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The Shadows Cinema is back with a very intriguing Autumn programme indeed, including Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre and Italian Nazi-esque naughty the Night Porter.
New Autumn programme available here:
This year’s venue is the ABC Art Gallery
127a Campbell St, COLLINGWOOD, VIC, 3066
From Outre’s website…
I was privileged to meet Vali Myers not once but three times: Once at an exhibition of her work, once in her divine studio in the Nicholas Buiding, and once at Degraves Coffee, where she was a relatively frequent customer. Vali represented, and represents a unique vision as an artist, and as a woman – and a human – she had charisma, charm, vision and drive and never seemed afraid of the perception of others. She ran an animal sanctuary in Italy, romanced philosophers in Paris, and finally settled in Melbourne where she produced remarkable works of art for the remainder of her remarkable life. I can’t stress enough how worthwhile it would be to see the exhibition, the films and of course this new book on the wonderful Ms Myers. Info below.
November 2010 – Vali Myers “Lady of the Beasts”
Outré Gallery is extremely honoured to be working closely with the Vali Myers’ Trust on a new book on the life and art of Vali Myers slated for 2011
The book will feature paintings, drawings, photographs from Vali’s personal archive, diary excerpts and essays by experts and friends.
As a prelude to this release, we are holding an exhibition of new prints, rare prints and original artworks at our Melbourne Gallery. We anticipate having interesting guests from all over the world coming to this gala event. Original artworks will not be for sale.
Vali Myers “Lady of the Beasts”
Opening Friday 12 November 2010, 7pm
RSVP for the opening night here
exhibition runs until 24 November 2010
PLUS SPECIAL FILM SCREENING
Vali Myers Films ACMI November 19th 2010, 7-9pm
“Out of all the films The Tightrope Dancer’s the one that really got me” Vali Myers
Full Paying $14 / Concession $11
To book, call the ACMI Box Office (03) 8663 2583
Please contact us if you would like to receive email notifications with further information about the book and event…
Media enquiries here.
Better late than never, is every fiend’s cry as they hunt for that last brain/victim/rat/virgin before the dawn. And so say I, bumping into the spooky Melbourne Horror Film Society so late in 2010′s shadow.
But there are still films to be seen at 1000 pound bend before the year is out, and a perfectly meritorious idea to get ghoulish in long spring nights. They have membership details at their website, and a programme of films for 2010.
They also have a facebook page.
Goretastic times ahead!
Too late to prime you for Joss Whedon’s flying visit to Melbourne for Writers’ Festival, I can only hope you were able to find that choice morsel on your own… but for Whedonverse devotees now feeling short of a Buffy Bonding session, fear not!
Melbourne has its own semi-official Whedon Fan Club in The Melbourne Browncoats.
Their website describes the following:
Welcome to the new home of the Melbourne Browncoats! This is a place for fans of Joss Whedon’s television series “Firefly” and movie “Serenity”, as well as other projects involving cast and crew of the Whedonverse.
For the past few years, we’ve been building a Browncoat community under the banner of Browncoats Downunder. And we’ve had a blast! Hosting pub nights, supporting the annual “Can’t Stop the Serenity” charity events and running a Browncoat Booth at local conventions.
And there’s more fun to come! We’re getting back to our roots and focusing on meeting local people at local events, hence the refinement in our group’s name.
We invite you to poke around the site, check out photos of our past activities and learn about what we’re up to next. And if you find you want more, why not join us? This is an all inclusive group, and there are no fees to join. Just come along to events which take your fancy, join us on Twitter and meet some of the wonderful folk that make up Melbourne’s Browncoat community.
As you can imagine, the Whedon Visitation was possibly the zenith of 2010′s Browncoat activities, but there will be plenty requiring a serious debrief and withdrawal-redressing any time soon, so check out their facebook/twitter/website and, if you find yourself amongst the saddened Serenity set – join on up!
Two ACMI posts in a row is almost self indulgent, but anyone who has read through this blog would understand that I couldn’t leave this particular event unmentioned! A season of underground/lesser known horror, grostesquerie and ghoul films alongside some beloved classic schlock to coincide with ACMI’s Tim Burton exhibition in July.
The week-long spook-fest includes the following films: more information about session times and bookings here:
Freaks + Frankenweenie
Tod Browning’s cult curio from 1932 screening with Burton’s Frankenstein-inspired live-action short.
The Elephant Man
David Lynch’s moving Victorian-era drama about a hideously deformed yet disarmingly genteel man.
Jason and the Argonauts
The mythological 1963 fantasy classic with special effects by stop-motion wizard, Ray Harryhausen.
Frankenstein + Frankenweenie
Mary Shelley’s gothic novel spawned both James Whale’s Universal classic and Burton’s 1984 short.
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Terence Fisher’s 1969 Hammer horror, most faithfully inspired by Mary Shelley’s gothic story.
Mario Bava’s moody gothic horror from 1960 made a star of cult ‘Scream Queen’ Barbara Steele.
