Monday, September 28, 2009

Diva

Inner West Diva

Rare screening of French cult classic film "Diva." One night only!



Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Time: 18:30 - 22:00
Location: Alpha House Gallery
228 Union St
Newtown, Australia

Don your red leather jacket, hop on your moped and make your way to the screening of Diva, the 1981 cult classic French film by the director of Betty Blue, Jean-Jacques Beineix.

Entry includes alcohol, chai tea and nibblies. All money raised goes to Sydney City Arts, who help Sydney artists with their projects with auspicing and support so please bring your friends along.

Door opens at 6.30pm, screening begins at 7.15pm.

Diva; two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and a philosopher twist their way through this intricate and stylish 80's thriller.

Pop quiz and prizes after the movie. BYO beanbag or cushion



Saturday, September 12, 2009

I HEART KINGS CROSS


As a celebration and affirmation of the diverse community that is Kings Cross, knitters and crocheters, young and old, experienced and beginners, are invited to participate in ‘I Heart Kings Cross’. The unique project is part of Sydney’s biggest annual public arts festival, Art & About, which offers three weeks of free, fun and engaging artworks and events from 1-25 October. In its 8th year, the City of Sydney produced festival brings innovative and stimulating art by established and emerging artists to enhance Sydney streetscapes.

‘I Heart Kings Cross’ will be run by the catalytic and creative forces of Michelle McCosker and Alasdair Nicol, under the guise of Reef Knot – a local artist collective with a manifesto to increase engagement of the arts by non-traditional audiences. Often using found and recycled materials installed in the public domain, Reef Knot will work with the community and local artists to create 'I Heart Kings Cross', a collaborative knitted installation along the main strip of the colourful suburb.

Kings Cross has worn many hats over its lifetime. From its colonial beginnings through it days as Australia’s music hall and theatre capital, bohemian magnet, writers’ mecca and artists’ muse, ‘the Cross’ has always attracted intriguing characters with equally vibrant dialogue. Aptly using yarn (a long continuous length of interlocked fibres) as both a metaphor and essential knitting material, ‘I Heart Kings Cross’ will recreate the close-knit and binding social fabric that is the Kings Cross community.

The public are invited to knitting circles, which will run in conjunction with Kings Cross Organic Market, to be held every Saturday, commencing now and running until the end of September, 10am-4pm in Fitzroy Gardens. All materials will be supplied, however participants are encouraged to bring their own recycled wool. In case of wet weather, workshops will be held at Kings Cross Recreation Centre (the Rex Centre), 58a Macleay Street (entrance next to Maggie’s cafĂ© and restaurant). At the completion of the series of knitting circles, the knitted pieces will be installed on various trees, poles and landmarks.

Bustown



by Lachlan Philpott
Directed by Amy Hardingham
Performed by atyp’s Young Artists’ Program

Breath in deep. Can ya smell it?
Smell of bus seats. Vinyl and sweat.
Nothing nowhere beats that.
See the yellow bus? That’s where we was born.


Bustown. A place of junked buses, forgotten sideshow prizes and people waiting for The Driver. The people of Bustown live, laugh and lose teeth under the watchful eye of the Punkbirds. It’s paradise for most, but Axel and Cressida keep wondering about the otherness. We all have to fly the coop someday...

WHEN 7:30pm: 25 Sep - 26 Sep; 30 Sep - 3 Oct
5pm: 27 Sep; 4 Oct
10:30am: 22 Sep - 24 Sep; 29 Sep - 1 Oct

This production is suitable for ages 12 years and over.

Photography by Alex Vaughan

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Are you sitting on a short script?

Quick, check under your bottom. It's there? Good. The Film and Television Office's current funding round for the Emerging Filmmakers Fund closes this Monday 7 September. So get your application in.

Interestingly and perhaps at a loss, the FTO have funded only short drama's for the last 4 rounds. The last films that were funded that were not short dramas were the documentary Projecting the Body and experimental film The Mirage in 2007.

What: Emerging Filmmakers Fund
Website: www.fto.nsw.gov.au
Deadline: 7 September 2009

Image from Change Given, a short drama funded in round 23

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

YooHoo! It's BooHoo

Are you interested in watching some local short films and hanging out at a gorgeous venue with yummy tapas? This Monday night at Madame Fling Flong's, BooHoo Films present Heat 1 of their current competition cycle.

It's a great way to chat with other filmmakers and have a look at what others are producing. And if you have a film, enter. It's free, with the potential to win $600.00 worth of cash and prizes.


Where: Madame Fling Flong, Level 1, 169 King St, Newtown, Sydney
When: Monday, 31 August, 7pm
How Much: 5 clams