So you’re well-acquainted with the common cinema experience, but you haven’t yet quenched the fringe of your palate with Adelaide Cinémathèque– a film society devoted to screen culture. And you call yourself a film buff!? Cinémathèque has much on offer for those who want the purist film experience.
Season 1 launches Thursday 25th March – 7.30pm – Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St. and will run every Monday and Thursday evening at the same time until the end of July. Adelaide Cinémathèque- a collection of experimental, cult, classic, silent, short and premiere films – will kick off with the screening of Rudo y Cursi, the Mexican soccer comedy starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna.
Other films featured in Season 1 include the classics Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver and Vertigo in a programme celebrating the work of the iconic Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann. Season 1 also features films by Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Demy, Ken Russell and the leading man Dustin Hoffman in a series of his early films. The full Season 1 program is available at: www.mercurycinema.org.au.
Screenings are only available to Adelaide Cinémathèque society members, but anyone can join, and becoming a member is easy. Sign up on the spot at any Adelaide Cinémathèque session or Ph: 8410 0979.
Membership options are:
- Mini Membership (entry to any 4 sessions): $35 Full/ $25 Conc;
- Midi Membership (entry to any 16 sessions): $70 Full/ $50
- Conc & Annual Membership (entry to every session): $99 Full/ $80 Conc.
An annual membership is excellent value gaining you access for less than $1.50 a film.
Adelaide Cinémathèque is the South Australia’s premier film society and the only opportunity you will have to see many of these films on the big screen. Join the club and get your fix of real film culture.