SUNDAY, 4 JUNE 2023
8PM - 10PM
This screening session features 3 films. All films are in English OR have English subtitles.
Palace Central (Cinema 7)
Central Park Mall (Level 3), 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Tickets are only $8.00* per screening session and include a free drink at the bar afterwards. Get your tickets now.
Free tickets available for students (25-), seniors (65+), and unemployed or low income guests. Submit a request.
*All proceeds go to The Bigger Screen, an international organisation supporting independent filmmakers.
101 DAYS OF LOCKDOWN (AUSTRALIA) BY JELENA SINIK
Synopsis: An experimental exploration into the mundane and domestic moments of aloneness that made up the human experience of the 2021 Australian pandemic lockdowns. The split screen film follows the lives of two best friends, 40km apart and on opposite sides of Sydney. The unique format of one second of animation per day, creates a social document of the moods and moments that constituted both the similarities and differences of life in the Western and Eastern Suburbs during this strange time. Running time: 00:00:00.
Selections/awards: Canberra Short FF (Best Experimental Film, National), Capricorn FF (Best Experimental Film), ATOM Awards, Sydney Underground FF, Adelaide FF, Gold Coast FF, Byron Bay Underground FF, and more.
BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE (SWEDEN) BY GUSTAV HUGO OLSSON
Synopsis: A man at a restaurant tells his girlfriend a weird story about that he once in his life have had exactly the same feeling as now. That time the whole world started to shake. The girlfriend gets uncomfortable about his behaviour and the story that really doesn't make much sense. They continue their conversation and the table starts to rattle... Running time: 00:06:51.
Selections/awards: Producer's Night LA 2022, Toronto Arthouse FF, Boston Short FF, Verona IFF, and more.
SILENT BEAUTY (USA) BY JASMIN MARA LÓPEZ
Synopsis: “Silent Beauty” is a personal documentary that follows Director Jasmin López as she works to heal from child sexual abuse she endured at the hands of her grandfather, Gilberto, almost thirty years ago. In the process of sharing her own trauma with her large family, Jasmin learns that generations of children in her family were victims of the same abuse. Told from the director’s perspective, “Silent Beauty” is a film about confronting and accepting difficult truths while finding beauty in the process. Running time: 01:28:08.
Selections/awards: Venice Film Week (Best Documentary Feature), Toronto Film Week, and more.