Ladies in Black


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Aug 12, 2022 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Aug 13, 2022 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Aug 15, 2022 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Aug 17, 2022 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Aug 18, 2022 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:109 minutes
Production Country:Australia
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bruce Beresford
Cast:Julia Ormond
Angourie Rice
Rachael Taylor
Alison McGirr
Susie Porter


Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Bruce Beresford, “Ladies in Black” is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney — against the backdrop of Australia's cultural awakening, breakdown of class structures, and liberation of women.

“Ladies in Black” tells the coming-of-age story of suburban schoolgirl Lisa, who while waiting for her final high school exam results with dreams of going to the University of Sydney, takes a summer job at Sydney's prestigious department store Goode's. There, her life is changed forever when she meets the "ladies in black."

She works side-by-side with a group of saleswomen who open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence, and foster her metamorphosis. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and befriended by fellow sales ladies Patty and Fay, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As Lisa grows from a bookish schoolgirl to a glamorous and positive young woman, she herself becomes a catalyst for a cultural change in everyone’s lives.

“Ladies in Black” features a stellar ensemble cast, including Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Alison McGirr and Suzie Porter.