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Even Mice Belong In Heaven

WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000, Australia, Perth

Directed by Jan Bubenicek and Denisa Grimmova. A film about two mortal enemies - a little mouse Whizzy and Whitebelly the fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven where they lose their natural instincts and become best friends. 

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International Family Animation Explosion

WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000, Australia, Perth

A specially curated collection of international short animations that are perfect for all ages – including those who have never been to the movies before. These wonderful films come from the four corners of the globe from Singapore to Portugal, to New Zealand to the UK. Experience some lovely work in the universal language of animation.

Killing The Eunuch Khan

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Abed Abest. A visually stunning narrative from Iran, a truly powerful exploration of war, family, and crime, for anyone interested in the possibilities of cinema this is essential viewing.

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Sissy

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes. Wellness and self-care influencer Cecilia runs into her former best friend Emma at the supermarket, rapidly reigniting their friendship. And then Cecilia goes to Emma’s bachelorette weekend… where she meets her former school bully. What follows is an astute, smart, and occasionally jaw-dropping, horror-thriller about remote locations, youthful transgressions, and influencers…

Recurring

Terra Femme

WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000, Australia, Perth

Directed by Courtney Stephens. Using archive footage and home movies, Terra Femme examines the history and experiences of women travellers.

Q&A: Sissy

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with co-director/writer/lead actor Hannah Barlow, co-director/writer Kane Senes, producer Lisa Shaunessy and executive producer Alexandra Burke, and cast member Emily De Margheriti (WAAPA graduate). Hosted by Richard Sowada.

Q&A: Hatchback

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with director Riley Sugars, producer Anthony Littlechild, and executive producer Darren Collinson, hosted by Richard Sowada

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Planet X

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Maxence Vassilyevitch. Radiation from the sun has forced people into shelters during the day, escaping certain death. But what is happening to humanity, and what possibilities are there in this strange post-apocalyptic world?

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18 1/2

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Dan Mirvish. It’s 1974 and a White House transcriber has a copy of missing 18 1/2 minutes of Nixon tapes, but what can she do with them and what secrets do they hold?

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Namarali

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Tim Mummery. In Namarali, filmmaker Tim Mummery follows artist Donny (Yorna) Woolagoodja as he pursues his connections to culture and the Wandjina – creator beings – whose images can be seen in caves and rock ledges in the Kimberly.

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Q&A: Namarali

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with Director/Editor/Producer Tim Mummery

Kaepernick and America

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Directed by Tommy Walker and Ross Hockro. In late 2016, as a response to the police killings of African Americans, Colin Kapernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the national anthem, instead choosing to kneel.Telling the sportsman’s story, Kaepernick and America is a necessary, sobering and authentic film filled with hard emotions, hard decisions and individual truths.

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Dreaming Walls: Inside The Chelsea Hotel

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Amélie van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier. New York’s Chelsea Hotel is legendary. Exploring the hotel and following the few remaining residents, the ghosts of the past and the changes coming, Dreaming Walls is a quiet, impressionistic documentary in and around one of the most iconic buildings in art, music and popular culture.

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Navalny

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Daniel Roher. With the pacing and power of a political thriller, Roher’s perfectly pitched documentary switches between fly-on-the-wall observation to in-depth interviews with the subject and those around him, creating a fascinating portrait of Navalny, producing a documentary that (as I write these words) is exceptional and timely. 

Recurring

Flux Gourmet

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Peter Strickland. A surreal infused tale of sound, music, and food, Strickland’s latest feature unfolds in the halls of a rural artistic institute, as a trio of musicians explore food, sounds and performance under the gaze of the institute’s director, a journalist and a doctor.

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After Blue

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Bertrand Mandico. Set in a distant world, where only women can survive After Blue is an off-kilter quasi-psychedelic science fiction western adventure like nothing you’ve ever seen. 

Westralia Day 2022

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

Special Event / 2022 /

A showcase of Western Australian made screen productions at The Backlot Perth.

