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DADo Film Society

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

DADo is the film society of the Robin Boyd Foundation
and dedicated to films on architecture, design + urbanism

Session 6: 18 October


Our annual programme of shorts & films highlighting the life & work of our local legends of the built environment. The focus is on films about locals by locals and the perspective they offer us on who/what/why we are the way we are.

DADo Premiere

We are very excited to announce that the director Blue Lucine has generously offered to make a special cut of the documentary On the Rocks for our screening of Local Legends. This special screening will be a 40mins slice of the full documentary. Forced Out has been aptly renamed to On the Rocks.

Film: On the Rocks

2017, Dir. Blue Lucine, 40mins.

On prized harbourside land in Sydney, a battle is raging. An entire precinct of public housing in one of Australia’s most historic areas is being sold off by the NSW state government. Tenants are being pushed out of homes they have lived in for years. Some are resigned to leave, but many say ‘no surrender!’ – they will not back down and believe they can win the fight to remain in Millers Point and the Sirius Building at Dawes Point.

The documentary is an intimate character-driven documentary, taking you behind the headlines of the sale.

Print courtesy of Documentary Australia Foundation.

Image: © Wikimedia Commons

Trailer HERE


National Mutual

2014, Dir. Jacques Sheard, 10mins.

A short film about the former National Mutual building in Melbourne, Australia. Completed in 1965 the complex represented the archetype of the Modernist corporate tower set in a landscaped public plaza. Faced with demolition, the building is one of many fine International Style archtectural examples in Melbourne that will be lost if current government and private sector apathy towards this era continues.

Print and image courtesy of Jacques Sheard.

Guest Speakers: 

Blue Lucine

Blue is a writer, director and an all round troublemaker. She has experimented with many modes of storytelling, from circus and sideshows to commercial newsrooms. After running away from the circus, Blue turned her interest to the screen and in particular, documentary. Her films have screened at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival, Seen and Heard Festival, and served as a judge for the Resilience Film Festival and Antenna Documentary Shorts. Blue enjoys the challenge of telling factual events in a creative way, and has worked as a video journalist, a news editor and has a special interest in making factual television and social impact documentaries.

Felicity Watson

Felicity joined the Trust in 2013 as a Community Advocate, with more than 15 years of experience in public history, heritage management and advocacy. She is passionate about connecting people, places and stories to bring our shared heritage to life, and protect it for future generations to enjoy. In 2016, Felicity was appointment Manager of the Advocacy Team.

Doors open at 6:30 pm; program starts promptly at 7pm.

Screening sessions are held in the lounge room of Robin Boyd’s Walsh Street House. 

Purchase a single session guest pass – $25 donation

Guest Passes for LOCAL LEGENDS is available HERE.



DADo is a member of the Federation of Victorian Film Societies and is affiliated with the Australian Council of Film Societies.


Wed October 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Robin Boyd Foundation
290 Walsh St
Melbourne, VIC 3141 Australia


Robin Boyd Foundation