Anna May Wong was no ordinary star. Born in Los Angeles in 1905 to second-generation Chinese parents, she broke into Hollywood at a time when studios baulked at screen-testing actresses of colour.
7 months, 3 weeks ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
A year that shook the world
To commemorate the golden anniversary of 1968, the Gallery’s latest film season offers a genre-spanning, globetrotting snapshot of a year that shook the world.
1 year ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
Vale Robert Herbert
On 28 June 2017 the Gallery’s longstanding and much-loved curator of film, Robert Herbert, passed away. In this post, we reflect on the huge contribution his film program made to the Gallery and the arts generally in Sydney.
1 year, 7 months ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
Filmmakers have never ceased to draw on stories from the Victorian era. The Gallery's 'Straight-laced and scandalous' film series showcases feature films that explore the rituals and political consciousness of the late 19th century.
1 year, 8 months ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd