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10/1/2013: LIFE AFTER PI AT MOVIES NOW

Ang Lee’s astonishing film, Life of Pi, was the closing film screened (unannounced) at Andrew L. Urban’s Movies Now course on December 5 at Dendy Newton, as a special additional session to mark the end of the 20th edition of the 6 week course. Urban is now planning the 21st course, starting on February 6, 2013, also at Dendy Newtown. Info & enrol

The first and only contemporary movie appreciation course run through Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education, Movies Now is inspired by Movies 101 at New York University, which has been running for over 30 years. The premise is to screen films unannounced in advance, followed by an informed discussion led by Urban and including special guests.

Guests have included directors Bruce Beresford and Phillip Noyce, Raymond Longford awarded producer Al Clark, script specialist Duncan Thompson, AFTRS screen studies lecturers Dr Karen Pearlman and Mike Jones, actor/writer/director Lewis Fitz-Gerald and founder of digital wizkiddery Fuel VFX, Paul Butterworth.

Movies that have ‘premiered’ at Movies Now recently in addition to Life of Pi include Anna Karenina, Robot & Frank, The Master and in previous courses participants were the first to see The Artist, My Week With Marilyn, Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy, Oranges and Sunshine and the Oscar winning Winter’s Bone.

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