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AFTRS Friday on My Mind

Talks and Performances

6 Mar - 27 Nov

Friday on My Mind is a series of talks curated and hosted by AFTRS where cinephiles, industry, students and film-lovers alike can soak up some creative mind fuel - supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries.

  • Hosted by Sue Maslin.

    This week's guests is Fred Schepisi.

    Fred Schepisi is an outstanding director and writer who is fearless in his pursuit of truth, beauty and emotion in cinema. His successful career has spanned Australia, Hollywood and Europe over many decades.

    His best-known credits include The Devil’s Playground (1976), The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Plenty (1985), Roxanne (1987), Evil Angels (1988), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Last Orders (2001) and The Eye of the Storm (2011). Prior to that, he directed the film adaptation of the best-selling novel by Richard Russo Empire Falls (2004) starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Joanne Woodward, Robin Wright Penn and Helen Hunt. Fred’s most recent project Words and Pictures premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and stars Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen.

    Fred has been a mentor and inspiration for numerous filmmakers including this week’s host, Sue Maslin. Join Fred and Sue in conversation as they explore what informs the artistry behind his extraordinary body of work.

    Fridays* at 6pm

    Free > Tickets available on the day from the Tickets & Information Desk
    Please note there is a limit of four tickets per person. Sessions are Unclassified 15+ but may occasionally include R18+ material 

    Visit the AFTRS website for guest details and further information regarding the 2015 program.