Memory Film
Memory Film: A Filmmaker's Diary (2023)

MWFF Presents

MWFF Closing Night - Memory Film: A Filmmaker's Diary

Jeni Thornley | Australia | 2023 | Unclassified (15+)

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Mon 25 Mar 2024

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memory film is an immersive, poetic documentary by Jeni Thornley based on her Super 8 archive (1974-2003), filmed during the decades of her personal and political filmmaking producing Maidens, To the Other Shore, Island Home Country and the collaborative feature For Love or Money. Documenting the activism of three decades, amidst the intense sexual politics of radical feminism and social change, memory film is a road movie of an inner journey of liberation – gender fluidity, utopian feminism, love and its tribulations, the pleasure and pain of motherhood, violence against women and the desire for a world free of war and colonizing – accompanied by a sweeping score by Egyptian-Australian Joseph Tawadros.

Nominated for the 2023 Best Sound in a Documentary AACTA Award (Tristan Meredith) and the 2023 Australian Innovation Award (Black Magic) at MIFF, memory film is a contemplative journey of personal and political change.

This screening is followed by a Q&A with festival guest and filmmaker, Jeni Thornley.

Writers: Jeni Thornley

Producers: Tom Zubrycki & Jeni Thornley

Format: DCP
Language: English
Runtime: 85 mins

Event duration

85 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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