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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

    September 16 - 6pm

    GUEST: Amiel Courtin-Wilson

    This Friday, FOMM host James Hewison gets an insight into the mind of the multi-talented and mercurial artist and filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson. James will be talking to Amiel about not only his work as a filmmaker and his upcoming feature Ruin, co-directed with Michael Cody, but also his more recent forays in the world of gallery art, artistic collaboration and the challenges and joys that come with that.

    As a filmmaker and artist, Courtin-Wilson traverses the no man’s land of fiction and documentary, chronicling places and people in the margins, those usually out of frame or out of focus. From New York to Cambodia via Melbourne and now Oklahoma most recently, his is a rare curiosity and vitality seeking out the light where there seems only dark.

    His singular, distinctive muscularity as a filmmaker extends beyond the borders too of the orthodoxies (even confines) of cinema into other art practice. He’s had work exhibited at Utopian Slumps and Gertrude Contemporary and his films have screened at the NGV, MONA, the Gallery of NSW and most recently was commissioned by the Whitney in New York. He’s collaborating on a multi-projection work, Under The Wire at the forthcoming Melbourne Festival and his most recent feature, Ruin co-directed with Michael Cody, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival will open at ACMI Cinemas later this year, including a unique, ephemeral live performance.


    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