A landmark film in the re-emergence of Australian film production in the 1970s, NFSA Restores: Sunday Too Far Away tells the story of a shearer’s strike in the 1950s. The first feature produced for the South Australian Film Corporation, the film sold internationally after being invited to the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.
The screening of this classic film will be followed by an in conversation with Asia Pacific Screen Academy President Jack Thompson AM, the star of the film, and renowned Australian actor David Wenham.
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards co-presents this event with QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque , in association with NFSA Restores, the National Film and Sound Archive’s digital restoration program.
This is a FREE event (registration not required).
Director: Ken Hannam
Producers: Gil Brealey, Matt Caroll
Cast: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning
Running time: 94 mins
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The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.