Mario Bava’s Austrian-set Grand Guignol gothic melodrama, with Joseph Cotton and Elke Sommer.
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
F.W. Murnau’s iconic 1922 German Expressionist classic.
Bela Lugosi stars in Universal’s enduring 1931 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s literary classic.
MGM’s 1950s sci-fi cult classic, shot in Cinemascope and starring Robby the Robot – as himself!
The Raven + Vincent
The Universal Pictures’ classic starring Bela Lugosi screens with Burton’s early stop-motion short.
The Pit and the Pendulum
Roger Corman’s extravagant Edgar Allan Poe adapatation co-stars Vincent Price and Barbara Steele.
The Tomb of Ligeia + Vincent
Roger Corman and Vincent Price re-team for Corman’s brilliant, U.K. set, Edgar Allan Poe adaptation.
A flying visit for the Banksy street-art film ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’. Especially in the light of MCC’s recent daft erasing of one of our last public Banksy pieces, this is as close as many fans will get to his work for a while. The film has shown across the world in a number of exotic locations, with the premiere in London being shown in an underground disused bunker. ACMI, although far more normalised a venue, has screens and sound which should do the film justice. See it if you can!
More information from ACMI below:
Street art goes celluloid
What exactly are we looking at here?
Exit Through the Gift Shop is a Banksy film – Bansky being the elusive street artist who has tattooed walls from London to Hosier Lane, marking up public space with his satirical stencils and blurring the line between vandalism and invaluable cultural commentary. He has spray-painted British coppers embracing and rats under parachutes; he has written sky-high messages for downtrodden commuters; he has glued idyllic pictures to the West Bank barrier. No doubt about it, the man is a legend, and no less for his anonymity than his art. In almost twenty years of street art activism, Banksy’s true identity has remained a mystery (a much easier way to break the law). He has carefully guarded his personal particulars while encouraging speculation with bold, highly visible gestures, like hanging his own work in the Louvre and distributing counterfeit bank notes featuring Princess Diana instead of Queen Elizabeth (issued by the ‘Banksy of England’). As his stunts have gotten bigger, the evasive Banksy has become more and more fascinating, and Exit Through the Gift Shop could be his biggest stunt yet. It’s a film by Banksy, but it’s not really about Banksy. It’s about a crazy guy called Thierry Guetta, who became obsessed with Banksy. And it’s about the art world, which became obsessed with Thierry Guetta. The thing is, some people think Banksy IS Thierry Guetta. In which case, Exit Through the Gift Shop really is a film about Banksy. This is pure speculation, but he is one crafty mother duckster. I wouldn’t put it past him.
Exit Through the Gift Shop is screening exclusively at ACMI from Thursday 3 to Friday 18 June. Click here for session times.
For those of you who have been yearning for unusual cinema spaces but don’t like to settle on just one, Under Ground Cinema may just be the new crew for you!
Staging cinema events in an everchanging undisclosed venue, this is a cinema idea all about adventure, excitement, mystery and the love of film.
Their website explains the following:
Taking cinema out of the cinema
Underground Cinema is a secret film screening event held in undisclosed locations throughout Melbourne. It could happen anywhere; a warehouse, a forgotten ballroom, a carpark. We believe that predictable is boring – so we’ve made our locations secret and we’re keeping the films’ identity a mystery too – just to keep you guessing.
We’re not about your average multiplex experience. Arriving at our locations is like walking onto a film set, with live performances recreating elements of the movie you’re about to see. The team here believe that sometimes you have to shake things up a bit and have a little fun doing it. Who we are isn’t all that important. What we are doing is taking cinema out of the cinema and inviting you along for the ride. You in?
Their next event is on the 18th of April so if you like your cinema with a side serve of adventure and entertainment, check out an event where what you don’t see is what you get….
Date: Sunday, 18th April 2010
Bring: Your passport and a toothbrush
Film Genre: Comedy/Arthouse
for more details go to their website.
SHADOWS WINTER PROGRAMME
Do you miss cinemas like the Lumiere, the Carlton Movie House and the Valhalla as much as I do? Well come along to Shadows, a screening of unusual and locally unavailable films every Friday over winter. Bursting with opinions? Stay afterward for good music and a drink at the bar.
ABC Gallery is an ex warehouse/factory set deep in the heart of auld Collingwood, now serving as a Gallery for the painter Milos Manojlovic who also serves fine drinkables and worldly wisdom at the bar.
ABC Gallery 127 Campbell St Collingwood (See map at end of post or follow link to Google Maps with street view picture of the Gallery)
Melway Ref. 2C G8
Dvds projected on to a white wall. A selection of couches and tables. A bar with reasonable prices and a coffee machine.
All of these films will be accompanied by shorts. No shorts, no film.
“This ain’t multiplex, this is gold class art house!” — David Bowie, Diamond Dogs (paraphrase).
All that for a gold coin donation?
“Holy guacamole in a bowl of ravioli!” Pope Pius XV Celestine Decree