Kino#70 was, without a doubt, an intimate night of pizza, beer and good times. The evening was hosted by MC Samuel, the new Kino Coordinator who is working with The Festivalists to take Kino Sydney into brave, new waters.
The good times rolled thanks to the help of our amazing volunteers and thanks to the charming friends of Kino Sydney - Metro Screen (who offered a litte something, something to the night's attendees), Little Creatures (who kindly lubed up the night's attendees with delicious beer) and the Australian Museum (who housed Kino Sydney for the last time).
There were new films from local Kinoite favourites Collin Trevena and Vanessa Dang. Trevena screened another entry in his on going burlesque saga, Kelly Ann Doll. We are looking forward to seeing how this project all ties together. Dang directed and acted in a music video clip named Dork, a loving homage to dorky man-boys.
Dang also screened See the Real Thing, her entry for a local online film competition. As Kino Sydney only screens world premieres, and it emerged that Dang's second film had already appeared online, Dang was awarded a challenge - "Postman robot cats."(Though Kino Sydney definitely encourages filmmakers to take their films to competitions and screenings after their Kino screening.)
Jess Collett, a Kino Londo actress who has recently relocated to Sydney, showed us what she is made of with The Tube - A Love Story. No. 1, a film by Kinoite Seb Sattler, finally made its debut being filmed 3 months earlier just before Seb made his sudden move to Spain.
Kino Sydney took advantage of a slow month for local films to show the audience what has been happening in the Kino network around the world. From Hamburg we had Filip Piskorzynski's Gravity; from Kino Mexico's inaurgral event we had From My Perspective; from Kino London, we had Alex Widdowson's Patients, from Kino Prague we had Robert Ly's The Mysterious Disparition of Paris Episode 1; from Kino Burkina Faso we had Karim ait-Gacem and Eve Dufaud's TchipTchop; and from Manchester we had Mat Johns' Two Birds; and from Melbourne, the newest cell to the Kino network, we had Lawrence Makoona's amazing animation Back 2 Square 1.
After a quick glimpse at global Kino, we are hoping that local Kinoites and all newcomers have found some inspiration for their wrok for Kino #71. Keep an eye out for more details about the next screening soon.