In partnership with the Friends of the NFSA, the National Film and Sound Archive presents
NFSA RESTORES: NEWSFRONT (1978)
In Australia in the late 1940s, before the coming of television, Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) and his young sidekick Chris (Chris Haywood) cover the big news stories for the Cinetone newsreel company. Times are changing and Len struggles to maintain his principles in a turbulent era.
The award-winning classic film, directed by Phillip Noyce, makes extensive use of real newsreels; it integrates new and old footage, shifting effortlessly between black-and-white and colour. The cast also includes Wendy Hughes, Bryan Brown, Gerard Kennedy and Angela Punch McGregor.
The NFSA restoration premiered in 2014 and we are delighted to bring it back to the big screen, along with a short presentation of an original Cinesound Review newsreel, and an introduction about the NFSA Restores program and the restoration of Newsfront by Chief Curator, Gayle Lake.
6pm Wednesday July 13 2022
There will be a reception for members of the Friends of the NFSA in The Studio, just off the NFSA Courtyard, from 5:30.
Tickets for Friends are available at the special price of $10.
Bookings can be made here: Choose Friends ticket option