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Giveaway: Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now – CLOSED

Palace Cinemas is proud to announce the launch of a new festival on Australia’s screen landscape with an annual event designed to showcase the past, present and future of independent cinema from the US – Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now.

From Penelope Spheeris to Kelly Reichardt; from Woody Allen to Alex Ross Perry; from Martin Scorsese to Paul Thomas Anderson; from Sofia Coppola to Lynn Shelton, and from John Cassavetes to Richard Linklater, the American independent film community continues to flourish and produce people, ideas, and cinema with a profound impact on the craft internationally.



The 2016 season of Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now tours Australia from May 17 to June 8, and thanks to the festival we have 5 double in-season passes to give away to readers in Australia. To go into the draw for this giveaway, email your name and address to by May 25. Please remember to put ‘2016 Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now’ in the subject line of the email. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Winners will be notified by mail.

Sydney: 17 May – June 1
Melbourne: 18 May – June 1
Brisbane: 19 May – June 1
Canberra: 19 May – June 1
Adelaide: 26 May – June 8