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2019 shows  
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium November 10 Sunday at 2pm They Shall Not Grow Old- Remembrance Day Silver Screen Tribute with soundtrack. The documentary is an extraordinary and unique look back at World War 1 using never-before-seen film footage captured at the time and narrated by British survivors of the war. Award winning director and producer Peter Jackson employed state of the art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old. Before the presentation Graham Shirley shall introduce the film. Graham, former senior curator and historian at the National Film and Sound Archive, now works on a freelance basis as an oral historian, film historian and archival researcher. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium November 17 Sunday at 2pm. Silver Screen Tribute Charlie Chaplin's 130th birthday live music with Mauro Colombis. What was Charlie up to in 1915? His New Job- The Champion- The Tramp. Tickets $30/ $25 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium November 24 Sunday at 2pm. Silver Screen Tribute Charlie Chaplin's 130th Birthday live music with Mauro Colombis. What was Charlie up to in 1916? The Floorwalker- The Fireman- The Vagabond. Tickets $30/ $25 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium December 1 Sunday at 2pm. The Holly and the Ivy (1952), a festive season gem. "The Holly And The Ivy is a charming and moving seasonal favourite, peaking with the family's poignant reconciliation as they re-discover the true spirit of Christmas. This Christmas classic also stars Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter, The Captain's Paradise), Margaret Leighton (The Winslow Boy, The Go-Between) and Denholm Elliott (A Room with a View)." "For all those who think that the ultimate Christmas films are IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and WHITE CHRISTMAS, take a look at this remarkable and uplifting tale of a country parson, and revel in the sheer quality of the writing, the directing, and the superlative performances from a five-star cast. The script is faithfully and carefully distilled from a successful stage play of the 1950s - but the adaptation has none of that cardboard quality that is sometimes a pitfall of putting theatre onto the screen. Celia Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, a young Denholm Elliott, and a supporting cast of remarkable talent unfold this bittersweet but ultimately joyous story set in the claustrophobic confines of a country vicarage." Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • More details of these sessions and additional shows will be added to the website. Please stay in touch. 
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  • 2020 shows  
  • Australian classic films on the Australia Day weekend- sublime Charlie Chaplin restored feature- 1920-2020 centenary anniversaries-fools for love: silent films and planet crossed lovers! DeMille, Swanson. Master Directors: Australian and Hitchcock.- and much, much more.
  • Australia and the Silver Screen  
  • NFSA Tribute to Felix the Cat: Happy 100th birthday, Felix! Details at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/100-years-felix-cat
  • AMUSU Theatre and Movie Museum in Manildra NSW. Allan Tom's AMUSU Theatre 95th Anniversary 1923-2018. "In 1923 a young man named Allan Tom realised his dream when he 'took to the road' with a 'Travelling Picture Show'. Screening in marquees and halls in all kinds of weather, bringing entertainment to people in remote outback areas. Firstly Allan screened 'silent movies' and then with the advent of 'talkies' the 'AMUSU Touring Talkies' was born. "More details at http://www.amusutheatre.com/
  • NFSA new online exhibition on Annette Kellerman, Sydney born star of the silent screen. Details at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/online-exhibition/annette-kellerman-australias-fearless-mermaid 
  • Essential Australian Women Directors selected by David Stratton. The Cheaters (1929) https://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/the-cheaters 
  • Graham Shirley : Pioneering Australian Female Filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters. Essay at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/mcdonagh-sisters-australian-filmmaking-pioneers 
  • CON COLLEANO, the world famous wizard of the wire: Mark St Leon and NFSA. Details at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/con-colleano 
  • Tribute to the astonishing achievements of the late David Shepard in silent film preservation, restoration and presentation to world audiences. Details at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRH6-79k83I 
  • Rod Blackmore OAM and his wondrous tribute site to Australasian Theatre Organs. Details at http://www.theatreorgansaust.info/ 
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  • David Shepard
    In Memoriam

    1940-2017
    Film Preservation Associates,
    Lobster Films, Paris

    ""How to explain that this Festival selection of eighty and ninety-year-old movies and their predecessor, the magic lantern show, will attract, engage and satisfy audiences in the 21st century? Above all, the organizers have selected excellent, valid works of film art.”

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