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Sat Feb 19 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
129 Mins
1992 | DCP | USA | D: George Miller   

In association with the ANU-The Canberra Times ‘Meet the Author’ series.
David Stratton will be in conversation with Alex Sloan, on his new book, My Favourite Movies, followed by a screening of one of them, Lorenzo’s Oil . Australia's best-loved film critic will discuss the movies which are his personal favourites of all time, as well as titbits and insights from the leading directors and actors he has met over half a century.
There are dramas, comedies, thrillers, musicals, westerns and arthouse classics from a century of filmmaking. From Casablanca to The Big Sleep, On the Waterfront to Lorenzo's Oil, and Jaws to Animal Kingdom, here are hundreds of hours of great entertainment. Each movie is reviewed, with details and behind-the-scenes stories that will enhance your experience of movies you have seen before. David has met many of the directors and actors, and he includes anecdotes and memories you won't find anywhere else.
David Stratton AM is an award-winning film critic, film historian and lecturer, television personality and producer. He has served as President of the International Critics Jury for the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, and was for 28 years co-host with Margaret Pomeranz of SBS's The Movie Show and ABC's At the Movies. A former critic for international film industry magazine Variety, he currently writes for The Australian. He is author of two books on film The Last New Wave and The Avocado Plantation, and a memoir I Peed on Fellini.
Alex Sloan AM, the 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year, is a regular conversationalist for ANU Meet the Author events. Alex is a Director and Deputy Chair of Australia's progressive think-tank, The Australia Institute, Director of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Director and Deputy Chair of the ACT Writers Centre.
Copies of My Favourite Pictures, will be available to purchase at the event from Harry Hartog Bookseller ANU. Book signings will commence at 5pm.

Arc Cinema

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