Film screening: The Dream of Perfection (the lost opera house film)

Film screening: The Dream of Perfection (the lost opera house film)

  • 21 November 2017, 6.30–8pm
  • Monash University
    Art Design & Architecture
    G1.04 Lecture Theatre
    900 Dandenong Road
    Caulfield East VIC 3145

  • Free, all welcome

Join us for a free screening of The Dream of Perfection, the dramatic story of the building of the Sydney Opera House, culminating in architect Jørn Utzon’s departure from the project.

Director John Weiley was commissioned in 1968 to make the documentary Autopsy on a Dream by then BBC2 controller David Attenborough, and following its only screening on the BBC, it was destroyed – literally chopped to pieces on the chopping block. Miraculously, a mute print of Autopsy on a Dream was rediscovered in a BBC vault this year, and has now been restored with sound saved by John Weiley, and with a new prologue.

The Dream of Perfection is presented as part of the ArchiFlix Architecture & Design Film Festival.