Composing for the Screen - Bruce Smeaton

8 December
From 6pm
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$10 (double feature plus discussion)

A special evening of conversation with Bruce Smeaton, Australia’s most prolific film composer. Smeaton introduces and discusses his compositions for the films The Devil’s Playground and The Cars That Ate Paris.


Evening program

6:00pm: In Conversation: Bruce Smeaton

7:00pm: The Devil's Playground: 1976 | M | 107mins | Australia | D: Fred Schepisi
The 13-year-old Tom (Simon Burke, in his film debut) struggles just as much with life in a Catholic seminary as his teachers.


9:00pm: The Cars That Ate Paris: 1974 | PG | 91mins | Australia | D: Peter Weir
Residents in a rural town make their living causing highway wrecks then selling the salvage. 


See more events in Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits program.

An image of Fred Schepsi directing on the set of The Devil’s Playground and a behind-the-scenes production shot from The Cars That Ate Paris feature in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018.