Castaldi in Focus


Each screening features a Q&A and Special Guest

Rub shoulders, both real and virtual, and chat with some of the world’s biggest film glitteratzi at Riverside.

Film industry champion and veteran, Peter Castaldi, has carefully hand-picked a quality program of Australian and International films, both classic and contemporary, to be screened at Riverside in celebration of everything we adore about film.

Castaldi’s career has spanned 35 years and includes working as a broadcaster on ABC TV and radio as well as a film festival and cinema programmer.

Castaldi will lead a Q&A after each film and invite the audience, as well as special guests, to participate.

Film has embedded itself in the psyche of the modern world. We flock to the cinema in droves and, when we can, we love to re-visit our favourite films again and again. This one of a kind program represents everything people love about films.

Each of the films selected has, for whatever reason, resonated with Castaldi. Some are well known and equally recognised by the critical community and audiences alike, others are obscure or unknown, sometimes for all the wrong reasons. It is Castaldi’s aim to go on a free-wheeling jaunt to share what he considers to be both personal and cinematic moments worthy of celebration and review.

Recognising Western Sydney as an ever growing and artistically active region, Riverside’s Raffertys Theatre, named after local screen legend Chips Rafferty, houses the only permanent independent cinema screen between Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains and Leichhardt in Sydney’s inner west.

Come along and experience the magic of Cinema with Castaldi In Focus.wbanner960x295

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  • Romeo + Juliet

    01 Apr 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    Baz Luhrmann’s kaleidoscopic film adaptation with special guest Craig Pearce & recorded message from Baz.
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  • Of Horses and Men

    08 Apr 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    A beautiful comical film with Special Guest Writer and Director Benedikt Erlingsson.
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  • X

    15 Apr 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    A wonderfully gritty & brazen crime film with special guests Jon Hewitt & Belinda McClory (Skype).
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  • Bodywork

    22 Apr 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    CANCELLED
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  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

    29 Apr 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    A magical and mystical tour from Cumbria in the Dark Ages to the modern day.
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  • Jour de Fête

    06 May 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    Don't miss French filmmaker Jacques Tati, one of the greatest of all screen comics on our big screen.
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  • Bad Boy Bubby

    13 May 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    The ground-breaking film on our Big Screen. Plus Q&A with Nic Hope and Rolf de Heer.
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  • Omar

    20 May 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    A story straight from the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Plus Q&A with Director Hani Abu-Assad.
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  • 20,000 Days on Earth

    27 May 2015
    Raffertys Theatre
    A documentary about musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. Plus Q&A with Peter Castaldi.
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