Albie Thoms
1941 – 2012

“Albie Thoms was a key figure in the history of Australian film, and a general in the pitched battle in the 1970s to create an authentic Australian cinema. There was an ache in young Australians like Thoms in the early ’60s to create their own cinema, fired up by the French New Wave, the British Sight & Sound magazine, the US underground cinema, and, crucially, a plain demand for a cultural identity not sculpted by the BBC and Hollywood. Thoms, who …

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