Lost Cinema: Queensland Discoveries showcases a collection of international films that have recently been rediscovered in Queensland, having been previously considered lost forever.
Joel Archer, a Sunshine Coast-born lover of early cinema, has actively searched old theatres, sheds and houses across Queensland in the hopes of finding forgotten film prints. His diligence has led to the rediscovery and preservation of four silent films previously considered lost: two short films from Italy (Attilio Fabbri's The Redeeming Angel 1913 and Roberto Roberti's Prisoner of the Owls 1913), a German feature film directed by Ernst Wendt (The White Desert 1922), and Oscar-winning director Lewis Milestone's first American feature film (Seven Sinners 1925).
These screenings will feature live musical accompaniment by David Bailey on the Gallery's 1929 Wurlitzer organ.
This program features the world premiere of the restoration of Seven Sinners 1925, presented in partnership with the Academy Film Archive who undertook its careful restoration.
11.00am 05 February 2017 - Free, no bookings required Join us for a conversation with Joel Archer to hear about his lifelong love of early cinema and his hunt for lost films in townships across Queensland.
WURLITZER ORGAN TOURS - Free, bookings essential - The organ tours are now booked out. 05-19 February 2017 Enjoy a rare glimpse of the console and inside the chambers of the Gallery's 1929 Wurlitzer organ prior to each Lost Cinema: Queensland Discoveries screening.