Out of the dark of more hopeful times comes a vision of the hopeful 70s and the opening of the new cinema in Ballarat. 'Silver Rememberings' is a commission by Amy Tsilemanis curator at the Ballaarat Mechanics Institute (BMI) to create a short work using the recently discovered archive of cinema family.
The Anderson Family have run all things cinema in Ballarat for over 50 years. Their archive of 16mm and super 8 of Ballarat, the BMI and the Vegas cinema lift from a huge family archive created by the late John 'Jack' Anderson.
This film was first screened in The Minerva Space in September 2016 a space that has a long history as a cinema. It was also once The Britannia, then The Odeon. And then in the 70s the Anderson Family created The Vegas70, once the 80s hit it was simply the Vegas.
There sitting in the dark of the Minerva Space watching people of the 70s excitement at a new state of the art cinema, right there in the same space just years later.
Film by Erin McCuskey, music by local composer Christine Tammer this film will transport you through time in one place.
Silver Rememberings was in official selection at Castlemaine Local & International Film Festival and was awarded second.