Search Museum of the Moving Image

Loading Events


Shame (Deborra-lee Furness in person)

Thursday, Jul 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With Deborra-lee Furness in person

Preceded by a reception, film starts at 7:30 p.m.

Dir. Steve Jodrell. 1988, 90 mins. DCP. With Deborra-lee Furness, Tony Barry, Simone Buchanan, Gillian Jones, Norma Curtis. While traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday, lawyer Asta Cadel has motorcycle troubles and gets waylaid in a small town. Soon she falls for mechanic Tim Curtis (Barry) and befriends his teenage daughter, Lizzie (Buchanan), who was recently assaulted by the son of a local bigwig. Asta persuades Lizzie to press charges, but when the townspeople resolve to keep the incident a secret, Asta and the Curtis family find themselves targeted for a campaign of terror. A highlight of the gathering Australian New Wave of the 1980s, Shame (like many of the films in MoMI’s Pioneering Women of Australian Cinema series) centers a strong, distinctive, independent female protagonist, played here by the strikingly charismatic Furness, who has continued with a storied career as a performer, producer, and director. The Museum is thrilled to welcome Furness for a conversation about the film and her career following the screening.

Presented in association with the National Film and Sound Archive’s digital restoration program – NFSA Restores: Reviving our cinema icons.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11 Classic). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.