NEWSFRONT (Australia/1978/110 mins) followed by a discussion with director Phillip Noyce.
Washington , DC
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NEWSFRONT (Australia/1978/110 mins) followed by a discussion with director Phillip Noyce.
Newsfront (Australia/1978/110 mins)  Directed by Phillip Noyce
Key Cast; Bill Hunter, Gerard Kennedy, Wendy Hughes. and ...

In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public. Cameramen and production staff who will do anything to get footage. Set between the years 1948 and 1956, when television was introduced to Australia, the film tracks the destinies of two brothers, their adventures and misadventures placed in the context of sweeping social and political changes in their native Australia as well as natural disasters. Len Maguire is constitutionally resistant to change, while his younger brother Frank Maguire welcomes any alterations in his own life and in the world around him.

Events covered in the film include Robert Menzies' return as Prime Minister of Australia, the 1951 referendum to ban the Communist Party, Post-war immigration to Australia, the combatting of the rabbit plague, the Redex Reliability Trial, the 1955 Hunter Valley floods and the 1956 introduction of television in Australia.

Director Phillip Noyce will take part in a discussion with the audience after the film and at a post-screening party.


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