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Curator’s Cut

The NT Library officially launched their Curator’s Cut program as part of the Darwin International Film Festival last month. The series showcases rare films from their audio-visual collection, with one film screened each month until March next year.

The program is the result of a successful pilot program in 2018, which included home videos, commercially released films, cassettes, CDs and DVDs. Documentary style films were selected followed by post-show talks from people connected to the film or experts on the subject.

This time ‘round, the Library continues to couple the documentary films with a post-film talk, but they’ve introduced classic feature-length films, including this month’s screening of The Overlanders.

Set in 1942 during WWII, the film follows the gripping tale of a rag-tag droving team in and their epic cattle drive – a 3,000km journey across the Australian outback. 

The Overlanders was an ambitious film project, produced at a time when Australia was recovering from the trauma of global conflict. 

The Overlanders WED 16 OCT | 5.30-7.30PM | NORTHERN TERRITORY LIBRARY | FREE | ntl.nt.gov.au

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