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Talks & Performances

ACMI & AFTRS Present Friday on My Mind: Melbourne

AFTRS Friday on My Mind

Talks and Performances

18 Mar - 11 Nov

Friday on My Mind is a series of fortnightly talks curated and hosted by AFTRS where cinephiles, industry, students and film-lovers alike can soak up some creative mind fuel - supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries.

Free > Tickets available on the day from the Tickets & Information Desk

    Rick Charnoski is a lifelong skateboarder, artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.

    After the underground success of his first documentary film (shot on super 8mm), Fruit of the Vine (2000), he and lifelong collaborator Buddy Nichols founded the independent production company, Six Stair, which operates under the same DIY ethics of the subculture that raised them. They’ve made countless shorts, worked with Vans, Converse, Anti-Hero, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Neil Young and Pearl Jam inter alia, had programs screened internationally from MIFF to New York’s MoMA and in 2008 made the feature documentary Deathbowl To Downtown narrated by Chloe Sevigny.

    He has subsequently worked with not only skate icons such as Tony Hawk, Steve Olson and Arto Saari, but notably filmmakers Gus Van Sant and DoPs Chris Doyle and Christopher Blauvelt. He’s currently writing his first low budget feature film, Warm Blood, which he will direct inspired by the short graphic novel Teen Book. Rick is - back - in Melbourne for the Under The Wire events for the Melbourne Festival where two of his works will be projected onto / around the Caulfield campus of Monash University with fellow filmmaker, Amiel Courtin-Wilson.

    Rick will discuss how to make films by any means necessary with host James Hewison.



    Happy Hour at the Bar!
    The bar has Happy Hour every Friday from 4pm to 7pm.

    $6 house wines
    $5 Boag’s Schooners
    $6 house spirits

    A great place to grab a drink before the talks. Present your AFTRS Friday on My Mind ticket at the ACMI Café & Bar for 10% off Food and Beverage.

    HOST: James Hewison

    Fridays* at 6pm

    Please note there is a limit of four tickets per person. Sessions are Unclassified 15+ but may occasionally include R18+ material.

    Visit the AFTRS website for guest details and further information regarding the 2015 program.

AFTRS Friday on My Mind