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The Notorious Bettie Page



How a daring independent American producer has brought subversive stories of politics, sexual transgression and gender-bending into the limelight.



Thursday 19 October - Sunday 29 October
Full $13 Concession $10
Six Session Pass: Full $60 Concession $48


Curated by Lisa Pieroni. Read the program notes


 

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mrs harris

This film explores the lurid 1980s murder scandal that saw the headmistress of a posh girls' school shoot and kill her lover of 15 years.


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a dirty shame

John Waters returns to trashy top form with this giddy sex farce; his most outrageous film since Pink Flamingos.


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the notorious bettie page

The story follows fifties pin-up queen Bettie Page, from Nashville to New York; from modelling, to nude photography, to fetish pictures.


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velvet goldmine

A swooningly sexy tribute to the rude boys in mascara and heels who detonated the musical and sexual explosion of seventies.


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far from heaven

Todd Haynes' lavish and ultimately moving Douglas-Sirk-style melodrama.


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happiness

This portrait of three upper-middle-class New Jersey sisters and their families is a harsh, bitterly funny look at desire, lust and transgression.


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kids + oreos with attitude

Set of the course of a single summer day, Kids follows Telly and his aimless gang as they swing their skateboards through the streets New York.


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i shot andy warhol

Harron tells the tale of Valerie Solanas' fifteen minutes of fame when she strode into the Andy Warhol Factory, and blasted the owner away.


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poison

The universe Haynes creates with his three intercut stories is lurid, sadistic and unabashedly homoerotic.


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office killer

Goody-goody Dorine Douglas is a diligent copy editor. One night doing overtime she accidentally electrocutes one of her bossy colleagues.


swoon

Writer/director Tom Kalin nails the pathology of bigotry in his take on the infamous flapper-age trial of Leopold and Loeb.


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go fish

High spirits, candor, and heart prevail in this explicit, low-budget feature shot in grainy black and white.


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one hour photo

Romanek's gripping psychodrama stars Robin Williams as Sy Parrish, the manager of a one-hour photo stand in a Sav-Mart superstore.


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hedwig & the angry inch

Rich in imagination and daring, Mitchell's triumphant transfer of the stage musical to the screen is a tour de force.


the safety of objects

The Safety of Objects takes an intensely personal look at the characters who live with their daily frustrations, guilt, regrets and hang ups.


boys don't cry

Boys Don't Cry is based on the real life story of Teena Brandon, a teenage girl who preferred to live as a boy in a tiny Nebraskan town.


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safe

Carol (Julianne Moore), a housewife living in a bubble of antiseptic privilege, begins showing symptoms of a peculiar malaise.


 
 
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