Posted by Lauren Stanley
30. Apr, 2012
|May 17, 2012|
It has been twenty-fives years since Paul Simon traveled into a volatile South Africa, where racial segregation and white supremacy reigned, to create his radically sweet, Grammy Award winning album Graceland.
Under African Skies – a documentary, following Simon’s return to Africa, where he is reunited with Graceland musicians and his greatest critic Artists Against Apartheid founder Dali Tambo, is the first of 15 Australian premieres during the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.
The festival, which ‘aims to advance and encourage education and debate among the broader community’, will be showcasing a range of Australian and International artists.
Film highlights include: award-winning documentary At Night they Dance, Beer is Cheaper Than Therapy, Fantome Island, and the animation Wrinkles.
There will also be art exhibitions, forums, dance and music sessions! The HRAFF is an enormous, celebratory event spanning twelve days in three locations. Be sure to explore the program.
WHEN: Tuesday 15 May – Sunday 27 May
WHERE: The Forum Theatre, ACMI, Abbotsford Convent
The Little Death is an Aussie gem that makes you get uncomfortable and laugh about sex at the same time.
The tale of a doomed self-help group for the lost and found.
Eyes, souls, billboards, India and worms all feature in this moody religious/sci-fi drama.
Head out to Casa Mariol Vermut Negre, a boutique Spanish aperitif that is destined to be the go to tipple for all your summer tapas needs.
Meatmaiden opens her doors on Little Collins to the carnivores of Melbourne.
All the tacos in Melbourne are going to be in one place at the Mission Mexican Festival at Federation Square, the best hung over Sunday of your life.