The Australian Cinémathèque presents a free screening of Peter Weir's classic 1981 film Gallipoli on Anzac Day 2017. The film will be screened from a restored 35mm print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.
'Gallipoli tells the tale of two young soldiers, Archy Hamilton (Mark Lee) and Frank Dunne (Mel Gibson). Each competitive runners, their initial rivalry soon transforms into a close friendship – or, rather, mateship. They each join the Anzacs, but Weir luxuriates in the quotidian details of their lives rather than rushing into battle. It is a story of mateship, of tragedy, of a young nation and the young men who sacrificed their lives in its name.' SBS