Teresa Pitt, volunteer tutor with U3A Yarra City (Film Studies and Landmarks in Australian Literature) has sent us information about a group called Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive (Melbourne Chapter). Many members of U3A Yarra City expressed interest in this group and several of them have joined up; Teresa thought that members of U3APP might also be interested.
A launch event will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 24 November 2019 at the Thornbury Picture House, 802 High Street, Thornbury. There will be a screening of the recently restored My Brilliant Career (1979) followed by celebratory drinks and nibbles.
Here's Teresa information about the group, the launch and how to make contact with her
SUNDAYS WITH FRIENDS
Are you a fan of Australian movies, Australian television, Australian music and/or Australian radio? Are you interested in our audiovisual history? Do you know about the work of the National Film and Sound Archive?
The NFSA is Australia’s premier audio-visual archive and a place of engagement with Australian audio-visual production, past and present. It’s the custodian of over 3 million items that it not only collects, but also preserves for future generations.
The Canberra-based Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive (FNFSA) is a group of volunteer advocates working to further the aims of the Archive and to encourage links between the Archive, the film and sound communities and the general community. We are delighted to announce the recent establishment of a Melbourne chapter of the organisation.
The Melbourne chapter plans to host monthly events called ‘Sundays with Friends’, all of them on Sunday afternoons. Quarterly film screenings will take place at the Thornbury Picture House. In the intervening months we will present talks by people involved in the NSFA's activities, by local film, television, music and radio historians, and by people involved in these industries in Australia. These gatherings will be a must for fans of our audiovisual history!
Our launch event will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 24 November 2019 at the Thornbury Picture House, 802 High Street, Thornbury. There will be a screening of the recently restored My Brilliant Career (1979) followed by celebratory drinks and nibbles. Paid-up members of FNFSA will receive a discount on the ticket price.
For further information, and to find out how to join FNFSA Melbourne, please contact Teresa Pitt at [email protected].