If you’re one of those great unwashed souls with a penchant for watching films, especially weird and wonderful ones that no one has ever heard of, then you should check out Melbourne Cinémathèque.
It’s a great resource for film students and students of life alike. With each screening bearing a themed focus on one particular filmmaker (April 11-24th the focus is French filmmaker Robert Presson, who’s style is described by Wikipidea as spiritual and ascetic) it really widens the eyeballs and mind. An annual membership is only $99 so if you have some money left over from this weekend’s party-fun-times/the purchase of expensive new pony skin clogs*, then you should make your way over to ACMI and get involved. Screening’s occur every Wednesday night from 7pm and they show two films in the one night, so it’s some definitive bang for your buck. I might see you there sipping some mulled wine from a thermos and discussing the symbiotic reading of various films of the French New Wave with my main man, Warwick Hogwash Esq.
* Not real pony skin, surely not.