Classics back on the big screen

NFSA Restores is an exciting program that seeks to digitise, restore and preserve Australian films so they can be seen in today’s digital cinemas.

Restored feature films include My Brilliant Career (1979), Shame (1988), Flirting (1990), The Year My Voice Broke (1987), Sons of Matthew (1949), Storm Boy (1976), The Odd Angry Shot (1979), Starstruck (1982), Bliss (1985), Howling III: The Marsupials (1987) and Proof (1991), as well as silent films The Cheaters (1929), The Man from Kangaroo (1919), The Empire Builders (USA, 1924), The Sword of Valor (USA, 1924) and Three Days to Live (USA, 1924), all of which have been screened at various film festivals and events.

Restored documentaries include Witches, Faggots, Dykes and Poofters (1980), My Survival as an Aboriginal (1978) and Rocking the Foundations (1985). Notably, Proof was restored with the public’s help through a successful crowdfunding campaign.

WARNING: this collection may contain names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.