, is drawn into a dangerously obsessive relationship with an attractive actor addicted to heroin.The film is set in the inner Melbourne suburbs of Carlton & Fitzroy, within a network of talented, reckless rock 'n' roll musicians, actors and writers - people refusing to live by the rules of consumerist culture and safe, conventional morality, exploring the possibilities and suffering the traumas of a new sexual openness.The story takes place from one summer to the next.It explores the changes Nora undergoes in attempting to gain control over her life.(From cover).
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We of the Never Never
At the turn of the century Australia was still a very young country, in a land as old as time. Few had ventured far from the growing cities and towns of the coast, into that vast heart of Australia - the great Outback.We of the Never Never, adapted from an Australian classic novel, tells of Jeannie (Angela Punch-McGregor) and Aeneas Gunn (Arthur Dignam), a man and his bride who trek to a place where wives are seldom seen, and even less accepted. Enduring hardships and battling against the sexist and racial prejudice of the Australian outback environment this extraordinary woman strives to win the friendship and respect of those about her.Directed by Igor Auzins (Coolangata Gold), this extraordinary story of a woman overcoming hardships and dangers forms the heart warming story of We of the Never Never. (From cover)
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The Last Days of Chez Nous. A film by Gillan Armstrong 
Armstrong’s acclaimed exploration of love, trust, betrayal and lust. Visually resplendent in a brand new high definition transfer with exclusive special features THE LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS is a potent drama set around the life of a family facing change.
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Picnic at Hanging Rock
Based on the classic novel by Joan Lindsey, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, is both sublimely spooky and majestically beautiful. Boasting visually hypnotic photography by Oscar winner Russell Boyd, a haunting score by Bruce Smeaton and the timeless ethereal beauty of Anne Louise Lambert as Miranda, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK helped revive the Australian film industry and established Director Peter Weir as a major international talent.
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Rabbit Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara.The film follows the Aboriginal girls as they walk for nine weeks along 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their community at Jigalong, while being pursued by a white authority figure and an Aboriginal tracker.
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Monday, 24 February 2014

New books February 2014

The following new books will be on display until 6 March 2014.  If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display, see library staff! Otherwise click on the call no. link to see if they are available.

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Christo Prints and Objects


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A Short Ride in a Fast Car; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces 1985-2005


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 Changing Images of Pictorial Space: A History of Spatial Illusion in Painting


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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Opening tonight in the NAS Gallery

Opening tonight in the NAS Gallery are Object & Energies and The Art of Science, 6-8pm.