25 years ago a passionate group of cinephiles came together to create a society dedicated to the viewing and appreciation of international film culture.
To celebrate the anniversiary the 2012 program is being launched on Thursday, March 29 by Adelaide filmmaker extraordinaire Dario Russo, creator of Danger 5 and internet sensation Italian Spiderman.
Guests are invited to join the Cinematheque members from 7pm in a screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s My Life to Live (Vivre sa Vie), marking the film’s 50th anniversary.
Russo says "Cinematheque has provided me with the opportunity to see some of my favourite, obscure classics up on the big screen, on 35mm, the way they were intended to be seen.
In the age of the torrent, this is always an inspirational experience.
" The 2012 Adelaide Cinematheque runs every Monday and Thursday evening for 41 weeks screening a diverse selection of quality cinema, from the Greek masters to punk, to old Hollywood, to Eighties gems.
Audiences this year can join in heated discussion after the screenings in the fabulous newly refurbished Mercury Cinema foyer.
Highlights of the 2012 season include a focus on the luminous Isabelle Huppert, whose long and productive working relationships with the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Claire Denis have created a series of cool, precise, and intensely hypnotic performances.
The evenet is free and is the perfect opportunity to become a Cinematheque member.
For more information please visit www.mercurycinema.org.au