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August 16, 2022

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Free tickets will be available for flood-affected members of our community.

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium is thrilled to present the second event in its 2022 Visiting Artist program in partnership with Musica Viva and supported by Southern Cross University.

The Sentimental Bloke is a 1919 Australian silent film based on C. J. Dennis’s tales of working-class life and love in the backstreets of Melbourne. 

In 2019, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) of Australia digitally restored the film to mark its 100th anniversary as part of the NFSA Restores program. In 2021, composer and pianist, Ian Munro, composed a new score for the film using Australian songs from the period of the film. Ian, and pianist Ying Ho, perform Ian’s new score live in the venue while the NFSA’s 2019 digitally restored film is played, so that the film may be enjoyed in as close to its original form as possible. The film screening will be followed by afternoon tea and talk by composer Ian Munro. 

This event will be held on 20 August at 6.30pm in Studio D1.29 at Southern Cross University, free tickets will again be available for flood-affected members of our community. 

For more information visit www.nrcac.edu.au.


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