What’s On

Film Matinee: Innocence (2000)

Film Matinee: Innocence (2000)

Date & Time

April 8, 2021 - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us to watch this multi-award winning romantic drama with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.  Free event – all welcome.




Innocence film poster


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In line with NSW Health orders, visitors to our Theatre will be required to register their details with the Service NSW COVID Safe QR code.

Mask wearing is encouraged. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

If you are feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms (however mild) or have visited a hotspot in the past 14 days, please do not come in. We encourage everyone to regularly check the list of hotspot locations and alerts on the NSW Health website and follow their advice.

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Image credits: Samuel Goldwyn Films and Fireworks Entertainment, Innocence, 2000

Innocence (2000)

Directed by Paul Cox

Romance / Drama | English | 94 mins | M

Starring Charles “Bud” Tingwell, Julia Blake, Terry Norris, Kristine Van Pellicom, Kenny Aernouts and Marta Dusseldorp

Widowed musician Andreas (Bud Tingwell) decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire (Julia Blake), who is still married to her first husband, John (Terry Norris). Andreas and Claire soon embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. However, this time around, there are more complications, including the impact their relationship might have on their families.

The screening will include an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

Winner of Best Film and the People’s Choice Award at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival; and 5 AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards including Best Film, Independent Filmmaker of the Year for Paul Cox, and Best Actress for Julia Blake.

Guest Speaker

The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast, who returns to an earlier passion for films as a Program Director for a Queensland Cinema Group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.

Event details

This event will be held in person at our newly renovated Henry Carmichael Theatre (formerly known as the Mitchell Theatre), Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.

Registration to attend this event is essential due to limited capacity (as per COVID-19 safety regulations). 


Should NSW Health rules change in relation to reduced venue capacity, we reserve the right to cancel your registration and will contact you if this is the case.

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Date & Time

April 8, 2021 - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 3


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