Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years Close Encounters
Close Encounters films
Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 11am Sunday, February 6, 2011 from 11am to 4:30pm Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 11am to 1:30pm Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 11am to 1:30pm Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 5pm to 9:30pm Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 11am to 5pm Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 11am to 1:30pm Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 11am to 5pm Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 4pm to 9pm Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 4pm to 9pm
As part of the exhibiton Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, the WAG will be screening four films in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium. The films will be running in a continous loop.
Give us our Skeletons! (Antakka Meille Luurankomme) • Paul-Anders Simma • 49 minutes
Give Us Our Skeletons! (Antakaa Meille Luurankomme) in Finnish, Oaivveskaldjut in North Sami) is a 1999 documentary film directed by Paul-Anders Simma about Niillas Somby, a Sami man who retraces his family ancestry as he searches for the head of his ancestor, Mons Somby.
Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy • Tracey Moffat • 19 minutes
On an isolated, surreal Australian homestead, a middle-aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying white mother. The adopted daughter’s attentive gestures mask an almost palpable hostility. Their story alludes to the assimilation policy that forced Aboriginal children to be raised in white families. The stark, sensual drama unfolds without dialogue against vivid painted sets as the smooth crooning of an Aboriginal Christian singer provides ironic counterpoint.
Bedevil • Tracey Moffat • 90 minutes
Inspired by ghost stories she heard as a child from both her extended Aboriginal and Irish-Australian families, Tracey Moffatt has constructed a sublime trilogy in which characters are haunted by the past and bewitched by memories. All three stories are set in Moffatt’s highly stylized, hyper-real, hyper-imaginary Australian landscape.
Iracema (De Questembert) • Maria Thereza Alves • 27 minutes
In her docudrama Iracema (de Questembert), Maria Thereza Alves recounts the ambiguous story of Iracema, a young woman from the isolated Brazilian village of Corubime. Iracema makes the long journey from São Paulo to France, where she learns that she has just inherited her father’s estate. She is now the owner of a vast property which the local authorities would like to buy from her rather than see it in the hands of a "savage".