Valhalla Cinema, Melbourne, Vic

Title:
Valhalla Cinema, Melbourne, Vic
NFSA ID:
1472996
Year:
1980
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The 'galah premiere' of Buckeye and Pinto (1979) and Terror Lostralis (1980) at the Valhalla Cinema, Melbourne. The short film spoofs – of a western and disaster film, respectively - played a long season as a double bill at the Valhalla in Melbourne, as well as in Sydney and Adelaide. 

Footage of the ‘Galah’ Valhalla premiere was inserted into an original newsreel that screened before the films, hinting at the tongue-in-cheek tone of the films.

At the 1980 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards, Buckeye and Pinto and Terror Lostralis were both nominated for Best Short Fiction Film and Buckeye and Pinto received an additional nomination for a Kodak Cinematography Medallion for Gaetano Martinetti’s ‘Creative and innovative use of camera’.