NFSA RESTORES: NEWSFRONT

NFSA RESTORES: NEWSFRONT

Wed
13
Wed Jul 13 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
100 Mins
July
Wed Jul 13

1978 | DCP | AUS| D: Phillip Noyce 
 
In Australia in the late 1940s, before the coming of television, Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) and his young sidekick Chris (Chris Haywood) cover the big news stories for the Cinetone newsreel company. Times are changing and Len struggles to maintain his principles in a turbulent era. 
 
The award-winning classic film, directed by Phillip Noyce, makes extensive use of real newsreels; it integrates new and old footage, shifting effortlessly between black-and-white and colour.  
 
The cast also includes Wendy Hughes, Bryan Brown, Gerard Kennedy and Angela Punch McGregor. 
 
The NFSA restoration premiered in 2014 and we are delighted to bring it back to the big screening, along with a short presentation of an original Cinesound newsreel, and an introduction about the NFSA Restores program and the restoration of Newsfront by Chief Curator, Gayle Lake.  
 
Presented in partnership with the Friends of the NFSA.  
There will be a reception for members of the Friends of the NFSA in The Studio, just off the NFSA Courtyard, from 5:30pm
 

July
Wed Jul 13

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601