Daily Program: February
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.
Forty Thousand Horsemen (1946 | 85mins | G |D: Charles Chauvel) (pictured)
Chips Rafferty leads a team of Australian Lighthorsemen in the days leading up to the events at Beersheba in the First World War.
Sons of Matthew (1949 | 107mins | PG |D: Charles Chauvel)
Chauvel’s epic film about the pioneer spirit of a family taming the Queensland forest that will become their home.
Tall Timbers (1937 | 89mins | PG |D: Ken G Hall)
Competing timber cutters are rivals for the women in their lives as well as contracts for their lumber.