This announcement was posted on the Cinema Reborn Facebook page on 1 March 2019.
It is with considerable regret that Cinema Reborn’s Organising Committee announces that it will not be able to present the second edition of the festival, currently announced for 2-6 May 2019. For the Organising Committee the decision to not proceed in 2019 has been a very difficult one.
However, the choice to postpone for this year will allow us time to plan and restock our resources, and in 2020 once again present a uniquely Australian celebration of the great history of the Cinema.
For 2019 we had intended to present an exciting programme of 22 sessions of newly restored classics, archival rarities and informed accompanying discussions. Much of our 2019 program was already in place, and some of our interstate partnerships will still go ahead. This ensures that, in the meantime, a little of the spirit of Cinema Reborn 2019 will still be with us, at least outside Sydney.
Adelaide audiences will be able to enjoy seven films selected for 2019 at the Media Resource Centre’s Mercury Cinema from 24 April to 29 May, presented as part of the MRC’s Cinematheque program. Canberra audiences can also enjoy two of our 2019 selection at the NFSA’s Arc Cinema. We shall keep our supporters informed about these programs. Click on the links for details.
We thank you for your understanding.
The Organising Committee, Cinema Reborn.