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Knives Out

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Happy New Year! January and February treats: Australia and the Silver Screen and a Charlie Chaplin restoration. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 25 Saturday at 2pm Walkabout (1971). Australia and the Silver Screen. 100 minutes with soundtrack. “A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.” Screened and nominated 1971 Cannes Film Festival.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 26 Sunday at 2pm Malcolm (1986). Australia and the Silver Screen. 85 minutes with soundtrack. “Winner 8 AFI awards 1986. Winner Australian Writers’ Guild award 1987. “Nadia Tass's Malcolm was originally released in 1986 and struck a national chord with the Australian public as a genuine expression of offbeat Australian humour. This charming comedy is the story of slow-witted Malcolm (Colin Friels) a young man with a genius for mechanical devices. When Malcolm loses his job as a conductor - for building his own tram - he meets Frank (John Hargreaves) a man with a shady past who moves in to help Malcolm pay the bills. Cue Malcolm's unusual entry into a life of crime. Assisted by Frank, and the remote control tinker toys he once used to pick up milk from the corner shop, Malcolm lays his plans to pull off the heist of the century.... Accompanied by an infectious music score, you can again witness the magical combination invention and true originality that saw Malcolm win 8 AFI Awards, including Best Film, in 1986.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Happy New Year! January and February treats: Australia and the Silver Screen and a Charlie Chaplin restoration. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 25 Saturday at 2pm Walkabout (1971). Australia and the Silver Screen. 100 minutes with soundtrack. “A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.” Screened and nominated 1971 Cannes Film Festival.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 26 Sunday at 2pm Malcolm (1986). Australia and the Silver Screen. 85 minutes with soundtrack. “Winner 8 AFI awards 1986. Winner Australian Writers’ Guild award 1987. “Nadia Tass's Malcolm was originally released in 1986 and struck a national chord with the Australian public as a genuine expression of offbeat Australian humour. This charming comedy is the story of slow-witted Malcolm (Colin Friels) a young man with a genius for mechanical devices. When Malcolm loses his job as a conductor - for building his own tram - he meets Frank (John Hargreaves) a man with a shady past who moves in to help Malcolm pay the bills. Cue Malcolm's unusual entry into a life of crime. Assisted by Frank, and the remote control tinker toys he once used to pick up milk from the corner shop, Malcolm lays his plans to pull off the heist of the century.... Accompanied by an infectious music score, you can again witness the magical combination invention and true originality that saw Malcolm win 8 AFI Awards, including Best Film, in 1986.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Happy New Year! January and February treats: Australia and the Silver Screen and a Charlie Chaplin restoration. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 25 Saturday at 2pm Walkabout (1971). Australia and the Silver Screen. 100 minutes with soundtrack. “A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.” Screened and nominated 1971 Cannes Film Festival.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 26 Sunday at 2pm Malcolm (1986). Australia and the Silver Screen. 85 minutes with soundtrack. “Winner 8 AFI awards 1986. Winner Australian Writers’ Guild award 1987. “Nadia Tass's Malcolm was originally released in 1986 and struck a national chord with the Australian public as a genuine expression of offbeat Australian humour. This charming comedy is the story of slow-witted Malcolm (Colin Friels) a young man with a genius for mechanical devices. When Malcolm loses his job as a conductor - for building his own tram - he meets Frank (John Hargreaves) a man with a shady past who moves in to help Malcolm pay the bills. Cue Malcolm's unusual entry into a life of crime. Assisted by Frank, and the remote control tinker toys he once used to pick up milk from the corner shop, Malcolm lays his plans to pull off the heist of the century.... Accompanied by an infectious music score, you can again witness the magical combination invention and true originality that saw Malcolm win 8 AFI Awards, including Best Film, in 1986.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Happy New Year! January and February treats: Australia and the Silver Screen and a Charlie Chaplin restoration. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 25 Saturday at 2pm Walkabout (1971). Australia and the Silver Screen. 100 minutes with soundtrack. “A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.” Screened and nominated 1971 Cannes Film Festival.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 26 Sunday at 2pm Malcolm (1986). Australia and the Silver Screen. 85 minutes with soundtrack. “Winner 8 AFI awards 1986. Winner Australian Writers’ Guild award 1987. “Nadia Tass's Malcolm was originally released in 1986 and struck a national chord with the Australian public as a genuine expression of offbeat Australian humour. This charming comedy is the story of slow-witted Malcolm (Colin Friels) a young man with a genius for mechanical devices. When Malcolm loses his job as a conductor - for building his own tram - he meets Frank (John Hargreaves) a man with a shady past who moves in to help Malcolm pay the bills. Cue Malcolm's unusual entry into a life of crime. Assisted by Frank, and the remote control tinker toys he once used to pick up milk from the corner shop, Malcolm lays his plans to pull off the heist of the century.... Accompanied by an infectious music score, you can again witness the magical combination invention and true originality that saw Malcolm win 8 AFI Awards, including Best Film, in 1986.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Happy New Year! January and February treats: Australia and the Silver Screen and a Charlie Chaplin restoration. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 25 Saturday at 2pm Walkabout (1971). Australia and the Silver Screen. 100 minutes with soundtrack. “A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.” Screened and nominated 1971 Cannes Film Festival.