Merrily we go to the movies
Groundbreaking female directors from the 1930s to today are showcased in a film program at the Gallery. Quick-paced, whip-smart and awaiting rediscovery by new Sydney audiences, we might say they channel the spirit of Señora Spencer, the world’s first female projectionist.
7 months ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
Anna May Wong was no ordinary star. Born in Los Angeles in 1905 to second-generation Chinese parents, she broke into Hollywood at a time when studios baulked at screen-testing actresses of colour.
1 year, 6 months ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
A year that shook the world
To commemorate the golden anniversary of 1968, the Gallery’s latest film season offers a genre-spanning, globetrotting snapshot of a year that shook the world.
1 year, 11 months ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
Vale Robert Herbert
On 28 June 2017 the Gallery’s longstanding and much-loved curator of film, Robert Herbert, passed away. In this post, we reflect on the huge contribution his film program made to the Gallery and the arts generally in Sydney.
2 years, 6 months ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
Filmmakers have never ceased to draw on stories from the Victorian era. The Gallery's 'Straight-laced and scandalous' film series showcases feature films that explore the rituals and political consciousness of the late 19th century.
2 years, 7 months ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd