ON ART: Film + Talk
STARSTRUCK & THE WAITING ROOM Discussion with Robert McFarlane, Molly Reynolds & Rolf de Heer
Thursday 18 October, 5.30 – 7pm
Join us for a special screening of Robert McFarlane: The Still Point, surveying the life's work of one of Australia's most respected and pioneering documentary photographers.
Followed by a discussion with McFarlane alongside international award-winning filmmakers Molly Reynolds & Rolf de Heer.
The evening is hosted by the Samstag Museum of Art, the Adelaide Film Festival and Starstruck co-curators Penelope Grist (NPG) & Jennifer Coombes (NFSA).
A collaborative project between the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Portrait Gallery, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits reveals never-before-seen stories of Australian cinema. Through photographic portraits, candid behind-the-scenes shots, rare film posters, casting books and original costumes, Starstruck celebrates the past and present of Australian film—including watershed moments in cinema and iconic visions of Australian life—and also offers a glimpse into the experiences of the actors and crew.
In The Waiting Room, filmmakers Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer present a cinematic installation in five dimensions, traversing the audio-visual realm through space and time. Continuing the Samstag Museum of Art’s series of moving image commissions in partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival, The Waiting Room is Reynolds's and de Heer’s first foray into creating work expressly for an exhibition context. Matching technical dexterity with conceptual depth, it promises to push the boundaries of the cinematic experience.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – book your free ticket here
Arrive early to be seated and enjoy a complimentary drink!
Location: Allan Scott Auditorium, University of South Australia, City West precinct