Films By Richard Lowenstein

Back in 1986, Dogs in Space condensed an era, immortalised a rock star and stepped straight into our collective unconscious.To celebrate its digital restoration, MIFF is proud to reawaken this dissonantly up-beat adventure in share housing and the disintegrating punk scene. Late INXS singer Michael Hutchence plays an enigmatic band frontman based on director Richard Lowenstein's real-life housemat... Read more
A documentary on police enforced evictions in the Great Depression of the 30s, and the tactics of the organised unemployed of the time to combat the situation. Based on the memories of Noel Counihan and Tom Hills, it combines interviews with period reconstruction. ... Read more
Noah Taylor plays Danny, a neurotic now living in his 47th share house. He wants desperately to be a writer on the level of Dostoevski but can't get past obsessing over the reasons why his girlfriend dumped him over six months before. To Danny, life is one giant jigsaw puzzle where the meaning of existence is commonly pondered, in amongst constant episodes of the plain bizarre that arise when trap... Read more
It's the summer holidays — the seemingly endless summer of eleven-year-old Seymour. A lonely boy grounded with a fussy guardian in an inner city suburb, Seymour is bored and unhappy with his confined world. ... By chance he meets Angie; the beautiful, effervescent 20-ish Angie with the flying horse tattooed on her shoulder. Seymour sees Angie through innocent and naive eyes unaware of her drug pro... Read more
This film began life as a ‘making of' and snowballed into a testament to an era. ... Dogs in Space director Richard Lowenstein has gathered a who's who of Melbourne's underground music scene, some glorious archival material and woven them into a remarkable retro romp. ... With candor and wit, Rowland S. Howard, the Primitive Calculators, Ollie Olsen, Phillip Brophy and many others proffer their re... Read more
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