The Picture Show Men

Director: John Hosking 2018 60 Minutes All ages
The Picture Show Men Sat 20 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:30pm 60mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

The Picture Show Men looks at the remarkable Queensland philanthropist, and former Chairman of Australian Multiplex Cinemas, James C. Sourris AM.

Raised in a cinema-owning family, his grandfather started showing films at Armidale’s Arcadia cinema in 1921. James C. Sourris trained as an assistant projectionist at the Beach Theatre, Sandgate when he was just 17. After divesting interests in his string of cinemas in 2010, Sourris turned his time and resources to supporting philanthropic and art patronage in Queensland. Hear more about his work, life and legacy from prominent figures in the cultural sector including QAGOMA Director Chris Saines, State Librarian Vicki McDonald, film critic David Stratton, artists Judy Watson, Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Hookey and Richard Bell, and others. FOR


Classification:All ages
Director:John Hosking
Producer:Bill Macartney
Script:John Hosking
Program strand:Documentaries