MARINETTI & the Australian Avant-Garde
FRI 20 APR, 7pm | Arc Cinema | $15/13
MARINETTI - 1968 | M | 80mins | Australia | D: Albie Thoms
This is Thoms’ first feature film, a tribute to the Italian futurist poet Marinetti. This glorious assault on the senses is also a record of the avant-garde art circles and alternative society groups in Sydney in the late 1960's. 50th anniversary screening.
Preceded by a compilation (21mins) of experimental shorts made between 1967-1969 by members of UBU - Australia's first consciously avant garde filmmaking group, including: Boobs a Lot (1968) is a montage by Aggy Read; David Perry (1968) is a 'synthetic documentary'; A Sketch of Abigayl's Belly (1968) is a 'poetic diary film by David Perry; Talahassie Lassie (1967) is a low budget rock-clip before rock-clips by Garry Shead; Images of The Lovers (1967) in the surf are undercut by Garry Shead with 'found' footage in negative; David Perry's Album (1970) is a montage on the theme of his family album.