february, 2021

mon01feb11:00 am1:00 pmHistory Flicks: My Brilliant Career (1979)11:00 am - 1:00 pm Melton Library & Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton 3337Program Type:Programs & Workshops,Social GroupsPrice:Free

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Each month we’ll be screening an Australian historical film in the beautiful Balam Balam theatre. This 1979 Australian period drama film is directed by Gillian Armstrong, and stars Judy Davis and Sam Neill, drawing on teenage author Miles Franklin’s novel. It’s regarded as being part of the Australian New Wave of cinema.


For her award-winning breakthrough film, director Gillian Armstrong drew on teenage author Miles Franklin’s novel, a celebrated turn-of-the-twentieth-century Australian coming-of-age story, to brashly upend the conventions of period romance. Headstrong young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis, in a star-making performance), bemoans her stifling life in the backcountry, where her writerly ambitions receive little encouragement, and craves independence above all else. When a handsome landowner (Sam Neill), disarmed by her unruly charms, begins to court her, Sybylla must decide whether she can reconcile the prospect of marriage with the illustrious life’s work she has imagined for herself. Suffused with generous humour and a youthful appetite for experience, My Brilliant Career is a luminous portrait of an ardently free spirit.


We’re so excited to announce that our regular programs will be returning to our branches this February! There will be adjustments to ensure that we are complying with Covid guidelines, but we are pleased to welcome you all back to share the joy of Storytimes, Book Clubs, music programs, and much more.

Head to melton.vic.gov.au/library for full details of dates, times, and booking requirements.

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