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Make Me Famous

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Brian Vincent. The eighties NYC art scene was a place where anything went, the Lower East Side was a hot bed of creative energy. Make Me Famous explores this scene, but rather than focusing on the era’s more famous figures like Basquait, Keith Haring, and David Wojnarowicz, it tells the story of unknown expressionist painter Edward Brezinski.

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Experimental Shorts: Space, Place, Nature and Culture

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Special Events / 2022 / 66 min

From visual and aural loops, cut-ups, media manipulations and found footage to technical exploration, home printing, and all points in between, a selection of experiments in cinema and visual/audio media. Themes of rhythm, music, movement, location, nature, culture, and the performance of the social ripple through this selection of short experimental works.

The Passengers of The Night

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Mikhaël Hers. It’s 1981 and newly separated Elisabeth (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is having trouble sleeping, she’s running low on money and has two teenage children to care for.

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Hole In The Head

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Dean Kavanagh. The film combines drama, comedy and experimentation in telling the story of John Kline Jr, a mute projectionist whose parents vanished twenty-five years earlier.
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Namarali

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Documentary / 2021 / Australia / 52min / Directed by Tim Mummery

In Namarali, filmmaker Tim Mummery, follows artist Donny (Yorna) Woolagoodja as he pursues his connections to culture and the Wandjina – creator beings – whose images can be seen in caves and rock ledges in the Kimberly.

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A Delicate Fire

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Constantine Costi. A visual and aural feast, A Delicate Fire combines the spectacle of cinema and the power of opera to create a work that pays homage to 17th century composer Barbara Strozzi.  

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Luzifer

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Peter Brunner. On a rural mountainside, a mother and son carve out an ascetic existence far removed from everyday convention. And then, one day, a drone emerges, hovering over their small farmhouse. Combining elements of psychological horror and drama, with a rich arthouse sensibility, Luzifer is a must see for anyone interested in existential fears and nightmares.

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Directed by Robert B Weide and Dan Argott. Legendary author Kurt Vonnegut - the writer behind cult classics Cats Cradle and Slaughterhouse 5 - is the subject of this absorbing biopic, which paints a fascinating picture of its subject.

Where is Anne Frank?

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Ari Folman. A beautifully realised animated feature that explores Anne Frank’s life, her diary, and her legacy.

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In The Court of The Crimson King

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Toby Amies, In his latest documentary filmmaker Toby Amies (The Man Whose Mind Exploded) turns his attention to the legendary prog-rock band King Crimson, documenting the group on their 50th-anniversary tour.

The Humans

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Narrative / 2021 / USA / 108 min / Directed by Stephen Karam

Brigid and Richard have moved into a rundown Manhattan duplex. Before they’ve had time to settle, Brigid’s family visit for Thanksgiving.

Conversations, tensions, dramas slowly emerge, and all around them the duplex creeks, the very walls seem to echo with inexplicable sounds.

Adapted from his Tony Award winning theatrical production, Karam’s film is a masterpiece in tensions, deftly adding a cinematic quality to the unfolding psychological drama.

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Lonesome

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Craig Boreham. Fleeing a small-town scandal Casey finds himself in Sydney where he hooks up with Tib. Both young men are searching for something elusive while navigating their way through the inner-city queer scene.

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Freaks Out

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Gabriele Mainetti. As a small troupe of circus performers find themselves embroiled in the ever-expanding battle front of WW2 in Europe, a singular battle for the future of civilisation emerges in this sprawling big-screen fantasy.

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Paris Is In Harlem

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Christina Kallas. Paris Is In Harlem may be one of the best New York movies of recent years, its narrative weaves through situations and characters, that unfold with rare power and authenticity. Creating a vivid portrait of the city on the day the no dancing law was repealed in 2017, the ensemble cast, tight narrative, and naturalistic filmmaking create a beautifully realised film that feels truly alive.

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Even Mice Belong In Heaven

WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000, Australia, Perth

Directed by Jan Bubenicek and Denisa Grimmova. A film about two mortal enemies - a little mouse Whizzy and Whitebelly the fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven where they lose their natural instincts and become best friends. 

