Silent Films with live music at the Arc cinema for the rest of the week. Get to it!
Cinema’s Golden Summer will draw on the collections of the NFSA’s fellow film archives in Europe and
the US. Alongside their early feature films will screen some of the few surviving fragments of the Australian
movies from the era, preserved in the NFSA collection. Lectures and conversations with film historians will
also discuss what’s left (in stills, posters and contemporary accounts) of the dozens more local features
made before 1913, but sadly now lost to us. Finally, looking back to an era that also saw the beginnings of
Australian documentary making, Cinema’s Golden Summer will sample some of the ‘actualities’ through
which Australians saw their own, newly national society in the early 1910s.
Many titles will be screened in their original 35mm film format and with live silent accompaniment, with the
NFSA’s Arc cinema continuing its role as Australia’s unique venue for the silent film experience.
Wednesday 6 March 7pm THE ABYSS AND THE GREAT CIRCUS CATASTROPHE 104 mins, 35mm,(unclassified 18+)
Thursday 7 March 7pm THE MYSTERIOUS X (aka Sealed Orders / Det hemmelighedsfulde X) Dir: Benjamin CHRISTIANSEN, Denmark, 1914, 86 mins@20fps, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)
Friday 8 March 7pm WHITE SLAVERY MOVIES 137 mins, (unclassified 18+)
Saturday 9 March 2pm AUSTRALIAN CINEMA’S GOLDEN SUMMER 90 mins, (G)
Saturday 9 March 7pm GERMINAL Dir: Albert CAPELLANI. France, 1913, 147 mins@18fps, digital, (unclassified 18+)
Arc Cinema tickets $11 Adults / $9 Concession / $5 Matinee tickets
For tickets call 02 6248 2000 or from the NFSA Box Office – McCoy Circuit, Acton
Full Arc program at nfsa.gov.au/arc