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Sedition 2019 Jim Sharman Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Ni...

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Chippendale, NSW 2008

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Jim Sharman was the wunderkind of Australian arts in the 1960s. He set the tone for the 1970s with his groundbreaking direction of the tribal love rock musical Hair and later Jesus Christ Superstar. His first major short film dealt with rock & roll, aliens and sending up matinee movies. Those themes came to fruition in The Rocky Horrow Picture Show, a small independent production that became a massive hit and is still performed today. With Richard O'Brian Jim wrote The Rocky Horror Picture Show and directed it. This has become one of the most succesful cult films of the time.

Patrick White was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature. This was a massive moment for the arts in Australia - that a little-read Australian author was internationally recognised at that level was a great boost to artists, especially in Sydney. It also brought Patrick to public attention and he responded by returning to the theatre and began to use his profile for political and social causes. Patrick cultivated a salon of artists whom he respected and he and Jim collaborated on a number of projects including Night the Prowler. According to Paul Byrne, "The film is a savage satire on the neuroses of the privileged of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, where White lived, and the director Jim Sharman grew up. ... White’s bitter humour is then matched by Jim Sharman’s playfully surreal visual sense, and the fine performances of Kerry Walker and Ruth Cracknell."

Jim Sharman has agreed to make a rare appearance to introduce these films as part of the Sedition line up. We feel a bit honoured.

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