Recurring

Different Voices: Three Short Documentaries

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

A trio of powerful documentaries that tell human stories in radically different ways, each of these works reveals the possibilities of the medium for sharing our stories and connecting us all.

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Experimental Shorts: Changing Perspectives

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Special Events / 2022 / 72 min

A selection of films that offer meditations on the nature of storytelling and the structure of narrative, exploring movement and form both within and beyond the frame, and new forms of meaning of cinema.

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Namarali

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Tim Mummery. In Namarali, filmmaker Tim Mummery follows artist Donny (Yorna) Woolagoodja as he pursues his connections to culture and the Wandjina – creator beings – whose images can be seen in caves and rock ledges in the Kimberly.

Recurring

International Family Animation Explosion

WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000, Australia, Perth

A specially curated collection of international short animations that are perfect for all ages – including those who have never been to the movies before. These wonderful films come from the four corners of the globe from Singapore to Portugal, to New Zealand to the UK. Experience some lovely work in the universal language of animation.

Recurring

Kaepernick and America

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Documentary / 2022 / USA / 82 min / Directed by Tommy Walker and Ross Hockro

In late 2016, as a response to the police killings of African Americans, Colin Kapernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the national anthem, instead choosing to kneel.Telling the sportsman’s story, Kaepernick and America is a necessary, sobering and authentic film filled with hard emotions, hard decisions and individual truths.

Recurring

Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna. When comic book creator Mike Mignola created Hellboy, he unleashed a visionary comic book character and launched an entire universe populated by unique heroes and creatures, misfits and monsters. Demonakos and Hanna’s documentary takes the viewer into the world of the artist, tracing Mignola’s creative practice and biography.

Keynote: Shaun Gladwell

PICA 51 James St, Perth WA 6000, Australia, WA

A talk with artist Shaun Gladwell on his works, hosted by Dr Greg Ferris

Music and Storytelling

Centrestage Recording Studios 9 Baker Avenue, Perth, WA

A lecture that will explore both the creative process of film scoring and its rich history, hosted by Kenneth Lampl

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Raw! Uncut! Video!

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Ryan A White and Alex Clausen. Documenting the gay porn studio Palm Drive Video, Raw! Uncut! Video! tells the story of the safe-sex studio based in a Californian ranch that created safe sex-focused porn during the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Along the way, we’re treated to a wild and no holds barred ride through the extremities of gay porn of the period.

Recurring

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Documentary / 2021 / USA / 127 min / Directed by Robert B Weide and Dan Argott

Legendary author Kurt Vonnegut - the writer behind cult classics Cats Cradle and Slaughterhouse 5 - is the subject of this absorbing biopic, which paints a fascinating picture of its subject.

Navalny

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Documentary/2022/USA/98min/Directed by Daniel Roher

With the pacing and power of a political thriller, Roher’s perfectly pitched documentary switches between fly-on-the-wall observation to in-depth interviews with the subject and those around him, creating a fascinating portrait of Navalny, producing a documentary which (as I write these words) is exceptional and timely. 

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A Life On The Farm

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Oscar Harding. When Oscar Harding’s grandfather passed away, Oscar’s family inherited a strange video tape made by farmer Charles Carson. Intrigued by this strange VHS tape, titled A Life on the Farm, Harding sets out to unravel the mystery of the video described as “Monty Python meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”…

Slaughterhouse-Five

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by George Roy Hill. Adapted from Kurt Vonnegut’s cult novel, Slaughterhouse-Five premiered at Cannes and won the Jury Prize.

Q&A: Slaughterhouse-Five

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Join us for a Q&A about Slaughterhouse-Five with the Book-To-Film At The Backlot team. 

