Australians & Hollywood celebrates homegrown talent and stories

Exclusive to Canberra, the exhibition Australians & Hollywood has opened at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and is on view until 17 July 2022.

The show promises to celebrate iconic moments in contemporary Australian film and the people and stories that brought them to life, with props such as steering wheels from Mad Max and costumes from Moulin Rouge, behind-the-scenes footage and other special moments in film on display from household names Eric Bana, Paul Hogan, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, David Michôd, George Miller, Norma Moriceau, Mia Wasikowska, and more.

Cate Blanchett photography by Mark Rogers

Supporting a deep-dive into this history of entertainment, the NFSA has produced a series of interviews which you can watch from home that offer greater insight into Australia’s creatives, we hear from Mia Wasikowska, George Miller, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, and Angourie Rice.

For the cinephile in your life, or simply a left-of-centre date idea, head along to the NFSA’s Valetine’s Day weekend where you appreciate 3 romantic films (10 Things I Hate About You, Moulin Rouge! and The Witches of Eastwick) and the exhibition itself, with a drink on arrival.

At select times families and children are encouraged to attend styled in their very own film-inspired costume. In addition, for teachers and students there is information online about curriculum aligned programming.

The event is ticketed, you can purchase entry online here.