New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Oscar and LucindaOSCAR and LUCINDA

April 5, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American/Australian, 1997, 132 minutes, color, 35mm)

Directed by Gillian Armstrong
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, and Ciaran Hinds

Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong directs this Victorian-era love story based on the novel by Australian author Peter Carey. Lucinda Leplastrier, the owner of an Australian glass factory, and Oscar Hopkins, a theology student on his way to minister in the Australian Outback, meet aboard a ship bound for Sydney. Because of their shared interest in gambling a friendship develops, which leads them to collaborate on building a structure of iron and glass. The movie received two Academy Award nominations and won for Best Costume Design (Janet Patterson).

Author Peter Carey will read from his work the following
Tuesday, April 9, 2002
8:00 p.m.
Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
UAlbany's uptown campus