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Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He’s a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up to what she believes are his responsibilities, neither he nor his daughter are ready for each other. But in the beginning he’s all she’s got, and at the end, she’s all he’s got.
“Seduced and Abandoned” is the story of two men, James Toback and Alec Baldwin, attempting to film their attempt to make a film deal at Cannes, and all the hilarious, moving and surprising things that happen to them along the way. An intimate, personal chat with Scorsese, Polanski and Coppola, a chase after the likes of Jessica Chastain and Ryan Gosling, an exposé of back-room wheeling and dealing.
A classic piece of Australiana, “Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the “in” crowd who dominate the Greenhill beach.
Robert Frank revolutionized photography and independent film. He documented the Beats, Welsh coal miners, Peruvian Indians, The Stones, London bankers, and the Americans. This is the bumpy ride, revealed with unblinking honesty by the reclusive artist himself.
“Show Me the Magic” takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine, from a one-horse town in outback New South Wales to the heights of Hollywood.
Putuparri and the Rainmakers (2015) is an epic film about about courage, family, Aboriginal culture and law as Putuparri Tom Lawford, a Kimberley Wangkajunga man, takes a deeply rewarding journey back to his desert home and traditional lands.
Ken Loach takes out the Palm D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time with his film “I, Daniel Blake.” Celebrate the work of this iconic director with Beamafilm.
The highly acclaimed and infamous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, was invited to New York for a series of poetry readings in 1950 by John M Brinnin. The ensuing dramas inspired a book and now a film starring Elijah Wood.
ANZAC Day, on the 25th of April every year, marks the anniversary of the first major military action by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. Each year, we remember those who fought at Gallipoli, and honour ANZACs both past and present. Our picks for the long weekend include three films that celebrate the unique ANZAC spirit: The Telegram Man; Thanks Girls and Goodbye and Nancy Wake: Gestapo’s Most Wanted.