Don’s Party + The Club

26 May
6:30pm & 8:30pm
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$20/$16 (double feature) / $14 (single film)

Graham Kennedy was Australian television’s first superstar - The King. He named the TV Week Awards ‘The Logies’, then won eight of them, for iconic programs like In Melbourne Tonight, Blankety Blanks and Coast To Coast. He was also a serious film actor and ‘it plagued Graham that he was characterised as a television clown, a TV funny man … he had more strings to his bow’ (TV writer Mike McColl Jones).

 

Double feature

 

Don’s Party -  6.30PM / 1976 / R 18+ / 90mins / D: Bruce Beresford 

Don convinces his wife to have a party so that their friends can gather to watch the federal election, drink and carry on. NFSA 35mm print.
 

The Club - 8.30PM / 1980 / PG / 96mins / D: Bruce Beresford 

Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill onto the field at an Australian Rules football club. NFSA 35mm print.

 

See more films in our Graham Kennedy program: Graham Kennedy: the King's other side.