After the Facts
Looks at Esfir Shub (1894-1959), credited with inventing the remix film, and shows the groundbreaking work of women editors who profoundly influenced some of the masterpieces of cinemas.
Dir. Dr. Karen Pearlman / Australia / Documentary / 2018 / 4:59 / Sydney Premiere
Animal Cinema is a film composed of fragments of videos of animals operating cameras. All cameras were stolen by animals who acted autonomously.
Dir. Emilio Vavarella / USA / Documentary / 2018 / 12:12 / Australian Premiere
A response to the artist's experience working as a professional stripper. What began as an exciting adventure quickly turned dark as the artist was criticized for not having an augmented body.
Dir. Sydney Southam / Canada / Documentary / 2018 / 3:15 / Sydney Premiere
Used explores the world of used underwear purchasing and selling. The documentary includes candid interviews with men who buy and sell used underwear, as well as a paraphilia specialist.
Dir. Ronaldo Nieves / USA / Documentary / 2017 / 15:24 / Australian Premiere
The Economist Plaza
This film revisits a key site of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up: Alison and Peter Smithson’s Brutalist masterpiece The Economist Plaza. Shot on Super 8 on a grey Sunday morning the film operates at the nexus of personal obsession, architectural space and cinematic memory.
Dir. Ryszard Dabek / Australia / Documentary / 2018 / 2:52 / Australian Premiere
A Life Together
Davo and Valetta live a life of hardship on the streets of Melbourne, but they are connected by love and loyalty.
Dir. Simon Direen / Australia / Documentary / 2017 / 12:54 / Sydney Premiere
Dead. Tissue. Love. is an intimate experimental documentary exploring the character of a female necrophile, as she recounts her life experiences and sexual awakening.
Dir. Natasha Austin-Green / UK / Documentary / 2018 / 9:48 / Australian Premiere
Snake Hips Lulu
A dance hall girl from the Klondike Gold Rush has a painful rebirth in present day Dawson City, Yukon.
Dir. Lulu Keating / Canada / Documentary / 2018 / 6:05 / Australian Premiere
A Night at the Garden
In 1939, New York's Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous-and shocking-gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten.
Dir. Marshall Curry / USA / Documentary / 2018 / 7:06 / Australian Premiere
Performance and Convenience
A video triptych that re-purposes obsolete images from a television commercial, a medical film and an educational video. Through the collision of these found images the piece connects the experience of viewing with invasive bodily procedures and processes.
Dir. Andrew Robards / Australia / Documentary / 2018 / 2:10 / Australian Premiere