Summer at the NFSA


17 NOVEMBER 2016

Summer at the NFSA: Proof, an American Epic and Friday tunes


With the sunny season approaching, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched its 2016-17 summer program, loaded with special events and screenings.


On Friday 2 December, we welcome leading Australian filmmakers Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker) and P.J. Hogan (Muriel’s Wedding) for a special Q&A and the ACT premiere of Moorhouse’s acclaimed 1991 classic Proof – digitally restored by the NFSA.


On Saturday 10 December we screen 2016 Australian Indigenous documentary Zach’s Ceremony. Shot over 10 years, the film captures one boy’s journey to manhood. We’ll be joined by Concept Creator Alec Doomadgee, Director Aaron Petersen and Producer Sarah Linton for a special Q&A.


Also in December, we’re hosting American Epic: Blues and Barbecue. Supported by the United States Embassy, Canberra, it’ll be a musical celebration not to miss! Canberrans will have the opportunity to experience the three-part documentary series, American Epic. Also on the day: courtyard barbecue, LIVE wax cylinder recordings, music talks from our sound experts, American-themed Vinyl Lounge and a Q&A with director Bernard MacMahon.


Other highlights include:

  • This summer our courtyard is the place to be for Friday night beats, treats and after-work drinks. Join the fun and then stay for a screening.
  • In January it’s Pixar-Palooza  for school holidays.
  • And, this February we celebrate the work of director Frank Capra, including the premiere of a year-long restoration project from NFSA Restores, Three Days to Live, once thought to be a lost film.


Please note: in addition to the announced special events the daily screening programme will be available for visitors. We will be closed from 24 December-2 January, reopening on 3 January.


Full list of upcoming events online:


For media tickets, interviews and enquiries, please contact Jemma Pietrus (Publicity Coordinator),, (02) 6248 2248.



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