NFSA Live: Sunday Too Far Away + filmmaker Q&A

12 June
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Next in our series of NFSA Live events, we are proud to present a free online screening of Sunday Too Far Away, followed by a live Q&A session with producer Matt Carroll hosted by NFSA Chief Curator Gayle Lake.

Following the live stream of this 1975 classic, Gayle and Matt will discuss the making of the film and its restoration process. You will be able to ask them questions via live chat on the night, or send them in advance to comms [at] by Thursday 11 June.


Register Now

Register now to be reminded before we go live, or go directly to NFSA Live from 6pm AEST on 12 June to view the live stream. We hope to see you then!



Sunday Too Far Away is a landmark film in the Australian New Wave of the 1970s. Jack Thompson is Foley, the best shearer on every station for miles around. The film is Foley's story of sweat-soaked days and rum-soaked nights, bloody two-fisted punch ups, scab labour brought in during the shearers strike of '56, and of the poor old bastard who runs the place: the cocky (farmer) who is terrified that one slip of the shears will render his prize ram good for nothing but mint sauce.

Sunday Too Far Away was digitally restored in 2018 as part of our NFSA Restores program, which seeks to digitise, restore and preserve Australian films so they can be seen in today’s digital cinemas (and now online!).