02 PM | 13 Jun

Puccini for Beginners

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: info@melbournequeerfilm.com.au

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:


01 PM | 12 Jun

Misc. Too

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 EMAIL: dontlookgallery@gmail.com WEB: http://myspace.com/dontlookgallery

Misc. Too Jen Teo

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.