NFSA Restores: The Sentimental Bloke with live musical performance by ARIA award winning artist Paul Mac
Posted by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia | Jan 17, 2020
Saturday 15 February, gates open from 6.00pm screening starts at 8.30pm.
Sydney Westpac Open Air Cinema, Fleet Steps Royal Botanic Garden
$40 / $38 concession [Book Now]
One of Australia’s greatest silent films celebrates its 100th anniversary with a new digital restoration by the NFSA, and an extraordinary musical score composed by ARIA Award winner Paul Mac – who will also perform it live at the Westpac OpenAir cinema world premiere on 15 February 2020. It’s a Sydney summer experience not to be missed!
Directed by legendary filmmaker Raymond Longford, The Sentimental Bloke is set in the-then rough streets of Woolloomooloo and the beaches of Manly, offering contemporary audiences a rare glimpse of Sydney 100 years ago. A huge box office hit with audiences at the time, The Sentimental Bloke is one of few silent-era Australian films to have survived in its entirety.