Tuesday 27 April 2021

CINEMA REBORN - a few pointers, some thank you's, some recommendations - DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, THREE IN ONE, THE LEOPARD

James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Destry Rides Aagin

Cinema Reborn gets underway tomorrow night  Thursday 29th night at 6.30 pm when DESTRY RIDES AGAIN hits the Randwick Ritz screen in a brand new 4K restoration from Universal Pictures. The restoration was done under the supervision of Martin Scorsese’s World Film Foundation. Tickets are still available at regular Ritz Randwick prices and you can book IF YOU CLICK HERE (booking fee applies) or just walk up on the night.


…..and a special thanks to the enthusiastic staff at the Ritz who have recognised our festival with this special bit of business up in lights out the front.


….and again speaking of enthusiasts, a big thanks to David Tiley of Screen Hub for a terrific report on the prospects for the weekend and some recommendations. You can read his preview IF YOU CLICK HERE



…and another heartfelt thanks to Cinema Reborn’s two key institutional supporters the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and Italian Institute of Culture in Sydney.  The NFSA is supplying us not merely the 35mm print of Cecil Holmes 50s classic THREE IN ONE but a print in excellent condition that will show off Ross Wood’s remarkable black and white photography to its full effect. Some people are coming a long way to participate in what will be the film’s first theatrical screening in Sydney for decades, a unique opportunity given that the film has never been released on video or DVD, is not on a streaming service and hasn’t been screened on television for over fifty years. Special thanks to Cecil Holmes daughter Amanda Holmes Tzafrir for permission to have this rare screening.

Cecil Holmes with actor Sydney Cook during filming of 'I, the Aboriginal' at
Katherine River, Northern Territory, 1962.'

photo Sandra Lebrun Holmes,
'Faces in the Sun' autobiography. (Copyright Amanda Holmes Tzafrir)


The Italian Institute of Culture is supporting the screenings of the three Italian films in the 2021 selection  - THE LEOPARD by Luchino Visconti, LE AMICHE/THE GIRLFRIENDS by Michelangelo Antonioni and our first ever silent classic FILIBUS by Mario Roncoroni. The music for FILIBUS will be provided by the impeccable accompanist Donald Sosin on a specially recorded soundtrack


There are still tickets available to all ten sessions. You can book (includes booking fee) on ON THE RITZ WEBSITE   or buy tickets at the Box Office from 10.00 am each day. If you buy yoyur tickets at the Box Office you can redeem the NSW Government Dine and Discover vouchers.

Cinema Reborn’s work is supported by a network of volunteers who freely give their time and service to select, manage, present and write about the annual event and its program. Donations to support this work are always welcome and our donors are listed in the printed catalogue providing they arrive before the print deadline this week. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, no matter how small, or large, you may do so online through the Australian Cultural Fund. JUST CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, The Leopard

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