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Friday, 27 July 2018

New in print - John Turner's mammoth THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN FILM SOCIETIES

John Turner, historian, dedicated cinephile and long time worker for the film society movement writes: I don't know whether you know that I finally completed The History of Australian Film Societies. It only took 15 years!!!!. 

Below is the brochure which will enable anyone interested to order a copy. 

Hopefully there will be a review to follow soon. Thanks to Bill Kerr for the image of the book cover.

THE HISTORY OF
AUSTRALIAN FILM SOCIETIES
BY JOHN TURNER
This book has been written by John Turner and produced by ACOFS.
It is a very detailed tribute to all those who have participated in the Film Society movement over seventy years. It includes over 50 personalities, 40 societies, all state Federations and Australia-wide organisations.

Not John Turner,
Diary of a Country Priest, Robert Bresson, France
(An early importation by the film society movement)
There are 554 packed pages, including many photos!
Read all about-

  •   The contribution made to the social and cultural life of Australia by the film society movement.
  •   What was, and when was, the first film society formed?
  •   Why were state Federations created?
  •   Are national film society bodies necessary?
  •   Who were the movers and shakers making the film movement
    so important?
  •   Creation of the AFI and the major Film Festivals, and why
    ultimately, these organisations had to go it alone.
  •   The popularity of film weekends.
  •   The influence on censorship laws and other government
    policies.
  •   Relationships between Film Societies and the major non-
    theatrical film bodies, especially the National Lending
    Collection and the National Film and Sound Archive.
  •   The early involvement with State Film Centres and the
    National Film Theatre of Australia.
  •   A chronological account of the major events at state and
    national levels.
  •   An examination of publications from film society newsletters
    to country wide catalogues and magazines, often widely
    circulated outside the movement.
  •   Which films were important to societies over the past seventy
    years?
  •   Appendices listing all significant dates, office bearers of
    Federations and ACOFS.
ACOFS has made copies available to State Film Society Federations at a discounted rate of $50. All societies affiliated with ACOFS through their State Federation are being offered one copy of the book subsided by their Federation. Contact your Federation to determine the actual purchase price for you, for this first copy.. Additional copies will be charged at $50 for purchases made through member societies or Federations, or $75 to others purchased directly from ACOFS.
ORDER FORM for:
THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN FILM SOCIETIES

For copies of THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN FILM SOCIETIES Ordered through ........................................(Film Federation) Quantity --------------at $50 each ..............$..........
Post and handling $15 per book (if posted)..$...........

Total due..........................................$ ........ An invoice will be sent to you if requested.
Name ..........................................................................................
Address .......................................................................................
Email ....................................................
Payment was made through cheque/cash/EFT/other......... (Please circle your choice)
Cheques to be made payable to “Australian Council of Film Societies” and sent with this order form to John Turner, 20 Craithie Avenue, Park Orchards,Vic 3114.
Or pay by EFT to Australian Council of Film Societies, NAB Melbourne,
BSB: 083 004, A/c 5617 98446, and quote your surname and HISTORY.
If you pay by EFT, please send your order form to the above postal address or email to 
treasurer@acofs.org.au
For copies of THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN FILM SOCIETIES Quantity --------------at $75 each ..............$..........
Post and handling $15 per book (if posted)..$...........
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Total due..........................................$ ........ An invoice will be sent to you if requested.
Name ..........................................................................................
Address .......................................................................................
Email ....................................................
Payment was made through cheque/cash/EFT/other......... (Please circle your choice)
Cheques to be made payable to “Australian Council of Film Societies” and sent with this order form to John Turner, 20 Craithie Avenue, Park Orchards,Vic 3114.
Or pay by EFT to Australian Council of Film Societies, NAB Melbourne,
BSB: 083 004, A/c 5617 98446, and quote your surname and HISTORY.
If you pay by EFT, please send your order form to the above postal address or email to treasurer@acofs.org.au

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