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Mar 2022

Harbour Bridge Opening

When the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932, Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.

By Beth Taylor / 17 Mar 2022
Film
Photographs
Feb 2022

Women's and Children's Programs

In the fourth of a 5-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker reveals some of the women who shaped and redefined television content for women and children.

By Jeannine Baker / 28 Feb 2022
Oral History
Photographs
Television

NFSA Presents: Inspired

In the latest NFSA Presents: Inspired interview, Jenny Cooney talks to Damon Herriman about his favourite Australian films and making it in Hollywood.

Film

March at Arc Cinema

What's on at the NFSA's Arc cinema in Canberra in March?

By Matt Kemp / 23 Feb 2022
Film

Ozploitation!

Johnny Milner takes a look at the low-budget Australian genre filmmaking of the 1970s and 1980s.

By Johnny Milner / 21 Feb 2022
Film

NFSA Presents: Inspired

In this NFSA Presents: Inspired interview, Jenny Cooney talks to Nicole Kidman about her relationship to the Australian film industry and Australian success in Hollywood.

Film
Jan 2022

NFSA Presents: Inspired

In the latest NFSA Presents: Inspired interview, Jenny Cooney talks to Chris Pang about Australia's diverse acting talent and his enthusiasm for making movies.

Film

NFSA Presents: Inspired

In the latest NFSA Presents: Inspired interview, Jenny Cooney talks to Mia Wasikowska about some of her favourite films, actors and filmmakers that have inspired her and how her ambitions have changed over time.

Film

Deep Dive: The Witch of Kings Cross

Listen to a Q&A with director Sonia Bible at Arc cinema in 2021, after a screening of her documentary The Witch of Kings Cross.

By Karina Libbey / 13 Jan 2022
Film
Sound
Dec 2021

1970s Music Festivals

Music festivals in the 1970s offered unprecedented opportunities for enterprising promoters and homegrown musicians, and were spaces where participants enacted ideals of counterculture and community building.

Film
Sound