Silent Film Night

Posted 14th Feb 2017

Enjoy a free evening under the stars for International Women’s Day celebrating how our early women filmmakers were indeed #BoldForChange.

The Woman Suffers, from 1918, was an important and controversial film in its time, and remains one of the most significant Australian silent features. The film is a full-scale melodrama of town and country, with sumptuous settings and high fashions, noted for its thoughtful expose of the double standard of morality – “The woman suffers – while the man goes free”. The film has been called ‘Australia’s first feminist feature film’, and this concentration on the plight of womanhood is evidence of the input of Lottie Lyell, a pioneer in the early Australian film industry. A critical and commercial success in 1918, the film was banned in New South Wales.  

This event is sponsored by the Northern Territory Government. 

11 March, 7pm for 7.30pm start
FREE entry, includes free light supper and drinks
Where: National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, 2 Stuart Tce

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