Newsfront (2001)





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Set between the years 1949 and 1956, Newsfront tracks the destinies of two brothers, their adventures and misadventures placed in the context of sweeping social and political changes in their native Australia. Both of the protagonists are newsreel photographers. Frank (Gerard Maguire) is constitutionally resistant to change, while Len (Bill Kennedy) welcomes any alterations in his own life and in the world around him. The film fluctuates between black and white and color, between actual news footage and reconstructed events. Newsfront is what The Way We Were might have looked like on a tiny budget with a cast of unknowns. The film represented a laudable feature-film directorial debut for one-time documentary filmmaker Philip Noyce. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Bill Hunter
as Len Maguire
Wendy Hughes
as Amy McKenzie
Gerard Kennedy
as Frank Maguire
Chris Haywood
as Chris Hewett
John Ewart
as Charlie Henderson
Don Crosby
as A.G. Marwood
Bryan Brown
as Geoff the Editor
John Clayton
as Cliff the Production Manager
John Dease
as Ken the Narrator
Drew Forsythe
as Bruce the Second Editor
Tony Barry
as Greasy the Sound Mixer
Mark Holden
as Len's New Assistant
Alexander Archdale
as Sir Charles
Bill Lyle
as Macka the Projectionist
Paul Jones
as Charlie's assistant
Bruce Spence
as Redex Trial Driver
Les Foxcroft
as Redex Trial Driver
Robyn Moase
as Dinah
John Flaus
as Father Coughlan
Chad Morgan
as Redex Singer
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Critic Reviews for Newsfront

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Full Review… | January 1, 2009
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Full Review… | October 31, 2007
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Chicago Sun-Times
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May 8, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Newsfront

"Newsfront" is a pleasant and nostalgic movie, told in a key a little too low to constantly involve us

Lee Mayo
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