Puccini for Beginners – a Love Triangle of Operatic Proportions!
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival are holding a fundraiser screening of Maria Maggenti’s latest lesbian feature “Puccini for Beginners”.
Thursday, 28 June, 7 pm @ ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Flinders Street.
Tickets are: $15/12 with MQFF members $11.
Tickets on sale now at the ACMI Box office or by telephoning: 8663 2583 or on the door on the night. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
With fabulous door prizes on offer, don’t miss the only Melbourne cinema screening of this hit international queer film fest favourite.
From the writer/director of “The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. A love triangle of operatic proportion.
Allegra loves Samantha. But she won’t say so. Grace loves Philip but he won’t marry her. Samantha leaves Allegra. Allegra meets Philip. Philip leaves Grace. Allegra falls for Philip. Allegra meets Grace. Grace falls for Allegra. Allegra falls for Grace. Allegra sees Philip and Grace simultaneously and has no idea they’re exes. A story about chance encounters, psychoanalytic excuses and one woman’s struggle to make a commitment, “Puccini for Beginners” is a sophisticated screwball sex comedy.
Nominated, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival, smash hit opening night at San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and LA Outfest. Film website and trailers:
WHAT: Misc. Too Sound Activities by Jen Teo
WHEN: Opening Wednesday June 20, 6pm
Thur June 21-30 (Thur-Sat 11-5)
WHERE: DON’T LOOK Experimental New Media Gallery
419 New Canterbury Rd (Near Marrickville Rd), Dulwich Hill, Sydney
WHO: Jen Teo
CONTACT: Greg Shapley – Ph: 0401 152 434
Last year Dave O’Donoghue was invited into Don’t Look Gallery and
given eight hours to create an interactive audio monster from the
stockpile of analogue equipment out the back. He successfully made a
fragile, but amazing machine that relied on the interdependence of its
components for continued existence.
This year, sound artist Jen Teo (http://www.plumindustries.org) has
been invited to do her interpretation of a sonic Frankenstein.
Morphing reel-to-reel tape recorders, fluorescent lights, timers,
record players, movie projectors, old television sets, radios, amps,
speakers a variety of circuitry and numerous doo-dads, and
wochamacallits, Teo will make a truly awe-inspiring rhizomic creation.
A physical web of circuitry, Teo’s monster will encompass the
audience, turning passive observers into vital components. Just like
O’Donoghue, Teo will be making both a profound statement about
obsolescence, and a captivating spectacle that will play on our minds
long after the puzzle pieces have been severed from the collective and
returned from whence they came.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT GREG SHAPLEY ON 0401 152 434 OR
Neurozappingfolks is a digital piece for the Internet, which though lacking in interactivity can be seen as a simulation of franticnavigation through the web. Based on an algorithm gathering information from the popular website del.icio.us, a neural map of connections is created through the unexpected inter-relations between site. Plus it looks nice.
Finally, -) I have been waiting for this film to be released for months!
NOVA Cinema, Melbourne has an exclusive release of FACTORY GIRL screening from June 21.
Sienna Miller plays the legendary Edie Sedgwick, the ‘poor little rich girl’ born to American aristocracy and the cinematic muse to pop-art genious Andy Warhol, brilliantly portrayed here by Guy Pearce. Incandescent and irresistible, Edie captures Andy and the world’s attention until she falls for a rebellious rock star (Hayden Christenson) who represents everything that Andy is not – where Andy is all cool surfaces, Danny burns with the fire of his convictions. Danny pushes Edie to free herself from Andy, who dismisses her from the Factory when he discovers her affair. As her world collapses, Danny abandons her too, and she falls into a downward spiral of addiction and tragedy. A fragile shooting star who dazzled the world with her beauty, style, glamour and wealth, Edie Sedgwick was one of the great pop icons of the 1960’s. This is her story.
And still to come, but no release date has been anounced
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Dianne Arbus
Director: Steven Shainberg (Secretary)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jnr, Ty Burrell
Inspired by Patricia Bosworth’s book “ Diane Arbus: A Biography”, Fur pays homage to Arbus, a brilliant artistic talent who challenged accepted notions of beauty and ugliness and dramatically influenced American photography through her radical techniques and subject matter. Aptly, the filmmakers have conjured Fur, not as a biography, but as something different, unique and mysterious, intertwining real aspects of Arbus’ life with imaginary narrative. The film captures the real life dilemma of a 1958 housewife who is torn between love for her husband and children and her profound need to create and explore through her art.
Check out the NOVA http://www.cinemanova.com
Btw, I wish the NOVA would be able to label their choc tops as gluten-free or not!