RMIT Gallery & the Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture, RMIT present six films that reflect a deep commitment to social change and progressive politics.
This is a free event. All welcome.
Thursday 29 September 5.30–7.30pm
Rocky Road to Dublin (dir. Peter Lennon) 1967. 69 min. Book here
Guest speaker, David Muir ACS BSC, on ‘radical’ cinematography.
Thursday 6 October 5.30–7.30 pm
Eat Your Children (dir. Treasa O’Brien & Mary Jane O’Leary) 78 min. 2015. Australian premiere. Book here
Timely and provocative film exploring traditions of resistance in Ireland.
Guest speaker, Liam Ward, Associate Lecturer in Media, RMIT.
Tuesday 11 October 1–2 pm
Michael, They’ve Shot Them (dir. Eoin Hahessy) 45 min. Australia. Book here
Guest Speaker, Eoin Hahessy, film director.
Thursday 13 October 5.30–7.00 pm
Strikebound (dir. Richard Lowenstein) 1984. 101 min. Australia. Book here
Guest Speaker, Richard Lowenstein, film director.
Thursday 20 October 5.30–7.30 pm
Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens In Australia (dir. John Hughes) 2009. 90 mins. Australia. Book here
Guest speaker: Adjunct Prof Dr John Hughes, film director.
Friday 21 October 1-2.30 pm
The Battle of Chile, Part 1: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (dir. Patricio Guzmán) 1975. 96 min. Chile. Book here
Guest speaker: Dr Antonio Castillo, Director of the Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture, CPC, RMIT University.
About Radical Actions at RMIT Gallery
To commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, which marked a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence, RMIT Gallery’s new exhibition Radical Actions (9 September – 22 October) explores the after effects of Irish independence and self-governance and features new and existing work by high profile Irish artists Kennedy Browne (Gareth Kennedy & Sarah Browne), Duncan Campbell, Jesse Jones and Seamus Nolan.
As artists have always played a key role in shaping cultural identity, and given the far reaching repercussions of the 1916 Rising, RMIT Gallery and the Communication, Politics and Culture Research Centre are proud to present a complementary Images of Revolution film program and discussions throughout the exhibition.
Image: Duncan Campbell. Bernadette. 2008, UK, SD video, B&W/colour, sound, 38min. Courtesy of Duncan Campbell and LUX, London.