I can't believe we've reached the second last day of the Sydney Film Festival! As per usual, the days have flown by in a ferver of films and brilliant film chats with friends new and old.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing the second screening of Neighbouring Sounds and hosting a Q&A with writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho. Then later tonight Kleber and I will both take part in a panel discussion at the wonderful new addition to the event: The Festival Hub.
Here are the details:
Will cinemas go the way of the video store? Will our attention span shrink along with the size of screens? Will 3D, 4D or 48fps save the cinema experience? How will we engage with cinema in the future and what's at stake for? If the diversity of what's on our screens is under threat, is there an opportunity to redefine cinephilia as a form of activism or resistance? Join our panel of film buffs and practitioners as we explore the evolving ways in which we view, experience, share and discuss cinema.Have your say on twitter too: #FCESFF.The panel will be chaired by Radio National's Jason Di Rosso. You'll also hear from:
- Alice Tynan, film critic and host of Friday On My Mind at AFTRS- Film critic and SFF Official Competition jury member Boyd Van Hoeij
- Writer, programmer and filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho (SFF Official Competition filmNeighbouring Sounds)
- Richard Sowada, Head of Film Programs at the Australian Centre for the Moving ImageFREESaturday 16 June, 7-8.30pmSydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)