Daily Program: January

Date information28-31 January
9:00am - 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.



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.