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Mick Pacholli
30th January 2013, 04:55 PM
Blak Nite Cinema

Blak Nite Cinema pays tribute to Bart Willoughby

Following on from the fabulous Indigenous live stages at the St Kilda Festival we can look forward to a treat of entertainment at this year's Blak Nite Cinema.

Blak Nite Cinema returns on February 8 - 10 with a program that explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts, hip hop and country music, traditional and contemporary dance, theatre and the performing arts through film. The free program features a selection of short and feature films will screen over three days at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said: "Our city has a rich history, yet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture has not always been celebrated. Blak Nite Cinema plays a major role in showcasing a culture Melbourne values. In one of the world’s most dynamic and sophisticated cities, we know the worth of cherishing cultures that stretch back over centuries."
Chair of the City of Melbourne Arts and Culture Portfolio Councillor Rohan Leppert said: "This year’s program is a testimony to the many forms of Indigenous art. These films highlight the calibre of Indigenous artists and their contribution to Australian arts."

Festival Ambassador actor Aaron Pedersen said: "Audiences are hungry for Indigenous Australia, the human side not the romantic kind of savage image. That’s what Blak Nite Cinema does; it gives you an insight into the Indigenous experience."

Blak Nite Cinema kicks off on Friday 8 February with a tribute to Bart Willoughby. Aaron Pedersen will host a special conversation with Bart Willoughby, followed by the documentary No Fixed Address on Tour, a record of Bart’s band on the road. The tribute includes Wrong Side of the Road, a feature film which looks at two days in lives of Aboriginal bands No Fixed Address and Us Mob.

Blak Nite continues on Saturday and Sunday with a selection of 18 films. Highlights includeBlood Brothers: From Little Things, Big Things Grow which tells the story of influential musician and songwriter Kev Carmody; a documentary about the theatre production of the musical Bran Nue Dae and the life of Jimmy Chi; a film on Aboriginal country music Buried Country; a song book by Ruby Hunter & Archie Roach with Illustrations by Ruby Hunter,Butcher Paper, Texta, Blackboard and Chalk; and a celebration of Aboriginal hip-hop with B.L.A.C.K.

Members of the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre and the Sydney Dance Company come together in a short dance film 7 Colours; discover a day in the life of the Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group in Wadumbah and Yolngu Guya Djamamirr looks at the overnight sensation 'Zorba the Greek - Yolngu Style'.

Charismatic curator Hetti Perkins takes us on a journey of ideas in Art + Soul, an insider’s view of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual art and artists. Other films include a Who’s paintin’ dis’ Wandjina; Alick Tipoti- Zugub, the mask, the spirits and the stars; Ken Thaiday Snr- The sea, the feather and dance machine and Bollywood Dreaming.

Further information about Festival guests and Q&As will be announced later this month.
For full programming visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/BlakNite (https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/BlakNite)

Friday 8 February to Sunday 10 February 2013

Explore the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists through film.

This is a free event presented by the City of Melbourne and ACMI.


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No Fixed Address on Tour (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/3e3e9c25-6b0a-410c-8784-b1e42103b8dc.aspx)

Fri 08 Feb 2013, 8pm – 9:20pm

No Fixed Address were the first Aboriginal band to travel overseas. This film is the extraordinary record of a band on the road.

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In Conversation – Bart Willoughby (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/ACMI/Pages/e251bb80-dd11-4d93-959e-9d6cdc636e55.aspx)

Fri 08 Feb 2013, 9pm – 9:30pm

Bart Willoughby is a remarkable musician, noted for his contribution to growth of Indigenous music in Australia.

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Wrong Side of the Road – Blak Nite CInema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/df66d24d-6e5a-4415-99a4-790349a01f6a.aspx)

Fri 08 Feb 2013, 9:45pm – 11:05pm

Cars, cops, cattle stations, rock and reggae. Two days in the lives of Aboriginal bands Us Mob and No Fixed Address.


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Seven Colours – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/c4ea7c63-3f88-4ca1-a533-2052630cb32a.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 10:15am – 10:45am

Choreographers Stephen Page (Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre) and Victoria Taylor (Sydney Dance Co) come together to create a short dance film.