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The Assassination and Mrs Paine

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Max Good. Marina Oswald and her children lived in Ruth Paine’s house in the months prior to the assassination of the president in November 1963. Ruth Paine helped provide key evidence against Lee Harvey Oswald and answered more than 5000 questions for the Warren Commission. Now 84 years old, Paine enjoys life in a retirement community, but she is also one of the few surviving witnesses and a target for researchers into the assassination.

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Terra Femme

WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000, Australia, Perth

Directed by Courtney Stephens. Using archive footage and home movies, Terra Femme examines the history and experiences of women travellers.

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Sirens

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Rita Baghdadi. Sirens tells the story of Beirut based musicians Lilas and Shery and their band Slave to Sorens. With their brand of thrash, the group are the Middle East’s first all-women metal band, and Rita Baghdadi’s film tells the story of the women’s friendship and the band all against the backdrop of a conservative country undergoing political turmoil.

From The Haunted to The Darkness

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Some of the best gothic and horror short films of the year – from the classic gothic themes of the forbidden to the echoes of uncanny environments via more recent fears of possible futures and the claustrophobia of contemporary evil. Please note some of these films feature flashing lights.

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Different Voices: Three Short Documentaries

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

A trio of powerful documentaries that tell human stories in radically different ways, each of these works reveals the possibilities of the medium for sharing our stories and connecting us all.

Recurring

Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna. When comic book creator Mike Mignola created Hellboy, he unleashed a visionary comic book character and launched an entire universe populated by unique heroes and creatures, misfits and monsters. Demonakos and Hanna’s documentary takes the viewer into the world of the artist, tracing Mignola’s creative practice and biography.

Dreaming Walls: Inside The Chelsea Hotel

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Documentary / 2021 / Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Sweden / 80min / Directed by Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier

New York’s Chelsea Hotel is legendary. Exploring the hotel and following the few remaining residents, the ghosts of the past and the changes coming, Dreaming Walls is a quiet, impressionistic documentary in and around one of the most iconic buildings in art, music and popular culture.

Decibel

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Performed by Decibel New Music Ensemble. Decibel New Music Ensemble, like many other ensembles and art organisations, had its activity for 2020 cancelled. 2 Minutes from Home is what they did instead - commissioning two-minute works from artists they have worked with in the past – one work per fortnight from July to December 2020.

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Planet X

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Maxence Vassilyevitch. Radiation from the sun has forced people into shelters during the day, escaping certain death. But what is happening to humanity, and what possibilities are there in this strange post-apocalyptic world?

Recurring

Truth, Lies and All Besides

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

A selection of short dramatic films that explore the complexities of the human condition, the choices we face, the decisions we make, and the shifting changes that mark all of our lives. Poignant, moving, evocative, and human, these films reveal the storytelling power of the short film to affect the audience.

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Saint Narcisse

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Bruce LaBruce. Oozing with 70s aesthetic and LaBruce’s trademark fascination with B-cinema, this cracking addition to his oeuvre is described by The Guardian as “a sluttily sacrilegious story of incest, witches and wayward monks” and...well…that sums it up pretty well.

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Saint Narcisse

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Bruce LaBruce. Oozing with 70s aesthetic and LaBruce’s trademark fascination with B-cinema, this cracking addition to his oeuvre is described by The Guardian as “a sluttily sacrilegious story of incest, witches and wayward monks” and...well…that sums it up pretty well.

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A House Made of Splinters

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont. Winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Best Director Prize, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Golden Alexander and FIORSCI award, and Best Nordic Documentary Gotenburg Film Festival, A House Made of Splinters is an observational documentary filmed in a children’s home in the Eastern Ukraine.

A House Made of Splinters

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Documentary / 2022 / Denmark, Ukraine, Sweden / 86 min / Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont

Winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Best Director Prize, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Golden Alexander and FIORSCI award, and Best Nordic Documentary Gotenburg Film Festival, A House Made of Splinters is an observational documentary filmed in a children’s home in the Eastern Ukraine.

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A Pencil To The Jugular

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Matthew Victor Pastor. The film takes the audience through the empty streets of Melbourne and into apartments, creating psychogeography of the pandemic city and its inhabitants as their lives fall apart.

