Childhood and Nation in World Cinema: Borders and Encounters Since 1980. Symposium Opening and Film Screening

When:28 Jul 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue:Room 327, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington
Who:Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
52 Tuesdays

As the opening event of the symposium, ‘Childhood and Nation in World Cinema: Borders and Encounters Since 1980,’ members of the Leverhulme Network, ‘Child, Film, Nation’ cordially invite you to a screening of the major new Australian film, 52 Tuesdays (2013). After its international successes earlier this year at Sundance and the Berlinale, 52 Tuesdays has been recently released to great critical acclaim in Australia. The director, Sophie Hyde, will introduce her film, and will be available afterwards to answer questions about its unique production process.

Synopsis: 16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week - only on Tuesdays - these unique filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged exploration of desire, responsibility and transformation.