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Events for June 14 - July 14

I Should Have Been Dead Years Ago

Exploring the life, music, & artistic output of Stuart Gray (AKA Stu Spasm), the notorious underground rocker who created the most psychotronic group to ever emerge from Australia – the legendary Lubricated Goat.

Kim’s Video

Since 1987, New York cinephiles enjoyed nearly three decades of access to rare films through Kim's Video, a small empire led by Yongman Kim. The film explores the fate of the over fifty thousand VHS tapes when the store closed in 2008.

So Unreal

Narrated by Debbie Harry, the film explores how cinema depicts digital technology and artificial intelligence from 1981 to 2002, covering favorites like "The Matrix". Through a cinematic essay format, it examines filmmakers' responses to a changing world.

You Should Have Been Here Yesterday

An experiential journey through the birth of Australian surfing and youth culture. This cinematic poem tells the story of a wild community who took off up the coast and discovered a whole new way to live.

Birdeater

A bride-to-be attends her fiancé's bachelor party, but as uncomfortable truths about their relationship surface, the night descends into chaos. This exceptional psychological drama delves into a dark portrayal of masculinity

Lousy Carter

Lousy Carter, deemed a deadbeat and failure, confronts his mortality with only six months to live. Director Byington's darkly comic portrayal of human frailty unfolds like a mesmerising, nihilistic car crash with a stellar cast.

Power Alley

17 year old volleyball player Sofia grapples with an unwanted pregnancy on the verge of a championship, at a place where abortion is illegal. The film explores themes of queer sisterhood, friendship, family, and women's experiences.

The Herricanes

The Houston Herricanes, a groundbreaking women's football team formed in the 1970s, defied odds to become part of the first women's football league. The team showcases camaraderie and resilience in a sport still grappling with gender acceptance today.

In The Trenches

Documenting the production of Jordan Prince-Wright’s World War One feature Before Dawn, In The Trenches follows the filmmakers as they re-create the trenches of World War One France and life in early twentieth century Australia on an epic scale and a small budget.

Kids

A day in the life of a group of 90s teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking and deflowering virgins. Shot on a shoestring budget with a cast comprised of unknowns, the film’s subject matter and frank sexuality was scandalous for its time.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Injured Ninja's rendition of the Epic of Gilgamesh was indeed epic. Held in the outback, this event fused avant-garde doom rave energy with a diverse array of collaborators. The resulting concert film, helmed by a trio of directors and a dedicated crew, offers an exhilarating spectacle that merges music, performance, and cinema."

Memory Film: A Filmmaker’s Diary

The film chronicles a three-decade quest amid radical feminism and social change, exploring sexual politics and peace. Thornley’s 'Farewell film poem to life' merges silent cinema with nature, celebrating resistance.

Mogwai: If The Stars Had A Sound

For 25 years, Mogwai has stuck to their Scottish roots, shaping their unique musical journey. From the mid-1990s to their 2020 album made during lockdown, they've defied norms, immortalized in Antony Crook's film, featuring live performances and tracks.

The Visitor

Bruce La Bruce's latest film follows the enigmatic Visitor, played by Bishop Black, who emerges in London and sparks a transformative revolution within a wealthy British family. Critiquing colonialism and racism while celebrating queer sexualities, "The Visitor" draws inspiration from Pasolini's "Teorema" (1968) but offers a contemporary and fast-paced political commentary.

Hundreds of Beavers

"Hundreds of Beavers" is a hilarious and visually imaginative film that follows a drunken applejack salesman through a tale of love, fur trapping, and, you guessed it, hundreds of beavers portrayed by actors in fun-fur plush costumes. This demented live-action cartoon celebrates slapstick comedy and absurd surrealism in a wildly entertaining manner.

Lake Mungo

In a mockumentary style with found footage and docufiction elements, Lake Mungo explores the aftermath of a 16 year old girl's drowning as her family copes with their loss and encounters supernatural events, ultimately leading them to Lake Mungo.

