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Sandi Tan, director of the award-winning, Netflix-released film Shirkers, has been confirmed as the latest international speaker attending AIDC 2019 at ACMI in Melbourne this March.

Sandi Tan is the writer, director, producer and co-editor of Shirkers, one of the most acclaimed international documentaries of 2018. The film won the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at Sundance 2018 and is one of the five nominees for Best Documentary at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards and has been shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars. Shirkers has appeared on multiple Best Documentary and Best Film lists of 2018, including ranking #14 on the 2018 BFI/Sight & Sound Best Film poll of 264 international critics, the highest rank of any documentary in 2018.

As well as speaking at AIDC, Sandi will participate in the ACCESS program, where she will mentor a group of emerging directors. ACMI will also be screening the film with a Q&A with Sandi during AIDC.

Born in Singapore, Sandi, at the aged of 16, published a cult zine called The Exploding CatAt 22, she became the film critic at The Straits Times, Singapore’s largest newspaper, later moving to New York to study at film school at Columbia University. Her short films Moveable Feast and Gourmet Baby have played at over 100 film festivals including the New York Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and at MoMA, and have been broadcast internationally on RAI, SBS and ZDF/arte. She was a 2016 Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow, a 2017 IFP Documentary Lab Fellow and a 2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. She is also a successful novelist.

In Shirkers, Sandie explores the events surrounding a film she and her friends began making with a mysterious stranger decades ago.

AIDC Conference Director Alice Burgin says: “It’s thrilling to confirm that Sandi will be joining us in Melbourne in March. She is an inspiring global filmmaker and Shirkers has enthralled audiences and critics wherever it has screened.”

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) takes place 3 – 6 March 2019 at ACMI in Melbourne. https://www.aidc.com.au/

 

Australia’s most delicious cabaret act has her sights set on Melbourne. After a sold out season in Sydney, Mini Marilyn is hitting the stage 7 – 12 January 2019 at The Butterfly Club for her Melbourne premiere.

You’re now invited to taste a new kind of drop. Mixology with Mini Marilyn is ready to toast to the women we know and love.

Mixology is an evening for celebrating women, and those that love women. With a dash of Minnelli, a splash of Fosse and just a touch of 90s spice, Mixology with Mini Marilyn is a night to remember. Whether you’re a cabaret aficionado or Mini Marilyn will be your first, get excited to discover something tantalizingly new.

In a world where Beyoncé, Gaga and Swift reign supreme, let us sit back for a night of glitz, curves and classics while toasting to the sisterhood.

Mixology was created by and stars Elizabeth Evans, an accomplished dancer, musical theatre director and performer. Fresh from Channel 7’s All together now, Evans is excited to bring her cocktails, girls, and flair to Melbourne.

Evans has brought Mini Marilyn to life to bring some of the old-world cabaret panache back to the stage.  After being a member of the 100 on All together now, Evans’ show is a more intimate affair.

After a successful premiere season and SOLD OUT second season, round three is sure to deliver.

Feeling thirsty? This show is filled with charm and bubbles, and is strictly limited to six performances. Be sure to snap up your tickets!

 If you’re ready to taste a new kind of drop, Mini Marilyn cannot wait to meet you. Tickets available via The Butterfly Club.

 

Make sure you check out our interview with Elizabeth below.

 

 

Do you want to see a night of burlesque, cabaret, comedy and drag in Melbourne? Well why not check out Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Revue the monthly night put together by acclaimed burlesque performer Miss Maple Rose?

Check out the dates right here and also check out our interview with Miss Maple Rose below.

 

Show Details: Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Revue

Dates: December 22nd 2018, January 19th 2019, February 16th 2019 and March 16th 2019

Time: 10pm

Cost: $28-35

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne

Tickets: thebutterflyclub.com

 

 

Subculture chats to Jennifer Monk about the new comedy show by Girls Act Good – A Christmas Tale.

This fresh, exciting work is inspired by real-life conversations and stories about Christmas from women across Australia. The play takes a comedic and heartfelt look at the Aussie festivities and celebrates how we can come together to remember the magic of Christmas.

A Christmas Tale will run at The Butterfly Club from the 17-22 December. The event listing can be viewed here – https://www.facebook.com/events/295313834411535/

The full interview with Jennifer Monk can be heard below.

 

 

Stay Gold Comedy is bring the best established comics as well as some awesome up and coming acts to Brunswick. Stay Gold Comedy will kick off at 7pm each Sunday evening at Stay Gold, 133 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

 

The first show is Sunday December 9th and we have a real treat for you!

Our headlining act is the incredible Dave Callan! You know Dave as star of Triple J radio and original Rove cast member.

