New Shores – Tale of Convict Parramatta

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North Parramatta Residents Action Group presents

New Shores – Tale of Convict Parramatta


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

22 May 2016

Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1937 Venice Film Festival

Like a plot from a Coen Brothers movie, the making of Third Reich era German film Zu neuen Ufern (To New Shores) is a bizarre story in itself. Produced by German film studios in 1937, the story tells of an 1840s English woman wrongly convicted of forgery and transported across the globe to the Parramatta Female Factory.

Portrayed by Swedish actress Zarah Leander, Gloria – who had been a singer in London – must now endure the consequences of her wrongful seven year sentencing to the colonies. Filled with betrayal, heartbreak and perseverance, the film embodies the struggle of many women inside the walls of the Parramatta Female Factory.

Join NPRAG.org, Professor Carol Liston (Western Sydney University) and James Findlay (University of Sydney) for a talk and screening of this fascinating collision of Parramatta’s colonial past and Germany’s pre-war cultural machine. This film highlights the importance of Parramatta Female Factory’s application for National Heritage Listing.

Download a PDF version of the To New Shores program here: To New Shores Progam

Classification: CTC
Distributor: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation www.murnau-stiftung.de

Dates & Times:
Sunday 22 May 2pm

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Ticket Options

Adult $18
Pensioner $15
F/T Student $15
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

Duration

Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes (Plus post-screening talk)

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