The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Lovesick in Melbourne
with an introduction by Bill Mousoulis
Shot on Super 16, Mousoulis’ fifth feature, Lovesick (2002), is a characteristically off-centre portrait of a young couple who quit their jobs and decide to pursue their inner lives. Formally spare and dramatically low-key, Mousoulis’ “lovers-on-the-run” tale also provides a fascinating time capsule of a specific place and moment. As Maximilian Le Cain states, “although cumulatively hypnotic, each individual shot has a harmony and a self-contained materiality that” allows it “to stand alone like a Lumière Brothers short”. Preceded by two of Mousoulis’ earlier works on Super 8 – Dreams Never End (1983) and Melbourne ’89 (1989) – exploring the cultural topography of Melbourne.
To be introduced by the filmmaker.
Also screening on Wed 24 May
“The Stuff of Cinema”: The Prolific Independence of Bill Mousoulis
Lovesick in Melbourne – Wed 24 May, 7pm
Cultural Shock: Into the Underground – Wed 24 May, 9pm
About the program
Bill Mousoulis (1963–) has been one of the key figures in independent Australian screen culture over the last 40 years. As instigator of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group, founding editor of Senses of Cinema, creator of the Pure Shit website, and co-curator of the screening series Unknown Pleasures, Mousoulis has demonstrated a tireless commitment to alternative screen culture both in Australia and overseas...
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