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Ladies in Black: A 30-Year Obsession

Bruce Beresford in conversation with Margaret Pomeranz

Saturday 24 August 2019
5.30PM – 6.30PM
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia

Growing up in Western Sydney near the migrant camp at Villawood meant Academy Award nominated film director, Bruce Beresford had a personal connection to the characters in his latest film Ladies in Black. Beresford had another special connection to the classic book written by Madeleine St John: he and St John knew each other as students at Sydney University, at a time when fellow students Germaine Greer and Clive James would go on to become the country’s most influential thinkers. Beresford shares with Margaret Pomeranz the behind-the-scenes story of why it took him almost 30 long years to bring Ladies in Black from the printed page to the big screen.