Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Desert Island Flicks: July, August and September

Catherine Deveny
Catherine Deveny
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) plans to strand some more Aussie legends on a metaphorical desert island in the popular monthly program Desert Island Flicks - and instead of 5 discs they can only take 5 flicks!

After a special international cameo from US director Tim Burton in a sell-out session of Desert Island Flicks in June, we are readying our next batch of 'castaways'. Catherine Deveny, Julian Burnside AO QC and Nadia Tass will reveal their own insights and personal stories behind their top five films as well as show clips from the only films they could pack if they were banished to a desert island.

What do you think their top picks will be?

Wed 21 July 2010, 7pm
Desert Island Flicks with Catherine Deveny
Unclassified 15+

A lightning rod, fearless challenger of the status-quo and self-proclaimed "godbotherer-botherer", Catherine Deveny is never anything short of searingly funny. Her propensity for straight talk, self (and other) deprecation and her tongue planted firmly in cheek should make this a cracking session of Desert Island Flicks.

Join Catherine as she reveals the films that have shaped her particular brand of cock-eyed humour and acerbic take on the world.

Tue 31 Aug 2010, 7pm
Desert Island Flicks with Nadia Tass
Unclassified 15+

Nadia Tass is a multi-award winning director and producer. She is renowned for many titles, including local classics Malcolm (1986) & The Big Steal (1989). With Cinematographer David Parker, Nadia co-runs production company, Cascade Films. Their latest film, on the verge of release, is Matching Jack.

Join Nadia Tass for her 'director's cut': her top five films of all time.

Wed 22 Sept 2010, 7pm
Desert Island Flicks with Julian Burnside
Unclassified 15+

Barrister Julian Burnside is famed for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers. Burnside is a human rights and refugee advocate, author and amateur philogist. He was elected as Living National Treasure in 2004, and in 2009 he received an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service as a human rights advocate, and for his services to the arts and the law.

Join Julian as he reveals the cherished films that been with him on the 'Julian Burnside journey'.

All sessions:
 Studio 1, ACMI, Federation Square
Tickets: Full $14 Concession $11

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