Friday 9 August 2019

The Australian New Wave - In Melbourne Bill Mousoulis presents the work of three young film-makers

Australian New Wave filmmakers showcase

Thornbury Picture House website 802 High St. Thornbury, 

Tuesdays, September 17, 24, and October 1, 8:30 p.m.

Three bold new Australian indie features from emerging filmmakers.

Curated and presented by Bill Mousoulis, with assistance from Chris Luscri.

Over 3 Tuesdays starting on September 17, the Thornbury Picture House in Melbourne will present this series of screenings of low-budget, cutting-edge Australian feature films, from emerging filmmakers. Each screening will be a special event, with Q&As with the directors of the films.

Matthew Victor Pastor
On Tuesday, September 17, the film Repent or Perish! will have its World Premiere. This portrait of a Filipino-Australian family in Melbourne is an eye-opener, and it is directed by Melbourne’s maverick filmmaker Matthew Victor Pastor, who IF Magazine has labelled “Australia’s fastest and most prolific filmmaker”. An energetic slice-of-life, the film will be followed by a Q&A helmed by The Age’s film reviewer Jake Wilson.

On Tuesday, September 24, the film Reflections in the Dust by Sydney filmmaker Luke Sullivan will screen. Sullivan is Australian cinema’s enfant terrible at the moment, with outspoken comments such as “Our industry are a bunch of wimps”. His feature Reflections in the Dust is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film delving into the terrain of female abuse, and has been called a “once in a lifetime masterpiece” by one critic. Sullivan will be flying down from Sydney for the Q&A.

On Tuesday, October 1, a truly unique film will screen, You Can Say Vaginadirected by Jack Baka (in reality: Siobhan Jackson and Mischa Baka). A coming-of-age story of a young woman (a brilliant performance by Lucy Orr), the film is part quirky comedy, part touching drama, part dance film, and it is directed in a magical way by Jack Baka, with whimsy but also realism. The directors will be present for a Q&A, in what will be the film’s first public screening in Melbourne.

For more information on the “Australian New Wave filmmakers showcase”, check the full program out at Click on this link.

Tickets available through the Thornbury Picture House website

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