Composing for the Screen - Bruce Smeaton
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.
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.
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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.