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The AGNSW Is Screening FREE Flicks Throughout September

Film & Art, Play, Sydney / September 7, 2020

Get your dose of arts and culture for FREE at the AGNSW’s film series.

Over the past few months, movies have looked very different. Instead of heading into crowded cinema theatres and flocking to bustling film festivals, we’ve been staying in and enjoying films from the comfort of our couch. And while we love binging a series on Netflix or streaming a great flick on Stan, nothing beats an in-person cinema experience. And this spring, we’ve found an exciting film event to add to your itinerary.

After many months in hibernation, the Art Gallery of NSW’s FREE Film Series is back and better than ever. With screenings running bi-weekly throughout September, this is the perfect chance to get your dose of culture and cinema (without paying a cent).

The AGNSW is bringing back it’s film screenings with Flim-flam redux, a series which was interrupted in March due to COVID-19. This curated film program showcases films that explore our fascination with authenticity and deception, with films that feature Doppelgangers, false identities and body swaps. In an era of ‘deep fakes’ and Instagram fraudsters, these films explore questions of truth and fiction that we are all navigating in today’s “uncertain times”.

This FREE film series is running alongside the AGNSW’s current exhibition, Shadow catchers which also explores doubles and fabricated realities.

Wondering what to expect from this film program? Check out the full schedule below:

  • Sun, Sept 13th: Mikey and Nicky (1976, Dir. Elaine May) – a must-see gangster flick.
  • Wed, Sept 16th & Sun, Sept 20th: Seconds + Slow graffiti (1966, Dir. John Frankenheimer) – a hallucinatory dispatch from the far-flung fringes of 1960s Hollywood.
  • Wed, Sept 23rd and Sun, Sept 27th: Despair (1978, Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder) – Based on a novel by Vladimir Nabokov and scripted by Tom Stoppard, Fassbinder’s first English-language feature is a deliciously camp film about resemblance, or the lack of it.

The AGNSW’s FREE film series is on now, with screenings every Wed and Sun at 2pm until September 27th. Tickets are free but bookings are essential. To find out more, click here. 

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