Local filmmakers are acknowledged in the Sydney Living Museum’s latest Movie Club Series, with the screening of three documentaries followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.
Matt Ravier, curator of the Movie Club, watches many documentaries and chooses the ones which he believes deserve exposure.
“These three documentaries are very different from each other. All they have in common is that they’re made by Sydney filmmakers,” explains Ravier. “Documentaries are rarely seen on the big screen and this is a unique chance to meet the filmmakers afterwards in an informal setting.”
The Last Impresario, directed by Gracie Otto, explores the life of film producer Michael White who has staged countless productions in London’s West End and made numerous films including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Jabberwocky.
88 is a landmark documentary from Adrian Russell Wills and Micaela Perske, which delves into the events that led up to January 26 1988, triggering the largest assembly of Indigenous people in Australia. Educational and moving, the film contains footage of the bicentennial.
Tender from filmmaker Lynette Wallworth, is compassionate and inspirational, and revolves around a community centre in Port Kembla which is in the process of removing funerals from the business structure and placing it in the hands of the community.
“These documentaries should appeal to a wide audience – especially those interested in home-grown talent,” says Ravier. (MMo)
Jun 28, Jul 26, Aug 30 Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip & Bridge Streets, $15 (includes Museum entry), Bookings & Information: sydneylivingmuseums.com.au