MON 8 JAN, 3PM | Arc Cinema | $10/$8
1976 | M | 100mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Donald Crombie
Proud but practical, Caddie (Helen Morse) must work as a bar maid in Depression-era Australia to raise her two children. Session introduced by costume designer Judith Dorsman, followed by discussion on designing for the screen.
"Caddie can be seen as part of the loose trilogy of genteel historical films of the 1970s that deal with women freeing themselves – the others being The Getting of Wisdom (1977) and My Brilliant Career (1979), although Caddie is the only one with an urban setting and mostly working-class characters. Helen Morse won the AFI award for best actress for her performance." - Paul Byrnes, Australian Screen Online
Jeff Nield was on-set stills photographer during the production of Donald Crombie’s Caddie (1976). The exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018, features a haunting black and white photograph of Helen Morse in character as Caddie.