Text Classics Page to Picture series: They’re a Weird Mob
Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton, 3053
Text Classics Page to Picture series – the first Wednesday every month (from June - October, 2012). A series of events in celebration of Australian Text Classics. Watch a film adaptation of an Australian Text Classic and stay for a panel discussion about the book and film with a team of industry experts.
They’re a Weird Mob
The second event in the Text Classics Page to Picture series will be held on Wednesday 4 July, celebrating John O’Grady’s hit novel ‘They’re a Weird Mob’. ‘They’re a Weird Mob’ looks at the experience of an Italian immigrant and his comic and heart-warming observations of Australia and its people.
Petro Georgiou – Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at Monash and Melbourne Universities. Former Federal Member for Kooyong and Director of the Institute for Multicultural Affairs
Jake Wilson – Film reviewer for The Age and a freelance writer
Jacinta Tynan –Sky News presenter on Sky News and a columnist with Sunday Life
Ana Kokkinos – The Australian director of ‘Head On’, ‘The Book of Revelation’ and ‘Blessed’
Tom Ryan - Written for newspapers since 1989. Contributor to specialist film magazines in Australia, the US and Europe
More information here.
Daniel Mendelsohn in conversation with James Ley
Ormond Hall, Moubray Street (opposite Wesley College), Melbourne