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Castor & Pollux: A Tale of Two Spiritual Brothers (1974)

1974 saw the resignation of Richard Nixon, the kidnapping of Patti Hearst, the discovery of the Terracotta Army in China, the re-election of Gough Whitlam, Evel Kneivel's failure to jump the Snake River Canyon in a rocket and great Australian filmmaker-to-be-but-still-student Phillip Noyce produces this terrific experimental documentary. In Greek mythology, Castor and Pollux are figures considered the twin sons of Zeus or Jupiter. In Noyce's world, they are a spiritual seeker preaching brotherly love and a member of the infamous Finks motorcycle gang. A fascinating and stylish study of rebels and outsiders, our spotlight guest Gary Foley cites it as the reason he went on to make Noyce's Australian classic, Backroads. This is a rare opportunity to experience this utterly unique work and have the opportunity to get under the skin of a great activist and actor.
Phillip Noyce
Gary Foley
40 mins