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AFTRS Library New Titles. On display 14 June to 28 June 2019


Five Highlights

In my own words (2017)

Directed by Erica Glynn
Raw, heartfelt, sometimes painstaking but often funny, In My Own Words follows the journey of adult Aboriginal students and their teachers as they discover the transformative power of reading and writing for the first time in their lives.

mid90s (2018)

Directed by Jonah Hill
Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel and Ethan Coen's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a movie of six Western stories. In each, our common destination is approached by a different road. Through each, diverse characters hurry for their final appointment: Oregon Trail-travelers, a gold prospector, a motley crew of stagecoach passengers, a high-plains drifting bank robber, even a singing cowboy. These six stories escort them with a care that either respects, or mocks, the dignity of all.

The changing landscape of Australian documentary

Documentaries matter now more than ever. Much has changed: new storytelling tools, a new global base - but with reduced government funding and increased fragmentation of the distribution sector. So it is outside the broadcast sector that we must look for ambition and innovation. The systems created by the Internet will be the future. But they cannot survive without government regulation. Currently they have no local content obligations. Zubrycki calls for similar content regulation to that of the commercial broadcasters.

The Female Gaze: Essential movies made by women

You may have heard the term 'male gaze', coined in the 1970s to talk about what happens to viewers when the majority of art and entertainment has been made by the one gender perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What does the world look like through the 'female gaze'? Learn about the hidden figures of filmmaking and about the acclaimed luminaries of the past and present.