CULT Cinema & Bar: Full Program

2 - 30 Nov | Event

CULT Cinema & Bar (VIC)

Step into a curated world of special event cinema, cult films, throwbacks and festival favourites. Throughout November we’ll be hosting film themed cocktail nights, food and film pairing events, drag hosted film screenings and a Hear My Eyes live score production.

At CULT Cinema & Bar we’re obsessed with the films you watch so often they become ritual. We adore those films you can watch five times a year and still yearn to re-watch, and re-watch! These are the films we love and these are the films we’ve programmed. Films with instantly iconic soundtracks, mind-bending narratives, powerful psychedelic visuals, hilariously cheesy dialogue and wildly excessive style. The films that linger in your mind for days or are so filled with nostalgia that they transport you back to the exact time and place they first put their spell on you. With over a dozen unique special events and a huge range of these distinctive cult films in the program, we’re hoping to (re)create as many of these magic moments as possible.

So, we’ve organised the films, but now we need you. These cult films are best seen with a group of like-minded people. Whether you’re in the cinema with a group of your closest friends, one of your go-to cinema buddies or a packed house of strangers, it’s all about teaming up with those special souls who are willing to lose themselves in the all-encompassing dream brightly projected in front of them. So if I’m speaking your language, please join us at CULT Cinema & Bar this November.

Dates

2 – 30 Nov

Price

From $18

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CULT Cinema & Bar: El Mariachi

25 Nov | Event

CULT Cinema & Bar (VIC)

 

CULT Cinema & Bar have teamed up with Brunswick’s own Los Hermanos Mexican Taqueria to serve up their delicious traditional Mexican tacos to accompany Robert Rodriguez’s outrageously entertaining action film EL MARIACHI. On the day, Los Hermanos will be cooking up their famous fish, pork, chicken, mushroom and zucchini tacos (vegan options available) and bringing along their ultra rare tequila & mezcal collection. Come down early for a some tasty tacos and a live performance by local hero ‘The Lone Mariachi’.

TICKET INCLUDES: Admission to the film, three delicious Los Hermanos tacos (made to order), a live mariachi performance and a post-screening DJ set of EL MARIACHI inspired tunes.

LOS HERMANOS:  Los Hermaons Mexican Taqueria is hands down our favourite Mexican joint this side of the Pacific Ocean. If you haven’t been lucky enough to visit this Brunswick institution, now’s your chance to sample these insanely addictive tacos.

EL MARIACHI: At 23 years of age, Robert Rodriguez’s earned a cool $7k by selling his body to medical science then immediately used it all to bring his passion project to life. Now, thankfully, we have EL MARIACHI. Reminiscent of Sergio-Leone-Clint Eastwood spaghetti Westerns, this hilariously entertaining low-budget shoot-‘em-up offers up a sexy, action fuelled adventure that just keeps you wanting more.

“Using the well-worn theme of mistaken identity, writer-director-producer-editor-cameraman Rodriguez has here crafted an action flick infinitely more exciting than many a film costing ten thousand times as much, transcending its budgetary limitations with wonderful ingenuity, invention and sassy wit.”  – Empire

Dates

25 November 2017

 

Times

6:00pm Food service

7:30pm Screening

Price

$40 Full

$38 Concession

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Glitch

1 Dec - 19 Dec 2017 | Artist Development

Embittered Swish (VIC)

Embittered Swish is a transgender performance vehicle. Our earlier work was focused on reformulating Jean Genet’s 1943 novel ‘Our Lady of the Flowers’ to speak to contemporary trans realities. We undertook a residency at Performance Space as part of the 2016 Stephen Cummins Bequest Queer Performance Residency Program. We have shown work at Transgenre (2016), La Mama Courthouse (sell out season 2016), Archer magazine issue 7 launch (2016) and first draft gallery (2017).

Embittered Swish has been developing ‘Glitch’ at the Mechanics Institute. Glitch will be presented at Next Wave festival in 2018. Our first development of ‘Glitch’ was a Seedpod residency at Punctum (Castlemain) in May 2017. Glitch is investigating the medicalisation of trans identity and how we are connected by medicine to doctors, the state and cyborgs. The form of our work is non-linear; we use abstract movement, harsh noise music, poetic and casual speech. We have been using our time at the Mechanics Institute to explore our own relationships to hormones and surgery. We have also been developing new choreographic techniques with the help of mentor Shian Law. We are reflecting poetically on the effects that hormones (and other medicine – contraception, HIV prevention etc) have on our bodies, minds and communities.

