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Double feature of John Duigan’s personal and moving coming-of-age films.
The Year My Voice Broke - Dir. John Duigan, PG, Australia, 1987, 103 mins. Screens at 5:30pm
Duigan's film charmed audiences on its debut, making a star of lead Noah Taylor as Danny, a young man crushing on his childhood best friend Freya (Loene Carmen) and rallying against the isolation of rural New South Wales in the 1960s.The film also made a star of Ben Mendelsohn . Screening is introduced by cinematographer Geoff Burton followed by a Q&A.
Flirting - Dir. John Duigan, M, Australia, 1991, 100 mins. Screens at 8:00pm
Noah Taylor returns to his role as Danny Embling, now at boarding school and with a new focus for his teen passion, the Ugandan exchange student Thandiwe (Thandie Newton). A beautiful piece of nostalgic charm, Duigan’s second film in his planned (but unfulfilled) trilogy also features Naomi Watts and a young Nicole Kidman as head girl from the local girl’s school.