Come along to the newly renovated Wollondilly Shire Hall for a magical night of heritage cinema and live music.
The 60 minute performance is a screening of selected films from the National Film and Sound Archive’s Corrick Collection presented with a live music and foley score by three musicians.
A FREE family friendly event.
The Marvellous Corricks were eight talented siblings: seven sisters and their brother, Leonard. He was just 14 years old when he started screening silent films.
It was 1901 and his early projections – a highlight of his family’s travelling shows filled with sketches and singalongs – would light up the world.
Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures presents these100-year-old films featuring fascinating newsreels and dramatic films that once awed our local communities with the latest in cinematography.
Now, a selection of Leonard’s films, some black-and-white, some gorgeously hand-tinted – digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) – represent a rare vision of a former world.
Paying homage to The Marvellous Corricks’ musical talents, renowned Tasmanian composer and performer Dean Stevenson and his band will accompany these moving pictures with a playful new musical soundscape.
So, bring your family as we welcome Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures into the 21st century.
Presented by the National Film and Sound Archive Digital Restoration Program – NFSA Restores – Reviving Australia’s cinema icons.
Tour produced by Emma Corrick, Critical Stages Touring, Southern Tablelands Arts and South East Arts, and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Originally produced by Ten Days on the Island.