Friends of the National Library and Reel McCoy Film Society Screening
- 3 September 2014, 6pm-9pm
- Theatre, Lower Ground 1
Free for members of the Friends of the NLA and members of the Reel McCoy Film SocietyNo bookings required
SMITHY (Australia 1946) 114 min. DVD
Director Ken G. Hall Cast Ron Randell, Muriel Steinbeck, John Tate, Joy Nichols
A JOINT SCREENING WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE NFSA
Introduced by Ray Edmondson, President
Smithy is a landmark Australian film biography of the legendary aviator Charles Kingsford Smith. The Australian film studio Cinesound and director Ken G. Hall had a history of producing popular, successful feature films and this is no exception. Modelled on the style of the sumptuous Hollywood biopic, Smithy follows the young aviator in his quest for perfection, culminating in his famous trans-Pacific flight.
No bookings required.