Participating Artists: Romy Fox, Bobuq Sayed, Mossy 333, Mick Klepner Roe

Dates

1 Dec – 19 Dec 2017

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Workshop: Transmedia: Identities and Environments

5 Dec | Event

Moreland City Council with Cy Gorman and Karen Casey (VIC)

Making it in Moreland is a series of free discussions and workshops for creatives. If you are looking to evolve your identity, brand, service or product across various physical and digital mediums whilst upskilling yourself at the same time then this workshop is for you.

Creating fresh and engaging stories that can bridge digital and physical mediums, identities and environments is challenging. Transmedia storytelling utilises interdisciplinary design techniques to convey evolving narrative experiences across multiple platforms and formats.

Utilising current and emerging art forms, as well as design principles and technologies, Transmedia designer Cy Gorman of Nurobodi Design will present examples of Transmedia projects and workflows. He will discuss the importance of developing strong multidisciplinary skills to aid both career development and the creation of unique design principles for the individual or organisational design practice.

Cy will be joined by Karen Casey of the Global Mind Project to facilitate interactive activities focused on harnessing the basic principles of Transmedia. Emphasis will be placed on developing best practice ‘transmedia permaculture’ principles to maximise the social and environmental benefits of process and outcomes.

Dates

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Times

6 – 8pm

Price

FREE, but bookings essential

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Klub Korporate

20 Jan | Event

Karen from Finance & Brunswick Mechanics Institute (VIC)

Think 9-5 meets Mad Max. Think Working Girl meets Tank Girl.

At this stage in the game, Karen From Finance has been struggling with the mid financial year BAS statements and they’re starting to tip her over the edge. Her computer’s frozen, her pen has leaked ink into her breast pocket, and the overtime hours are ticking on. This corporate queen needs to let her hair down, and this time after-work drinks just won’t cut it.

This Midsumma Festival, join Karen From Finance and a giant hoard of her best and closest business colleagues as they take over the entire Brunswick Mechanics Institute with a post-apocalyptic office-based occupational dance party. Flip the filing cabinet on it’s head – swipe the documents right off your desk – this is what your HR rep’s worst night mares are made of. Think 9-5 meets Mad Max. Think Working Girl meets Tank Girl.

With Korporate installations, one on one performances, flash mobs, multiple rooms and multiple dooms, Klub Korporate is the CEO of disorderly behaviour – and anything goes. Make sure you don’t miss the memo – unbutton that blazer, snap your pencils, take the batteries out of your calculator and dive into this work break-up with all the furore you have to stick it to the man!

Dates

Sat 20 Jan

Times

9pm – 2am

Price

Pre Sale: $19
Door Sales: $23

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Bent Bollywood

25 - 27 Jan, 31 Jan - 3 Feb | Event

Raina Peterson (VIC)

A moving invocation of diaspora, gender, transgression and filth. 

Bent Bollywood is a queer dance show that combines the technical rigour of classical Indian dance, the camp theatrics of Bollywood and everything that is weird and wonderful about queer performance art. Witness the treacherous imagination of the diaspora, the postcolonial rage of the subaltern,  and the exuberant lust of the queers who would have written a much better Kama Sutra if only they’d been asked.

Adult content (which might include Nudity, Sex scenes, Trigger warnings)

Dates

25 – 27 Jan, 31 Jan – 3 Feb

Times

7.30pm

Price

$30 full
$22 concession
$20 group 6+

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Au Cause Célèbre

25 - 27 Jan, 31 Jan - 3 Feb | Event

Ms CeCe Rockefeller (VIC)

Fresh from a premiere season at Melbourne Fringe, emergent cabaret queen Ms CeCe Rockefeller brings her sophomore work of oversaturated, tragically romantic melodrama to Midsumma with a high-gloss finish.

Recounting a first love that unfolds in the wake of her sister’s disappearance, Au Cause Célèbre discovers a young Cecilia with stars in her eyes, carried off on a whirlwind romance destined for disgrace, heartbreak and devastation.

An episode lifted from a truly fantastical autobiography, Ms Rockefeller’s original text is woven through an eclectic pop repertoire – including songs from Solange, ANOHNI and Carly Rae Jepsen – with arrangements for keys and cello by award-winning composer Shanon D Whitelock in collaboration with featured instrumentalist Claire Abougelis.

With a voice that has been described as “a glorious fusion of Kate Bush and James Blake,” Ms CeCe Rockefeller captures the profound vulnerability of being in love – and losing it! – furnishing a space for sincerity and sentimentality on the contemporary drag scene.

Embodying the prim elegance and practiced restraint of 1950’s social and sexual repression, CeCe drifts from room to room… a lofty, alcoholic Julie Andrews, rummaging through artefacts of her bygone glory days‘ – Jack Beeby, AussieTheatre

 

Dates

25 – 27 Jan, 31 Jan – 3 Feb

Times

9pm

Price

Full $28
Concession $22
Group 4+ $22

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