UPDATE FOR WEBSITE FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE
AS AT 9 JUNE 2021
Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive, Melbourne Branch
The Melbourne branch of the Friends was launched in November 2019, in collaboration with The Thornbury Picture House and the Liardet Community Centre in Port Melbourne. The launch was hosted by NFSA CEO Jan Muller, with a showing of the NFSA RESTORES film My Brilliant Career. Refreshments were served.
Two live events were held in Port Melbourne in early 2020; Emeritus Professor Jenny Hocking speaking about her battle to obtain access to The Palace Papers, and a showing of the NFSA RESTORES version of The Sentimental Bloke, introduced by Teresa Pitt.
Shortly after these events in 2020 Melbourne went into serious lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and for several months, all our activities took place online.
Some of our successful events in 2020 were as follows:
July 2020: Webinar presented by Daryl Dellora. Online showing of his film about High Court Judge Michael Kirby, Don’t forget the justice, followed by Q&A between Daryl Dellora and Gwenda Davey (interlocutor), with an appearance by Justice Kirby.
August 2020: Webinar presented by Daryl Dellora. Online showing of his film about High Court Judge Lionel Murphy, Mr Neal is entitled to be an agitator, followed by Q&A between Daryl Dellora and Gwenda Davey.
September 2020: Zoom presentation by Dr Bryony Cosgrave entitled Silent Movies, Silent Man: Andre de Beranger, about an Australian film star of the 1920s, virtually unknown in Australia.
November 2020: Webinar of film Lousy Little Sixpence, with Q&A between Alec Morgan and Daryl Dellora. Watch recording on YouTube
November 2020: Melbourne joined the main FriendsNFSA in a webinar of film Demonstrator, with Q&A between Ray Edmondson and Peter Krausz, with special guest Anthony Buckley who was the film’s editor. Watch recording on YouTube
February 2021: Zoom presentation by Bruce Watson entitled The Man, the Woman and the Edison Phonograph, about the 1903 recordings of Fannie Cochrane Smith in Tasmanian indigenous language. Watch recording on YouTube
March 2021: Melbourne joined with the main FriendsNFSA in an online presentation from the ARC Cinema in Canberra of the live event Sounds of Australia.
April 2021: OUR FIRST LIVE EVENT SINCE LOCKDOWN. The NFSA RESTORES film Newsfront was presented at the Thornbury Picture House. To celebrate, refreshments were served!
May 2021: OUR FIRST FIELD TRIP by Melbourne committee, to the Salvation Army’s Limelight Studios, the oldest remaining film studios in Australia. Further visits for supporters will be arranged.
June 2021: Webinar of NFSA RESTORES film The Kid Stakes, with Q&A between David Donaldson and John Flaus. Watch recording on YouTube.
AS AT 9 JUNE 2021, MELBOURNE IS AGAIN IN LOCKDOWN. FURTHER ACTIVITIES WILL BE ADVISED.
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