ACS NSW Focus 12th February 2018


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In this Issue:

Large Format Cameras
Mudbound Screening

February Drop In

Tom Gleeson with his RED Monstro

Our guest at the February Drop In will be Tom Gleeson.

Tom is a member of the ACS Technical Committee and with the help of
Franc Biffone
and Aleksei Vanamois, has recently been shooting tests with large format cameras. The results of Tom's tests and discussion about the relative merits of the cameras form the basis of his presentation this month.

From Tom:

"With ARRI, Red and Sony cinematographers now have a format available to them that once was only used on the largest and epic Hollywood VistaVision productions. What does it all mean and what difference does it make for cinematography? The Technical Committee have shot tests to help demonstrate and as an example of a large format camera we will present the Red Monstro and the new Leica Thalia large format lenses".

This promises to be a very interesting evening so make a note in your diary for
February 15th at ACS HQ (address below). As usual doors will be open from 6pm.

Mudbound Screening

Rachel Morrison ASC

Blue Cat Pictures on behalf of Netflix is delighted to invite ACS members and guest to a special screening of “Mudbound”.

Photographed by Academy Award nominee Rachel Morrison ASC, this is a unique opportunity to see the film on the big screen.

When: Sunday 18th February
Time: 10.30am
Location: Palace Central Sydney (cinema 1), Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Level 3, Chippendale

RSVP is essential to: by Wednesday 14th February.
Please mention your ACS membership in your RSVP.

Synopsis: Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' "Mudbound" is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.
"Mudbound" follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband's losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) — fellow sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.

The war upends both families' plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.

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