A film I featured in way back in 2007 called Kissing Paris will be screening at Longplay on May 6, 2019. The film was directed by the late and great, Anna Kannava. Recently, I wrote a memoir about my experience working with her called Seven Years After, Seven Years Older, which you can read here.
I have taken the details of the screening from the Facebook Event page:
Book a seat for this session, please leave a message here, or email Bill Mousoulis at email@example.com
$5 entry. Cash at the door, no cards.
7:30 pm start. If sold out, another session at 9:30 pm.
Venue address: 318 St. Georges Rd, Nth. Fitzroy. Please note this carefully if coming for the first time. Do not go to Northcote.
(2008, 86 mins, Anna Kannava)
Intro & Q&A with Natalie Vella (actress & co-producer)
The last film from the fiercely independent Anna Kannava, who died before her time in 2011, Kissing Paris is a unique entry in the annals of Australian indie cinema. Shot in Paris by just Kannava and actress/co-producer Natalie Vella for only $20,000 (including plane flights), it is an exquisite and often-jazzy exploration of love and romance. Vella’s performance is fresh and raw, as she veers from one emotion to the other, grappling wih the meaning of love and life.
More info – http://www.pureshitauscinema.com/unknown_pleasures.html#7
Part of the series “Unknown Pleasures: Australian independent cinema”, curated and presented by Chris Luscri & Bill Mousoulis
Info on the whole series here – http://www.pureshitauscinema.com/unknown_pleasures.html
Below is a Q & A from the evening with Bill Mousoulis interviewing me about working with Anna. Digging back ten years plus was not easy.
My podcast, Memoria, is a finalist in the Literature, Music and Arts category of the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards.
We are up against the big ones including the Leigh Sales Annabel Crabb podcast, Chat 10 Looks 3 and Mamamia Book Club.
The winner will be announced on election night, May 18 2019. Jen Farrow, who helps me edit the stories on the podcast, will be coming with me to attend the awards night.
On Sunday 24 March 2019, I took part in a community dance project called Simulcast. There were just over 280 volunteers from all walks for life. Some experienced dance professionals, and others, like me, who just wanted to take our private loungeroom dance routines into the public space.
The performance on the day at Birrarung Marr in Melbourne’s CBD was memorable as the six weeks of rehearsals came together for two performances.
Here is the trailer: