This landmark documentary is a survey of the role of women in the Australian cinema, from the beginning up to 1940, using interviews and archival footage. Prominence is given to the collaboration between Lottie Lyell and Raymond Longford, the McDonagh sisters (whose now lost 1933 production "Two Minutes Silence" was the last Australian feature directed by a woman until "My Brilliant Career" in 1979) , and the careers of actors Louise Lovely, Helen Twelvetrees and Shirley Ann Richards.
Venue: Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG)
Date: Friday, 21 June, 2:30pm to 4:00pm.
The CMAG café will be open for you to enjoy a light lunch or coffee before the presentation.
This event is presented by the Friends of the NFSA. The Friends host regular events at the NFSA and CMAG. For further information on the Friends, including membership, check out their website: http://www.archivefriends.org.au/
Admission: free for Friends: gold coin donation for others
Contact: Ray Edmondson 0413 486 849or firstname.lastname@example.org.