acclaimed director michael winterbottom to speak live from london at melbourne's only public preview screening of 9 songs (acmi cinemas, april 26).
Popcorn Taxi Melbourne and ACMI in association with Accent Film Entertainment are very proud to present an exclusive preview screening of 9 Songs and a live Q&A by telephone hook-up from London with its director, one of the UK's most celebrated and diverse filmmakers, Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Claim, Jude, Butterfly Kiss, In This World, Code 46).
This will be the only public screening of 9 Songs in Melbourne before its theatrical release on May 12.
The Q&A will be hosted by renowned film academic and Sunday Age film critic, Tom Ryan.
'One Summer, Two People, Eight Bands, 9 Songs'
'Lisa (Margot Stilley) is an American student in London for the summer; Matt (Kieran O'Brien) is a research geologist whose work takes him out to the Antarctic to analyse the ice strata.They meet at a Black Rebel Motorcycle Club concert at the Brixton Academy in London and go back to his place, setting a pattern of lovemaking and going out to gigs, that repeats nine times through the film. Matt narrates the action in hindsight, gazing out over the freezing Antarctic mass, a landscape that reflects both his devastation at the end of the relationship and his passionate memory of Lisa's body, not so much a new-found-land like Donne's America, but an icy enigma.'
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
popcorn taxi melbourne is brought to you by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. popcorn taxi acknowledges the financial assistance of the Australian Film Commission and is supported by Kodak, ScreenSound Australia, digital pictures, Open Channel, Sony Australia and Mount Avoca Wines.
Special thank you to Accent Film Entertainment for making this event possible.
Published Thursday, 7 April 2005