On 25 September, St Ignatius' College Riverview's Class of 1965 gathered at their Alma Mater for a 50 Year Reunion and special preview screening of The View from '65, a film by Theo Clark Media telling the story of their time at the college. Through unearthed archival recordings and new interviews with ex-students and teachers, the film brings alive the story of Riverview in the 1960s and a vanished era of cadet parades, Latin Mass, open-air dormitories and chalkboard classrooms to capture a fascinating slice of Australian cultural history.
From growing up together to witnessing the arrival of the Beatles, living through Vatican II, and facing Conscription and Vietnam, Riverview's Class of '65 had a big story to tell, and this film will form a valuable document for future historians looking back on a fascinating time and place in Australian history. The documentary is the second in a series for the Riverview old boys, and will provide a wealth of information to future educational historians.
Read more in The Ignatian, December 2015 Edition.
It's the genius of the editing... and the music, sometimes almost subliminal, which did the job perfectly. It appeals across the board, not just for the blokes who were there and get the nuances. My young adult children now understand their father somewhat better. Compliments certainly don't come much higher than that - Review by R. Brennan.