Retro Review:  They’re A Weird Mob

Directed by Michael Powell Written by Emeric Pressburger and John O’Grady Starring Walter Chiari, Chips Rafferty, Claire Dunne and Ed Deveraux Written by Gavin Bond Somewhere nestled between the dearth of Australian Post war filmmaking during the 1950’s and 60’s and the much celebrated 70’s resurgence, sits this curious but highly influential Aussie spoof. Now…

NFSA to celebrate The King

Next month, NSFA are celebrating Graham Kennedy, with a short season featuring some of his most memorable big screen roles. Kennedy was Australian television’s first superstar – The King. But he was also a serious film actor and, according to TV writer Mike McColl-Jones, ‘it plagued Graham that he was characterised as a television clown,…

How’s the serenity? Australia Day with Gillian Armstrong at NFSA

This Australia Day, enjoy a sausage sizzle and the Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown in the NFSA courtyard, four true blue movie and TV screenings, and a special celebration of the 80s musical classic Starstruck– with special guest, director Gillian Armstrong! The sausage sizzle (plus a delicious Australian-themed menu from our cafe The Bench Room) starts from 11:30am.…