As part of the Centenary of Canberra’s Big Birthday Weekend program the NFSA presents Imagining the Capital: Canberra on Film on 10 March. It features a panorama of Canberra‑related films from the NFSA collection exploring the lifestyle, politics, architecture and society of Canberra.
Musical performers accompanying the screenings include Stiff Gins, Fred Smith, Louise Page, Alice Cottee and Little Pattie (Patricia Amphlett).
The night also includes the premiere of footage from the digital restoration of the rarely-seen film Naming the Federal Capital of Australia, March 12th 1913 (Dir: Raymond Longford), which the NFSA releases on DVD to coincide with the event.
Buy the DVD Imagining Canberra, produced especially for Canberra’s 100th birthday and featuring footage shown at Imagining the Capital: Canberra on Film.
NFSA blog: Naming the Federal Capital of Australia, March 12th 1913