Daily Program: December

Date information01-22 December
9:15am - 5:00pm (weekdays only)
Location informationArc Cinema and NFSA Theatrette
Event costFREE (no booking required)

Over summer, our free weekday screening program at the NFSA in Canberra showcases classic Australian films featured in Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits. Starstruck is an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery jointly developed by NFSA and Portrait Gallery curators. Screenings include a filmed introduction from NFSA curators about the historical background to each production.



Sunshine Sally (1922 | 74mins | G |D: Lawson Harris)

The working-class Sally falls in love with the adopted son of wealthy parents from whom she was kidnapped as a child. 


The Sentimental Bloke (1919 | 110mins | G |D: Raymond Longford) (pictured)

The Bloke, as it’s affectionately known, is remarkable for the naturalism of its acting and the humour with which it portrays its working-class characters. CJ Dennis’ poem is set in Melbourne, but Longford and Lyell relocated it to Sydney’s Woolloomooloo, which then had a reputation as a tough, inner-city neighbourhood.


It Isn’t Done (1937 | 90mins | G |D: Ken G Hall)

Cinesound produced this comedy about an aristocratic inheritance bequeathed to a humble Australian (two-time Oscar nominee Cecil Kellaway).