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‘Strictly Ballroom’ 30th anniversary at NFSA

September 16, 2022

Paul Mercurio in Strictly Ballroom.

The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom on September 16 with a Canberra screening of the newly restored Australian classic, followed by a Q&A with stars Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice, as well as a party.

Strictly Ballroom was the award-winning debut feature film of internationally acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann and became one of the most beloved Australian films of all time.  Its world premiere took place at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992, where it received a 15-minute standing ovation.

The NFSA partnered with Spectrum Films, Strictly Ballroom producer Tristram Miall and Baz Luhrmann to restore the film for its NFSA Restores program, which digitises, restores, and preserves classic Australian films to the highest archival standards so they can be viewed in digital cinemas.

Strictly Ballroom also features in the NFSA’s Australians & Hollywood exhibition, which will run throughout 2023.

This special event ticket includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, entry to the Australians & Hollywood exhibition from 5.30pm, and entry to the party in the NFSA courtyard after the screening and Q&A. The screening will commence at 6:30pm.


September 16, 2022
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National Film and Sound Archive


National Film & Sound Archive
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