NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!
Film curator Kathrin di Rocco is taking part in an international exchange program. She reports from the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Pennsylvania, where staff are the envy of conservators not only because of the state-of-the-art facilities, but because they have… windows!
Arc Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour has curated a new season of some of the classics and forgotten masterpieces of British cinema’s film noir cycle. The selection will be a highlight of the 2013 Sydney International Film Festival’s retrospective program (5-16 June), before screening in Canberra from 22 June.
Arc Cinema Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour looks at the SAFC’s work in the 1980s and early ‘90s.
From mid-May, the Arc Canberra screening program will survey the work of controversial Japanese director Ōshima Nagisa. Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour looks at his career and work – the latter surprisingly well represented in the NFSA’s international collection.
Arc Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour profiles the career of Iranian cinema’s hottest director, Asghar Farhadi, ahead of a special program featuring four of his films.
Celebrated cinematographer Don McAlpine is coming to the NFSA’s Arc Cinema in late May. Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour has the details.
Audiovisual Co-Assistant Kerry Yates explores the films and artefacts donated to the NFSA by the son of speargun pioneer Bill Heffernan.