A great community event, a lovely way for staff to finish the week, and an entertaining conclusion to the O Week festivities for students, this Friday’s Cinema In The Park session is sure to be an all-round crowd pleaser.
The free screening of the movie Whiplash, starting at around 8pm following the sunset, will be held on the iconic Macquarie lakeside lawns. Guests are encouraged to invite friends, bring a low-lying deck chair or blanket, enjoy the food stalls, and sit back and relax.
The film, Whiplash, follows the intensely inspiring experience of an ambitious first-year jazz student, Andrew Neiman, as he attends the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York. When a famed conductor, Terence Fletcher, discovers Andrew practicing the drums one night, he invites him into his studio band. What follows is an exploration of the power struggle between the abusive master musician and his aspiring pupil, as Andrew learns the true price of musical excellence. The film has wowed critics with its alluring representation of jazz music and depiction of how musical excellence can come at a great cost.
The screening is open to all, and will be wheelchair accessible and contain closed captions for the hearing impaired. This is a smoke free event, and an adult must accompany children under the age of 15.