Re: hardboiled film noir road movies tonight!!!!

From: Jack Sargeant (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 28 2007 - 23:19:49 PST understanding is that this is the last rep cinema in New
South Wales.

they have screenings at the art gallery here, which are great, but
they are free shows and - i believe - state funded.

the Chauvel cinema actually closed a couple of years ago, but was
thankfully saved from destruction. but why will they screen the same
stuff i am programming now again? presumably they'll have other rep
films to screen.

also given the art house circuits decline (globally) and the growth
of real estate.... well, real estate is powerful and art house
cinemas ain't.

as most people will tell you, audiences everywhere are down, partly
thanks to home entertainment systems, and DVDs.

there was an interesting documentary on the midnight movie culture of
the 70s which i remember the tail of in early 80s, when you'd still
get art house / rep cinemas screening movies to packed houses... now
days you get less-than-packed houses for rep cinema, and most art
house cinemas screen 'indie' (well, so called indie, more often Sony
'classic') movies.

i wrote a piece on the situation in REAL TIME mag in Australia last
year, and it's all about lack of money / lack of audiences and so on.

so, yeah, thats why you probably won't see these on the big screen in
sydney again


On 29 Jan 2007, at 12:04, Jeff Kreines wrote:

> On Jan 28, 2007, at 5:39 PM, Jack Sargeant wrote:
>> (trust me you won't get to see these on the big screen again)
> Why not?
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