Another innovative move by the Alice Springs Cinemas builds on its commitment to enlivening Todd Street North and encouraging a richer film culture in town. They’ll host a movie festival over the coming weekend that gets away from the diet of mainstream new releases. There’ll be foreign films, documentary, art-house, action and comedy and a festival atmosphere with foyer and alfresco dining and wining.
There wasn't great deal of money for the Alice Springs Cinema in the Sydney Travelling Film Festival, but a fortune in good experiences, says owner Paul Darvodelsky. Through hosting the festival the cinema has become much more widely known to have a fare beyond "crashes and explosions" – and he's determined to build on that new reputation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: A debrief in the Mall after one of the films.