12 PM | 09 Jun

Factory Girl

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!

12 PM | 09 Jun

Lucky Miles

Lucky Miles. A bittersweet comedy about distance, difference and dud maps. Based on a collection of true stories.

Lucky Miles is a desert buddy movie inspired by several stories Michael first heard when he visited the Pilbara region of Western Australia in the late 80s. True stories of ‘boat people’ landing on the remote WA coastline in the hope of starting a new life, quickly running into trouble as they set out into some of the harshest and least populated country of Australia.

A DENDY FILMS RELEASE

It’s 1990 and an Indonesian fishing boat abandons Iraqi and Cambodian refugees in a remote part of the Western Australia. Whilst most are quickly caught by officials, three men with nothing in common but their misfortune and determination escape arrest and begin an epic journey into the heart of. Pursued by an army reservist unit, our three heroes wander deeper into the desert, desperately searching for civilisation amongst the stones of the Pilbara.

RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2007 Country of Origin: Australia Running Time: 105 minutes Rating: TBC Director: Michael James Rowland

11 AM | 09 Jun

Miss Derringer Tour

Hey Everyone- Don;t get confused it’s US tour info. But what a great way to introduce you to Elizabeth ‘Bloodbath’ McGrath and her wonderful art and music. I totally encourage you to check out her links at the end of this post, and if in the US definitely take advantage of seeing her and the band perform!

liz ‘bloodbath’ mcgrath

XXOOO

June dates- for US appearance

6/7/07 Toronto The Reverb, NXNE 6/8/07 Barrie, Ont.- Imago 6/9/07 Grand Rapids, MI, the Break Room 6/10/07 Indianapolis, IND ,the melody inn 6/14/07 Cleavland OH ,the Lime Spider 6/15/07 Asbury Park, NJ- Asbury Lanes 6/16/07 NY NY, Club Midway 6/17/07 Boston, MA Harpers Ferry 6/20/07 Los Angeles, El Ray

http://elizabethmcgrath.com http://missderringer.com http://myspace.com/elizabethmcgrath

11 AM | 09 Jun

Post-heavy Apocalypso

This is an EP launch (in my hood); featuring Low Rise Estate with Heavy Dollar, Dumpster Droid and LCD. You’d have to visit the myspace links to determine whether or not you like the sound. It’s not exactly easy to categorise and def not commercial. But it is a snapshot of what the local (Melbourne) sound kidz are exploring. There;s a lot of depth to it, so it’s not just brainless bullshit or sound banter, not that there’s anything wrong with that: but it is challenging and fuck dare I say it modern!. Well yes ok, a tad DADA but I like that shit too.. Editor’s comment. :) gg x

Heavy Dollar http://www.myspace.com/dale_nason

Complex Feedback, Conceptual Art Sounds, Intensities, Actions and Burials. *Hmm not sure about the dead bird pictures

Low Rise Estate (EP Launch) http://www.myspace.com/lowriseestate

Low Rise Estate began in an eastern suburban living room of Melbourne as an experiment in combining abrasive noise electronics with guitar based pop tunes, an idea which reflects the musical history of its members.

Dumpster Droid http://www.myspace.com/dumpsterdroid

A solo act who started writing electronic music with a simple wave editor, homemade microphones and found samples in 2001. Eventually, they were encouraged to perform live experimental noise music, which came about after experiments with various equipment. The final product was a Reel-to-Reel tape machine and a Theremin.

LCD http://www.myspace.com/lcdci Lowest Common Denominator … LCD_ci are the bastions of the lost bastion. We will refund your money or guarantee not to lose it. Performers of high dis-repute. Minstrels from beyond the doors of time. Exquisite mindflayers mediating the mediocre.

Free

8.30pm Saturday 9th of June

Glitch 318 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy, Victoria

enjoy!

11 AM | 09 Jun

Women’s Wages

Women Worse Off Under AWAs – In a recent study The National Foundation for Australian Women polled more than 60 women’s organisations across the nation and found there had been an “unacceptable deterioration” in wage parity. In WA, where AWAs are most prevalent, as at November 2006 the gender wage gap was 25 per cent – for every $1 earned by a man a woman earned only 75 cents.

Read more http://nfaw.org/