MELBOURNE’S FILM COMMUNITY UNITES FOR BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER
Melbourne’s screen culture leaders and cinephile community are coming together to support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal with a one-off fundraising screening of Matteo Garrone’s award-winning drama, Gomorrah.
Yet to be released in Australian cinemas, the sensation of Cannes (Grand Prix winner) and the 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Gomorrah will be screened at ACMI on Saturday 7 March with all proceeds going to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
The special fundraiser is being presented by the Melbourne Cinematheque, RMIT University and ACMI with the support of Madman Entertainment, Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts Film and Television (VCA), Film Victoria, MIFF, Australian Film Institute (AFI).
The film will be introduced by Australian actor Nina Landis (City Homicide, The Hollowmen, MDA, Blackjack) with a package of short films from AFTRS to also screen.
Gomorrah (Unclassified 18+)
ACMI Cinemas, Federation Square Melbourne
Saturday 7 March 2009 at 2pm
Adults $25 Concession $20
Tickets available at the ACMI Box Office and online www.acmi.net.au
All proceeds from the screening go to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Based on the best selling book by Roberto Saviano, who now lives under police protection due to the Mafia’s disapproval of his expose of their methods, Matteo Garrone’s enthralling account of the dirty underbelly of Neopolitan crime deconstructs the hoary old gangster myths from Coppolla’s Godfather trilogy and De Palma’s Scarface back to the films of James Cagney and Paul Muni.
Gomorrah is a welcome return to the great Italian political cinema, with its sense of the bleak, sun baked streets of Naples ripped by bullets and brutality, and its investigation through a mosaic narrative of how the Camorra has seeped into every aspect of Neopolitan life from waste disposal to high fashion.
Further information from:
Kirsten Norvilas, Melbourne Cinematheque
0416 335 174
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