Media releases

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SPEAR, exclusive season at Arc cinema + meet the filmmakers

Throughout March, Arc cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will be screening the exclusive Canberra season of Stephen Page’s debut feature Spear, including a one night only Q&A with Page.

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NFSA celebrates Australian identity this autumn

Throughout the autumn season the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will be hosting a diverse range of programs, events and screenings that celebrate the Australian identity through film and sound.

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Discover the story of Hollywood's first Australian, JP McGowan

Very few people know about JP McGowan, the first Australian in Hollywood… until now! This Wednesday 24 February, discover the story a man born in Terowie, South Australia, who would become a pioneer in Hollywood, laying the path for the likes of Errol Flynn, Chips Rafferty, Peter Finch and more.

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Relive your Teenage Dream with a swinging 60s night at the NFSA!

On Friday 5 February the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will step back into the 1960s, with Teenage Dream 1966 – an evening of free retro entertainment.

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New exhibition celebrates Australian icon: Johnny O'Keefe: A Little Bit Louder Now

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) pays tribute to ‘The Wild One’, Johnny O’Keefe, with a new online exhibition titled Johnny O’Keefe: A Little Bit Louder Now (nfsa.gov.au/jok), featuring rare radio and television clips, and the never-before-seen scrapbooks compiled by the singer’s mother Thelma.

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Spend Australia Day at the NFSA – movie and TV classics, Q&A with Gillian Armstrong and much more!

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is the place to be this Australia Day, with a program full of Aussie movie and TV classics on the big screen, an Aussie-themed menu including a sausage sizzle, Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown party in the sunny courtyard, a mini exhibition of costumes and props from the digitally restored film Starstruck, and a Q&A with its director, the acclaimed filmmaker Gillian Armstrong.

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Stolen Generations discussion and screening at NFSA

Producer and director of the groundbreaking documentary Lousy Little Sixpence, Alec Morgan, will join the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) Indigenous Connections team on Wednesday 2 December for a Black Chat session about the film, its theme and legacy.

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Gaywaves: remembering the early days of gay and lesbian radio at the NFSA

Hosts of the groundbreaking gay and lesbian radio program Gaywaves will share their stories from the show’s early days, during a special discussion panel at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on 25 November. They will be joined by the NFSA preservation team in charge of digitising hundreds of episodes of Sydney’s first LGBTI radio show – which went to air at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in New South Wales.

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Classic protest song I Was Only 19 added to NFSA’s Sounds of Australia

I Was Only 19, the classic track about the plight of returned Vietnam soldiers written by John Schumann, is one of 10 recordings added to Sounds of Australia – the ultimate selection of culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant Australian sounds, established by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).

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ARIA winner Peter Blakeley, out of the chapel and live in Canberra – one night only!

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) presents a one-night only session with ARIA award winner Peter Blakeley, as part of its 100 Seats series on Friday 20 November.

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