Cinema Reborn’s 2022 festival will take place at Ritz Cinemas Randwick in Sidney from 27 April to 03 May 2022. Cinema Reborn once again focuses attention on the worldwide activity of film preservation and restoration. More however it celebrates this work by presenting pristine remastered copies of cinema classics in a living, breathing theatre in the manner that has thrived for over a century and a quarter.
An ongoing strand of the festival, Cinemalibero has been screening films and showcasing new restorations that are not otherwise easily detected on the radar of cinephilia. This year it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of FESPACO, the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, dubbed the ‘capital of African cinema’.