Free Films at the State Library!!! – Swanston St MelbourneJuly 21, 2008
Appropriated from Live Journal for your informatory pleasure!
Immerse yourself in the popular music scene at free screenings of contemporary documentaries from around the world, on the big screen in Experimedia. These are free events but bookings are required.
August 6 - Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme
Made over 7 years, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme traces underground Hip Hop from the early 80s to the present day. From neighbourhood ciphers to the most notorious MC battles, Freestyle explores the rarely recorded art form of improvisational rap. Already an underground cult film in the hip hop world, Freestyle shows hip-hop artists weaving their stories from a mix of language, politics and spirituality. (82 mins)
Book for Freestyle now!
August 20 - loudQUIETloud
The Pixies cut an unparalleled path through modern music. Four and a half albums, a few tours, some breathtaking music and endless speculation about the relationship between the four founding members led many fans to scratch their heads in wonderment at their abrupt and acrimonious disbanding in 1992. In 2004, to the amazement of their fans, the Pixies reunited. loudQUIETloud is an intimate portrait of the band members and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music’s greatest bands.(82 mins)
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September 3 - DIG!
Dig! is the feature-length documentary shot over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of the Dandy Warhols, star crossed friends and bitter rivals. From the moment they met, The Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre quickly bonded over a desire to not conform to the tastes of the recording industry. Yet, the bands, choices over how to express their creativity and originality in a profit-driven industry eventually put them at irreconcilable odds. (105 mins)
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September 17 - Joy Division
In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later it was a matter of art, life and death. Now thirty years later, they are enjoying a larger audience and more influence than ever before with a profound legacy that resonates fiercely in today’s heavily careerist music industry and over-mediated pop culture. Pieced together from archival footage as well as new interviews with the remaining band members and musical experts, Joy Division is the definitive documentary about this influential and timeless band. (74 mins)
Book for Joy Division now!
All screenings start at 6:30pm
BYO picnic dinner and rug or cushion and kick back in Experimedia
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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