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Closing Night: Cinema Travellers

6:00PM - 6th Nov 2016

After a jam-packed program of screenings, events and workshops, Canberra International Film Festival invites you to our Closing Night at the National Film and Sound Archive. Join us once more in the Arc Cinema for an acclaimed international screening. Afterwards, drinks will be flowing in the NFSA courtyard as we declare ‘that’s a wrap’ for another year.

Screening: Cinema Travellers

Once every year, traveling cinemas bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who all bear a beautiful burden – to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running. Co-directors Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya draw on their own cherished experiences growing up with the travelling cinemas to bring a palpable quality to this charming and significant documentary.

Canberra Shorts Showcase

Presenting local shorts before our feature films at CIFF
CENTREPIECE (2016, 7 mins) dir. Hassan Bajwa

Details

Date:
November 6, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

NFSA Arc Cinema
1 McCoy Circuit
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 6248 2000
Website:
www.nfsa.gov.au/arc/

Film Details

Director:
Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya
Rating:
G
Duration:
96 mins
Country:
IND
Language:
Hindi with English subtitles
Genre:
Documentary
Year:
2016