 

Joining the show is an whole host of local talent:

Our MC Peter Jones (ABC Comedy Up Late, writer for The Project)

Carla Wills (2017 Raw Comedy National Finalist)
Brett Blake (Worst First Dates Podcast)

Zack Dyer (ABC Comedy Up Late, 2017 Raw Comedy Winner)

Scout Boxall (2018 Raw Comedy National Finalist)
Blake Freeman (ABC Comedy Up Late, 2018 Comedy Zone)

Rose Bishop (C31 The Leak)
Raewyn Pickering (MICF 2018)

Stay Gold is located in the heart of the Sydney Road nightlife precinct. Stay Gold is a live event venue recently opened, but has already hosted live music favs The Bennies, a DZ Deathrays DJ set. Operated by the team behind the new Good Things Festival, plus Brisbane venues The Brightside, Blackbear Lodge & more. This month we open the new public bar and restaurant to complete the venue.

The event is free, but reserve your spot to ensure entry.

 

Show Details: Stay Gold Comedy Launch Feat. Dave Callan!:

Dates: Starts December 9th, Every Sunday from then on.

Time: Doors 6pm, Show 7pm

Cost: Free Venue: Stay Gold, 133 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/staygoldcomedy or https://staygoldcomedylaunch.eventbrite.com.au

For the first time since 2011, Queen of the US alt-comedy scene and celebrated TV star Maria Bamford returns to Melbourne for five shows only

 Compelling, charismatic and completely original, Maria is known for her refreshing honesty and self-deprecating comedy. Her ingenious comedy brain works in mysterious ways, with deadpan delivery sitting comfortably alongside the silly and surreal.  

Named by Judd Apatow as the “funniest woman on Earth”, Maria has been seen in her semi-autobiographical Netflix series Lady Dynamite, as a recurring role on Arrested Development and in her own cult web series The Maria Bamford Show. Her quirky and unique voice lends itself perfectly to comic characters, with notable appearances including Bojack Horseman and Adventure Time

Venue: Forum Theatre

Dates: Tues 9 – Sat 13 April 2019 Time: 6.45pm

Tickets: $35 – $40

Bookings: comedyfestival.com.au

 

Budding singer songwriter Bri Clark is making waves across the Australian music scene with her latest single ‘Giving Up’. The Perth artist quickly captured the attention of the industry when the track was nominated for the 2018 Vanda & Young songwriting competition prior to its official release in September. Debuting at #1 for its first two weeks in the world on the triple j unearthed charts, the track was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday AU & NZ and the New Alt Indie playlists. ‘Giving Up’ has had an instantaneous effect on the Australian music community. After rallying a wake of fans from far and wide with her haunting vocals, brooding melodies and dark pop vibes Bri Clark is excited to share a new live video of the powerful song as well as treat her East Coast audience to a pair of intimate upcoming performances.

Crafting a sound that is entirely of its own ilk, Bri Clark channels a sense of heavy weightlessness on ‘Giving Up’. The single is a reflective memoir of a crumbling relationship that builds from soft, beckoning guitar strumming to soaring heights of layered vocal harmonies. The new live video from John Aliaga recorded at Vision Studios, Perthsees the young artist stripping the layered production back to its raw beginnings of just Bri, her voice and her fingertips. Seated at a grand piano with nothing but a peppering of warm tungsten bulbs, the performance is an exquisite taste of what’s to come at her live shows.

As an inaugural recipient of APRA’s female songwriter mentorship in 2018, Bri has had the opportunity to work and collaborate with a spread of fellow musicians and industry professionals and most recently featured on the well-received single ‘What We’ve Done’by Angus Dawson. Fresh off the back of the APRA AMCOS SongHubs intensive song writing boot camp, a standout performance at Bigsound’s Songwriter Showcase, and WA’s annual WAMFestBri Clark is thrilled to finally venture across the way to treat Melbourne and Sydney to a pair of intimate live shows this November. She will also take part in Specific Music’s 50 Songs In 5 Days, an APRA AMCOS sponsored, invite only songwriting event which brings together world-class songwriters, artists and producers.

With a voice steeped in pain, yet undeniably mesmerising Bri Clark can capture and hold a room in the palm of her hand. Do not miss your chance to catch this noteworthy name in Australian music. Expect big things.

‘Giving Up’ Single Launch Shows
Wednesday 21 November
Leadbelly, Sydney
Supporting AMISTAT
Tickets $17.85 via Moshtix

Tuesday 27 November
Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne
With Ariela Jacobs
8pm
Pre sale tickets $10 + bf via bit.ly/BriClarkArielaJacobs

Other upcoming shows:
Thursday 29 November
Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle
Supporting Holy Holy, with Clews
8pm
Tickets $39 via Oztix

Friday 30 November
The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Supporting Holy Holy, with Clews
8pm
Tickets $40 via Oztix

Last month Melbourne’s BLKLST announced the imminent arrival of their new EP “Hard to Swallow”. Out on Friday October 26, the heavy record saw it’s announcement and the premiere of the first single “Hypocrite” at Germany’s Everything is Noise website. Today, they are serving up the next “Phase” of the record.

