SATURDAY 7th October
Northern Arts Hotel



20 Years of the Filmmakers Cooperatives

A film by John Hughes and Tom Zubrycki

“It was the early 1970s — the end of 23 years of Liberal/Country Party government — of Australia being one of the most censored and in some ways closed societies in the western world. There’s a changing of the guard.”
Phil Noyce

The rise and fall of Filmmakers’ Co-operatives is a lively, untold story of the late 20th century Australia that links social movements of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s with an ‘underground’ cinema that fostered alternative filmmaking enterprise in production, distribution and exhibition.

In SENSES OF CINEMA, John Hughes and Tom Zubrycki detail a time when creative ambition converged with a groundswell of social change – when the Co-op became a forum and a vehicle for ‘minority’ voices denied expression in the mainstream media. 

LINKS | Official Website

REVIEWS | Screenhub, Letterboxd