ACMI’s Desert Island Flicks for November – TONY BIRCH hosted by SAM PANG

This November author Tony Birch counts down his favourite mix-tape of moments on film in ACMI’s popular Desert Island Flicks program.

Tony Birch is a Melbourne-based writer who has published short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. He has a Master of Arts in creative writing and a PhD in urban cultures, and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne.

His short fiction collections are Shadowboxing (2006) and Father’s Day (2009). His novel, Blood, was released by University of Queensland Press this year.

Castaway with Tony Birch will be hosted by presenter, writer, broadcaster and producer Sam Pang.

Desert Island Flicks presents a ‘who’s who’ of cinema, television, literature, sport, politics, art, science and culture, revealing their insights and personal stories into the films that moved them and why. Presented in ACMI’s intimate Studio 1 space each month, the event is a mix of key clips from the subject’s top 5 films in dispersed with chat, led by a host. By journeying through films in this way, the event often reveals fascinating biographical information, career influences and the philosophical insights of the guest of the moment.

“To make stories look and sound so heartbreakingly real you need an unflinching eye and a compassionate ear and Tony Birch knows just what details are going to go straight to his reader’s heart.”

– Cate Kennedy, author (The World Beneath)

Dates Wed 23 Nov 2011, 7pm
Location               Studio 1
Admission          Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Member $11

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