Hollywood hits, cult classics and home-grown short films could all be found at the Swinburne Cinema Club this year. The Cinema Club was established and run by students from the Cinema and Screen Studies major and Film and Television including Feeona Stenton, Jocelyn Seip, and Andreas Giannopoulos.
The students ran weekly sessions that opened with screenings of student work from autobiographical documentaries like A Silly Little Walk by Courtney Broad and Marcus Doherty, to absurdist animated films like end of the world comedy Gone Wishing by Damien Rogers and Tom Hambly. Features were chosen thematically. Semester One’s theme was “I Love New York” with screening of Big Apple-set classics such as Ghostbusters and Leon.
Semester 2 focused on the early films of celebrated directors including Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and George Lucas’ American Graffiti. Bookended with popcorn-fuelled trivia, the Swinburne Cinema Club ensured that every student got their movie fix.