Daily Program: January
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.
Orphan of the Wilderness (1936 | 85mins | G |D: Ken G Hall)
Before Skippy, there was Chut, star of this family drama about an orphaned joey who works for a circus as a boxing kangaroo.
A Son is Born (1946 | 85mins | G |D: Eric Porter)
Peter Finch stars in a live-action drama directed by great animator Eric Porter (Bertie the Aeroplane).
Smithy (1946 | 119mins | PG |D: Ken G Hall) (pictured)
Ken G Hall’s biopic of legendary Aussie airman Charles Kingsford Smith.