AUSTRALIA DAZE + Q&A

AUSTRALIA DAZE + Q&A

NFSA RESTORES
Tue
26
Tue Jan 26 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
General Admission
75 Mins
January
Tue Jan 26

1988 | DCP | AUS | D: Pat Fiske  

From midnight to midnight on 26 January 1988, 29 camera crews filmed across the country covering the tropical north, sandy deserts and big cities. The documentary looks behind the curtains of the official celebrations of the Bicentenary of European settlement in Australia, and the protests against them.  
 
The finished film depicts an entertaining and quintessentially Australian disparity of what this day of celebration means across the country. For audiences in 2021, there will be recognisable characters, cringeworthy moments and realisations that some things haven’t changed. 
 
Australia Daze was recently restored as part of the NFSA Restores program. Join us for the premiere of this new digital print, followed by a Q&A with segment director Erika Addis. 
 
‘A wake-up call to the nation’ – Sydney Morning Herald 

January
Tue Jan 26

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601