From Capra to cannibalism, explore cinema's attempts to highlight the inevitable failures in humanity's quest to manufacture utopia.
This standout selection of the contemporary, classic, and cult is bound to turn a few stomachs and convert a couple of carnivores.As Seen by Experimenta
screens as part of Experimenta Utopia Now International Biennial of Media Art. Free Public Forum
Fri 12 Feb 2010, 6pmParadise Lost or Utopia Regained? Interactive Media Art Now
Australian and international artists explore the opportunities for interactive art to take us into uncharted territories, ask some tough questions about the current state of media art in the twenty-first century and ponder the future of the medium.Film Program
Sun 14 Feb 2010, 7.30pmSecond Skin MA15+
Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza, 94 mins, USA, 2008
This documentary journeys through the virtual worlds that millions of people are drawn to and begs the question: is living in a virtual world virtually living? Australian premiere.
Mon 15 Feb 2010, 7.30pmSoylent Green Unclassified 18+
Richard Fleischer, 97 mins, USA, 1973
Based on a short story by Harry Harrison, this classic sci-fi tale examines the desperation of an insatiable society facing a scarcity of resources. Screens with Jonathan auf der Heide's Gristle
(3 mins, Australia, 2006), a comedic meditation on a terrible theme.
Tue 16 Feb 2010, 7.30pmLost Horizon PG
Frank Capra, 128 mins, USA, 1937
An adaptation of James Hilton's novel, Lost Horizon
tells the story of a group who discover the perfect Utopia. Their reactions to this discovery pose several questions: what exactly is utopia, would we know it if we found it, and would we accept it?
Full $8 Concession $5