Only the Brave + Greetings from Wollongong
Saturday, Jul 30 at 3:00 pm
July 30: Redstone Theater
August 6: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Ana Kokkinos. 1994, 54 mins. 16mm. With Elena Mandalis, Dora Kaskanis, Maude Davey.
Two Greek-Australian schoolgirls dream of escaping their suburban lives, while contending with boredom, sexism, and troubled home lives. Kokkinos is one of the great chroniclers of working-class migrant stories in Australia, and her mid-length film powerfully conveys the raw sexuality and dreams of artistic expression in these rebellious best friends.
Followed by Greetings from Wollongong
Dir. Mary Callaghan. 1982, 43 mins. 16mm. With Tina Waller, Kevin Bugden, Lorraine Palamara, David Horridge. Four teenagers in the small industrial city of Wollongong are affected by the economic recession and the slashing of jobs, which especially took a toll on women. The precarity of blue-collar work is brought to life in these individual stories, with radio and television clips transmitting local news and providing the political and economic context for their predicament.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11 classic). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.