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

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Event Details

21 November 2017 at 6:30 pm – 21 November 2017 at 8:00 pm
G1.04 Lecture Theatre
Caulfield campus
Open to:
All welcome
Art, Design and Architecture; Caulfield campus; General


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.

Screening: Tuesday 21 November 2017, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Cost: Free, all welcome.

Monash University
Art Design & Architecture
G1.04 Lecture Theatre
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East VIC 3145

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.