“The Story of the Kelly Gang” 1906 G
In 1906 Australia produced “The Story of the Kelly Gang” arguably the world’s first commercial feature length film.
The film traces the life of the legendary Australian bushranger Ned Kelly. Much of the original film has been lost, however thanks to some fortunate discoveries & meticulous restoration, nearly a quarter of the film has been pierced together and digitally restored thus bringing to life a unique piece of Australian film history.
“Forgotten Silver” 1995 PG
“Forgotten Silver” is a documentary which details the life of “lost” NZ film maker Colin McKenzie and his incredible advances that were lost to history - until now.
Supposedly making a talkie in 1908 & using colour film in 1911. Presented by NZ film maker Peter Jackson who is best known as the director and producer of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy.
We are also delighted to welcome Guest Speaker Claudy Op Den Kamp, who was involved in the restoration of the film “ The Story of the Kelly Gang.”
NB. Acknowledgements “The story of the Kelly Gang” from NFSA in Canberra
“Forgotten Silver” was obtained from Costa Botes, Director & co -writer of the film, who is an independent film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. His production company is called Lone Pine Films. http://costabotes.co.nz - See other films he has produced.
The film is shown in the historic Chiltern Star Theatre
Cost: $28 (pay on night) - 6.45pm includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or
$15 – 8pm includes film only without BBQ dinner.
*Children half price.
Bookings essential by Thursday Evening for catering purposes.
Numbers can be from 20 to 100! So book early! (Too few & we cancel, over 100 you miss out)
Take advantage of our $25 Early-bird concession price if booking and payment is received by the Wednesday prior to the film night by Direct Debit or payment at the Chiltern Post office.
Direct Debit to Chiltern Rutherglen Continuing Education (CBA) BSB 063 744 Acct no 10029531
Please include your name & course in reference line.