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To do: Soul, claymation, robots.

  • Tonight (Mon 6th): Johnny Depp double-bill at the Astor – WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE and ED WOOD. [Astor]
  • Tue 7th: ACMI is running an exclusive season of SOUL POWER documenting the concert preceding the 1974 Ali v. Foreman fight featuring James Brown, Bill Withers and B. B. King among others. Ends May 24th. [ACMI]
  • Wed 8th: Cinematheque shows films of influential Australian documentarian John Heyer. [Cinematheque]
  • Thu 9th: Dylan Moran is giving a Q&A at Nova for his new film we know nothing about A FILM WITH ME IN IT. [Nova] If you don’t already have tickets then Adam Elliot’s debut feature claymation film MARY & MAX opens today. [maryandmax.com] Also opening, OBSERVE AND REPORT, starring Seth Rogen. [website] [Ed note: Opening May 14. Thanks Yosh] ACMI also begins a short season of adventure film THE FALL (directed by Tarsem Singh and presented by Spike Jonze and David Fincher). It looks freaking mental judging by the trailer. Runs until this Sunday. [ACMI]
  • Fri 10th: 1963 Italian horror-thriller THE GHOST (LO SPETTRO) as part of Freaky Fridays. [ACMI]
  • Sun 12th: ROBOCOP at the Astor. [Astor]

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To do: Counter culture, Hunter S. Thompson, space.

  • Tonight (Mon 30th): Jean-Luc Godard’s documentary about sixties Western counter culture SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL features the Rolling Stones heavily and shows at The Astor. [Astor]
  • Wed 1st: Cinematheque shows some old comedies: Ernst Lubitsch’s SHOP AROUND THE CORNER from 1940 and 1920’s EROTIKON. [Cinematheque] Arthouse doco double at the Astor – GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON and Guy Maddin’s MY WINNIPEG. [Astor]
  • Thu 2nd: The oh-my-god it’s brilliant SUMMER HOURS from Olivier Assayas opens at select art house cinemas. [www.summerhours.com.au] Also the La Mirada Film Festival (curated in part by Almodovar, Woody Allen and Penelope Cruz) begins. [lamirada.org.au] Continue reading

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To do: Reggae, sex, new wave, Joy Division.

  • Tonight: The classic Jamaican crime film THE HARDER THEY COME starring reggae singer Jimmy Cliff screens at the Astor. [Astor]
  • Tuesday: CineCult returns screening a sexuality-themed double bill: The Czechoslovakian surrealist work VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (Jaromil Jires, 1970) and THE BEAST (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975), a monster-movie-meets-Jane-Austen-meets-porn film. [303]
  • Wednesday: Cinematheque screens LÉON MORIN, PRÊTRE (Jean-Pierre Melvile, 1961) and the seminal French New Wave classic BREATHLESS (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960). [Cinematheque]
  • Thursday: Grant Gee’s music doco JOY DIVISION at Rooftop. [Rooftop]

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