Christie Partnering with Inaugural SXSW Sydney Film Festival

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Wed, 10/18/2023 - 11:13 -- Nick Dager

Christie Digital Systems is partnering with the film festival SXSW Sydney, which is being held now in Australia for the first time through October 22.

Kitty Green, director of The Royal Hotel (right) speaks alongside actor Ursula Yovich, and Ghita Loebenstein, head of screen for SXSW during the SXSW Sydney opening night screening of the film. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for SXSW Sydney)“When SXSW Sydney set out to create a premiere cinema space within the Darling Harbour Theatre, there was only one brand that came to mind – Christie,” said Ghita Loebenstein, head of screen for SXSW. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Christie and presenting our Gala series with the incredible CP4435-RGB pure laser projector. Our cinema experience is unparalleled and the perfect way to showcase our talented filmmakers.”

Olga Aleksan, senior sales manager for Australia and New Zealand, Cinema, Christie, added, “We’re honoured to partner with the inaugural SXSW Sydney, showcasing our state-of-the-art RGB pure laser solution for screenings by globally renowned filmmakers. As a trusted leader in cinema technology, our solutions set the industry standard for delivering exceptional viewing experiences—from local events and cinemas to international film festivals and premieres. This underlines our reputation as a reliable and esteemed partner.”

Christie has installed a CP4435-RGB pure laser cinema projector for movie screenings in the Darling Harbour Theatre at the International Convention Centre Sydney. The iconic auditorium has been transformed once again into a well-appointed movie theatre to deliver vivid, lifelike visuals in razor-sharp 4K resolution on a 1.18 gain Severtson SAT-4K screen measuring 15.3 meters wide and 6.58 meters high (50-foot by 21-foot).

The 35,000-lumen CP4435-RGB proudly screened Australian director Kitty Green’s latest psychological thriller, The Royal Hotel, during the opening night gala on October 15. Other notable films in the line-up include Australian documentary OneFour: Against All Odds and a 4K restoration of the acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense, directed by celebrated filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

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