The Parallax View

After a presidential candidate is assassinated, political reporter Joe Frady (Warren Beatty) begins to suspect that the mysterious Parallax Corporation may be involved. As he investigates, others who share his suspicions start turning up dead, including his editor, Bill Rintels (Hume Cronyn). Eventually, Frady uncovers a conspiracy bigger than anyone expected and must race to prevent the corporation's next big hit as this political thriller plays out in an explosive game of cat and mouse.

Green: The Fight For Rock And Roll

70-year-old rock singer Wayne Green faces his fourth shot at fame, haunted by past failures as he embarks on his latest project. Flashbacks reveal near-misses in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Now, Wayne grapples with inner demons, hoping this chance won't slip away like the others.

Pencilhead’s Safari So Good

Introducing the Pencilhead Gang! They embark on magical adventures through drawings, teaching kids about friendship, creativity, and important skills. Aimed at 3-5-year-olds, Pencilhead’s Kids Club is a fun and educational series igniting young imaginations.

Blak Douglas vs The Commonwealth

Archibald-winning artist Adam Hill (Blak Douglas) confronts Australia's racist past, culminating in a triptych of his grandmother unveiled at the National Gallery of Australia.

The Man I Left Behind

A unique perspective on territorial loss through Magnum photographer Larry Towell's forty-year quest. Using unseen visuals, field recordings, music, and poetry, the film delves into human connections to land, revealing invisible ties that bind us.

We Were Dangerous

Nellie, Daisy and Lou attend an institution for delinquent girls on an isolated island in 1954. The trio rail against the system, finding strength in their friendship but this is challenged when the school's matron divides them.

Your Sister’s Sister

"Your Sister's Sister," directed by Lynn Shelton, is an American indie film about doing the right thing with the wrong person. Jack, grieving his brother's death, seeks solace at Iris's father's cabin. Unexpectedly, Iris's sister Hannah is also there, leading to a mix of humour, sadness, and romance in this comedic drama.

The Earth Above

"The Earth Above" is a 30-minute full-dome planetarium show exploring an ancient belief of a solid sky dome around the Earth. It follows ancestors on a journey deep into Country, sharing deep time stories illuminated by emerging research and First Nation’s knowledge.

International Family Animation Explosion #1

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Life’s A Bitch

"Life’s A Bitch" is a dark comedy intertwining three human stories through their relationships with dogs. Amidst loneliness, these canine companions bring unexpected changes to their owners' lives. The film, beautifully shot, balances bleakness with humor, delivering a poignant exploration of human connections.

Head South

"Head South" is a coming-of-age film set in 1979 Christchurch, New Zealand. Angus, an outsider, dreams of being a punk band bassist. His growing friendship with shop assistant Kirsten and encounters with a mysterious punk figure shape his journey. The film offers a nostalgic yet relatable portrayal of youth and outsiderhood.

Being In Cinema (Experimental Shorts)

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The Hug

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Westralia #2: A Celebration of Miscellanea

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Twisted Realities And Surreal Dreams (Surreal Shorts)

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Tenement

"Tenement" follows manga artist Soriya and her boyfriend returning to her childhood home in Cambodia after her mother's death. Set in a run-down housing block, the film takes a dark turn, exploring generational trauma and the country's political past. This remarkable horror movie promises to unsettle viewers with its unexpected twists.

Westralia #1: Possible Times

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves

"The Lies We Tell Ourselves" is a unique blend of mockumentary, experimental film, and comedy, following director Lamberg as they navigate the challenges of completing an art house film. Through witty and self-aware storytelling, the film explores the filmmaking process and industry dynamics.

Stubbornly Here

In "Stubbornly Here," young people vanish inexplicably, prompting three friends to flee Perth for Sydney. Director Taylor Broadley crafts a fascinating exploration of adulthood and human existence, blending surrealism with deadpan observations. Shot in black and white, the film captivates with its realism and sense of the unknown.

Beyond The Infernal Darkness (Horror Shorts)

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The Future Is Now! (Sci-Fi Shorts)

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Writing, Recording, Directing, Viewing and Acting (Shorts)

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Sasquatch Sunset

North America and a family of Sasquatch living in Northern California find themselves facing the changing world around them. Documenting the lives of these crypto-hominoids over a year, Sasquatch Sunset is an utterly unique film.

