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Ayres, Tony

Overview
Works: 87 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 3,391 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Personal narratives  Internet videos  Short films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films 
Roles: Director, Author, Narrator, fmd, Editor, Producer, Restager , Scenarist, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Tony Ayres
 
Most widely held works by Tony Ayres
China Dolls( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China Dolls is a stylish and moving portrayal of gay Asian-Australians and their often difficult journeys to self-acceptance. Filmmaker Tony Ayres explores the relationship between race and sexuality, taking us into the unfamiliar world of "rice queens", "potato queens", "bananas" and "sticky rice". In the gay scene, the young and beautiful possess the greatest social power. But what is considered desirable is also influenced by race. From Calvin Klein ads to gay erotica, the dominant image is Caucasian. In this equation Asian men are either invisible, or portrayed as soft and "feminine"--The opposite of the exaggerated masculinity celebrated in gay iconography. China Dolls probes the uncomfortable reality of racial stereotyping and discrimination in the gay world through interviews with Asian men who talk frankly, and often humorously, of their experiences of living within a "double minority". They include the acclaimed photographer and performance artist, William Yang, and actor Anthony Wong. Linking their stories is the voice of filmmaker Tony Ayres, who tells a highly personal story of coming to terms with his race and sexuality. Born in Hong Kong, Ayres grew up in Australia denying his Chinese identity. Ironically, it was only when he realised he was gay that the full implications of his ethnicity became apparent. The filmmaker's journey from denial towards acceptance of his complex identity highlights the story of a whole generation of gay Asian men in Australia today who are overturning old stereotypes and forging new identities for themselves. China Dolls is not from the mainstream, but its themes of diversity, acceptance, and the politics of desire make it a contemporary, universal story
Sadness by William Yang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Yang embarks on two journeys. A pilgrimage to far North Queensland to investigate the murder of his uncle. Along the way, he discovers why his mother was at such pains to deny his Chinese heritage and assimilate his family into Australian culture. Second is a journey into grief, in which Yang relates stories of friends who have died of AIDS
The slap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a family barbeque in suburban Melbourne, a man slaps another guest's unruly and disobedient child. Tensions run high in the family when the boy's mother presses assault charges
Walking on water by Tony Ayres( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie and Anna are Gavin's two best friends. They made a pact to assist the terminally ill Gavin to die when the time came. However, despite a massive dose of morphine, Gavin stays alive. Charlie ends up using a plastic bag to suffocate Gavin, hardly the dignified death they had planned. Thus begins an emotional roller coaster ride during which Charlie and Anna are forced to face the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love
Cut Snake by Dan Giovannoni( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, that tells the story of Sparra Farrell, an ex-convict who is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and even becomes engaged but the prospect of this new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic cell mate Pommie tracks him down upon his own release. Sparra finds himself enigmatically drawn back toward a world and a man that he was certain he had wanted to leave behind
The home song stories( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nightclub singer falls in love with a Chinese illegal immigrant in Australia but is faced with worse consequences when her 16-year-old daughter falls in love with the same man
Nowhere Boys - Episode 5( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their new water element, the boys do a spell to find Andy but it backfires landing Jake in serious trouble
Nowhere Boys - Episode 4( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix, Jake and Sam have a new mission - find another water element. But it's not as easy as it sounds
Nowhere Boys - Episode 13( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the gang now powerless, Felix has devised his own plan to rescue Andy. He's going to ask Alice to swap him for Andy. Will the rest of the gang realise in time?
Nowhere Boys - Episode 12( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gang have the second talisman and are set to bring Andy home, but Alice is determined to stop them. Meanwhile, Andy and Bear are running for their lives as their world collapses around them
Nowhere Boys - Episode 11( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam and Roland have swapped bodies, will the gang realise the truth before it's too late?
Nowhere Boys - Episode 9( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gang discover Andy is trapped in Negative Space due to Alice hacking Andy's spell; and Alice lures Oscar to the river and offers to cast a spell to make him walk again
Nowhere Boys - Episode 8( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The talisman is missing - Jake and Felix are at loggerheads as to where it is. Could Saskia be to blame? Meanwhile, Andy meets a cloaked figure while trying to find a way out of negative space
Nowhere Boys - Episode 10( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice has destroyed the talisman and now they have absolutely no way of getting Andy back. Whilst the gang debate this, a figure emerges from the bush"¦
Nowhere Boys - Episode 3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressure mounts on Felix, Jake and Sam when the police suspect they have something to do with Andy's disappearance
Nowhere Boys - Episode 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix decides that undoing Andy's disastrous spell is the fastest way to bring him home. But to cast a reversal spell, Felix needs a valued possession of Andy's
Nowhere Boys - Episode 6( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for Andy takes Felix, Jake, Sam and Ellen back to the alternate universe. But they have to be quick, Felix fears the restoring demon isn't far behind them
Nowhere Boys - Episode 1( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix, Andy, Jake and Sam have returned home, much to the relief of their families and friends. But still the universe seems out of balance - an ominous storm is brewing
Nowhere Boys - Episode 7( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overwhelmed, Ellen tries to process their journey to the other universe and refuses to talk to Felix, while Jake is shocked to discover that someone has followed them through the portal
The slap by Jessica Hobbs( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' bestselling novel, this 8 part drama series traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. The series starts at an Australian backyard BBQ. Amongst alcohol, friendship and a children's cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The party comes to a sudden halt. The child's parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. As the series unfolds the police become involved and friends and family are forced to take sides. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained. The story is told through the points of view of eight characters as the court case proceeds, as affairs begin and end, as a pregnancy is decided and marriages morph and change. Each character's life is profoundly affected by "the slap", and each of the main character is metaphorically slapped as they are forced to face up to fundamental truths about themselves. The Slap explores what happens when the veil of civility that binds us as a society, is rent aside by one disturbing action. It brings to vivid life questions of parenting, the rights of children, race, class, sexuality, and the different perspectives of men and women"--ABC website
 
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Alternative Names
Tony Ayres Australian film director

Tony Ayres australischer Filmregisseur

Tony Ayres director de cine australiano

Tony Ayres filmregisseur uit Australië

Tony Ayres réalisateur australien

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