The Road From Coorain

Overview

The formative years of celebrated Australian feminist Jill Ker-Conway are recounted in the two-hour TV biopic The Road From Coorain. Growing up in the Outback of New South Wales in the 1930s, Jill chafes under the domination of her mother, Eve Juliet Stevenson, a prickly relationship that becomes even more so after the death of Jill's father. Though she grows wealthy from various investments, Eve becomes a bitter alcoholic, all but forcing Jill to go out into the world and stand on her own two feet. Drawn into ...
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Overview

The formative years of celebrated Australian feminist Jill Ker-Conway are recounted in the two-hour TV biopic The Road From Coorain. Growing up in the Outback of New South Wales in the 1930s, Jill chafes under the domination of her mother, Eve Juliet Stevenson, a prickly relationship that becomes even more so after the death of Jill's father. Though she grows wealthy from various investments, Eve becomes a bitter alcoholic, all but forcing Jill to go out into the world and stand on her own two feet. Drawn into the Australian intellectual renaissance of the 1940s, Jill finds her feminist values challenged when she falls in love with rough-hewn American mining engineer, Alec Tim Guinee. First telecast in Australia on March 3, 2002, The Road From Coorain was seen in America as an episode of the PBS anthology Masterpiece Theatre on May 13, of that same year.
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Special Features

Biography of Jill Ker Conway; Juliet Stevenson filmogrpahy
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • UPC: 054961836598
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 64,545

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliet Stevenson Jill Ker Conway
Tim Guinee
Richard Roxburgh
Katherine Slattery
Technical Credits
Brendan Maher Director
Suresh Ayyar Editor
Tony Campbell Art Director
Penny Chapman Producer
Jimmy Chapman Producer
Richard Clendinnen Producer
Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
Tristan Milani Cinematographer
Tim Pye Executive Producer
Stephen Rae Score Composer
Sue Smith Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Road from Coorain
1. My Roots [8:25]
2. Boys Are Gone [10:29]
3. Survival Instincts [9:43]
4. Even Numbers [7:24]
5. Moving to Sydney [7:35]
6. Goes Too Far [8:59]
7. Fill the Gaps [9:13]
8. New Friend [9:31]
9. Pursuit Of Happiness [8:39]
10. Go [6:58]
11. An Escape Route [8:35]
12. End Credits [1:45]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Road from Coorain
   Play Feature
   Scene Index
   Jill Ker Conway Biography
   Juliet Stevenson Filmography
   English Subtitles: On
   English Subtitles: Off
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