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2017 shows  
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Sundays at 2pm March 5, 12, 19 and 26 Restored classics of cinema: Four silver screen classics filmed by the legendary Ealing Studios in Australia. Australia and Australians on the Silver Screen 1946-1959: Chips Rafferty in The Overlanders (1946), March 5,and Eureka Stockade (Massacre Hill) (1949), March 12; Peter Finch in the film based on D'Arcy Niland's novel, The Shiralee (1957), March 19; and Aldo Ray and the beauty of Sydney and Sydney Harbour in the thriller Siege of Pinchgut (Four Desperate Men (1959), March 26. Tickets $20/ $15 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions click here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Wednesday at 2pm March 8 International Women's Day Silent Screen Tribute Where Are My Children?(1916) with live music Director Lois Weber Tickets $25/ $20 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T0419 267318. For more details about the session click hereclick here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Four wonderful sessions with live music from The Other Hollywoods........ Easter Saturday 11am and 2pm, and Easter Monday 11am and 2pm.April 15 11am Whirlpool of Fate (1925) France 72 mins; and 2pm Berlin, Symphony of a City (1927) Germany 62 mins.April 17: 11am The Moth of Moonbi (1926) 33 mins and Greenhide (1926) 37 mins Australia Charles Chauvel; and 2pm The Ghost That Never Returns (1930) Russia 94 mins.Tickets $25/ $20 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T0419 267318. For more details about the sessions click here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Shakespeare Anniversary. Sunday at 2pm. April 23 PLAY ON! Shakespeare in silent film with soundtrack. High definition restoration of a selection of iconic scenes from two dozen rare archive titles from 1899-1920s Tickets $20/ $15 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T0419 267318. For more details about the session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Anzac Day Tuesday at 2pm. April 25 The iconic Australian film The Odd Angry Shot, (1979). The film's director will introduce the film and hold a Q&A session after the session. Hear Eric Bogle's tragic war anthem, And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda, before the film. Tickets $20/ $15 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T0419 267318. For more details about the session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Sundays at 2pm May 7, 14, 21 and 28 Restored Classics of cinema: Thrillers in the Library........ Dead of Night (1945), May 7; It Always Rains on Sunday (1947), May 14; Richard Attenborough in the film based on Graham Greene's novel, Brighton Rock (1947),May 21; and Ralph Richardson in the film based on a Graham Greene short story, The Fallen Idol (1948), May 28 . Tickets $20/ $15 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Bowral: St Judes Church June 10 Saturday at 2pm. Silent Classics with live music. Accompaniment with Paul Paviour on the 1899 pipe organ and grand piano. Tickets $25/ $20 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Charles Dickens Anniversary. Stanley Holloway and Cedric Hardwicke in the first sound screen adaptation of the novel, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947) Sunday at 2pm. June 25. Tickets $20/ $15 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T0419 267318. For more details about the session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Sundays at 2pm July 9, 16, 23 and 30 : Restored classics of cinema: Silver screen tribute to Alfred Hitchcock 1929-1946 Murder (1930), July 9; Foreign Correspondent (1940),July 16; Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Notorious (1946),July 23; and Blackmail (1929), July 30. Tickets $20/ $15 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
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  • David Shepard
    Film Preservation Associates,
    USA
    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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