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Australia on the Silver Screen: Siege of Pinchgut

Past Event

Sunday, 26 March 2017 - 2pm to 3:45pm

Australia on the Silver Screen: Siege of Pinchgut

1959, 100 mins

Digitally restored edition with soundtrack

Based on a true story, The Siege of Pinchgut is a taut 1959 thriller from the famed Ealing Studios, directed by Harry Watt.

Prisoner Matt Kirk is facing a long and arduous sentence. But when an opportunity to escape incarceration is presented in the form of a stolen ambulance, Matt, his younger brother Johnny and two other convicts do not waste a moment.

Australia on the Silver Screen series includes the following:

  • The Overlanders – Sunday March 5
  • Eureka Stockade – Sunday March 12
  • The Shiralee – Sunday March 19
  • Siege of Pinchgut - Sunday March 26
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