Sydney Film Festival’s Screen Day Out returns for high school students in 2019

Lawrence Johnston, Eternity 1994Sydney Film Festival has announced the return of Screen Day Out – an exciting program for high school students at the State Theatre on Thursday 6 and Thursday 13 June 2019.

The 2019 Screen Day Out program includes: Eternity – a brand-new National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) digital restoration of Lawrence Johnston’s 1994 film about Arthur Stace – a Sydneysider who famously chalked the word Eternity on his hometown’s streets; and The Miracle of the Little Prince – a captivating documentary exploring the nature of language and culture, particularly disappearing Indigenous languages, through Antoine Saint-Exupéry’s classic book The Little Prince.

All Screen Day Out sessions will be introduced by filmmakers or special guests, and after the screening students will have the opportunity to ask questions. In addition, in-depth ATOM Study Guides have been created for each film and will be available for teachers to download from The Education Shop.

“We are delighted that students participating in Screen Day Out will be able to discover the story of Arthur Stace, a Sydney icon, in this beautiful NFSA Restores digital restoration which gives new life to director Lawrence Johnston’s documentary and Academy Award winner Dion Beebe’s stunning black and white cinematography work,” said NFSA CEO Jan Müller.

“The NFSA collection exists to excite and inspire, and our partnership with Sydney Film Festival allows us to reach new generations and audiences with these restored Australian classics.”

Sydney Film Festival’s Screen Day Out takes place at the State Theatre on Thursday 6 and Thursday 13 June 2019. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Lawrence Johnston, Eternity, 1994 (film still)