FCAC and Moondani Balluk at VU present Black Screen — Short, Sweet and Deadly
Join us for our final Black Screen event for 2018: an evening of short films celebrating Indigenous filmmakers, curated by filmmaker John Harvey of Brown Cabs (Spear). Films include Brown Lips (Nakkiah Lui), Blight (Perun Bonser) and Last Drinks at Frida’s (Kodie Bedford, Bjorn Stewart), Water (John Harvey). The films were part of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department’s Pitch Short Blacks initiative.
WHEN: Tuesday 23 October, arrive 6pm for a 6:30pm start
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
Content: Rated R for language and violence
Brown Lips (2017)
Written and Directed by Nakkiah Lui
Run time: 12 minutes
Two cousins from Sydney’s western suburbs decide that the only way to feel loved, is to turn their backs on their family for good.
Written and Directed by Perun Bonser
Run time: 12 minutes 30 seconds
Set in the early 20th century on Australia’s western frontier, a police Constable hunts down a band of dangerous criminals aided by a young, female Aboriginal tracker.
Last Drinks at Frida’s (2017)
Written by Kodie Bedford
Directed by Bjorn Stewart
Run time: 12 minutes 22 seconds
Sydney, 1944. A lonely married jazz singer and a troubled Indigenous soldier find solace in an underground speak easy, where the rules of the outside world don’t apply.
Written and Directed by John Harvey
Run Time: 12 minutes 35 seconds
Under strict population control measures, Layla faces the reality of her unregistered pregnancy.
Presented in partnership with Moondani Balluk at Victoria University as part of FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program.
1- Still from Water (2017). Image courtesy of Eric Murray Lui.
2- Still from Brown Lips (2017).
3- Still from Blight (2017).
4- Still from Last Drinks at Frida’s (2017).