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.
Romeo + Juliet01 Apr 2015Raffertys TheatreBaz Luhrmann’s kaleidoscopic film adaptation with special guest Craig Pearce & recorded message from Baz.
Of Horses and Men08 Apr 2015Raffertys TheatreA beautiful comical film with Special Guest Writer and Director Benedikt Erlingsson.
X15 Apr 2015Raffertys TheatreA wonderfully gritty & brazen crime film with special guests Jon Hewitt & Belinda McClory (Skype).
Bodywork22 Apr 2015Raffertys TheatreCANCELLED
The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey29 Apr 2015Raffertys TheatreA magical and mystical tour from Cumbria in the Dark Ages to the modern day.
Jour de Fête06 May 2015Raffertys TheatreDon't miss French filmmaker Jacques Tati, one of the greatest of all screen comics on our big screen.
Bad Boy Bubby13 May 2015Raffertys TheatreThe ground-breaking film on our Big Screen. Plus Q&A with Nic Hope and Rolf de Heer.
Omar20 May 2015Raffertys TheatreA story straight from the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Plus Q&A with Director Hani Abu-Assad.
20,000 Days on Earth27 May 2015Raffertys TheatreA documentary about musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. Plus Q&A with Peter Castaldi.