ACMI presents LIVE IN THE STUDIO for April: Queering the Small Screen #TV #queers #Melbourne #geekgirl
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image presents Live in the Studio April event: Queering the Small Screen
This April ACMI will take a look at the evolving face of queer representation on the small screen in its monthly Live in the Studio television appreciation night.
With gay and lesbian characters popping up on everything from Modern Family and Glee to Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife and even animated hit Archer, queer visibility on the small screen has steadily risen over the past decade.
Join SameSame‘s Travis de Jonk, Cherrie magazine’s Rachel Cook, cultural reviewer Tim Hunter, comedian Catherine Deveny, and author Alasdair Duncan, as they explore the most memorable series, characters and representations to come out of the television closet, and take a peek into what the future may hold for queers on the small screen.
One Thursday each month in ACMI’s television studio, Studio 1, a collection of pop-culture commentators, academics and industry experts and luminaries get together to present a night fits somewhere between analysis and entertainment, allowing audiences to revel in TV past and present. For more information on Live in the Studio, visit acmi.net.au
Dates Thu 26 April 2012, 7pm
Location Studio 1
Admission Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Members $11
PS. Don’t tell Pell #lol
Indonesian Film Festival – #ACMI #Melbourne #geekgirl
Explore the flow from Indonesia
At approximately 5am on May 29 2006, villagers living in the Sidoarjo district of East Java, Indonesia noticed plumes of gas and heavy liquid pouring from a crack in the earth. Experts believe the mud volcano was triggered by an unstable commercial drilling operation just 500 feet from the volcano epicentre, though the company denies responsibility. Four years on, the flow of mud and toxic gases continues. It is expected to continue for the next 30 years, in fact, spilling the equivalent of 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of mud onto the surrounding countryside every 24 hours. And while the Indonesian government and commercial interests haggle over liability, 30,000 people have been displaced, their homes literally drowned in the flood. This year, the Indonesian Film Festival includes a short film called Children of Mud, which takes us into the human heart of the Sidoarjo disaster. It follows Rafi, a boy whose district is slowly sinking, as he sets off on a quest to find medicine for his mother, who has been poisoned by the toxic fumes spilling from the volcano. Against the backdrop of a decimated land, Children of Mud is a story of love and survival. The festival also features survival stories of a different kind, such as Paul Agusta’s groundbreaking experimental film At the Very Bottom of Everything (Official Selection: 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam), which chronicles his battle with bi-polar personality disorder, and Shackled Woman (Best Film, 1980 Festival Film Indonesia), an Indonesian classic recounting a depressed woman’s imprisonment by her father and husband. These compelling stories screen alongside drama, romance, thriller and comedy, all fresh from Indonesian shores. Get along to the film festival and see a fascinating corner of Southeast Asia through the eyes of its most talented filmmakers. 20th – 26th August, 2010.
A Golden Ticket to meet Tim Burton at ACMI #Melbourne
**Deadline: Friday May 21**
Direct from New York’s **Museum of Modern Art**, the exhibition ‘Tim Burton’ is presented as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2010 from June 24 at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image). The exhibition explores the full scale of Burton’s career, as director, concept artist illustrator and photographer, through hundreds of artworks that spectacularly illuminate the creative vision behind films such as **Beetlejuice**, **Batman**, **Edward Scissorhands**, **Charlie and the Chocolate Factory**, and **Alice in Wonderland**.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Images – Tim Burton Tour Guide - opportunity is open to under 18′s across Australia. Applications must come in the form of 3 minute videos.
Successful applicants will meet Tim Burton, be inducted by ACMI staff, hear from curators about how he created his art and films, and then take the public on a tour of the exhibition on at least one occasion.
ACMI Screen Events Manager, Helen Simondson, says that applicants should be inventive but also remember that if successful they will have to hold a tour of the exhibition. We want young people to get creative and display enthusiasm and confidence, but we also want them to remember that the best tour guides are informative, interesting and able to speak well on their subject, said Helen. We need to see that you have the skills to be a fantastic tour guide, Knowledge of Tim Burton’s art and films is essential and so, to help budding tour guides, ACMI has supplied a fact sheet of resources on its website.
