Australian Screen

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All titles produced in 1995

30 titles

A

Angel Baby feature film – 1995

These lovers are mentally ill and, for the sake of their coming baby, go off their medication, adding a touch of heroism to the film.

B

Babe feature film – 1995

A worldwide hit film based on a children’s book about a farm pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

The Black Swan: Meryl Tankard Choreographer documentary – 1995

Meryl Tankard was on a high at the Australian Dance Theatre in this 1995 documentary; the controversial dispute was later.

Bookmark – Tim Winton television program – 1995

Tim Winton discusses the film adaptation of his novel, That Eye, the Sky. So long as the adaptation respects the writing, he’s happy.

C

Carcrash documentary – 1995

Plenty of emotion and trauma is on display when 26 people speak to camera about the road accidents they were involved in.

Correlli – Rat Tamer television program – 1995

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness star in a drama about a psychologist and her relationships with the staff and inmates of an all-male prison.

D

Dance of Nature: The Music of Ross Edwards documentary – 1995

Interesting points on the effect nature has on creativity are raised in this documentary about composer Ross Edwards.

Demons at Drivetime documentary – 1995

A day-in-the-life-of shock jocks Howard Sattler, Bob Francis, Alan Jones, Ron Casey, Brian Wiltshire and Stan Zemanek.

Doesn’t Everybody Want a Golden Guitar documentary – 1995

A theme of this foot-tapping documentary, set in Tamworth, is that country music fans are also down-to-earth like country people.

E

Echidna the Survivor documentary – 1995

Echidnas have no sweat pores and don’t pant, so in hot weather they go swimming to cool down.

Epsilon feature film – 1995

Rolf de Heer combines extraordinary time lapse photography with a drama that argues that the human race is killing the planet.

F

From Sand to Celluloid – Round Up short film – 1995

Round Up is a lighthearted short drama that deals with the cultural clash between a white stockman and an Indigenous stockman.

Full Frontal – Series 3 Episode 4 television program – 1995

This sketch comedy series features early work from performers like Eric Bana and Shaun Micallef.

G

The Genie From Down Under – It’s my Opal … (and I’ll cry if I want to) television program – 1995

This episode shifts the action to Australia and introduces ‘the tour guide from hell’ and his sneaky nephew, both in pursuit of a magical opal.

Glued to the Telly documentary – 1995

Forty years of television broadcasting in Australia is presented in a self-conscious, ironic style.

Going Tribal documentary – 1995

It takes sophistication to live simply. Going Tribal captures the joy of life and values of a group of ferals living in the Byron Bay area.

The Good Looker documentary – 1995

Joy Hester’s emotionally disturbing and challenging work mainly deals with the relationships between men and women. Her genius is now gaining wider recognition.

H

Hayride to Hell short film – 1995

This short film featuring Kylie Minogue is part rock’n'roll moment, part homage to the mysteries and mood of film noir.

The Hillmen: A Soccer Fable documentary – 1995

With Greek and Turkish communities moving out of the area, the Clifton Hill Soccer Club must recruit from a newer wave of Asian immigrants or face extinction.

I

The Isabellas: The Long March documentary – 1995

Political events in China are humanised through refugee Chen Xing Liang, with his softly spoken determination to live in a democracy.

L

The Last True Action Hero documentary – 1995

This frank and delightful documentary follows young trainee firefighters as they experience the dangers and challenges of their chosen profession.

O

Ocean Girl – Series 2, Episode 3 television program – 1995

Ocean Girl is a beautiful alien that can swim at extraordinary speed and telepathically communicate with a humpback whale called Charley.

R

Redback short film – 1995

In this playful animated short, a redback spider wreaks the ultimate humiliation on his male tormentor.

Rough Riders documentary – 1995

This film examines the gladiatorial machismo of the laconic roughriders of the rodeo.

S

Secret Fleets documentary – 1995

Early in the Second World War plans were made to fight the Japanese enemy on Australian soil. Americans submariners were given a warm welcome.

Small Treasures short film – 1995

In this animated short, a pregnant woman imagines the worst domestic disasters befalling her unborn child.

Swinger short film – 1995

A story of changing luck told through messages on an answering machine and a messy apartment.

W

We’re All Independent Now documentary – 1995

Filmmaker Don Parham draws on his personal experience to question the effectiveness of the Family Law Act 1975 with respect to children.

What I Have Written feature film – 1995

A layered mystery that revolves in part around the classic question of the unreliable – or perhaps reliable? – narrator.

Y

The Young One: A Portrait of the Conductor Simone Young documentary – 1995

Australian-born Simone Young is a conductor who has succeeded in a highly competitive, male-dominated field.