United States v Billie Holiday + Demi Lovato - Dancing with the Devil
We review these two queer popstar survival stories and hype three surviving cinema events.
Static Vision have announced their film festival Dreamscapes: A Static Vision Film Festivaland it will run from May 14th to 16th. Satoshi Kon’s Paprika looks like a highlight and low key Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street is going to give the festival an exciting throwback. New Jersey DJ UNiiQU3 is opening the festival. Personally I’m most excited for Blue Honda Civic by Jussie Eerola which calls itself a minimalist road movie about emotional landscapes. I could talk about this lineup all day - In The Air Tonight as well, and Sun Dog!
Cinema Reborn is happening from April 29th till May 2nd and we highly recommend you check out the section Films From the CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION (CAAMA) featuring 4 films from CAMMA. Since launching in Alice Springs in 1988 CAAMA has become the largest Indigenous production house in Australia and basically the pre-eminent video unit of Indigenous filmmaking in Australian Aboriginal media. The films being shown are MY COLOUR, YOUR KIND (1998 | Dir. Danielle MacLean), WILLABERTA JACK (2007 | Dir. David Tranter), EIGHT LADIES (2010 | Dir. Dena Curtis), GREEN BUSH (2005 | Dir. Warwick Thornton).
Garden Reflexxx: 4 will be at Pink Flamingo Cinema in Marrickville on May 7.
Huge, considered and pumped up line-up featuring Stelly G and Chiara Garrett-Saladrau and their experience of the first ever Sneaker Category in the Southern Hemisphere at the recent West Ball. Australia’s most important video artist Destiny Deacon, the much-loved LOVEDAVID, our queen, mother of the masses and Darwin’s new hero Bhenji Ra, cross-country heartthrob Grace Barr, the inventor of inflatable art, world renowned performance and fabric artist Evelyn Roth, a new film from Sydney’s hottest filmmaker E. O. Gill starring people you saw across the room at First Draft Athena Thebus and Chloe Candlelyte who, as Xnorpowka will also be debuting a new film: White Dress and finally, to cap it all off there will be a meditative trip into the underworld performed by the newest, most macabre sound artist around Weyon inside a giant inflatable chicken brought to Sydney by Evelyn Roth in person.
May 7, Pink Flamingo Cinema, doors at 7, films at 8, tickets $10 - $15