After a very successful crowdfunding campaign to restore the film, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have announced that the premiere of the Proof restoration will screen at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival on Friday, 29 July.
As if that news wasn’t exciting enough, director Jocelyn Moorhouse, producer Lynda House and actor Hugo Weaving will also be in attendance as special guests.
NFSA ambassador, Margaret Pomeranz, said, ‘We are incredibly thankful for all the support and donations from the public. They should be proud of themselves as they have truly proven their love for Proof, as well as their passion for preserving our audiovisual history.’
The campaign aimed to raise $25,000 to help cover part of the cost of restoring Proof, with the NFSA funding the rest. The final amount pledged was $26,070. Every dollar over the initial goal will go towards our NFSA Restores fund.
Proof premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991, and launched the careers of Hugo, Jocelyn, and Russell Crowe. It also stars Genevieve Picot as Celia.
You can get your tickets to the Proof premiere here.