Shadows Cinema – Catch it before the lights go up

August 18, 2009



Six cinematic dissertations on the proposal: people ain’t no good even when they’re god.
With a selection of short subjects.

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.

The Place:

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



  1. i wish i was a business man that can do stuff like in the picture, i kinda look up to that guy… lucky bugger 🙂

  2. Check out the Speakeasy film festival on in Melbourne from 30 Oct – 6 Nov 2009.

    Speakeasy is a pop up cinema event happening at the new (St Jeromes) space 1000 £ Bend (361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000) – the idea is that you get a film, a gourmet ‘roo or saganaki burger + beer/wine for your $20 ticket price.

    Films focus on underground art, literature and kulcha!


    BEAUTIFUL LOSERS (Fri 30 Oct & Fri 6 Nov)
    Speakeasy Cinema launches with Aaron Rose’s documentary, a portrait of the former nerds, freaks and outsiders who coalesced around New York’s Alleged Gallery in the ’90s, and became accidental art-stars. Rooted in the DIY worlds of skate, surf, punk, hip hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led, and in doing so created one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation.

    Featuring Shepard Fairey (creator of the Obey Giant series), Stephen ‘ESPO’ Powers, the graphic design and advertising skews made by Mike Mills and Geoff McFetridge, Harmony Korine’s wacko filmography, and the arresting naivety in Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen and Barry McGee’s bodies of work, Beautiful Losers looks at what happened when the outsiders became ‘in’, and celebrates the creative ethos that continues to inspire them.

    The creator of some of the most popular, enduring images of late 20th-century art, Keith Haring was also an iconic figure of the downtown New York scene in the ’80s. Christina Clausen’s documentary offers an affectionate, deeply personal glimpse into Haring’s life, from his early years growing up in a small, conservative Pennsylvania town to his heyday as a world-renowned artist, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol.

    OBSCENE is the definitive film biography of Barney Rosset, the influential publisher of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review. He acquired the then fledgling Grove Press in 1951 and soon embarked on a tumultuous career of publishing and political engagement that continues to inspire today’s defenders of free expression. Not only was he the first American publisher of acclaimed authors Samuel Beckett, Kenzaburo Oe, Tom Stoppard, Che Guevara, and Malcolm X, but he also battled the government in the highest courts to overrule the obscenity ban on groundbreaking works of fiction such as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Tropic of Cancer and Naked Lunch. Ultimately he won and altered the course of history, but not without first enduring lawsuits, death-threats, grenade attacks, government surveillance, and the occupation of his premises by enraged feminists.

  3. totally wish I saw this before the date!

  4. New program up, folks.


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  6. Many thanks 🙂


  7. But could the link be http://pj-shadow.blogspot.com ?

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