Join us for Silver Screen; a program of Australian films screened monthly for FREE at Wide Angle Tasmania. Come along for FREE if you are a WAT member or if you are over 50. Tell your friends or come along and bring a friend...your Mum... or your neighbour! Refreshments available and comfy chairs.
Newsfront will be screening April 18!
Newsfront starring Bill Hunter, Gerard Kennedy and Wendy Hughes is about newsreel 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.
Release date: 1978
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Screenplay by: David Elfick, Bob Ellis, Philippe Mora, and Phillip Noyce
Awards: AFI Awards 1978:
- Best Achievement in Costume Design
- Best Achievement in Editing
- Best Achievement in Production Design
- Best Actor in Lead Role:Bill Hunter
- Best Actress in Supporting Role:Angela Punch McGregor
- Best Director
- Best Film
- Best Screenplay
Duration: 110 minutes