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Sydney on Screen: how the moving image shaped a city

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Council Chambers Ashfield Civic Centre

260 Liverpool Road

Ashfield, NSW 2131

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From silent films to the revival of the 1970s, Sydney has defined Australian cinema and been shaped by it. A centre of film production, the city has directed the fortunes of the national industry. A place of film consumption, cinema has impacted Sydney's leisure practices and built environment. The city has also appeared in a range of remarkable films. From the opium dens of Satan in Sydney (1918), to the wild suburban drag races of The F.J. Holden (1977). What can such representations tell us about the Australian urban experience? This talk presents a vibrant and surprising cinematic history, revealing how mass entertainment shaped the harbour city’s cultural landscape and people.

Hosted by Ashfield Library.

Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program for History Week 2017, supported by Create NSW.

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