Hesitation Wound

In "Hesitation Wound," Turkish lawyer Canan defends a murder suspect while caring for her sick mother. The film, morally complex and naturalistic, features standout performances and strong direction. Recognized at festivals, including Venice, it's a must-see for its compelling storytelling.

The Last Lap (Shorts Showcase)

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Opening Night: Kid Snow

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA, Australia

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Born Innocent: The Redd Kross Story

From inventing Beach Punk to influencing the Grunge and Hair Metal movements, Redd Kross have maintained the highest level of musical integrity, originality and quality for over forty years. One of the most influential American rock bands of the past four decades.

Kid Snow

Paul Goldman's outback tent boxing film set in 1971 Western Australia follows Kid Snow's quest for redemption amidst scorching sun and the complexities of single mother Sunny. Shot in Kalgoorlie and Fremantle, the film immerses viewers in the raw intensity of fighting, sweat, and sand, offering a visceral cinematic experience.

First Men In The Moon

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King Coal

"King Coal" paints a haunting picture of Appalachian mining communities, exploring their history and changing identity amidst declining miner numbers. Director Elaine McMillion Sheldon's poetic lens captures the rugged landscape and shifting energy dynamics, offering a rare glimpse into this often overlooked world.

Max Pam: The Freddie Incident

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You’re Invited To Tuscan’s 5th Birthday Party!

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Murmuration

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First-ish Contact

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Surveilling A Crime Scene

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Just Beneath The Surface

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Kindling

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Karma

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A Rose For Katrina

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Susurro

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Lights! Camera! Perth! A Growing Film Industry

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Solace

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Insufferable

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Djalbuyan Nahra

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A Lovely Place

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The Mould On The Wall

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Bottleneck

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Westralia #3: Fifteen Plus

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The Primevals

The Primevals is a film decades in the making, and completed after director Allen's passing. It's a labor of love and fandom, now a cult classic. Filled with stop-motion mayhem, epic battles, and heroic characters, it's an undiscovered gem blending adventure, action, and science fiction.

Kinds of Kindness

Yorgos Lanthimos releases "Kinds of Kindness," starring Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe. The film interweaves three stories: a man seeking control, a policeman's changed wife, and a woman searching for a spiritual leader. Lanthimos collaborates again with writer Efthimis Filippou, delivering another acclaimed indie film.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Humanity discovers a mystifying, artificial object buried underneath the lunar surface. With the assistance of HAL 9000, an intelligent computer, mankind embarks on an interesting quest.

International Family Animation Explosion #2

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Westralia Day 2024

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Broono

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REV Hub

Welcome to the REV HUB, where Perth's film community comes alive! Join us every night at 6 pm in the Monkey Bar at Luna Leederville for a vibrant gathering of filmmakers and film lovers. Share your latest projects, discover fresh talent, and enjoy great films with great company. The REV HUB is the perfect spot to mix, mingle, and celebrate all things cinema.

Academic Conference 2024

Session Details TUES 2 JULY / ALL DAY / SAE PERTHWED 3 JULY / ALL DAY / SAE PERTH To get tickets, please email Jack Revelation Perth International Film Festival’s…

Closing Night: GYSO + LIP + COV films!

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IAGC Industry Town Hall Meeting

The Screenwest IAGC invites members of the Western Australian Screen Industry to a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, 9 July 2024.

Navigating Finance, Markets and Release

In this session we’ll hear the secret information from the experts and in ways that potentially may save yourself a lot of time and money.

Screen Composers In Conversation

Hear from this expert panel in a far-ranging discussion, as they talk creating authentic and moving music for media, the process of collaboration in storytelling, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Ngaala Kaaditj, Whadjuk Nyoongar Moort, keyen kaadak nidja boodja.
Revelation Film Festival acknowledge the mighty Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the original custodians of this land. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We also support First Nations people internationally and their struggles for recognition, justice and equality. We reflect these voices in our program and demonstrate this commitment through our approach to the sector from the Board down.

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