FOBL hosts regular speaker events with a wide range of renowned authors, journalists, actors, academics and local identities.
The funds raised are utilised both to enhance the library’s services and to enrich its book collection.

We gather in the Balmain Town Hall Small Meeting room. A light supper is served after each event and audience questions.
FOBL greatly appreciates the time generously given by our speakers to entertain and enlighten us as well as supporting our fund raising efforts.


Friday November 29th 2019 - From Page to Screen with Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford has directed over 30 feature films during a career spanning fifty years.

Probably his best-known film is Driving Miss Daisy which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989. He was nominated for an Academy award for the script of Breaker Morant (1979), and direction of Tender Mercies (1981). Black Robe (1992) won the Canadian Academy Award.

Other films include Crimes of the Heart, The Fringe Dwellers, Double Jeopardy, Paradise Road, Mao’s Last Dancer, and a 3-hour Bonnie and Clyde for TV.

His most recent films include Mr. Church (2015) with Eddie Murphy and part 4 of the TV series Roots (2015), the TV movie Flint (2017) with Queen Latifah and Betsy Brandt, and Ladies in Black, his acclaimed adaptation of Madeleine St John’s novel (2018/19).

Join Bruce for an inspiring talk focusing on his career as a filmmaker and his recently published book, The Best Film I Never Made, a collection of reminiscences about films and people.

Date: Friday 29th November 2019
Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Location: Balmain Town Hall
Cost (incl. a light supper)
Members: $15.00+fees                                     
Non-Members: $20.00+fees    

Tickets are available online at:  Eventbrite