St Kilda to St Moritz: Scoring Silent Home Movies

Two men blowing up balloons while a group of other men standing in the background are watching
13 October
Arc Cinema
$12 / $10 / *$5 special offer for students

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons.

The NFSA holds over 10,000 unique home movie titles – unscripted films that capture the moments important to us, like time with family, travel at home and abroad, and significant celebrations and events.

Now student composers from the ANU School of Music have specially composed original scores for a selection of these historic home movies and other silent films.

Ranging from 1914 to 1980, the films take us across Sydney and Melbourne, to Korumburra, Broken Hill and Hobart, and further afield to Japan and China.

It’s not all about the destination, as we travel between Australia and the UK with the ill-fated 1939 Wallabies Australian Rugby Tour and see how the players entertained themselves during the long sea voyage. 

Following the screening, the composers will join NFSA curator Heather Gill in a discussion about film composition and working on silent films in the modern age.

Presented in collaboration with the Australian National University School of Music.

*NOTE: A valid student card must be shown upon entry for the special Student Ticket Offer.



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