Q&A: A Pencil To The Jugular

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with Matthew Victor Pastor and Evangeline Lee, hosted by Andrew F Pierce of The Curb. 

Cherubhead

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Sarah Legg. An ambitious debut feature from nineteen-year-old Legg, Cherubhead tells the story of a trio of young women staying in the holiday home of socialite Marie Annette who wants to adopt teenager Ellie.

Q&A: Cherubhead

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with director Sarah Legg, hosted by Andrew F Pierce of The Curb. 

Recurring

Raw! Uncut! Video!

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Ryan A White and Alex Clausen. Documenting the gay porn studio Palm Drive Video, Raw! Uncut! Video! tells the story of the safe-sex studio based in a Californian ranch that created safe sex-focused porn during the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Along the way, we’re treated to a wild and no holds barred ride through the extremities of gay porn of the period.

Recurring

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Documentary / 2021 / USA / 127 min / Directed by Robert B Weide and Dan Argott

Legendary author Kurt Vonnegut - the writer behind cult classics Cats Cradle and Slaughterhouse 5 - is the subject of this absorbing biopic, which paints a fascinating picture of its subject.

The Humans

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Narrative / 2021 / USA / 108 min / Directed by Stephen Karam

Brigid and Richard have moved into a rundown Manhattan duplex. Before they’ve had time to settle, Brigid’s family visit for Thanksgiving.

Conversations, tensions, dramas slowly emerge, and all around them the duplex creeks, the very walls seem to echo with inexplicable sounds.

Adapted from his Tony Award winning theatrical production, Karam’s film is a masterpiece in tensions, deftly adding a cinematic quality to the unfolding psychological drama.

Heavens Above (Nebesa)

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Directed by Srdjan Dragojevic. We love magical realism and fly that flag rather high year to year – and 2022 is no exception with several titles that take the bold step into the wilder sides of the imaginative experience. Heavens Above is one such title that not only bends expectation but film form.

Recurring

Navalny

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Daniel Roher. With the pacing and power of a political thriller, Roher’s perfectly pitched documentary switches between fly-on-the-wall observation to in-depth interviews with the subject and those around him, creating a fascinating portrait of Navalny, producing a documentary that (as I write these words) is exceptional and timely. 

Recurring

The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Platon Theodoris. In a suburban garage, Neville Umbrellaman spends his evenings presenting his own radio show, broadcasting to the local community where Neville and his strange guests ruminate on all manner of topics, people perform, and events unfold. Meanwhile, elsewhere, another world slowly unfolds.

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While You Sleep

PICA 51 James St, Perth WA 6000, Australia, WA

Creative Directors Sal Cooper and Kate Neal. An aural and visual excursion into both the musical fugue and the psychological ‘fugue state’, While You Sleep unites string quartet, piano, electronics, video and animation in a surreal counterpoint of music, movement and image where nothing is quite as it seems. 

Recurring

Sissy

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes. Wellness and self-care influencer Cecilia runs into her former best friend Emma at the supermarket, rapidly reigniting their friendship. And then Cecilia goes to Emma’s bachelorette weekend… where she meets her former school bully. What follows is an astute, smart, and occasionally jaw-dropping, horror-thriller about remote locations, youthful transgressions, and influencers…

Recurring

Luzifer

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Peter Brunner. On a rural mountainside, a mother and son carve out an ascetic existence far removed from everyday convention. And then, one day, a drone emerges, hovering over their small farmhouse. Combining elements of psychological horror and drama, with a rich arthouse sensibility, Luzifer is a must see for anyone interested in existential fears and nightmares.

Recurring

Where is Anne Frank?

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Narrative / 2021 / Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Israel / 99 min / Directed by Ari Folman

Ari Folman (The Congress, Waltz With Bashir) returns with a beautifully realised animated feature that explores Anne Frank’s life, her diary, and her legacy.

