Loading

Ritz Cinemas

Book Tickets

Select day

Previous Next

Book a session

They lived, died, laughed and loved behind a newsreel camera.

A true classic of our national cinema, Newsfront is a serious contender for Australia's best film. Incorporating real newsreel footage, and spanning a tumultous period of Australian history (from the rabbit plague to the rise of Robert Menzies), the film is fascinating purely as historical document. But it's ultimately the very human story of an ageing cameraman grappling with his increasing irrelevance that proves Newsfront's most indelible feature.

In Australia in the late 1940s, before the coming of television, Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) and his young sidekick Chris (Chris Haywood) cover the big news stories for the Cinetone newsreel company. An old-school cameraman, Len is loyal to the company, the Australian Labor party and the Catholic church, but times are changing. He struggles to maintain his principles in turbulent times.

Rating

PG

Duration

110

Cast

Bill Hunter, Wendy Hughes, Gerard Kennedy, Chris Haywood, John Ewart, Don Crosby, Bryan Brown, Angela Punch McGregor, John Clayton

Director

Phillip Noyce

Can't decide? What about...

35mm Lonely Hearts (1982)

Release Date: 04 Feb 2023

Add Reminder
35mm Breaker Morant (1980)

Release Date: 03 Dec 2022

Add Reminder
35mm Backroads (1977)

Release Date: 22 Oct 2022

Add Reminder

Release Date: 22 Jul 2023

Add Reminder

Release Date: 20 May 2023

Add Reminder
35mm My First Wife (1984)

Release Date: 25 Mar 2023

Add Reminder
35mm Man of Flowers (1983)

Release Date: 11 Mar 2023

Add Reminder
35mm The Clinic (1982)

Release Date: 04 Mar 2023

Add Reminder

Release Date: 18 Feb 2023

Add Reminder
Previous Next
Close

Discover vouchers accepted at Ritz!

Bring in your Discover voucher today and save up to $11 on movie tickets – click HERE for more information. 

Continue To Website