William Yang: My Generation Trailer (2013)
Trailer for William Yang: My Generation.
Sydney photographer William Yang is well known for his live 'slideshow performances', subverting a format more often encountered in lounge rooms, boardrooms or lecture halls. He uses them to tell stories of his friendships with creatives such as Brett Whiteley, Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick White, director Jim Sharman and fashion designers Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee. Yang's presentation has now been adapted for the moving screen, and with his trademark frank, deadpan style he takes us on a journey through Sydney's emerging artistic, literary, theatrical and queer circles in the 1970s and '80s.
Always in the action, lens at the ready, Wang deftly manages to be both observer and participant. Nothing is out of bounds or escapes his finely-honed gaze in this decadent and colourful era of drug-fuelled parties, outrageous fashion, the AIDs crisis, and a bursting-out-of-the gate sense of liberation. SFF, in partnership with ABC TV A