I've never done a poll, but I assume any film fan in Melbourne - my city - loves Cinema Nova. They may not have the ultra hardcore arthouse vibe like The Lumiere did (it has since closed down), but for a place that can called a "multiplex" - they have 11 screens with more being built at the moment - it has such a wonderful selection of films on play including mainstream hits, popular arthouse fare, one-screen wonders (lest we forget The Jammed began its run there) and even popular cult sessions of films like The Room, which is soon to end its three month engagement as the establishment.
One of the great things about the place are the regular Q&As that are held there. I've had the pleasure of attending a few of them, but one I didn't get to see was the recent Q&A for Accidents Happen, a new Aussie film that was released yesterday. Director Andrew Lancaster and star Geena Davis were here for the release and they sat down with an audience at Nova. For the first time though a video of the event has been released onto YouTube and I think this is a great idea. So many great directors and actors sweep through their doors - Jane Campion was there at Christmas for instance - and it's great to hear them talk. Of course, the clip below has been edited down, but that's what you get for not paying $20 or so to see them in person. I hope they do more of these in the future.