It’s that time of the year again when we can indulge in our repressed cinematic desires, step into foreign worlds and bizarre imaginaries and hopefully see and experience something new and exciting. Yes the Sydney Underground Film Festival is on again from 9-11th of September so its time to get political, unconventional and controversial. Screening
Speakeasy Cinema launches with Aaron Rose’s documentary Beautiful Losers, a portrait of the former nerds, freaks and outsiders who coalesced around New York’s Alleged Gallery
For me a good festival is not just the works screened but the vibe and friendliness with which patrons can relax and enjoy their fix of celluloid. The moment I walk into the foyer of the spacious Chauvel Cinema, I am greeted by the noise of a pleasant bustling crowd and violin playing of Annette and Cath Golden. I gather a complimentary glass of bubbly, some finger food, catch up with some friends and then sit myself down to watch the first of tonight’s programmes.