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NEWSFRONT (1978) – Special 35mm Q&A screening

  • Date 30 July 2022
  • Time
    1:30 pm
    Screening Commences
    2:00 pm
  • Location Ritz Cinemas 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick

AACTA, in collaboration with Ritz Cinemas, is proud to present a special matinee screening of the classic Australian film NEWSFRONT (1978), presented in original 35mm.

Before the screening there will be a panel discussion with director Phillip Noyce, lead actor Chris Haywood and producer David Elfick

All AACTA members are invited, please RSVP via the button below. You’re welcome to bring a guest.

In Australia in the late 1940s, before the coming of television, Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) and his young sidekick Chris (Chris Haywood, both pictured) 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 AFI award-winning film, directed by Phillip Noyce, makes extensive use of real newsreels, integrating 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, and the film is written by Phillip Noyce, David Elfick, Bob Ellis and Philippe Mora.

NEWSFRONT screens as part of Australia on Celluloid, a historical celebration of Australia's rich and unique film heritage, with special 35mm screenings of iconic and overlooked films from the NFSA's Kodak/Atlab and Deluxe/Kodak collections presented together for the first time by Ritz Cinemas. 

You can view the trailer here:

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