Local film history on exhibition
Published Monday, 13th November 2017
Visitors to Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will soon be immersed in the history of local cinema as part of a new exhibition, Fairfield on Film.
On exhibition from 25 November 2017 to 31 March 2018, Fairfield on Film traces the emergence of Fairfield’s early picture palaces and theatres as well as the growth of the modern film industry and the work of local filmmakers.
Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone believes the exhibition is a great opportunity to celebrate and showcase the history of cinema and filmmaking in Fairfield City.
“Fairfield on Film explores the evolution of filmmaking and cinema in Fairfield City,” Mayor Carbone said.
“The exhibition looks back at Fairfield’s early cinemas and theatres such as The Crescent Cinema, The Fairfield Picture Palace, The Plaza Theatre and The Protea Cinema in Cabramatta, which was later renamed The Royal.
“The glamour of attending these old picture palaces is contrasted with the modern day film sector and how it provides a positive outlet for young people and aspiring filmmakers to tell stories from their own perspective.
“The people of Fairfield City have many unique stories to tell and I hope this exhibition serves as inspiration and encouragement for them to share their stories and experiences.”
The exhibition will feature a series of archival photographs, objects from the museum collection and interviews with local filmmakers, working together with a range of community members and organisations.
Featured local filmmakers include Maria Tran, Roxie Vuong, Thuy Nguyen and Ali Mousawi.
Fairfield on Film – Free
Official opening 2pm, 25 November
On exhibition until 31 March 2018
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
Parking off Oxford Street, Smithfield