Dating back to our first feature film, we explore Australian cinema's enduring fascination with our most infamous bushranger.
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).
Listen to David Stratton in conversation at the NFSA with Alex Sloan about his new book, My Favourite Movies, in February 2022.
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.
Scott (Paul Mercurio) dances alone while Fran (Tara Morice) watches from a hidden vantage point.
Director Haydyn Keenan in conversation with Nathan Smith.
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.
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.
The sequence is partly about language, and the inadequacy of words as a tool of communication.
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.