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1969 / short fiction
B&W film / 16mm / 00:52:00
Director: Garry Shead
Editor: Michel Pearce
Music Director: Jeff Doring
Participant: Stefan Sargent
Producer: Michael Hobbs
Sound Recordist: Allen Dunstan
Script Assistant: Rae Jones
Sound Mixer: Harry Medak (Robin Hill Studios)
Cast: Susan Doring / John Firth-Smith /Terry Martin / Michel Pearce / Sally Bruce / Ivan Van Weirengen / Gorden Shead / Nora Shead / Andrew Metcalf / Boyzie
"A major attempt at capturing the urban-Australian lifestyle, it evokes the conflicts of young people in the harbourside city and contrasts the apparent freedom of the countryside. The film is an extension of a series of paintings Shead exhibited in 1967 under the title, Wahroonga Lady in Her Naked Lunch. Its concern is a girl brought up in the bourgeois life of the upper North Shore who meets a painter who has rejected a formalised existence to pursue his art. Her parents find him hard to accept, but the girl breaks away from their repressive family existence to join the artist. Its picture of bourgeois life is amazing in its exactitude and for the naturalistic performances."
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