WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
7 PM - 9 PM
This screening session features 5 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Central Park Mall (Level 3)
Chippendale NSW 2008
Tickets are only $8.00* per screening session and include a free drink at the bar afterwards. Get your tickets now.
Free tickets available for students (25-), seniors (65+), and unemployed or low income guests. Submit a request.
*All proceeds go to The Bigger Screen, an international organisation supporting independent filmmakers.
PHOSPHENES (AUSTRALIA) BY SOFIE MCCLURE
Synopsis: Phosphenes: the colours you see when you close your eyes tightly or press them with your fingers. Inviting you to close your eyes, Phosphenes exposes the porous nature of the body’s boundaries, exploring how we come to ‘see’ our body through the eyes and touch of another. Using the eyes like hands, bodies loom too close to the camera, becoming subsumed by colour and disappearing into disjointedness. Running time: 00:14:21.
About the director: Sofie McClure is a queer non-fiction filmmaker based in Melbourne. She's interested in exploring 'haptic' approaches to interviewing and filming.
BEFORE WE COLLIDE (U.K.) BY GUY GOOCH, GREGOR PETRIKOVIC
Synopsis: Before We Collide is a short film shot on a Nishika N8000 analog lenticular camera consisting of over 800 photographs pieced together. In a haunting encounter, the film captures our fragmented perception of time during the pandemic while exploring the dynamics of mutual support. The film does not give the impression that it is made for me, you, or anyone for that matter. It simply exists as an artefact that can be witnessed, like found footage of a ghostly apparition. Running time: 00:01:10.
Selections/awards: Super Shorts London FF.
THE PSYCHLIST (NORWAY) BY MARTIN A. WALTHER
Synopsis: When his daughter died under tragic events just 11 months old, the bicycle became the only rescue for Per. Running time: 00:08:00.
About the director: Martin A. Walther (1986) comes from Trondheim, Norway. He has a BA in film science from the University of Trondheim and a BA in documentary directing from University of Lillehammer. After finishing his education he worked as a teacher for three years before returning to directing film. The documentary short “Train Robbers” was his directorial debut. The film was an international success at film festival, winning several prices, and was selected for the international competition at Clermont Ferrand. 'The Psychlist' is his second film.
BARKING ORDERS (U.S.) BY ALEX TULLO
Synopsis: When the entire British Royal family tragically dies, the Queen’s corgi finds himself next in line for the throne and in the seat of power. Running time: 00:02:15.
Selections/awards: Super Shorts NY FF, Super Shorts LA FF.
LADY OF THE CITY (IRAN) BY MARYAM BAHROLOLOOMI
Synopsis: Shahrbanoo (a name meaning Lady of the City in Persian language) is a mother of three, who has been sentenced to life in prison for drug transferring. After 11 years, she is released from prison for a few days to attend her son's wedding. However, this temporary freedom confronts Shahrbanoo with another aspect of her and her family's lives before returning to prison… Running time: 01:20:00.