10 November 2016
Hugo Weaving to revisit 1991 classic PROOF at Sydney fundraising screening!
DIRECTOR JOCELYN MOORHOUSE AND CRITIC MARGARET POMERANZ WILL ALSO ATTEND THE NSW PREMIERE.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), in partnership with Sydney’s Ritz cinema, presents the digital restoration of the award-winning Australian film Proof on Wednesday 9 November. All box office proceeds from this screening will go towards the NFSA Restores program, to digitally restore and preserve more Australian classic and cult films.
Actor Hugo Weaving, director Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker), and NFSA Ambassador Margaret Pomeranz will participate in a Q&A after the film.
Hugo Weaving said: ‘ Proof marked a before and after in my life, and launched the careers of three incredible talents: Jocelyn Moorhouse, and my co-stars Russell Crowe and Genevieve Picot. Please join me and enjoy the NFSA’s digital restoration of Proof, back on the big screen.’
The restoration of Proof was partially funded with donations from the Australian public. More funds for NFSARestores will translate into more restorations.
Margaret Pomeranz said: ‘As a film lover and passionate supporter of our industry, I invite you to be part of this one-night-only event, and support the preservation our national film heritage.’
Proof premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991, and launched the careers of Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving and director Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker). It dominated the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards winning best film, director, lead actor, supporting actor, screenplay and editing.
NFSA RESTORES: PROOF
When: 7:00pm, Wednesday 9 November 2016
Where: The Ritz, 45 St. Pauls Street, Randwick, Sydney
Tickets: $25/$20; available online now.
Interviews, images and clips from the film are available for media use. Please contact Miguel Gonzalez, (02) 8202 0114 or Miguel.Gonzalez [at] nfsa.gov.au.