Date: 4th May 2012, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Venue: Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
A screening of Mrs Carey's Concert, followed by a talk by Bob Connolly on observational narrative film with excerpts from earlier films.
Mrs Carey’s Concert
Directed by Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond, Mrs Carey’s Concert is a multi-award winning observational documentary about music making and coming of age at an elite girls school.
Connolly began his career at the ABC, directing some 30 documentaries in the 1970s and winning several national awards. He left the ABC to work independently with Robin Anderson, releasing First Contact (1983), Joe Leahy’s Neighbours (1989) and Black Harvest (1992). Shot in the PNG Highlands over ten years, these 3 films won 30 national and international awards, including an Oscar nomination for First Contact. In 1996 Connolly and Anderson released Rats in the Ranks and their last film together was Facing the Music (2001). In 2002, Bob Connolly’s wife and professional colleague Robin Anderson died aged 51.
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