Zany, Cute, Interesting at AGNSW
“How do movies make us feel?” That's the question Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd, the Art Gallery of New South Wales curator of film, wants audiences to explore and answer when they watch the selections in Zany, Cute, Interesting, a new free film series at the Domain Theatre.
The program is divided into three parts, starting with films that are zany, manic and weird; followed by a number of movies starring cute, cheek-pinchingly adorable (perhaps suspiciously so) characters; and interesting documentaries that pique curiosity and bring a sense of wonder.
The 16 films include cult classics such as Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums and Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo, gems from the early era of Hollywood cinema, including Charlie Chapman's Tramp vehicle Modern Times and the Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn-starring screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby, foreign films, women-directed movies and critically acclaimed documentaries.
The series runs biweekly, with screenings on Wednesdays at 2pm and 7.15pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
Admission is free, but booking is recommended.