Film Night Unearths Golden Moments and Local Gems10.11.2017
Treasured ‘footage from the vault’ and some premiering local gems will be screened in Murwillumbah next week, as a final event for Tweed Regional Museum’s Tweed on Film exhibition.
The Old and Gold film night at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah on Thursday 16 November is being presented in partnership with ABC North Coast.
It will feature the ABC’s recording of Tumbulgum and the Countdown to Midnight at the First Supper Between Now and Forever, performed at Tumbulgum Hall in late 2016 as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project.
The film night also includes a selection of ‘home grown’ content produced as part of the ABC’s Postcards from the Tweed workshop, held in conjunction with the Museum’s Tweed on Film exhibition.
The three short stories were made as part of the Postcards workshop: Suellen Baker’s Winnie – the story of a sheep that thinks she’s a dog, Megan Jack’s Healing One Step at a Time, and A Surprising Museum by Bridgette Watkins, describing her encounter with Tweed Regional Museum.
Old and Gold also features a number of past gems from the ABC and the National Film and Sound Archives:
- Youthful Stud Master, filmed in 1969, is the story of 14-year-old Alistair Ault’s early interest in his own stud herd on the family dairy property Malabar at Uki.
- A 1969 ABC Four Corners program profiles Fingal
- The first dragon boat race at Tweed Heads in 1986
“Tweed on Film has been a fantastic celebration of film in its various forms,” Tweed Regional Museum Director Judy Kean said.
“The Old and Gold program is a great note to finish on. In many ways it’s a snapshot of the evolution from newsreel and TV documentary through to the present, where the ability to put together short films that capture our stories is really within everyone’s grasp.
“Short films being made now, like the stories from our Postcards from the Tweed workshop, will be the future historical documents of our community.”
Old and Gold screens at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah from 5.30pm. The Tweed on Film exhibition continues until Saturday 25 November. Admission is free but bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (02) 6670 2493.