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CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH, THE

Australia, 1978 (MIFF 2008, Special Events)

Director: Fred Schepisi

MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush presents a film that had a formative experience on him, Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith. A Q&A session featuring Geoffrey Rush and Fred Schepisi will follow the screening.

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive 's Kodak/Atlab Project.


D/P/S Fred Schepisi PS NFSA TD 35mm/1978/120mins

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