After presenting a sell-out series of three lectures at the Art Gallery of New South Wales earlier this year, I’m returning with a new monthly series of lectures, The Art of Cinema, so far programmed through the end of 2022 . You can book the whole series or individual lectures, and you don’t need to be a member of the AGNSW. All details and booking information here:
Weds 24 August
THE ART OF FILM NOIR
Film noir is more than shadows, trench coats and femmes fatales. So what is it, exactly? How did it originate, develop, and what are its classic examples?
Weds 14 September
It’s one of the most beloved films of all time; one of the most quoted, referenced, revived, rewatched, parodied and pinched from. But what is really going on in this staggeringly entertaining 1942 Warner Bros. classic? CJ offers an eye-opening deep read of a film you think you know.
Weds 5 October
THE CINEMA OF ORSON WELLES
Orson Welles has a claim to being the ultimate filmmaker as public figure, celebrity, star and auteur; his life was even more fabulous and dramatic than any of his unique films (including his masterpiece Citizen Kane). CJ offers an entertaining ride through an astonishing life and bumpy career.
Weds 09 November
THE FRENCH NEW WAVE
What exactly constituted this major 1960s movement? Who drove it, what films did they make, and how – if at all – did it change cinema?