Three Waves of Australian Film

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  • Location: St Mary's Church, Tewantin 4565 Queensland

Attention Australian Movie Buffs

Dr Karen Pearlman – an accomplished member of the Australian film industry, will be a guest of ADFAS Noosa Inc on Saturday 16 April when she will present a lecture on the three waves of the Australian film industry.

Australian film rose to the world’s attention as a distinctive cinema in the 1970s and early 80s with a series of beautifully shot and performed period dramas such as ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, ‘My Brilliant Career’ and ‘Breaker Morant’.  These films created a lyrical and bittersweet image of Australia for the world.  A decade later The Glitter Cycle created a very different image, this one covered in sequins.  ‘Strictly Ballroom’, ‘Muriel’s Wedding and ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ painted Australia as rambunctious and gleefully spectacular with their stories of individuals prepared to overthrow colonial etiquette and dance the night away.  Box office success and critical acclaim have been somewhat elusive since the 90s, and we are now experiencing a new wave of attention from local and international critics and audiences for the distinctive work of Indigenous filmmakers.

Dr Karen Pearlman – Career Synopsis:

•    Lecturer Screen Production, Macquarie University
•    Co-director of Physical TV Company
•    Author of ‘Cutting Rhythms, Shaping the Film Edit’ published in many countries and three languages.
•    Head of Screen Studies at Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) for 6 years
•    Long serving member of the editorial board of Lumina, the Australian Journal of Screen Arts and Business.  
•    Past President of Australian Screen Editors Guild.
•    Distinguished career as a professional dancer and director of two dance companies.  
•    Doctorate of Creative Arts from University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
•    Two MAs – one from UTS and one from AFTRS.
•    BFA in dance from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.  Visitors welcome – bookings essential contact Sharon 5448 2394 (  A fee of $25 will be payable at the door.

Three Waves of Australian Film
3.45pm 16 April
St Mary's Church

The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society comprises 36 arts appreciation societies modeled on the successful British NADFAS organisation. ADFAS Noosa Inc holds lectures on a monthly meeting for its members at St Mary’s Church in Tewantin.

Australian and Decorative Fine Arts Society Noosa Inc :
PO Box 481, Noosa Junction
Australian and Decorative Fine Arts Society Noosa Inc

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St Mary's Church, Tewantin

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