Newsfront PG

Bill Hunter looking through a 1940s style newsreel camera in a still from the film Newsfront, 1978.
30 June
Arc Cinema
Dir: Phillip Noyce, PG, Australia, 1978, 110mins, DCP,

In 1940s Australia, before the advent of television, Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) and his young sidekick, Chris (Chris Haywood), cover the big news stories for the Cinetone newsreel company – but times are changing and Len struggles to maintain his principles. 
This award-winning classic film, directed by Phillip Noyce, makes extensive use of real newsreels, shifting effortlessly between black-and-white and colour.

‘A rollicking journey behind the scenes of the newsreel era’ – Cinema Australia

Digitally restored through the NFSA Restores program.



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