04 PM | 19 Jun

Rap Star calls for KFC Boycott

Rap Star calls for KFC Boycott MC Suffa from Hilltop HoodsA member of rap trio Hilltop Hoods has joined the international campaign against KFC by calling on Australians to boycott KFC. There is an article and poll on the news.com.au website where you can vote to join the boycott against KFC.

KFC are the target of a global campaign calling for an end to the suffering of the 850 million baby chickens cruelly raised and killed for the company each year. For the last four years Animal Liberation Victoria have been holding weekly demonstrations outside KFC stores as part of the international KFC cruelty campaign. During this time we’ve handed out over a million leaflets and spoken to countless people about the broiler chicken industry. YOU CAN HELP: KFC Cruelty protests happen each Saturday from 1-2pm at the 37 Swanston Street KFC in Melbourne. If you can only make one KFC protest a month please come to the protests on the first Saturday of the month (The next big one will be on July 7/07).

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