The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is proud to present a free online screening of Australia’s favourite family film, Storm Boy, now digitally restored.
This exclusive presentation of Storm Boy is the second event in the new NFSA Live series of online programs.
This one-off viewing session will be introduced by NFSA Curator Elena Guest. Elena will discuss the restoration process involved in preserving classic films for the digital era and why 1976’s Storm Boy continues to have such an impact on Australian culture.
The NFSA would love for audiences to participate, so if you have a question you’d like to ask Elena, please send it to [email protected] by COB Thursday, May 14.
NFSA Chief Executive Officer Jan Müller said, “The NFSA is always open online, so we’re excited to bring Storm Boy and Mister Percival directly into people’s homes as part of our NFSA Live program. This classic has won the hearts of multiple generations since its release in 1976 and we hope audiences will enjoy this beautiful digital restoration.”
The free, one-off online screening will start at 6pm AEST (5.30 pm SA time) on Friday 15 May 2020, at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/nfsalive.
Audiences can register now to be reminded before it goes live: https://nfsastormboy.eventbrite.com.au/.
In addition to this special event, the NFSA has also produced an online exhibition featuring behind-the-scenes content, as well as a recent interview with ‘Storm Boy’ himself, Greg Rowe, speaking from his home in Toronto.
This NFSA Live screening is presented courtesy of Umbrella Films. To own your own copy of the restored version of Storm Boy, please visit www.umbrellaent.com.au.