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Dolores Del Rio, 1935, from the Gilbert Roland Collection at the Academy Film Archive. Dorothy Dandridge, ca. 1940, from the Fayard Nicholas Family Home Movie Collection at the Academy Film Archive

ACMI and the Academy Film Archive present

Hollywood Home Movies from the Academy Film Archive with Live Score by Sally Seltmann

USA | Unclassified (All Ages)

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A live score by Sally Seltmann sets the scene for a beautiful collection of unguarded moments from the lives of Hollywood's greatest screen goddesses.

Studio control, be gone! We delve into the Academy Film Archive to present a program of home movies, screen tests and behind-the-scenes moments from the private and professional lives of some of Hollywood's screen goddess greats. Away from the studio lot, and without the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, these personal moments reveal the women behind the screen goddess façade. Featuring Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge, Dorothy Arzner and many more, this collection of works begins almost a hundred years ago and takes us on a journey of classic Hollywood.

This very special silent screening will be paired with a musical accompaniment by singer-songwriter Sally Seltmann who draws on her earlier works as New Buffalo to piece together a score that is playful and melancholic in equal measure.

Australian Premiere

Format: DCP
Language: Silent
Source: Academy Film Archive
Duration: 83 mins


Sun 3 Sep 2023





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83 mins


Unclassified (All Ages)


Cinema 1, Level 2
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About Sally Seltmann

Sally Seltmann is the Aria-nominated, APRA and Screen Music Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter. Her intoxicating albums include Hey Daydreamer; Heart That’s Pounding; Somewhere, anywhere; and The Last Beautiful Day. Sally is the co-writer of the worldwide hit, and Grammy nominated song '1234', performed by Feist. Having previously performed under the name New Buffalo, Sally is a member of Seeker Lover Keeper with Sarah Blasko and Holly Throsby.

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