Beyond the Silver Screen
A History of Women, Filmmaking and Film Culture in Australia, 1920-1990
Melbourne University Publishing 2017
New Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in Australian and New Zealand StudiesNew Books in FilmNew Books in Gender StudiesNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in Popular CultureNew Books Network November 17, 2017 Jason Schulman
In her new book, Beyond the Silver Screen: A History of Women, Filmmaking and Film Culture in Australia, 1920-1990 (Melbourne University Publishing, 2017), Mary Tomsic, an ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Melbourne, explores the history of women’s engagement with filmmaking and film culture in Australia. From early women in film, like Lottie Lyell, to feminist filmmakers of the 1970s, Tomsic charts women’s involvement with film as political and cultural action.