Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: Cine UC kicks off 2022 with Peter Weir and the Australian New Wave

The 2021 storm closes and – with the departure of a new year and another holiday period – a new awards season also arrives, as Walt Whitman would say in his poem. A season of awards, summer rest and cultural panoramas that, precisely, from Cine UC will have an inspiration in films such as “The Society of Dead Poets “, and a cycle that will celebrate the work of Peter Weir starting this Monday, January 3 .

With functions from Monday to Friday, always at 4:00 p.m., this cycle will focus on the figure of the Sydney-born director, who became one of the key firms of the Australian New Wave , a boom that marked the rebirth of this industry filmmaking and the expansion of its authors to a wider audience in the United States.

“The idea of ​​Cine UC is always to show those essential authors, and who are or have been a contribution to the development and dissemination of audiovisual culture. Through this programming on Peter Weir, a cycle is built that contributes to reflection on his cinematography, and on the values ​​and challenges of contemporary humanity ” , says Daniela Rosenfeld, director of UC Cultural Extension .

The UC Cinema room maintains sanitary protocols such as the use of a mask, mobility pass and reduced capacity in the room.
Throughout the cycle – which runs until January 28 – you will be able to see films such as “The Truman Show” , starring Jim Carrey, which is one of the films that best explores this modern sensation of hyper surveillance and hyper reality, where the cameras are constantly surrounding us.

With eleven films selected from the work of Peter Weir, the programming will rotate throughout January, and with free access. To enter the UC Cinema, people must go to Alameda 390, show their mobility pass and keep the health protocols for capacity and masks.

“For this new period, from Cine UC we intend to raise the issue of audience training, developing that goal with more energy during 2022 and proposing a more educational approach in this room,” says Daniela Rosenfeld.

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