The application form is available online and must be submitted complete with a link to the YouTube location of the 3 minute application video. It is important both applicants and their parent or guardian read the Application Guidelines before applying. Key in these is that applicants and their guardians must be available to meet Tim Burton in the week commencing Monday June 22 and conduct at least one tour. Each tour will be designed by ACMI staff in consultation with the successful applicant. Successful applicants will take part in a voluntary capacity.
Mary and Max: The Exhibition #ACMI #MelbourneAdam Elliot, in collaboration with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Melodrama Pictures, has developed a unique exhibition featuring the plasticine world of ‘Mary and Max’. From the manicured lawns of Mount Waverley to the New York City skyline, ‘Mary and Max: The Exhibition’ is an exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity to see Adam Elliot’s wonderful creations up close.Opens 2nd March til Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 6:00pm
Free & open daily.
For further details, check out www.acmi.net.au/exhib_mary_max.aspx
A bespoke season of film dedicated to Marc Jacobs at ACMI
Drag queens, porn stars, washed-up rock stars, A-list fashion personnel and D-list celebrities - Marc Jacobs has a coterie of followers that hang onto him tightly, despite his insistence that he’s not cool. The designer who brought grunge to the catwalk is celebrating 25 years in the fashion biz, and continues to successfully operate mostly on intuition, Moxie soft drink and a dose of self-induced terror.
To applaud the man behind the superbrand ACMI has hooked up with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009 to weave together Marc Jacobs on Film, dedicated to the designer’s career, creations and collaborations. The season kicks off with the Australian premiere of Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton. Director Loïc Prigent turns his camera lens towards the designer extraordinaire and Creative Director of luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton just in time for the birth of the handbag to beat all handbags – made up entirely of earlier Vuitton handbags!
The four screenings of this film will be introduced by festival guest Bryanboy who came to notoriety for his cybermusings on all things fashion. The internationally-adored superblogger is here to brag about the ‘BB Bag’ created in his honour for the Fall 2008-09 Collection by Marc Jacobs.
Saturday 29 August – Sunday 6 September 2009
Full $13 Concession $10
3 Session Package: Full $30 Concession $24
Len Lye at ACMI
Discover the art of Len Lye (1901 – 1980), one of the most radical creative minds of the modern age. This unforgettably exuberant exhibition surveys his work across film, sculpture, painting, poetry and more. Exploding with kaleidoscopic colour and pulsing with rhythmic beats, the exhibition is the largest survey of Len Lye’s work ever presented.
New Zealand-born Len Lye is a seminal figure in the history of the moving image. In his early twenties, Lye travelled throughout the South Pacific, and lived for extended periods in Australia and Samoa. Moving to London in the twenties, and then New York in the forties, Len Lye’s career unfolded amidst avant garde modernism on the international stage.
Drawing from the Len Lye Foundation Collection and Archive, the exhibition combines artworks with rarely-seen biographical ephemera, concept drawings and other working materials, many on public display for the first time.
Beginning in the 1930s, Len Lye made films without a camera, applying hand-painted imagery directly to the film strip. Combining these vibrant abstractions with rhythmic Cuban jazz, works such as A Colour Box (1935) and Rainbow Dance (1936) have become touchstones for the medium of film as an artistic expression.
Exhibition runs until Sunday 11 October 2009
Open daily 10am – 6pm
ACMI has created a workshop called Scratch it, which demonstrates how Len Lye created abstract films – called ‘direct films’ – by scratching patterns and marks directly onto celluloid.
With about 15 seconds of film stock, you’ll create a short sequence in this workshop that, when spliced together with sections created by other participants, will form a large collaborative and abstract film.
SCRATCH IT (workshop)
Sun 23 Aug 2009, 1pm-4pm
location: Studio 1, ACMI, Fed Square, Melbourne, Australia
Focus on girls 24/7 – ACMI
From desperate housewives to rampaging teenage anarchists, ‘the girls’ are up front in these stylistically brazen films by women directors from the sixties and early seventies.
The films brought together in Focus on Girls 24/7 each signal a unique creative vision behind the lens. The contradictory impulses of the modern woman are rendered on screen in bold, unfettered performances from the leading actresses.
Curated by Clare Stewart, in association with Sydney Film Festival
Friday 3 July – Sunday 12 July 2009
Full $13, Concession $10
6 Session Package: Full $60, Concession $48
NB > 6 Session Packages can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the ACMI Box Office. All sessions must be selected at time of booking.
More info from ACMI, focus on girls 24/7