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NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection: 'Monkey Grip'

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Few Australian films are as evocative of the time and place of their production – or of the period in which they are set – as Ken Cameron's adaptation of Helen Garner's award-winning novel Monkey Grip. While, upon its release in the early 1980s, it had a mixed critical reception, today the film occupies an assured place in the history of the Australian cinematic revival, writes Brian McFarlane.

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Noni Hazlehurst, Colin Friels, Michael Caton, Chrissy Amphlett, Patricia Lovell, Australian Film Commission, 1980s, eighties, Melbourne, inner city, writer, literature, literary scene, Carlton, Fitzroy Baths, feminism, family, unconventional relationship.

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