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My Brilliant Career
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer. But in a time of sexist ignorance and bigotry Sybylla…
The Trip to Bountiful
Forced by circumstances to live her loathsome son and daughter-in-law, elderly Mrs. Watts wants nothing more out of life than to return to her home town of Bountiful. Escaping from her family's clutches, she boards a bus to Bountiful, where she makes the acquaintance of young Thelma. The two women…
The Stunt Man
Running from the law, Vietnam vet Cameron stumbles on a movie shoot just in time to interfere with a staged accident, causing the stunt man's death. Rather than turn Cameron in, director Eli Cross makes him an offer he can't refuse: replace the dead stunt man in return for safe…
Heartland
A woman arrives at the property of a reclusive Scottish famer to work as his housekeeper. Paid near-starvation wages, she continues working day and night, hoping to use her savings to ensure a bright future for her 10-year-old daughter. Touched by her diligence, the farmer slowly falls in love with…
The River Kings - Part 3
Part of the Series: The River Kings
In the great Australian tradition of All the Rivers Run, based on Max Fatchen's novels The River Kings and Conquest of the River, this four-part miniseries captures the perilous life along South Australia's Murray River and the many adventures aboard the paddleboat steamer Lazy Jane during the 1920s. With his…
The Bear
A young bear cub (Douce) is left alone, unable to feed or defend itself, when its mother is killed in a rock slide. The cub eventually attempts to bond with a male grizzly (Bart), who initially ignores him. When the grizzly is pursued by hunters and injured, the young cub…
Seize the Day
The time is the success-driven '50s; Tommy Wilhelm is a middle-aged man who has just lost his salesman's job. Margaret, his wife, is on the verge of divorce and fully intends to take him to the cleaners whether he has an income or not. Doctor Adler, Tommy's judgmental father, cannot…
The Ninth Configuration
A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S. Army soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out their crazy fantasies while combating his own long-suppressed insanity. It is based on Blatty's novel The Ninth…
In the Wake of the Bounty
One of the most infamous and daring tales of mutiny at sea, the story of HMS Bounty's fateful voyage as presented by Charles Chauvel (The Rats of Tobruk) in 1933 is one of exotic adventure, treachery, peril and lasting historical significance. Purchased by the Royal Navy and refitted for service,…
The Birth of White Australia
An early Australian silent film depicting historical events on the Young district goldfields, then known as Lambing Flat. During the gold rush of 1861, tensions between Australian miners and immigrant Chinese led to rioting, with Chinese miners attacked and driven from the diggings. The film portrays these events as being…
The Glenrowan Affair
Shot almost entirely in 'Kelly Country', near the country town of Benalla, The Glenrowan Affair takes us back to the era of Victoria's most notorious bushranger, showcasing thrilling action sequences and horsemanship as time and again the Kelly Gang outwit the law. The film begins with old timer, Dinny (some…
The Woman Suffers
"Woman like she refuses to divulge the name of him who wronged her." This 1918 Australian feature is one of the most significant surviving treasures of a silent film heritage which is now largely extinct. Comprising three interconnecting storylines, it finally resolves into a dramatic saga of love, honour, betrayal,…