New single Phase is a hard hitting track with an agressive but melodic vocal – and a neon and latex -tinged filmclip. Vocalist Joshua Westwick said that “Phase is about that one person who can influence you to do things you normally wouldn’t. Things that are ultimately bad for both of you. It’s about destroying yourself and drowning in someone’s toxic environment because of how much you care about them. This Music Video was filmed in The Loud Noise Estate’s drum tracking room. This clip was a last minute decision and we just wanted to have fun with it. We are stoked with how it came out!”
Since the announcement of the new EP, the outfit from Melbourne have turned heads – the first single Hypocrite being spun on triple j’s The Racket, added to rotation on The Faction Radio, added to Spotify Official’s Homegrown and Heavy playlist, the clip being played on Rage, and killyourstereo.com saying that Hypocrite is BLKST is at “…not only their most dynamic and darkest here, but also at their most interesting too.” Metal Hammer/Louder also saw something special in the band and wanted to know more about their influences (with the obvious flavour being Deftones) and had them put together their favourite Deftones tracks of all time.

The Hard To Swallow EP was produced and engineered by Evan Lee at STL studios Sydney, with additional engineering by Sonny Truelove & was mixed and mastered by Evan Lee and Ash Dawsat The Loud Noise Estate. 

For those new to BLKLST – the band was Formed in 2015 and have made their mark quick off the bat. Establishing themselves on the heavy music scene with a crushing live show and a decimatingly heavy sound, the band quickly chalked up supports with bands such as Make Them Suffer, Deez Nuts, Alpha Wolf, Earth Caller and Justice for The Damned and interstate runs with Boris The Blade.

The new EP will see its release into the world on Friday October 26 into iTunes & Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and more. Pre-Orders are now open at all good digital stores and streaming outlets.

 

Lido on the Roof returns for its fourth year this year lighting up the rooftop of the beloved Glenferrie Road cinema. Its spring and summer film program showcases the most hotly anticipated new release films, as well as a film lovers’ selection of retro classics.

With its well-stocked rooftop bar and extended trading hours, the Lido Rooftop is an irresistible choice as a meeting spot for friends to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset colour the surrounding Hawthorn skyline, before catching a film on the big screen – either on the Roof, or in one of the indoor cinemas. The bar is open to anyone who has purchased a movie ticket.

The program launches with the electrifying Bohemian Rhapsody, chronicling the years in the lead up to legendary rock band Queen’s appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. Rami Malek (Mr Robot) has transformed himself into a jaw-droppingly accurate portrayal of Freddie Mercury for the film, helmed by director Bryan Singer (X-Men series). Catch Rooftop screenings until Tuesday 6 November.

Blockbuster movie-lovers and arthouse cinephiles alike will be spoilt for choice during the holiday season. The next title in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald starts its Rooftop season on 15 November; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Ralph Breaks the Internet will be alternating nights during the week commencing Thursday 13 December; and Mary Poppins Returns floats down to the Rooftop on New Year’s Day.

Advance screenings for the darkly disturbing Suspiria directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, A Bigger Splash) take place on Friday 2 and Sunday 4 November. A fresh interpretation of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror masterpiece, Suspiria stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloë Grace Moretz, with music composed by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.

Joel Edgerton’s next turn behind the lens comes with a powerful story about a boy sent to gay conversion camp, called Boy Erased, screening on the Rooftop from 9 November; Step Brothers dynamic duo Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up again in Holmes & Watson, from Friday 28 December; and horror fans will delight in the arrival of director Jennifer Kent’s (The Babadook) new film, The Nightingale, which was shot in Tasmania and recently won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. It screens on the Rooftop from Thursday 24 January.

Alongside all the exciting new releases, there’s a whole pick ‘n’ mix of retro gems in the Lido Rooftop program for movie fans, young and old. Costumes are crucial for the House of Capulet party screening of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic sun-drenched, star-crossed love story Romeo + Juliet on Wednesday 7 November, the high school reunion screening of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion on Wednesday 28 November and relive your childhood with a special screening of Matilda played on ex-rental VHS on Wednesday 16 January.

It’s not just Charli XCX and Troye Sivan who are feeling nostalgic for 1999. Lido on the Roof will be taking things back to a stellar year for teen-rom-coms with its Teen Dream series, featuring She’s All That (Wed 6 Feb), Drive Me Crazy (Wed 20 Mar), and Never Been Kissed (Wed 3 Apr).

