BOXING DAY PLAYING AT ACMI
12 Sep 2009
Taken from the ACMI email newsletter (worth signing up to if you live in Melbourne)
Melt into a gritty world inhabited by grifters, misfits and antiheros, where the innocent become the guilty and the guilty - well, they get what they deserve.
Curated by Richard Sowada and Spiro Economopoulos
Thursday 17 September - Sunday 27 September 2009
Full $13 Concession $10
6 Session Package: Full $60, Concession $48
NB > 6 Session Packages can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the ACMI Tickets & Information Desk. All sessions must be selected at time of booking.
Right vs. Wrong. Instinct vs. Reason. Impulse vs. Temperance. The themes in this film season share the stylish and stylised conventions of the genre, playing out against a backdrop of gritty, stripped-back realism where in true noir style only the strong survive.
LA VIDA LOCA DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN POVEDA FOUND DEAD
03 Sep 2009
Christian, was a militant, a war journalist engaged in a fair cause and wanted to calm the political and sociological tensions down in San Salvador, unfortunately, it lead to his own death last night. Since his time as a journalist for Paris Match and Newsweek, covering the civil war in Salvador, Christian Poveda has been very moved by the young generation emerging from it and worried about the consequences of the war. LA VIDA LOCA remains a testimony of this lost generation.
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