Courtney Barnett writing in a notebook in a still from 'Anonymous Club' (2021)
Courtney Barnett writing in a notebook in a still from 'Anonymous Club' (2021)
Anonymous Club (2021)

ACMI and MIFF present Music on Film for Melbourne Music Week

Anonymous Club (special preview)

Danny Cohen | Australia | 2021 | M

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Wed 8 Dec 2021

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Courtney Barnett pulls back the curtain in this intimate first-person exposition on creativity, vulnerability and artistic life on the road in this very special preview event.

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In 2012, Courtney Barnett started recording music in her inner-Melbourne bedroom and, alongside fellow musician Jen Cloher, founded her own record label, Milk! Records. Since then, the notoriously shy but vastly talented singer/songwriter has released two EPs and two albums, landed a suite of accolades (including Breakthrough Artist at the 2015 ARIAs and Songwriter of the Year at the 2016 APRA Music Awards), and amassed adoring fans across the globe. In 2018, she embarked on the world tour for her album Tell Me How You Really Feel – and director Danny Cohen tagged along to document the journey.

Shot over a three-year period and supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Anonymous Club chronicles Barnett’s ups and downs both artistically and personally. The narration, forthright and unguarded, is voiced by Barnett herself – she kept an audio diary on the road, at Cohen’s request – while Cohen provides vivid, energetic footage shot in warm-hued 16mm. The result is a formidable, frank and unprecedented insight into Barnett’s creative process, the sacrifices and inner conflicts set in motion by fame, and the sometimes dark backdrop to her whimsical, relatably poetic compositions.

Director Danny Cohen will be joining us in the cinema to introduce both sessions.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Film Art Media
Courtesy: Film Art Media
Runtime: 83 min

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83 mins



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