Imagining the Capital: Canberra on Film
Sunday 10 March 2013 from 7:30 pm
Senate Rose Gardens, King George Tce, Parkes, ACT
Free entry – no tickets required
This event is a Centenary of Canberra project,
proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government.
A unique film screening event with live music to celebrate the Centenary of Canberra
On Sunday 10 March 2013 the NFSA will present Imagining the Capital: Canberra on Film under the stars in the Senate Rose Gardens: a stage show featuring film, live music and performance.
Imagining the Capital celebrates 100 years of lifestyle, politics, and architecture in Canberra through film and sound from the national audiovisual collection. A host of special guests will add musical performances.
This unusual movie screening – 100 years in the making! – will premiere excerpts from the digital restoration of the rarely-seen film Naming the Federal Capital of Australia, March 12th 1913 (Dir: Raymond Longford).
The screening will be accompanied by some of Canberra’s, and Australia’s, finest performers including Fred Smith, Louise Page, Stiff Gins (Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs), Alice Cottee and the legendary Little Pattie (Patricia Amphlett).
Date: Sunday 10 March 2013
Time: 7:30 pm – we advise early arrival to ensure your place on the lawn
Venue: Senate Rose Gardens, King George Tce, Parkes ACT
Tickets: Free entry – no tickets required
Note: All film titles in this event are exempt from classification.
Please also visit our frequently asked questions page prior to the event.
The Famous Spiegel Garden
Following the show, continue the celebration in The Famous Spiegel Garden with The Shout Brothers and their mix of songs that stir the soul, fire the mind and bleed from the heart, from Roy Orbison to the Buzzcocks. Entry $15. Further details
The NFSA is proud to collaborate with The Famous Spiegel Garden.
Special thanks to Spiegeltent International: David, Michèle and Persephone Bates d’Arbela, Boo, Julia, Leon, Marc, Carolyn and the extended spiegel famiglia!
Imagining the Capital stills gallery on Flickr:
A sneak peek at the themes explored at Imagining the Capital.
Imagining Canberra on DVD
Don’t forget to purchase your own piece of Canberra’s history to take home or send to friends or family.
The Imagining Canberra DVD will be available to purchase at The Famous Spiegel Garden for only $11.