Films By Lawrence Johnston

The joys of love last but a short time. Through remarkably direct and intimate interviews, Melbourne filmmaker Lawrence Johnston allows us into his family as they ruminate on love and explore its joys and pains, based on the 59-year marriage of his parents. --- D/S Lawrence Johnston P/WS Peter George TD video/col, B&W/ 2005/26mins ... Read more
Eternity tells the story of Arthur Stace, a man who for decades wandered the streets of Sydney, writing in perfect copperplate script the word 'Eternity' in yellow chalk. Regarded by some as a man saved by Christianity, and by others as a mystical obsessive, Stace is discussed by Sydney identities who knew of him and remembered seeing the elusive/effusive word 'Eternity' written on pavements. ... ... Read more
... ... After his exceptional award-winning shorts Night Out (MIFF '90) and Eternity (MIFF '94), director Lawrence Johnston's much-anticipated debut feature, Life, is an excitingly cinematic adaptation, or dynamic re-visioning, of actor/playwright John Brumpton's acclaimed theatre piece Containment, a dramatised account of the situation of inmates in the segregated HIV positive section of an Austr... Read more
A sustainable source of illumination, a creative inspiration and a fading craft, neon shines in Lawrence Johnston's latest film. ... Lawrence Johnston has long been obsessed with neon. Although his award-winning film Eternity (MIFF 1994) was about Arthur Stace's handwritten signage, Johnston managed to sneak footage of neon signs throughout. Neon also features in Night (MIFF 2007), and while filmi... Read more
A sustainable source of illumination, a creative inspiration and a fading craft, neon shines in Lawrence Johnston's latest film. ... Lawrence Johnston has long been obsessed with neon. Although his award-winning film Eternity (MIFF 1994) was about Arthur Stace's handwritten signage, Johnston managed to sneak footage of neon signs throughout. Neon also features in Night (MIFF 2007), and while filmi... Read more
A sustainable source of illumination, a creative inspiration and a fading craft, neon shines in Lawrence Johnston's latest film. ... Lawrence Johnston has long been obsessed with neon. Although his award-winning film Eternity (MIFF 1994) was about Arthur Stace's handwritten signage, Johnston managed to sneak footage of neon signs throughout. Neon also features in Night (MIFF 2007), and while filmi... Read more
A sustainable source of illumination, a creative inspiration and a fading craft, neon shines in Lawrence Johnston's latest film. ... Lawrence Johnston has long been obsessed with neon. Although his award-winning film Eternity (MIFF 1994) was about Arthur Stace's handwritten signage, Johnston managed to sneak footage of neon signs throughout. Neon also features in Night (MIFF 2007), and while filmi... Read more
A sustainable source of illumination, a creative inspiration and a fading craft, neon shines in Lawrence Johnston's latest film. ... Lawrence Johnston has long been obsessed with neon. Although his award-winning film Eternity (MIFF 1994) was about Arthur Stace's handwritten signage, Johnston managed to sneak footage of neon signs throughout. Neon also features in Night (MIFF 2007), and while filmi... Read more
WORLD PREMIERE ... A stunning and cinematic big screen event documentary celebrating Australia at night. ... Showing society in all its forms, people and places, urban and rural, Night explores the universal nature of night and how we experience it. Beautiful and arresting imagery captures the mood and magic of night, weaving these images against a symphonic score by composer Cezary Skubiszewski. ... Read more
In this hard-edged film, a homosexual is savagely bashed in a public toilet block and taken for a nightmarish car ride by four hoons "out for a good time" while his lover is interstate. ... Lawrence Johnston's Night Out explores a range of pertinent issues including homosexual assaults and homophobia in an AIDS fearing age, the nature and consequences of promiscuity and the idea of commitment betw... Read more
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