Silver Screen November 28 - WAT Shorts

Silver Screen is a curated program of iconic and important Australian films screening every month in the comfortable theatre at 6 Washington Street in South Hobart. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents these films for free to those aged 50 and over.

It’s a great opportunity for audiences to access Australian film, meet other film lovers and hear from the actors, directors and producers at a post film Q&A.

November’s Silver Screen is a special collection of short documentary films produced by Tasmanian filmmakers:

Before It Falls
The Totem Pole has captured imaginations, blood, sweat and tears of the world’s greatest climbers. When their efforts have come and gone the rock, the precarious Totem Pole, is all that endures.
Director: Simon Bischoff
Producer: Mathew Farrell and Simon Bischoff
Duration: 12 mins
Supported through Audacity Fund, 2016

Protector and Defender (Women of the Island)
Madeline is a young woman who has been told she’s too white to be Aboriginal, and while many young people in Wynyard are disempowered, Madeline’s connection to Country and her proud lineage give her resilience and a strong sense of identity.
CO-PRODUCERS: Lara Van Raay & Rebecca Thomson
DURATION: 5mins 43secs
Supported through Step-Out Web 17, 2016

The Garden
We journey through a suburban garden and discover an eclectic bunch of garden ornaments, insects and animals existing in a world of interconnectedness, conflict and struggle, coping with the impending natural cycle of growth and decay.
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Craige Langworthy
Duration: 11mins
Supported through Audacity Fund, 2016

Source 'Our Co-Op'   
Source is a cooperative business run by volunteers creating a sustainable system of food production.  Finding community can be the greatest ally for changing the world
PRODUCER: Mark Thomson
Duration: 8.51
Supported through Red Flag, 2016

Confessions of a Date-a-holic
Mish is a 29 year old self confessed date-aholic from Australia. Telling her story for the first time, Mish reveals what life is like for someone who can’t stop dating. We also hear from some of Mish’s ex-dates - and aren’t they in for a surprise!  For Mish, dating isn’t just part of her life, it IS her life.
Producer: Dave Flower
Duration: 5 mins
Supported through Raw Nerve, 2013

A Farmer’s Daughter (Women of the Island)
Jenine is a Cygnet local who has spent the last 30 years farming cattle, but when the dirty work is done, the overalls come off and she gets to work on her home which she has meticulously turned into a living museum full to overflowing of collectables.
CO-PRODUCERS: Ninna Millikan and Rebecca Thomson
DURATION: 5mins 36secs
Supported through Step-Out Web 17, 2016

Matthew explores the public and private life of a 40 year old teacher, father and performance artist, whose story details how this small-town Catholic boy came to terms with his sexuality and was given a second chance through self acceptance.
DIRECTOR: Cathy Allen
PRODUCER: Aaron Luke Wilson & Cathy Allen
Duration: 5.47
Supported through Raw Nerve, 2014

The Radiophonic Artist (Women of the Island)
Welcome to the strange and magical world of sound performance artist Julia Drouhin, where radios are instruments and records are edible.
CO-PRODUCERS: Lara van Raay & Ninna Millikin
DURATION: 5mins 1sec
Supported through Step-Out Web 17, 2016

Blood of Life
The poetry of pura-lia meenamatta (Jim Evverett) reflects his philosophy on the connection between country, place and all-life.
DIRECTED: Troy Melville
PRODUCED: Troy Melville, Jim Everett
DURATION: 6 mins
Supported through Audacity Fund, 2016 

Girl Needs a Bike 
In rural villages in Ghana, Clara faces the challenges of teaching as her students discover the happiness of having wheels. This whimsical animated documentary shows how bicycling brings joy to a new teacher and independence to her students.
DIRECTOR: Vivien Mason & Letitia Lamb
PRODUCER: Vivien Mason & Letitia Lamb
Duration: 3mins
Supported through Step-Up Film Fund, 2015

Total run time: 68 mins
Rating: M



November 28, 2018 at 2:00pm - 4pm
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