The Winter Film Series 2013
Dates + times
Wednesdays 5 June – 10 July
Each session starts at 6.00 pm
James O Fairfax Theatre
- Series ticket: $80, $70 concession, $60 members
- Single tickets: $16, $14 concession, $12 members
Launch and Preview EventPreview The Winter Film Series with Simon Weaving.
- Wednesday 22 May 12.45 pm
- Free, no bookings required
- Venue: Gandel Hall
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Top image: Gyorky Palfi's 'Final cut'
Catch some of the most exciting recent cinema about art, culture and ideas in a program curated and introduced by film critic and curator Simon Weaving.
Marina Abramovic: the artist is present
Wednesday 5 June
A documentary that follows Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic as she prepares for the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective exhibition at the Museum Of Modern Art of her seductive, fearless and outrageous body of work.
2012, rated MA15+, 104mins
Italy: love it or leave it
Wednesday 12 June
An emotional, cheeky and beautiful trip through Italy in a Fiat 500, as two friends decide if they can buck the trend of non-believers and fall in love with their country again.
2012, rated PG, 75mins
Diana Vreeland: the eye has to travel
Wednesday 19 June
Socialite and fashonista Diana Vreeland was editor of Harpers Bazaar from 1937-1962 and then Vogue until 1971, defining style for more than fifty years. This fascinating documentary takes a look at the glamour and eccentricity that surrounds her extraordinary reputation and how she came to define the way we look at couture.
2012, rated G, 77mins
Wednesday 26 June
Directed by renowned editor Gyorky Palfi, this extraordinary film takes short moments from over 500 classic films and presents them as the archetypal love story. A homage to the power of narrative, it has to be seen to be believed, as the actors change but the characters remain the same.
2012, rating TBA, 84mins
About face: supermodels, then and now
Wednesday 3 July
Using interviews with many of the world’s top models, this documentary explores the definition of beauty, the nature of ageing and the perils of the fashion industry. Shot and directed by famous photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, it includes fascinating insights from top models such as Jerry Hall, Isabella Rossellini, Christie Brinkley and Christy Turlington.
2012, rated M, 72mins
Gregory Crewdson: brief encounters
Wednesday 10 July
Shot over 10 years, Ben Shapiro’s extraordinary documentary explores the life, art and working methods of Brooklyn-born photographer Gregory Crewdson, known for his meticulous, beautifully haunting and immaculately staged tableaux of everyday life.
2012, rating TBA, 113mins