NFSA Restores: The Sentimental Bloke + Q&A
The Sentimental Bloke was adapted from CJ Dennis’ 1915 verse novel by Australian film industry power couple: the legendary director Raymond Longford and superstar Lottie Lyell.
A huge box-office hit with audiences in 1919–20, The Sentimental Bloke is one of the few silent-era Australian films to have survived in its entirety.
The NFSA marked the centenary of this silent film classic with a new digital restoration and a specially composed score by ARIA award-winning musician Paul Mac. Join us as we present the restored title complete with pre-recorded score.
Composer Paul Mac will join us on stage after the screening for a Q&A session.
The film tells the story of Bill (Arthur Tauchert), a wayward Aussie bloke, and his love for Doreen (Lyell). It was shot on locations including Manly Beach and the-then rough streets of Woolloomooloo, offering a revealing glimpse of Sydney 100 years ago.
‘A tale of romance, jealously, temptation and redemption’ – FilmInk
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