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NLB Screen Series In Partnership With Sinema

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Organized in partnership with Sinema, the National Library Board’s Screen Series kicked off last Friday, 27 May, with a screening of The Soloist. The series aims to showcase and explore the roles that the various arts genre can play in our lives through the popular medium of films. The audience present was a mix of working professionals and other curious strangers. Most had heard of the film before, and one or two had even watched the film previously and wished to catch it again and discuss it in depth.

Nicholas Chee, one of Sinema’s founders, facilitated the post-film discussion. Mr Chee talked about basic film deconstruction and sub-plots, and the art of storytelling, in this case, that of the ‘hero’s journey’. He shared personal experiences along the theme of finding oneself, and the audience shared a range of perspectives as well. Paired with Mr Chee’s background in visual communication and filmmaking, there was an overall exchange of interesting insights.

The session concluded with plans for further discussion, on an online platform, and the audience was directed to ‘go arts’s’ Facebook page for more information.

If you’re looking for an accessible platform for open discussion on interesting films, make sure you do not miss out on the next session on 24 June. This session continues the theme of music, presenting ‘In Search of Beethoven’ by award-winning filmmaker, Phil Grabsky. Click here to register.



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