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Well hi everybody and welcome to the SLQ movie blog, where I’ll be holding forth with whatever film-related ideas surge their way out my subconscious. So let’s get to know each other.

My name’s Lance and I’m privileged to be working here at SLQ coordinating our weekly film program. Every Sunday afternoon at 2pm we hold a free movie screening here in our auditorium, as well as a raft of other movie related events (head over to SLiQ Flicks to see what we’re up to).

If you’re inclined you can also find me on radio ABC612 every second Wednesday from 1:30pm giving my views on - you guessed it - movies. The next one of those will be on September 5th, where we’ll be discussing movies that make us cry. Why do we put ourselves through it? Poor, poor Bambi!

I remember in my younger years being a semi-regular attendee of the screenings at SLQ, and it’s really been a pleasure to step into the role of contributing to such a long-standing institution.

Okay, enough of the getting-to-know-you spiel.

It’s been pretty amazing period for movies in the two years since I started here. Some of the flicks that have resonated most with me over this time have been Martha Marcy May Marlene, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Valhalla Rising, Drive, Kill List, Incendies, The Grey, Contagion, 13 Assassins, The Dark Knight Rises, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Melancholia, and whole bunch of other stuff that slips my mind at the moment and I’ll be terribly embarrassed about when I remember them.

Looking over that list, I guess it’s safe to say that I lean towards grim, overblown melodrama. Fun times!

There’s a bunch of exciting events on the horizon for SLiQ Flicks, as we head into the Brisbane International Film Fest, where we’ll be presenting a host of screenings and events, so expect to be hearing the lowdown on what’s coming here first.

We always love hearing from the people that take part in our activities here, so please drop me a line and share your thoughts.

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