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Get your cultural juices flowing with flicks at the gallery
Seeing the latest Hollywood or foreign flick can drain $20 from your wallet - and that's just for one person! Sure you can watch movies at home or rent a new release but there is nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a dimly lit cinema with a box of salty popcorn, whispering about the coming attractions.
Alas - the Art Gallery of New South Wales comes to the rescue. Alongside new exhibitions at the gallery, a curated series of films are shown over a period of a few months in the cinema downstairs that you probably didn't even know existed. Best bit - they're free! They're all free!
Although they are not the latest blockbusters, the films are cinematographic classics drowning within the themes, milieus and techniques relative to the context examined by the series.
The current series is 'Ain't there anyone here for love?' which focuses on the changing representations of love in cinema. Forget the Notebook, Pretty Woman and Eat Pray Love. The films are drawn from 20th-century cinema due to there ability to examine romance within contexts of great social upheaval, cultural changes and shifting dogmas.
A full list of the films, dates and synopsis' can be found here.