Gender and On-Screen Heroines in Early Australian Cinema
Wednesday 29 November @ 6pm
Don't Call Me Girlie (6pm)
Dir: Andree Wright, Stewart Young & Louise Lovely, Wilton Welch, G, Australia, 1985, 75mins
The early Australian film industry enjoyed a more balanced roster of women in front of and behind the camera. Don’t Call Me Girlie chronicles these pioneering careers, including Lottie Lyell, the McDonagh sisters, Helen Twelvetrees and Shirley Ann Richards.
PLUS - the surviving fragments of Louise Lovely’s Jewelled Nights (1925), presented by the NFSA’s Meg Labrum.
Jewelled Nights (fragments only) - 1925, G, 20mins; Dir. Louise Lovely & Wilton Welch