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Newsfront

Promotional image for Newsfront showing two men with news camera equipment
Promotional image for Newsfront showing two men with news camera equipment

Overview

In 1940s Australia, before the advent of television, Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) and his young sidekick, Chris (Chris Haywood), cover the big news stories for the Cinetone newsreel company – but times are changing and Len struggles to maintain his principles.

This award-winning classic film, directed by Phillip Noyce, makes extensive use of real newsreels, shifting effortlessly between black-and-white and colour.

‘A rollicking journey behind the scenes of the newsreel era’ – Cinema Australia

Digitally restored through the NFSA Restores program.

Dates

30 Jun 2024
June 2024
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Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
National Film and Sound Archive of AustraliaMcCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
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