Silver Rememberings is a short film about small town cinema.
Silver Rememberings is a vision of the hopeful 70s and the opening of the new cinema in Ballarat. Commissioned by Amy Tsilemanis, curator at the Ballaarat Mechanics Institute (BMI). The aim was 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 film of Ballarat, the BMI and the Vegas Cinema come from a huge family archive created by the late John ‘Jack’ Anderson.
This film was first screened in September 2016 in The Minerva Space, which 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, which became the Vegas in the 80s.
Film by Yum Studio’s Erin McCuskey and music by composer Christine Tammer.