STOP MAKING SENSE (1984) gloriously restored, NICK CAVE MIXTAPE and the outrageous BAD BEHAVIOUR
G’day folks – packed full of music this week, here’s a snapshot. JOHNATHAN DEMME directed one of the best concert documentaries for TALKING HEADS at the height of their success in 1983. STOP MAKING SENSE (1984) gets restored for it’s 40th anniversary. On the back of the very popular MUTINY IN HEAVEN: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY doc, we have put together a NICK CAVE MIXTAPE, limited sessions! From New Zealand director ALICE ENGLERT – the outrageous BAD BEHAVIOUR stars JENNIFER CONNELLY attempting to navigate her close yet turbulent relationship with daughter. Will a visit to a chaotic wellness retreat help?
END OF YEAR CINEMA HIRE – grab your team, a delicious drink and some popcorn and get stuck into the festivities with a private screening at TPH. Use one of our gorgeous spaces for mingling before or after your screening with plenty of local catering options available whether it’s brunch, lunch or evening nibbles. Stay tuned for the TPH Xmas film program and pressie ideas..
See you at the Picture House!
Directed by the multi talented ALICE ENGLERT and starring JENNIFER CONNELLY – BAD BEHAVIOUR is about Lucy, a former child actor, seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by a spiritual leader while she navigates her close yet turbulent relationship with her stunt-performer daughter, Dylan.
‘Englert is already a formidable, fully formed filmmaker… She’s the real deal, and “Bad Behaviour” is proof positive of that.’ – Kate Erbland, Indiewire
The TPH team has been digging deeply and found some really early music videos, short film interpretations, live and loud studio sessions, rare interviews, NICK CAVE’S own film work and more. From the Boys Next Door to The Birthday Party to The Bad Seeds and everything in between, this creative mash-up is the NICK CAVE MIXTAPE.
This is the concert film all other concert films want to be like and few films start so inauspiciously as STOP MAKING SENSE (1984).
Renowned filmmaker JONATHAN DEMME captures the band at their exhilarating best, in this new and complete restoration for the film’s 40th anniversary.
The thrilling, debauched and frequently hilarious adventures of the legendary Melbourne post-punk band, in their own words.
With a soundtrack curated by MICK HARVEY, this picaresque documentary is stuffed with rare and unseen photos, artwork, letters and diaries, unreleased tracks and studio footage. But its greatest delight are the band members’ own sardonic recollections of their youthful hopes and dreams
NEXT WEEK & SOON
EMERALD FENNELL, (PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN) brings us SALTBURN, a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.
England, 1988 – Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government are about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a gym teacher, to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new girl at school catalyses a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.
Featuring an excellent performance from ROSY MCEWAN and glorious 16mm photography, this period piece is a joy to watch and a heartbreaker.
‘It is one of the best comedies I have seen all year. In the interest of self disclosure, Ayo is my daughter.’ – Ayo’s dad, @deleedebir on Letterboxd
From the director of SHIVA BABY and starring RACHEL SENNOTT and AYO EDEBIRI. PJ and Josie start a fight club as a way to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. The fight club gains traction and soon the most popular girls in school are beating each other up in the name of self-defense.
‘..another masterful story about the inescapability of the male gaze, this one much pulpier and more explosive than the last.’ – David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE
Directed by Australian KITTY GREEN, Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia and take up some bar work in a remote outback pub. When they start calling out the sexists locals, things quickly spiral out of control. A thrilling film made by a real talent in Australian film-making. From Nov 23rd.