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Blood Brothers – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/87056559-61fd-4d8e-9e0c-636c0e64f9cb.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 11am – 11:55am

Blood Brothers takes a look into the life of Kev Carmody, a prolific songwriter and musician with a great sense of humour.

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Bran Nue Dae – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/f72d92fc-3da2-4fe2-9374-cae72d0c840f.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 12:15pm – 1:10pm

Bran Nue Dae is a documentary revolving around the Aboriginal playwright Jimmy Chi, writer of the play of the same name.

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Bollywood Dreaming – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/0331b67a-128f-458c-a081-e2ede3fbafeb.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 1:40pm – 1:47pm

Bollywood Dreaming is the story of an Aboriginal/African-American teenager who doesn’t conform to the norm.

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Alick Tipoti: Zugab, the Mask, the Spirits and the Stars (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/ce55b6f6-c1e7-4301-bf43-19df04b66360.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 2pm – 3:06pm

Alick Tipoti takes you on a journey through his creative life as a printmaker, mask maker, musician and choreographer.

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Buried Country – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/ec2194df-5938-4316-bc29-5cc81b8f481d.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 3:15pm – 5pm

Buried Country explores the largely untold story of Aboriginal country music and how it is used to tell stories of life and the struggle for justice.

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Butcher Paper, Texta, Blackboard and Chalk (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/9ae2419c-7e1d-424e-8b57-be66eee816b1.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 5:30pm – 6pm

A making-of documentary of 'Butcher Paper, Texta, Blackboard and Chalk', a song book by Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach, illustrated by Ruby Hunter.

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B.L.A.C.K. – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/a8f8f3d8-0d40-49aa-99b4-f0328408ab15.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 6:15pm – 6:40pm

Discover more about the Aboriginal voice in hip-hop in the movie B.L.A.C.K.

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WhiteBLACKatcha – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/0b924adb-2ee0-494c-bda5-cf0128103ea8.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 6:45pm – 7:10pm

WhiteBLACKatcha parodies popular TV by making Aboriginal versions of them, like Deadly Chef or Aboriginal fitness sensation Koori Zoomba or Koomba.

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Tudawali – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/e23caea0-4d62-4af9-8b1f-e8326207bd0a.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 7:45pm – 9:30pm

A film tracing the life of actor Tudawali, from the moment he’s selected to play the lead in 'Jedda', right through to his premature death.

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Who's Paintin' Dis Wandjina – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/d9f4ddb2-943d-4c74-aa1b-707c296fcb10.aspx)

Sat 09 Feb 2013, 9:40pm – 9:50pm

Anonymously, a non-Indigenous graffiti artist speaks about the hundreds of Wandjina stencils and graffiti around Perth, Western Australia.


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The Sapphires – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/0e18a282-8e13-4179-86fa-ec9231c6b030.aspx)

Sun 10 Feb 2013, 3:15pm – 5:20pm

Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of youth, courage, love, family and soul music.

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Art + Soul: Home and Away and Dreams and Nightmares (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/4765e5ec-0697-4f58-b3ca-914c9692093c.aspx)

Sun 10 Feb 2013, 5:45pm – 8:06pm

Hetti Perkins takes us on a journey of ideas and the imagination – revealing the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts.

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Ken Thaiday Senior – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/3b38aed1-afea-4026-a903-5df0bcec094c.aspx)

Sun 10 Feb 2013, 8:30pm – 9:41pm

Ken Thaiday Senior: The Sea, the Feather and the Dance Machine explores the work of one of Australia's most inventive Torres Strait Islander artists.

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Yolngu Guya Djamamirr – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/18868a0c-a8b9-4baf-959c-33d5b89b46ba.aspx)

Sun 10 Feb 2013, 9:40pm – 9:46pm

This is the story behind the YouTube sensation of the Chooky Dancers' performance of Zorba the Greek.

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Wadumbah – Blak Nite Cinema (http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Films/FilmFestivals/Pages/17a5196b-8af2-48db-a8e0-cbbec9ae4b57.aspx)

Sun 10 Feb 2013, 9:45pm – 9:55pm

An uplifting look at one hectic day in the life of the Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group.