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MUP sells film rights to ‘Modern Love’

Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) has sold the film rights to Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed (Kendrah Morgan & Lesley Harding) to Richard Keddie of The Film Company.

Modern Love, which was co-published last year by MUP’s Miegunyah Press, the Heide Museum of Modern Art and the State Library of Victoria, is a ‘double biography’ of modernist painters and Heide Circle members John and Sunday Reed.

MUP CEO Louise Adler said the book is ‘the extraordinary story of Heide, an Eden of Australian suburbia where great artists made paintings that would define us forever, with passionately supportive patrons, with whom they enjoyed and endured love affairs, and created friendships and enmities that would last a life time’.


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