MOVIES NOW – A SIX-PACK OF HAND PICKED PREVIEWS
Andrew L. Urban will present the 12th season of Movies Now for 6 Wednesdays
from October 14 – November 18 (6.30pm – 9pm), screening films before their
theatrical release, followed by a discussion and Q&A at Sydney’s Chauvel Cinema
Usually the first chance to see a new film in Sydney, Movies Now also gives
participants the opportunity to discuss the films after the screening, often
with a special guest, in a relaxed but informed environment. Movies Now is an
initiative of Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education and is open to
anyone over 18, without any eligibility requirements. “It’s an entertaining and
informative way to see some of the more interesting films before everyone else,”
"The element of surprise...is part of the enjoyment"
The films are not announced in advance, to ensure that participants view the
films with an open mind and a fresh attitude. “The element of surprise, usually
pleasant, is part of the enjoyment of the series,” says Andrew.
Previous participants have come from all walks of life and films screened have
ranged across genres and languages. When possible, Andrew is joined by special
guests, either the filmmakers or someone relevant to the film. Past guest have
included Australian directors Gillian Armstrong, Phil Noyce, Bruce Beresford,
Ray Lawrence, American producer Frank Marshall, Australian producer Al Clark,
Suburban Mayhem star Emily Barclay and many more.
"Modelled on the long-running New York University
course, Movies 101"
Modelled on the long-running New York University course, Movies 101,
presented by Professor Richard Brown, Movies Now was launched in July 2005, with
the first Sydney screening of the iconic Sin City, based on the graphic novel.
Australian films screened in previous courses (before their release) include
Look Both Ways, Little Fish, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Proposition, Suburban
Mayhem, Home Song Stories, Ten Canoes and Lucky Miles.
Published August 20, 2009
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