BOOK CLUB: FIGHT CLUB + Discussion
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BOOK CLUB: FIGHT CLUB + Discussion

BOOK CLUB AT THE NFSA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CANBERRA WRITERS FESTIVAL
Sun
16
Sun 16 Jun 1:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
139 Mins | Book Club
June
Sun 16 Jun

1999 DCP| US | D: David Fincher 
 
An unnamed narrator suffering from insomnia establishes an underground fight club with the mysterious Tyler Durden in Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 satirical novel. The first rule? You don’t talk about fight club.  
 
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton thrill in David Fincher’s iconic film adaptation, which also stars Helena Bonham CarterNow a cult classic, Fight Club confronts loneliness, violence, purpose and masculinity in the modern world with edgy violence and dark humour. 
 
A brilliantly realized series of sucker punches, a philosophical howl disguised as a muscular guy movie’ – TV Guide Magazine 
 
The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film and the novel with special guest Andrew Hutchinson in conversation with Kaya Wilson.

discounted season pass is available for the Book Club at the NFSA program. Learn more

ANDREW HUTCHINSON 
Andrew Hutchinson is an award-winning author and blogger based in Canberra. His debut novel, Rohypnolwon the Victorian Premiere’s Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript and was published internationally by Random House in 2007.  Rohypnol was also a Canberra Critics Circle Award, and was shortlisted for the Kathleen Mitchell Award for debut fiction in 2008. Hutchinson’s second novel, ONE, was published by Penguin Random House in 2018 and shortlisted for the ACT Book of the Year for 2019. Hutchinson’s writing blog won the Words and Writing category in the Australian Writers’ Centre ‘Best Australian Blogs 2014’ competition, while his non-fiction work has been published by Social Media Today, ArtsHub, Smart Company, Hootsuite, and many others. 
 
Moderator: 
KAYA WILSON 
Kaya Wilson is a writer, tsunami scientist and lover of all things ocean who somehow finds himself living in Canberra. His writing explores issues of identity, belonging and masculinity.  
Kaya's first book, As Beautiful As Any Other was included in The Guardian’s ’25 best Australian books of 2021’. Wilson was the winner of the 2019 Writing NSW Varuna Fellowship, a runner-up in the 2019 Kill Your Darlings New Critic Award and was shortlisted for Penguin Australia’s 2019 Write It Fellowship. 

June
Sun 16 Jun

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601