Action movie fans will bust a bicep over the SchwarzeMega Marathon on Wednesday 5 December; kids will squeal over classics like The Nightmare Before Christmas (Wed 12 Dec), Matilda (Wed 16 Jan), and The Lion King (Wed 23 Jan); and 80s film fans will flip out over Die Hard (Wed 19 Dec), Labyrinth (Wed 9 Jan), Purple Rain (Wed 30 Jan), Big(Wed 20 Feb), Beverly Hills Cop (Wed 6 Mar), and Risky Business (Wed 13 Mar).

An extra thrilling addition to the program for genre film fans is the inaugural Paracinema Fest, happening over four days from Thursday 29 November to Sunday 2 December. The full program is yet to be revealed, however some appetite whetting early announcements include Terminal starring Margot Robbie and Simon Pegg; the Christmas zombie apocalypse flick Anna and the Apocalypse; and the next bizarrely hilarious film from the creators of The Greasy Strangler (2016), An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn starring Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Craig Robinson, and Emile Hirsch.

It’s going to be another glorious summer of cinema under the stars at Lido on the Roof.

Full program details are as follows:

Lido on the Roof Events:

Fri 2 NovSuspiria advance screening
Sun 4 NovSuspiria advance screening
Wed 7 NovRomeo + Juliet – House of Capulet costume party
Wed 28 NovRomy and Michele’s High School Reunion – High school reunion costume party
Wed 5 Dec: Schwarzemega Marathon – Kindergarten CopJunior, and Twins
Wed 19 DecDie Hard – Singlets and slacks costume party
Wed 16 JanMatilda – Played on ex-rental VHS with chocolate cake served
Wed 6 Feb: Teen Dream: She’s All That – Movie make-over montage dress-up
Wed 13 Feb: The Before Trilogy – Before SunriseBefore Sunset, and Before Midnight –Speed Dating on the Rooftop
Wed 13 MarRisky Business – Shirts, socks, and sunglasses party
Wed 3 Apr: Teen Dream: Never Been Kissed – High school prom costume party

Special Programming:
Retro

Wed 12 DecThe Nightmare Before Christmas
Wed 9 JanLabyrinth
Wed 23 JanThe Lion King
Wed 30 JanPurple Rain
Wed 20 FebBig
Wed 27 FebThe Bodyguard
Wed 6 MarBeverly Hills Cop
Wed 20 MarDrive Me Crazy
Wed 27 MarFrom Dusk till Dawn

Full Program
November 2018

1, 3, 5, 6 Nov: Bohemian Rhapsody
2, 4 Nov: Suspiria – advance screenings
7 Nov: Romeo + Juliet (1996) – retro
8, 10, 12 NovThe Girl in the Spider’s Web
9, 11, 13 NovBoy Erased
15-18, 20 NovFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
19 NovThe Old Man & the Gun
22 Nov: Strange Colours
21, 23-25, 27 NovThe Nutcracker and the Four Realms – 21st = advance screening
26 NovI Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story
28 Nov: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997) – retro
29 Nov: Paracinema Fest – An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
30 Nov: Paracinema Fest – Overlord

December 2018
1 Dec: Paracinema Fest – Anna and the Apocalypse
2 Dec: Paracinema Fest – Terminal
4 DecWidows
5 Dec: Schwarzemega Marathon – Kindergarten Cops, Junior, Twins – retro
6 DecMortal Engines
7 DecThe Grinch
9, 11 DecOverlord
10 DecStudio 54: The Documentary
12 Dec: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – retro
13, 15, 17 DecSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
14, 26 Dec: Ralph Breaks the Internet – 14th = advance screening
19 Dec: Die Hard (1988) – retro
20, 23, 24 DecBumblebee
21 DecMary Poppins Returns – advance screening
22 DecAt Eternity’s Gate
25 DecAquaman
27 DecThe Favourite
28, 30, 31 Dec: Holmes & Watson
29 Dec: Vice

January 2018
1-3, 8 JanMary Poppins Returns
4, 7 JanHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
5 Jan: Holmes & Watson
6 JanRalph Breaks the Internet
9 Jan: Labyrinth (1986) – retro
10, 12, 15 JanAd Astra
11, 14 JanWelcome to Marwen
13 JanThe Hate U Give
16 Jan: Matilda (1996) – retro
17, 21 JanStorm Boy
18, 20, 22 JanGlass
19 Jan: Mary, Queen of Scots
23 Jan: The Lion King (1994) – retro
24, 26, 28 JanThe Nightingale
25, 29 JanThe Front Runner
27 JanGreen Book
30 Jan: Purple Rain (1984) – retro

Lido on the Roof (November – April) 

7 days a week, all rooftop showings start at 9pm, unless otherwise indicated.
The Lido on the Roof bar is open:
Mon – Fri: 4pm onwards
Sat and Sun: 2pm onwards
Public Holidays: 12pm onwards

675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, 3122

https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/rooftop