In The Home David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

★★★★ A poignant portrait of a beloved cinephile

Luke Buckmaster – The Guardian

A compelling personal journey with David Stratton, as he relates the fascinating development of our cinema history. David guides us from his boyhood cinema experience of Australia in England, where he saw the first images of this strange and exotic landscape via the medium of film, to his migration to Australia as a ‘ten pound pom’ in 1963 and onto his present day reflections on the iconic themes that run through our cinematic legacy. All of this reflects a passionate engagement in a uniquely Australian medium. Parallel and at the heart of the series is the story of an industry whose growing pains David has witnessed over a lifetime. Alongside David, the protagonists of this history are the giants of Australian cinema – both behind the camera and in front of it.


NSW: Palace Verona, Palace Norton St, Dendy Newtown, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Ritz Cinema

ACT: Palace Electric

VIC: Palace Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Balwyn, Kino Cinemas, Cinema Nova, Sun Theatre Yarraville, Classic Cinemas Elsternwick

TAS: State Cinema Hobart

SA: Palace Nova EastEnd

QLD: Palace Centro, Palace Barracks, Regal Twin Graceville, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, New Farm Cinemas

WA: Cinema Paradiso


Director: Sally Aitken
Writer: Sally Aitken
Producer: Jo-anne McGowan
David Stratton