Recurring

Sirens

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Rita Baghdadi. Sirens tells the story of Beirut based musicians Lilas and Shery and their band Slave to Sorens. With their brand of thrash, the group are the Middle East’s first all-women metal band, and Rita Baghdadi’s film tells the story of the women’s friendship and the band all against the backdrop of a conservative country undergoing political turmoil.

When The Camera Stopped Rolling

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Directed by Jane Castle. Cinematographer Jane Castle ACS tells the story of her mother Lilias Fraser, a true pioneer of Australian cinema, while simultaneously telling her own story. Not just a story of filmmaking and creativity, but also of family, trauma, and human experience, this is a deeply personal film that is unafraid to fully engage with its themes.

Stage Changers

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Ella Wright. Stage Changers follows WA theatre company, The Last Great Hunt, as they work on their first large scale festival work. 

Q&A: Stage Changers

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with director Ella Wright, hosted by Victoria Laurie

The Assassination and Mrs Paine

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Max Good. Marina Oswald and her children lived in Ruth Paine’s house in the months prior to the assassination of the president in November 1963. Ruth Paine helped provide key evidence against Lee Harvey Oswald and answered more than 5000 questions for the Warren Commission. Now 84 years old, Paine enjoys life in a retirement community, but she is also one of the few surviving witnesses and a target for researchers into the assassination.

Recurring

While You Sleep

PICA 51 James St, Perth WA 6000, Australia, WA

Creative Directors Sal Cooper and Kate Neal. An aural and visual excursion into both the musical fugue and the psychological ‘fugue state’, While You Sleep unites string quartet, piano, electronics, video and animation in a surreal counterpoint of music, movement and image where nothing is quite as it seems. 

Recurring

Flux Gourmet

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Peter Strickland. A surreal infused tale of sound, music, and food, Strickland’s latest feature unfolds in the halls of a rural artistic institute, as a trio of musicians explore food, sounds and performance under the gaze of the institute’s director, a journalist and a doctor.

Q&A: Flux Gourmet

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with Peter Strickland (via zoom), hosted by Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler of the RTRFM Movie Squad

Recurring

A Pencil To The Jugular

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Matthew Victor Pastor. The film takes the audience through the empty streets of Melbourne and into apartments, creating psychogeography of the pandemic city and its inhabitants as their lives fall apart.

Recurring

Heavens Above (Nebesa)

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Narrative / 2021 / Serbia, Germany, Slovenia / 120min / Directed by Srdjan Dragojevic

We love magical realism and fly that flag rather high year to year – and 2022 is no exception with several titles that take the bold step into the wilder sides of the imaginative experience. Heavens Above is one such title that not only bends expectation but film form.

Recurring

Kaepernick and America

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Documentary / 2022 / USA / 82 min / Directed by Tommy Walker and Ross Hockro

In late 2016, as a response to the police killings of African Americans, Colin Kapernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the national anthem, instead choosing to kneel.Telling the sportsman’s story, Kaepernick and America is a necessary, sobering and authentic film filled with hard emotions, hard decisions and individual truths.

Shadow with DADAA

DADAA 92 Adelaide St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia, WA

Revelation and DADAA present a special screening of SHADOW at the DADAA Cinema! The film…

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Paris Is In Harlem

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Christina Kallas. Paris Is In Harlem may be one of the best New York movies of recent years, its narrative weaves through situations and characters, that unfold with rare power and authenticity. Creating a vivid portrait of the city on the day the no dancing law was repealed in 2017, the ensemble cast, tight narrative, and naturalistic filmmaking create a beautifully realised film that feels truly alive.

The Humans

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Directed by Stephen Karam. Brigid and Richard have moved into a rundown Manhattan duplex. Before they’ve had time to settle, Brigid’s family visit for Thanksgiving.

Conversations, tensions, dramas slowly emerge, and all around them the duplex creeks, the very walls seem to echo with inexplicable sounds.

Adapted from his Tony Award winning theatrical production, Karam’s film is a masterpiece in tensions, deftly adding a cinematic quality to the unfolding psychological drama.