LOST AUSTRALIA: ORPHAN OF THE WILDERNESS CMAG Friday 15 November 2:30pm
Filmed in 1936 in the beautiful Burragorang Valley, now lost under the waters of Warragamba Dam, this is the heartwarming story of Chut, the orphan kangaroo. After being mistreated in the circus, his escape leads to a thrilling chase - and a happy ending. The opening bush idyll, filmed entirely in the studio, remains a cinematic tour de force. A smash hit in its day, ORPHAN stayed in release for the next 20 years. Director Ken G Hall recalled the film "was a joy to make".