Fred Schepisi Films

An important figure in the Australian New Wave of the 1970s, Schepisi is today a respected studio journeyman with a diverse résumé (Last Orders, Mr. Baseball). But he broke through at an early age with 1974's The Devil's Playground (screening Wed.), about Catholic schooboys questioning authority. And he followed up with 1978's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Thurs.), which earned him top prize at Cannes for its tale of an Aboriginal man gradually crushed by 19-century Australian society. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Wed., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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