Cinémathèque

Special Online Screenings
ADMISSION FREE

Showcasing the best of World Classic Cinema. Cinewest Cinémathèque is contributing to screen culture and audience development locally and regionally. Introducing the history of cinema initiated by Cinewest, in partnership with Sydney Olympic park Authority.

Venue: Armory Theatre
Building 22 The Newington Armory
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Ratings: 18+

Sunday - September / 13 / 2020

Ann

Director: Carla Forte
Fiction / 78' / USA / 2016

Ann is a feature film narrating the story of Ruben, a lower-class visual artist who has decided to abandon his tormented life by taking refuge within his own imagination; creating a world parallel to reality, which distances him from all material and emotional attachment, thus exorcising his ego.

Sunday - September / 20 / 2020

Public Intimacy

Director: Luciana Canton
Fiction / 70' / Brazil / 2016

Public Intimacy is a movie about how we deal with sexuality and love on public and private levels. “Public Intimacy” proposes a cinema that is focused on its characters. They struggle to become who they really are.

Link: https://vimeo.com/161615546 
Password: simplicity

Sunday - September / 27 / 2020

Excluded from Paradise

Director: Esther Pérez de Eulate
Documentary / 77’ / Spain / 2016

Through the voices of relevant women the film is a creation of an audio-visual tool to visualize and unravel the patriarchy in the West today, particularly in the Spanish society. The documentary is divided into two levels of narration: a theoretical -through interviews with feminist thinkers, and other visual images in the media and reforming the ideology of patriarchy. The idea is to give critical to the images we swallow daily and inequality underlying discourse.

Link: https://vimeo.com/159691014

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Sunday - June / 14 / 2020

Track 143

Director: Narges Abyar 
Fiction / 93' / Iran / 2013

Olfat is raising her children in hardship. She has one daughter and one son called Yonos who works in Kerman copper mine. One day, she finds a note at home with this massage "My friends and I are going to enter the war as soldiers". After reading this note, Olfat and his friend's parents got worried about their sons. When operation Valfajr failed, they received news about Yonos's friend. Olfat is waiting for her son too. As she finds out that the Iraqi radio announces the Iranian captives' names, she ties a radio on her back and carries it everywhere.

Sunday - June / 21 / 2020

Being There

Director: Khashayar Mostafavi
Fiction / 92’ / Germany / 2017

Escaping war, a Syrian writer seeks asylum in Germany with his family which now only consists of him and a little girl after losing his wife on the escape route. Once they are settled in a refugee camp, he is forced to transfer her daughter's custody to a German family because of an incident occurred due to a misunderstanding. In the meantime, he finds integration with the German society exceedingly difficult since he is being received as an outcast. He gives up writing to earn his life and starts to identify himself with new jobs as a cleaner, a worker, and a waiter at the request of the host society.

Sunday - June / 28 / 2020

Coalesce: A City Composed

Director: Joshua Provost
Documentary / 70' / USA / 2017

A visual artist and a musician create a series of works in which paintings and musical scores form cohesive pieces intended to be experienced together. The works interpret the excitement and monotony of life in the urban desert sprawl from the diverse perspectives of the native and the newcomer. An intensely focused document of the process of creation and collaboration as four new works come to life.