SESSION: Monday 30th September at 7:30pm



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Mystify: Michael Hutchence

(2019, dir. Richard Lowenstein, w/ Michael Hutchence)

‘MYSTIFY Michael Hutchence’ is a powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned frontman of INXS, Michael Hutchence. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’ and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man. For an all too brief time, we revel in Michael’s Dionysian beauty and sensuality on stage and off. We listen to the range of his extraordinary voice and witness the charmed way he travels through life as he is propelled to world acclaim. But Michael struggled with the idea of success, the creative limits of pop stardom and how to express his integrity; a longing that shaped his life and music and gave birth to a desire to go far beyond the constraints of pop. A violent event strikes Michael and changes his life dramatically, fracturing his sense of self and robbing him of his connection to life. Made vulnerable, he is unable to navigate the complex challenges he faces, and has little defence against the onslaught of the tabloid press that descend on his world. Amidst the darkness, Michael’s newborn daughter, Tiger, becomes his one bright light. Director and writer Richard Lowenstein (Strikebound, Dogs in Space, He Died With A Felafel In His Hand) will participate in a Q&A following the film. (IMDB)

FILM INFO Not reviewed.

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Dogs in Space

(1986, dir. Richard Lowenstein, w/ Michael Hutchence, Saskia Post, Nique Needles, Deanna Bond)

Dogs in Space will start at approximately 9:56pm, and finish at approximately 11:45pm.

The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events are surrounded by a chaotic myriad of sub-plots. A homicidal chainsaw maniac's lust for his machine and a T.V station's offer of money in return for a piece of the Skylab satellite that has fallen to earth are just two. The film is composed of small fragments in the lives of its inhabitants, each following onto the next, sometimes overlapping and ending in tragedy. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.33.33.33.3(IMDB rating)