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New Festival Alert: American Indie Cinema at Palace Centro

New Festival Alert: American Indie Cinema at Palace Centro

| 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, Now 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 will showcase new narrative feature, feature documentary, and short works; retrospectives on crafts-people from behind and in front of the camera; guests from key US-based international film festivals; independent filmmaker guests; talks and masterclasses and special event screenings.

Richard Sowada“US independent cinema has produced some of the most iconic films across the decades” says Artistic Director Richard Sowada. “Far from being bogged down by the studio parallel universe, American independent cinema has constantly responded to changing moods, politics and technology and continues to create some of the most urgent, vibrant and influential cinema today.”

“We’re delighted to be developing this program for national audiences and look forward to breaking some new voices in Australia and perhaps internationally” says Benjamin Zeccola, Palace Cinemas’ CEO. “It’s exciting and distinctive cinema and with the critical voices emerging from the US right now, we feel the program will not only be entertaining but throw a new perspective on what we 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 to the Essential Independents website.

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