The Longest Night at the NFSA
22 June 2012, 5:30pm
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Restricted entry to 15+
To mark our Extreme Film and Sound Exhibition, the centennial of Australia’s engagement with the Antarctic continent, plus the traditional polar explorers’ Longest Night festivities, the NFSA will become the ultimate in Canberra chill-out zones.
From 5.30pm our theatrette will be screening a selection of filmic experiments beyond the circles of the Antarctic and the Arctic, including diverse works made by Stan Brakhage, Peter Hutton and Ralph Steiner.
From 7pm the NFSA courtyard will feature the Australian premiere of Monolith – a major new work by Austrian artist Werner Dafeldecker and his Australian collaborators Lawrence English and Scott Morrison featuring dual video projection and live soundscapes captured in Antarctica.
And from 8.30pm in Arc, a screening program of the chilling and the sublime, featuring The Thing from Another World (1951, USA, 87 mins, 35mm); director Christian Nyby and producer Howard Hawks’ classic Arctic paranoid horror thriller.
The event is produced in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy Canberra. FREE entry to venue.
Arc screening: $5 / $3 charge for those wearing tuxedos or other penguin suit!
For more details see www.dafeldecker.net/projects/above-below.html
The Thing from Another World
Dir: Christian Nyby , USA, 87mins, 35mm