Acclaimed Director to Screen Film shot on University grounds

26 April 2012

Celebrated Australian filmmaker John Duigan, whose work has won him numerous AFI awards, is holding a pre-release screening of his new film Careless Love, in conjunction with Film Studies at the University of Sydney on May 1.

Duigan, whose credits include the award-winning films The Year my Voice Broke, Flirting and Sirens, will also hold an informal discussion and Q&A about the film after the screening.

A number of Film Studies students from the University appear as extras in the film, which also features scenes from around the University, such as the Quadrangle, Schaeffer Library and the Woolley building.

Dr Richard Smith, Director of the Film Studies program, sees this screening as a great opportunity to meet one of the industry's great filmmakers.

He says, 'John Duigan is an important Australian filmmaker and this film is a truly independent production, complete with small crew, location shooting, and almost guerilla speed and efficiency.'

In the film, Linh, a social anthropology student whose family is struggling for money, secretly takes up work as an escort. When her professional and personal lives collide, she is forced to confront society's judgements as well as her own emotional turmoil.

The screening will be held at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 1 in the Old Geology lecture theatre, Edgeworth David Building

Event details

What: Careless Love: A Free Pre-release Screening

When: 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday May 1st

Where: Old Geology Theatre, Edgeworth David Building, Science Road

Cost: This event is free and open to all, with no ticket or booking required. Seating is unreserved and entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Watch the Official Trailer here (You Tube)

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Contact: Kate Mayor

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