Directed by Dean Semler in 1979
Another hit from the NSFA archive
A shearer, his wife and six children leave their farmhouse at daybreak for the week’s big event — a Saturday visit to the nearest town, Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales. There’s a trip to the barber, icecream for the kids, the weekly football match and a beer at the pub. Come nightfall, it’s either a movie or the local dance. This beautifully shot film from Academy Award winner Dean Semler captures all the atmosphere of a weekly ritual repeated in country towns right across Australia.
Here’s a hilarious interview with Dean Semler about the Mad Max 2 shoot.
it sounds insane.
He’s got great stories and a fantastic outlook.
I love the casual talk about writing off cameras and taking huge risks…
'Focus pulling is the least praised and most criticised jobs'
(George Miller’s an MD too?!)