The Killing Fields + NFSA Restores: The Odd Angry Shot

24 May
6:00pm & 8:30pm
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$20/$16 (double feature) / $14 (single film)

Graham Kennedy was Australian television’s first superstar - The King. He named the TV Week Awards ‘The Logies’, then won eight of them, for iconic programs like In Melbourne Tonight, Blankety Blanks and Coast To Coast. He was also a serious film actor and ‘it plagued Graham that he was characterised as a television clown, a TV funny man … he had more strings to his bow’ (TV writer Mike McColl Jones).

 

Double feature

 

The Killing Fields - 6:00PM / 1984 / R 18+ / 141mins / D: Roland Joffe 

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody Year Zero campaign, which claimed the lives of two million civilians. NFSA 35mm print.

 

NFSA Restores: The Odd Angry Shot - 8:30PM / 1979 / M / 92mins / D: Tom Jeffey

Tom Jeffrey's 1979 film follows a single tour of duty of an Australia Special Air Service Regiment reconnaissance team in Vietnam, and their daily life in camp.

 

See what else is screening Wednesdays @ NFSA: Voices against the Vietnam War in May.

See more films in our Graham Kennedy program: Graham Kennedy: the King's other side.