Coming to Light 23 March 2016 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054),
'Coming to Light' (2000, 84 mins) tells a story of Edward S. Curtis, a complicated, passionate, self-educated pioneer and visionary who set out in 1900 to document traditional Indian life before it was gone. The film explores the often controversial nature of Curtis's romantic images, and the meaning they have for Native Americans today. In the documentary, descendants of Curtis's photographic subjects, tell stories about the people in the pictures, and describe way in which they are using the photographs to revive their own traditions in the modern world.
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An Ecology of Mind 27 April 2016 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054),
'An Ecology of Mind' (2010, 60 mins) is a film portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher and filmmaker, produced and directed by his daughter, Nora Bateson. The film inspires the audience to see our lives within a larger system – glistening with symmetry, play, and metaphor. It is an invitation to ask the kinds of questions that could help thread the world back together from the inside.
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Notebook on Cities and Clothes 25 May 2016 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054),
‘Notebook on Cities and Clothes’ (1989, 81 mins) is a film portrait of Tokyo based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. Wim Wenders was commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou to make a film about fashion and its place in contemporary society. Moving between Tokyo and Paris, from the creation of one collection to its premiere at a fashion show, the film is an intimate portrait of a consummate professional and an engaging exploration of the visual medium.
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The Intervention Trilogy 17 August 2016 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054),
'The Intervention Trilogy' consists of three short films of the Karrabing Film Collective. Conceived, performed, and by the third film, shot by the Collective, each film draws on actual events even as it plays with the line between fiction and nonfiction in order to convey the everyday truths of contemporary Indigenous life. Karrabing Film Collective films have shown nationally and internationally, and have received the Cinema Nova Best Fiction Short Film at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival and the 2015 Visible Award.
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Tanna 14 September 2016 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054),
'Tanna' (2015, 104 mins) is the first film shot entirely in Vanuatu. Breathtaking in scope and naturalism, the film was developed and performed by the people of Yakel, based on a true story. This ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tale of forbidden love and adventure captures youthful romance and the formidable pressures of tribal life. The film won the audience award for best feature film at the 72nd annual Venice film festival. Wednesday 14 September at 6:00pm The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)
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Motorkite Dreaming 26 October 2016 from 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM Tanks Arts Centre, Tank 5,
This time ALTAR funds the Q&A at the Tanks Round Cinema. First 15 people who register through ALTAR will have FREE admission. Please RSVP to Martin.Potter@jcu.edu.au .......................... ‘Motorkite Dreaming’ (2016, 90 mins) is a story of two couples who get off the couch and undertake the adventure of their lifetime. Director Charlie Hill-Smith said: “The idea is to screen a rollicking cross-cultural adventure, that accesses rarely seen Australia, by way of ludicrous flying machines. In many ways it’s a Trojan horse narrative; a story that smells like an adventure, but one that takes audiences to places where they might open their eyes to a culture of mind-boggling complexity, beauty and humour.”
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