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 26 Sunday at 2pm Malcolm (1986). Australia and the Silver Screen. 85 minutes with soundtrack. “Winner 8 AFI awards 1986. Winner Australian Writers’ Guild award 1987. “Nadia Tass's Malcolm was originally released in 1986 and struck a national chord with the Australian public as a genuine expression of offbeat Australian humour. This charming comedy is the story of slow-witted Malcolm (Colin Friels) a young man with a genius for mechanical devices. When Malcolm loses his job as a conductor - for building his own tram - he meets Frank (John Hargreaves) a man with a shady past who moves in to help Malcolm pay the bills. Cue Malcolm's unusual entry into a life of crime. Assisted by Frank, and the remote control tinker toys he once used to pick up milk from the corner shop, Malcolm lays his plans to pull off the heist of the century.... Accompanied by an infectious music score, you can again witness the magical combination invention and true originality that saw Malcolm win 8 AFI Awards, including Best Film, in 1986.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Happy New Year! January and February treats: Australia and the Silver Screen and a Charlie Chaplin restoration. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 25 Saturday at 2pm Walkabout (1971). Australia and the Silver Screen. 100 minutes with soundtrack. “A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.” Screened and nominated 1971 Cannes Film Festival.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 26 Sunday at 2pm Malcolm (1986). Australia and the Silver Screen. 85 minutes with soundtrack. “Winner 8 AFI awards 1986. Winner Australian Writers’ Guild award 1987. “Nadia Tass's Malcolm was originally released in 1986 and struck a national chord with the Australian public as a genuine expression of offbeat Australian humour. This charming comedy is the story of slow-witted Malcolm (Colin Friels) a young man with a genius for mechanical devices. When Malcolm loses his job as a conductor - for building his own tram - he meets Frank (John Hargreaves) a man with a shady past who moves in to help Malcolm pay the bills. Cue Malcolm's unusual entry into a life of crime. Assisted by Frank, and the remote control tinker toys he once used to pick up milk from the corner shop, Malcolm lays his plans to pull off the heist of the century.... Accompanied by an infectious music score, you can again witness the magical combination invention and true originality that saw Malcolm win 8 AFI Awards, including Best Film, in 1986.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
State Library NSW February treat: Australian premiere of a digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Oscar winning silent film, The Circus (1928). Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes, black and white, with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
State Library NSW February treat: Australian premiere of a digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Oscar winning silent film, The Circus (1928). Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes, black and white, with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
State Library NSW February treat: Australian premiere of a digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Oscar winning silent film, The Circus (1928). Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes, black and white, with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
State Library NSW February treat: Australian premiere of a digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Oscar winning silent film, The Circus (1928). Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes, black and white, with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
State Library NSW February treat: Australian premiere of a digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Oscar winning silent film, The Circus (1928). Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes, black and white, with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Happy New Year! January and February treats: Australia and the Silver Screen and a Charlie Chaplin restoration. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 25 Saturday at 2pm Walkabout (1971). Australia and the Silver Screen. 100 minutes with soundtrack. “A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.” Screened and nominated 1971 Cannes Film Festival.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium January 26 Sunday at 2pm Malcolm (1986). Australia and the Silver Screen. 85 minutes with soundtrack. “Winner 8 AFI awards 1986. Winner Australian Writers’ Guild award 1987. “Nadia Tass's Malcolm was originally released in 1986 and struck a national chord with the Australian public as a genuine expression of offbeat Australian humour. This charming comedy is the story of slow-witted Malcolm (Colin Friels) a young man with a genius for mechanical devices. When Malcolm loses his job as a conductor - for building his own tram - he meets Frank (John Hargreaves) a man with a shady past who moves in to help Malcolm pay the bills. Cue Malcolm's unusual entry into a life of crime. Assisted by Frank, and the remote control tinker toys he once used to pick up milk from the corner shop, Malcolm lays his plans to pull off the heist of the century.... Accompanied by an infectious music score, you can again witness the magical combination invention and true originality that saw Malcolm win 8 AFI Awards, including Best Film, in 1986.” Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium February 9 Sunday at 2pm The Circus (1928). Tribute to Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp in films since 1914. 72 minutes with soundtrack. “In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a travelling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Despite its famously troubled production, this gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most audacious set pieces of the director-performer’s career, including a close brush with a lion and a climactic tightrope walk with a barrelful of monkeys. The Circus, which was rereleased in 1969 with a new score by Chaplin, is an uproarious high-wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.” New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
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