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MELBOURNE FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE

 

INVITATION TO A GALA EVENT

 

The Melbourne FriendsNFSA are delighted to join with the Thornbury Picture House to show one of Australia’s treasures, The Sentimental Bloke, in its latest and digital restoration by the NFSA, with new music by Paul Mac, on Sunday 5th December at 2:45pm.

To celebrate the showing of this much-loved film and Melbourne Friends’ first live event since the end of lockdown, refreshments will be provided after the film with a cash bar for coffee and drinks.

The Sentimental Bloke was written by C.J.Dennis in 1915, as a verse novel, which was hugely popular in Australia and overseas among soldiers fighting in the trenches of World War I.  In 1919, the powerhouse team of director Raymond Longford and star Lottie Lyell made the film which was a major box-office hit. The Sentimental Bloke is one of few silent-era Australian films to have survived in its entirety.

The Sentimental Bloke tells the story of Bill ‘The Kid’ (Arthur Tauchert), a larrikin who cleans up his act when the beautiful Doreen (Lottie Lyell) enters his life.  The film was shot on locations including Manly beach and the-then-rough streets of Woolloomooloo, offering a rare glimpse of Sydney 100 years ago.

BOOK TICKETS THROUGH THE THORNBURY PICTURE HOUSE, 802 High Street, Thornbury.
Click here to book:  https://thornburypicturehouse.com.au/film/st00001526/

Concessions are available for Members of the Friends of the NFSA.




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The Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Founding Patrons:

Gil Brealey, Bryan Brown, Anthony Buckley, Patricia Lovell, Chris Noonan, Michael Pate, Fred Schepisi, Albie Thoms