New Festival Alert: American Indie Cinema at Palace Centro
Ashleigh Hopping | On 05, May 2016
A brand new film festival is launching from the 19th of May at Palace Centro Cinema celebrating the past, present and future of independent cinema from the US.
Essential Independents: American Cinema, NowÂ is directed by one of Australia’s most respected film curators Richard Sowada and will be taking place across Australia in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra. The annual event willÂ showcaseÂ new narrative feature, feature documentary, andÂ short works; retrospectives on crafts-people from behind and in front of the camera; guestsÂ from key US-based international film festivals; independent filmmaker guests; talks and masterclasses and special event screenings.
â€œUS independent cinema has produced some of the most iconic films across the decadesâ€ saysÂ Artistic Director Richard Sowada. â€œFar from being bogged down by the studio parallel universe,Â American independent cinema has constantly responded to changing moods, politics and technologyÂ and continues to create some of the most urgent, vibrant and influential cinema today.â€
â€œWeâ€™re delighted to be developing this program for national audiences and look forward to breakingÂ some new voices in Australia and perhaps internationallyâ€ says Benjamin Zeccola, Palace Cinemasâ€™Â CEO. â€œItâ€™s exciting and distinctive cinema and with the critical voices emerging from the USÂ rightÂ now, we feel the program will not only be entertaining but throw a new perspective on what weÂ know of contemporary American cinema.”
What: Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now
Where: Palace Centro Cinemas
When: 19th May-1st of June
How Much: General admission $15-$19.50 (or purchase a 5, 10 or 20 film pass)
For tickets, head toÂ the Essential Independents website.