on the beach

Stanley Kramer, 134 mins, 1959, USA, B&W, 35mm. Courtesy: Chapel Distribution & NFSA

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On The Beach
Based on the popular novel by Nevil Shute, Stanley Kramer's quietly devastating sci-fi drama condemns war without firing a single shot.

In 1964, nuclear activity wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere. A group of people in Melbourne - the last surviving city in the world - await death as radioactive clouds drifts south.

Shifting the novel's emphasis on technology to a focus on human drama, the powerful, well-acted and deftly photographed On the Beach features a distinguished imported cast including Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins.

Dates   Sat 22 Jul 2006, 2pm
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