The Festival in 2019
Cinema Reborn is intended to shine a light on the long history of the art of the cinema, the world-wide activity of film restoration and the treasures that exist in the world’s film archives.
Cinema Reborn was developed by a community of cinema enthusiasts who work on this project on an entirely voluntary basis. The group comprises experienced programmers, filmmakers, screen historians and critics.
Cinema Reborn’s focus is on screen heritage and preservation. In its start-up year of 2018, Cinema Reborn presented twelve programs of either recently restored films shown using digital copies or, rarer, film archived-sourced 35mm film prints. All were presented following best practice in the presentation of archival or screen heritage titles, and reflected the originally intended experience of their creators.
The Cinema Reborn Organising Committee has now reached agreement with Sydney’s art deco movie palace The Ritz at Randwick (above) to present ten sessions of newly restored classics drawn from film archives and suppliers around the world. Please put the dates in your diary as we know that all sorts of other events will loom on the horizon and compete for attention.
Tickets will go on sale towards the end of March.
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2-6 May 2019 promises an exciting time for lovers of classic cinema.