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Current additions to Ronin's blue ribbon collection of films from Australia and overseas, specialising in high quality independently produced documentaries and selected feature films.

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ANGELS OF WAR

ANGELS OF WAR

1982 (PG) 54 min

RE-MASTERED FROM ORIGINAL FILM NEGATIVES! In January 1942, Papua New Guinea became the battle ground for nearly 2 million foreign soldiers. This film documents the experiences of Papua New Guinea's indigenous population during this campaign. more

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BLISS

BLISS

1985/2022 (MA) 111 min

The celebrated debut feature by Ray Lawrence is a masterwork of bold ideas, gleefully surreal images, subversive farce and tenderness. From a Peter Carey screenplay and novel. Now re-mastered from the original film negatives by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. more

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BYSTANDER STORY, THE

BYSTANDER STORY, THE

2021 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 30 min

Fusing studio re-enactments, interviews, archival, bodycam and CCTV footage to tell a radically new story about psychology's bystander experiments, The Bystander Story investigates how strangers come together to help strangers – culminating with the bystanders who tried to prevent the killing of George Floyd. more

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CARNIVAL, THE

CARNIVAL, THE

2023 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 85 min

The Bells have been hauling their convoy of carnival rides and workers across Australia for six generations. Now, facing shutdowns and bushfires, and a dwindling economy – the family battles to keep their show, and ultimately their legacy, alive. more

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CLOSE TO THE BONE

CLOSE TO THE BONE

2022 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 28 min

In this remarkable film, First Nations people and European settler descendants come together to confront legacies of violence from Australia's pastoral frontier. Can the scars of past atrocities be reconciled and healed through the act of truth-telling? more

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COOLBAROO CLUB, THE

COOLBAROO CLUB, THE

1996 (G) 55 min

A portrait of the Coolbaroo Club, an Aboriginal-run dance club which operated in Perth from 1946 - 1960. The film is delivered via the memories of those involved, stills, archive and extensive dramatisation. An award-winning documentary on post-war race relations in Australia. more

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DEATH IN THE CITY

DEATH IN THE CITY

2022 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 72 min

An intimate portrayal of the sacred city of Varanasi, situated on the holy Ganges, 'the river of life'. The city is the revered destination for death for Hindus since time immemorial, with legendary funeral pyres burning non-stop for over three millennia on the river bank. more

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EDITOR'S ANTHOLOGY, AN

EDITOR'S ANTHOLOGY, AN

2016-2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 32 min

An anthology of three short films by Karen Pearlman, about women and cinema: Woman with an editing bench, After the facts and I want to make a film about women. more

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GEOFF DIXON - PORTRAITS OF US

GEOFF DIXON - PORTRAITS OF US

2022 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 82 min

An intimate portrait of the life and work of iconoclastic New Zealand artist Geoff Dixon. more

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LAKE OF SCARS, THE

LAKE OF SCARS, THE

2022 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 95 min

A documentary exploring the beautiful, mysterious scarred trees, middens and stone scatters at Lake Boort and surrounds in Victoria, and the story of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, who are working against the clock to preserve and promote what they can. A film presented by the late, great Uncle Jack Charles, more

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LAST VIOLIN, THE

LAST VIOLIN, THE

2022 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 75 min

Master violin maker, Charalambos Vatiliotis, known as Harry, is 85 and has retired. When Romano, a violinist and friend of 48 years, persuades him to make one final violin, a heart-warming story unfolds. more

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LIFE IS A VERY STRANGE THING (English language version)

LIFE IS A VERY STRANGE THING (English language version)

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 80 min

Frédéric, a former high school rebel, ethnomusicologist, and multinational executive, returns from decades abroad, to a France that is both familiar and on edge. A quirky and moving portrait by outsiders, exploring what it is to be French in the 21st century. A delightful film by Les McLaren and Annie Stiven. more

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LIGHT YEARS

LIGHT YEARS

1991 (G) 47 min

NOW SUPERBLY RE-MASTERED FROM ORIGINAL FILM MATERIALS! A unique record of the life and work of eminent Australian photographer, Olive Cotton. more

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MY NAME IS GULPILIL

MY NAME IS GULPILIL

2021 (M) 101 min

"I'm an actor, I'm a dancer, I'm a singer and also, a painter. This film is about me. This is my story of my story." - David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu more

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MY REMBETIKA BLUES (English version)

MY REMBETIKA BLUES (English version)

2021 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 83 min

Rembetika music or the Greek blues is a music born of exile and the streets. The film traces the roots of this music in the mass migration of people in the early twentieth century and in particular the journey of the filmmaker's own forebears from Smyrna in Turkey to Sydney, Australia. A universal story about love, life... more

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OPHIR

OPHIR

2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 97 min

Voiced entirely by the Indigenous people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, Ophir observes the colonisation of the land and its people, who at the end of the 1980s were left with no choice but to revolt for their right to exist. more

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SEX, DRUGS AND STRING QUARTETS

SEX, DRUGS AND STRING QUARTETS

2003 (M) 27 min

The Landau String Quartet comes together to rehearse. Each player has travelled a very different path to become a musician. In this dramatised documentary, the musicians reveal the story of that journey. more

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SIGNED, THEO SCHOON

SIGNED, THEO SCHOON

2021 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 100 min

A superb portrait of the Dutch émigré artist, Theo Schoon (1915 – 1985), raised in the East, trained in the West, and replanted in the South. He rocked the New Zealand cultural world and built a strong liaison with Māori communities and the landscape. more

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TUPAIA'S ENDEAVOUR

TUPAIA'S ENDEAVOUR

2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 119 min

A first contact story, told from a Pacific point of view. Tupaia was a Polynesian high-priest, star-navigator, and artist who joined Cook's Endeavour expedition in Tahiti in 1769 as a navigator, and had a profound impact on Cook's journey and survival. This film cements Tupaia's role as a central figure in Pacific history. more

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WHERE THE WATER STARTS

WHERE THE WATER STARTS

2021 (PG) 71 min

After seeing the destruction of the fragile alpine ecology of Australia's Snowy Mountains first-hand, Richard Swain decides to speak out. A powerful new film by Amanda King and Fabio Cavadini. more

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