Huge Sailor Moon fan? The Kyoto International Manga Museum, Japan’s first museum dedicated to the full range of manga (the Japanese word for comics and cartoons), just opened its doors.
Wasn’t quite sure what to make of this film when I first saw it last year at the Film Festival. I know it’s considered unthinkable to demean the work of Gillian Armstrong (who don’t get me wrong) is a fantastic film maker. I just thought the story of Florence Broadhurst was enough without all the multimedia bricolage. Oh well decide for yourself, I guess. Btw not sure why it’s being touted as a seniors’ cinema event, but Melbourne is decidedly shawl weather atm.
Born into a farming family in 1899, Florence Broadhurst had a flamboyant taste for re-invention.
From her Flapper days in Shanghai to her evolution into the doyenne of Australian wallpaper design, her life was marked by an unshakeable self-belief and a steely resolve.
Gillian Armstrong makes use of dramatic re-enactments (with Judi Farr in superb form as Broadhurst) and revealing interviews to assemble a fascinating portrait of a spirited and enigmatic woman.
dates Sat 16 Jun 2007, 11am Mon 18 Jun 2007, 1.30pm Sat 23 Jun 2007, 11am Mon 25 Jun 2007, 1.30pm
admission Tickets for Seniors (55+) $5 All other tickets $10