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Dec 2010

The Story of the Kelly Gang

Sally Jackson and Graham Shirley describe the restoration of the landmark 'The Story of the Kelly Gang' (1906).

By Sally Jackson / 15 Dec 2010
Film
Nov 2010

75 classic films preserved

The NFSA together with Deluxe Sydney and Kodak (Australasia) have preserved and made available 75 classic Australian films.

Film

Salon Lumière

Film curator Sally Jackson's examination of original documents in Australia and France sheds new light on the man who brought the cinema to Australia in 1896.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film

Marius Sestier

The discovery of two films made in Australia by frères Lumière representative Marius Sestier in 1896 includes Australia’s earliest surviving film.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film
Oct 2010

Melbourne Cup Stops the Nation Again

One of the first films ever recorded in Australia screens 12 times a day in Federation Square in the lead-up to the 150th Melbourne Cup.

By Siobhan Dee / 29 Oct 2010
Film
Sep 2010

For the Term of His Natural Life

NFSA Historian Graham Shirley recalls the restoration of 'For the Term of His Natural Life' (1927).

By Graham Shirley / 27 Sep 2010
Film
Aug 2010

Reflections on Gillian Armstrong

Graham Shirley reflects on Gillian’s films and career ahead of this weekend’s repeat screenings of two of her films.

By Graham Shirley / 13 Aug 2010
Film

Revisiting The Last Days of Chez Nous

Director Gillian Armstrong writes about the screening of a new preservation print of her 1992 film 'The Last Days of Chez Nous' at the NFSA.

By Gillian Armstrong / 9 Aug 2010
Film
Jun 2010

Sydney Film Festival 2010

New 35mm prints of 'Love Serenade' and 'The Last Days of Chez Nous' screened at the Sydney Film Festival.

By Tara Marynowsky / 19 Jun 2010
Film
May 2010

Library of Congress: film preparation

Carol Galbraith, the motion picture laboratory specialist in film inspection at the Library of Congress, takes Darren Weinert on a tour of the film preparation area.

By Darren Weinert / 25 May 2010
Film