This double bill by Barry Dickins is a tribute to two real characters from his past, both of whom happen to be Jewish.

Hymie Slade was an artist and an eccentric.

Minnie Mankowitz was simply eccentric.

HYMIE/THE DEATH OF MINNIE gives us two more portraits in the now well-known Dickins collection of sad, poor, rejected lonely and unfashionable down-and-outs who people his city of Melbourne.

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