Skip to main content

Wild Things

Australia, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Documentary)

Director: Peter Lane

The suburb of St Kilda, in Melbourne, has bean described by Paul Taylor, Australian expat editor of Art and Text magazine, as the "cultural centre of Australia".

Director's Note: "Wild Things is a fast paced, colourful video shot during the 1990 St Kilda Festival. It attempts to capture the diversity and breadth of the festival which encompasses art, music, theatre, history and poetry. The emphasis is on local participation, underlining St Kilda's traditional creative environment.

SKA T.V. is a community access T.V. station established in 1989 to provide local community with access to film, video and T.V. It has produced over 60 hours of programming, staffed by volunteers and broadcasting periodically to the St Kilda area.

See also...

Eden

The mythical abode of bliss and pleasure, or the scene of massive destruction of the landscape for the purposes of the export woodchip industry? ... The film takes us into the primordial beauty of ... More »

The Last Newsreel

When Australian newsreel No. 2032 hits the screen on Opening Night the festival audience will witness the end on an era. But this 'curtain call' for the Australian Newsreel tradition, which ... More »

...In Twenty Words or Less

Tim Patterson just about manages to achieve the impossible in his 'epic-grammatic' bid to explain Japan in twenty words or less (give or take a few). Take-away impressions of a complex culture occur ... More »

The Valley

This true story of the transformation of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia has the feel of an anaent fable Blind, 90-year-old Baba Damtew xecalls the changes m his valley from child­hood through the ... More »

Japanese Cowboys

You couldn't be further from the open plains, but that hasn't dimmed the enthusiasm of the guitar plucking, country singing cowboys of Japan. ... Celebrating another example of the Japanese ... More »

RIDING THE GALE

The story of Genni Batterham, a young healthy and active woman who contracts multiple sclerosis and becomes a paraplegic in just eighteen months. Riding the Gale looks at Genni and her husband Kim ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director