Plans for Cinema Reborn 2021 are moving right along.
This year sales will be for each individual film and we will not be offering a season or subscription ticket. Covid distancing requirements and seat allocation make this too difficult to manage when the theatres are not able to be filled to capacity. If you are looking to see all or a substantial selection of our ten film program we would suggest you consider the significant discounts and concessions offered by the Ritz Cinema under its Ritz Royalty membership program. You can check out the details if you CLICK HERE
CINEMA REBORN WEBSITE
Cinema Reborn attempts to provide its patrons with detailed information about each of our films, the directors, full credits and details of the restoration that has taken place top bring the films back into public attention. These are published on our website cinemareborn.org.au and in the printed catalogue published at the time of the screenings. These notes are written by renowned critics and scholars and provide significant insight into our program. The first three titles we have announced have now had their complete webpage published and you can find these if you click on the links:
The notes on the website now include David Hare and Adrian Danks on our Opening Film DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, Rod Bishop on our Saturday Night Special THE LEOPARD/IL GATTOPARDO and Bruce Hodsdon on our closing night CRISS CROSS. If you want to start on our front page featuring the image of the radiant Claudia Cardinale in Luchino Visconti’s 1963 masterpiece JUST CLICK HERE Each of the films has a link to bookings on the Ritz website.
We will be announcing more titles in the 2021 season in the near future.
…and just a reminder folks if you are minded to support the entirely voluntary work that goes into the presentation of each Cinema Reborn season you can donate through the Australian Cultural Fund and receive a tax deduction for the amount you give. CLICK ON THIS LINK
SEVEN BEAUTIES: LINA WERTMULLER AT THE RITZ
The Randwick Ritz in association with the Italian Institute for Culture and Cinema Reborn will be presenting seven films by Italy’s foremost female director in season commencing on Sunday 28 March.
Scholar and critic Jane Mills will introduce the first film in the series, THE LIZARDS/I BASILISCHI (Italy, 1963) and says “Irreverent, rule-breaking and impossible to define, Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller was the first woman to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 1977. Feminist (although often contested!) and reliably non-conformist, her films take the absurdities of society and turn them on their heads. The results are sometimes witty, sometimes shocking, always political.” For more details and bookings CLICK HERE
JEAN-LUC GODARD’S BREATHLESS/A BOUT DE SOUFFLE AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
If you’ve never seen Breathless, now is the time. If you have, then you’ve never seen it like this: newly restored in 4K and projected on the big screen in all its ground-breaking brilliance. Sensual, thrilling and effortlessly cool, Breathless changed cinema forever.
Cinema Reborn has a free double pass to any single film in the Alliance Française French Film Festival and it will go to the first person who can answer the question: “Who played Parvelesco in Godard’s A Bout de Souffle?Send your answer to email@example.com and make sure to include your mail address so that the pass can be forwarded.
Full details of the Alliance Française French Film Festival can be found if you CLICK HERE
More news coming soon.