Six films by WMM filmmaker Tracey Moffatt will be screening as part of the Spectacle Theater’s FILMS OF TRACEY MOFFATT program in Brooklyn, New York. The program kicks off on Friday, September 10th with an in-person and virtual screening of Moffatt’s 1993 stunning debut, and the first feature film directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman, BEDEVIL. Spectacle’s program celebrates Moffatt’s experimental approach to filmmaking and was programmed in collaboration with WMM.
Find more information about films in the program below:
90 mins | 1993 | Australia
Inspired by ghost stories she heard as a child from both her extended Aboriginal and Irish Australian families, Tracey Moffatt has constructs a sublime trilogy in which characters are haunted by the past and bewitched by memories.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – 10PM EST in-theater and virtually
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – 10PM EST in-theater and virtually
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – 5PM EST in-theater and virtually
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 7:30PM EST in-theater and virutally
AN EFFECT OF THE REAL: THE SHORT FILMS:
74 mins. Australia.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – 5PM EST in-theater and virtually
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – 10PM EST in-theater and virtually
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 17 – 10PM EST in-theater and virtually
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 10PM EST in-theater and virtually
The Shorts program includes:
16 mins | 1990 | Australia
This stylistically daring film audaciously explores the history of exploitation between white men and Aboriginal women, juxtaposing the “first encounter” between colonizers and native women with the attempts of modern urban Aboriginal women to reverse their fortunes.
19 mins | 1990 | Australia
The stark, sensual drama unfolds without dialogue against vivid painted sets as the smooth crooning of an Aboriginal Christian singer provides ironic counterpoint.
28 mins | 1997 | Australia
This playful film turns the tables on traditional representations of desire to examine the power of the female gaze in the objectification of men’s bodies.
10 mins | 1999 | Australia
Using a wealth of clips from classic cinema bio pics and popular television sitcoms, the voyage spans centuries of art and artmaking to reveal how five decades of mainstream media have perceived the creative process and creators themselves.
Post by Mick Bongiovi