David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

97 mins | Documentary | March 9, 2017

A compelling personal journey with David Stratton, as he relates the fascinating development of our cinema history. David guides us from his boyhood cinema experience of Australia in England, where he saw the first images of this strange and exotic landscape via the medium of film, to his migration to Australia as a ‘ten pound pom’ in 1963 and onto his present day reflections on the iconic themes that run through our cinematic legacy. All of this reflects a passionate engagement in a uniquely Australian medium. Parallel and at the heart of the series is the story of an industry whose growing pains David has witnessed over a lifetime. Alongside David, the protagonists of this history are the giants of Australian cinema – both behind the camera and in front of it.

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

97 mins | Documentary | March 9, 2017

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
A compelling personal journey with David Stratton, as he relates the fascinating development of our cinema history. David guides us from his boyhood cinema experience of Australia in England, where he saw the first images of this strange and exotic landscape via the medium of film, to his migration to Australia as a ‘ten pound pom’ in 1963 and onto his present day reflections on the iconic themes that run through our cinematic legacy. All of this reflects a passionate engagement in a uniquely Australian medium. Parallel and at the heart of the series is the story of an industry whose growing pains David has witnessed over a lifetime. Alongside David, the protagonists of this history are the giants of Australian cinema – both behind the camera and in front of it.
IMDb rating 7.7
Producers Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Stranger Than Fiction Films
Original title David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
Directors Sally Aitken
Writers Sally Aitken

Cast

David Stratton

as Himself

Dr George Miller

as Himself

Nicole Kidman

as Herself

Russell Crowe

as Himself

Anne-Louise Lambert

as Herself

Margaret Pomeranz

as Herself

Geoffrey Wright

as Himself

Michael Caton

as Himself

Jacki Weaver

as Herself

Todd McCarthy

as Himself

Sam Neill

as Himself

Rachel Griffiths

as Herself

Judy Davis

as Herself

Bryan Brown

as Himself

Leah Purcell

as Herself

Sigrid Thornton

as Herself

Sarah Snook

as Herself