Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits
Curated by Jennifer Coombes and Penelope Grist
Friday 14 September — Friday 30 November 2018
A collaborative project between the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Portrait Gallery, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits reveals never-before-seen stories of Australian cinema. Through photographic portraits, candid behind-the-scenes shots, rare film posters, casting books and original costumes, Starstruck celebrates the past and present of Australian film—including watershed moments in cinema and iconic visions of Australian life—and also offers a glimpse into the experiences of the actors and crew. The exhibition explores how cinema portraiture can create a bridge between the magic of a movie’s fictional worlds and the realities of filmmaking.
A National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and National Portrait Gallery exhibition supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, presented by Samstag Museum of Art for the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival.
EXHIBITION LAUNCH PARTY
Wednesday 10 October, 5 – 6.30pm
TALKS + EVENTS
Tuesday 25 September, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Costuming for Film | NFSA curator Jenny Gall discusses the role of costume in the creation of film characters.
Thursday 11 October, 1 – 2pm
Saturday 13 October, 12 – 1pm
Scott Hicks | South Australian filmmaker Scott Hicks in conversation with Penelope Grist (NPG) & Jennifer Coombes (NFSA).
Thursday 18 October, 5.30 – 7pm
Starstruck & The Waiting Room Discussion | Screening of The Still Point: Photography of Robert McFarlane followed by a discussion with McFarlane alongside filmmakers Molly Reynolds & Rolf de Heer.