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Win tickets to ‘Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now’

Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now is a new annual film festival featuring a curated programme of independent films, designed to showcase the past, present, and future of independent cinema from the US.  The festival will showcase new narrative features, feature documentary, and short works; retrospectives on crafts-people from behind and in front of the camera; guests from key US-based international film festivals; independent filmmaker guests; talks and master classes; and special event screenings.

Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now will run from May 17-June 8, across Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra. For full program details, tickets and more information, visit:

Daily Review has 10 double passes to give away to the festival, valid for any screening in any city. For the chance to win, enter your details here and make sure you’ve liked our Facebook page or signed up to Daily Review for free.

Festival Dates & Venues

Palace Verona & Palace Norton Street (17 May to 1 June)

Palace Cinema Como & Palace Westgarth (18 May to 1 June)

Palace Centro (19 May to 1 June)

Palace Electric Cinema (19 May to 1 June)

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas (25 May to 8 June)

Featured image: Jane Got a Gun, starring Natalie Portman, playing at all venues in the festival


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