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Saturday 1 June
4:00pm - 6:00pm
76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
About this event

This year’s Smokescreen series ‘Scene Stealing Style’ looks at how art direction, the look and feel of a film can help to tell the story. You may not have heard of the films on the list but each is iconic, and in its own way set standards and shaped later generations of film making.

The 1970s was an era when Hollywood embraced the disaster flick. There were films about boats turning over, earthquakes, nuclear melt downs and many more. And towering over all these film is the The Towering Inferno a genre defining blockbuster. It is a masterpiece of stunt coordination, special effects and cinematography in the era before CGI turned everything into a cartoonlike effect. The film is assisted by the star power of its ensemble cast, who had to contend with elaborate sets, stunts and actual fire. While some elements of the film today seem dated, it remains one of the best disaster films of the era, and one of the few to win several academy awards.

Director: John Guillermin

Starring: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely,

Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner

Run Time: 165mins

Rating: PG

In partnership with The Establishment Bar Dubbo. Tickets include a 'Buy one, get one free offer' at the Establishment following the film.

Don’t miss out on this year’s Smokescreen Series get your season pass for $75:

Smokescreen runs from February to November on the First Saturday of the month at WPCC.

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