TAGGED: Australian cinema
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At the Pan Pacific championships, Doug Hastings (Barry Otto) starts a handclap in support of son Scott (Paul Mercurio) and his partner Fran (Tara Morice).

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Listen to David Stratton in conversation at the NFSA with Alex Sloan about his new book, My Favourite Movies, in February 2022.

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Ballroom dancing officials Les Kendall (Peter Whitford) and Barry Fife (Bill Hunter) sternly recall how Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) used 'unorthodox, crowd-pleasing moves’ at the championships.

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Scott (Paul Mercurio) dances alone while Fran (Tara Morice) watches from a hidden vantage point.

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Director Haydyn Keenan in conversation with Nathan Smith.

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In November 2020 the NFSA was proud to host Sue and Saroo Brierley in conversation with Alex Sloan, to discuss their history and the story behind the award-winning film Lion.

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Listen to Alex Sloan in conversation at the NFSA with Sue and Saroo Brierley. They talk about how Saroo's life became the film Lion and also Sue's book Lioness, a prequel of sorts to her son's story.

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The sequence is partly about language, and the inadequacy of words as a tool of communication.

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The lost 1916 Australian silent movie The Pioneers is known only from contemporary descriptions and a few stills such as this one, probably from the closing scenes of the film.

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From pampered pooches on parade to clever canines performing tricks, these furry friends know how to entertain.