Queensland + Q&A
Excellent playing by John Flaus ... We are actually made to care. ” Colin Bennett, The Age, 1976
Unknown Pleasures Present: QUEENSLAND (1976) followed by a Q&A with Director John Ruane and John Flaus, moderated by Jake Wilson (THE AGE).
This new HD restoration of one of the most quintessential, widely acclaimed Australian films of the 1970s, John Ruane’s superb Queensland builds upon the structures and possibilities of the miniature to ultimately craft something more mysterious and radically open-ended. Featuring the indomitable presence of legendary actor John Flaus, Ruane adeptly uncovers the peculiar sense of everyday drudgery and quiet desperation to indelibly capture what the director has called a ‘vanishing breed of Australians’.
Presented by Unknown Pleasures, a series of screenings curated by Chris Luscri & Bill Mousoulis, featuring the best of Australian indie cinema, both new and old, with discussions with the filmmakers. www.pureshitauscinema.com/unknown_pleasures.html
- 70 MINS