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This American Life To Hit Australian Cinemas

This American Life host Ira Glass
May 2nd 2012 | 12:35pm | Dan Condon
Long running Chicago-based radio program and, more recently, hugely successful Podcast This American Life has established a huge following in Australia over the past few years. So it makes sense that they are letting Australian audiences get in on the action when they present a special live screening of the program throughout cinemas this month. In American the show is being beamed live to select cinemas as the show happens on Thursday 10 May, but Aussie will have to wait a little longer to witness it, with the screenings over here taking place on Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27.

As well as stories by its host Ira Glass, incredibly popular writers David Sedaris and David Rakoff, comic Tig Notaro and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington, there will also be an interactive live music performance by OK Go, with audiences at the taping able to control elements of the performance through their mobile phones.

As well as this, the program are taking the opportunity to use the visual medium in order to show things that simply don't work on radio, like showing a new short film by Mike Birbiglia, dance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, plus original animation, projected illustration and more, including a few surprise guests.

The show screens in the following theatres:

Melbourne / Carlton - Cinema Nova
Melbourne / South Yarra - Palace Como
Melbourne / Brighton Bay - Palace Brighton Bay
Melbourne / Elsternwick - Classic Cinemas
Belgrave - Cameo Cinemas
Sorrento - Sorrento Athenaeum Cinemas

New South Wales
Sydney / Newtown - Dendy Newtown
Sydney / Paddington - Chauvel
Sydney / Parramatta - Riverside Theatre Parramatta

Australian Capital Territory
Dendy Canberra - Dendy Canberra

South Australia
Adelaide Eastend - Palace Nova Eastend

Brisbane - Palace Cento

Western Australia
Perth / Northbridge - Luna Paradiso

Here's an American preview of the show:


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