11 AM | 15 Jun

Unfolding Florence

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.

image from unfolding florence

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

ACMI website 

11 AM | 15 Jun

Joke

Two guys and a girl were sitting at a bar talking about their lives.

The first guy said, “I’m a YUPPIE. You know, Young Urban Professional.”

The second guy responded, “I’m a DINK. You know, Double Income No Kids.”

They then asked the woman, “What are you?”

She replied: “I’m a WIFE. You know, Wash, Iron, Fuck, Etc.”

11 AM | 14 Jun

PIKSEL07

PIKSEL07 FESTIVAL/WORKSHOP Piksel is an annual international event for artists and developers working with free and open source audiovisual software. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK) and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software. This year’s event continues the exploration of free/libre and open source audiovisual code and it’s myriad of expressions. The event runs from the 15 – 18 November, the deadline for submissions is 15 July, 2007.

URL: http://www.piksel.no/piksel07/subform.html