RMIT Gallery’s exhibition Radical Actions (until 22 October) showcases work by contemporary Irish artists to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
Together with RMIT’s research centre for Communication, Politics and Culture, RMIT Gallery’s complementary ‘Images of Revolution’ film program presents a curated selection of films that reflect a deep commitment to social change and progressive politics.
The free film screenings at RMIT Gallery include talks by film directors and academics, exploring filming traditions of resistance.
Thursday 6 October, 5.30-7.30 pm Australian premiere of the new timely and provocative Irish documentary Eat Your Children will include tastings from Dublin based Teeling Whiskey. Book here
Tuesday 11 October, 1-2 pm The Australian documentary Michael, They’ve Shot Them explores the impact in the Australian Catholic community of the 1916 Easter Rising, with a talk by director Eoin Hahessy.Book here
Thursday 13 October, 5.30-7 pm Renowned Australian film director Richard Lowenstein will discuss his 1984 film Strikebound, and take questions after the screening of this digitally remastered director’s cut of the film. Book here
Thursday 20 October, 5.30-7.30 pm Australian documentary Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens in Australia, recalls the birth of Indonesia. Director John Hughes talks the impact about Ivens small film had and its legacy for Australian documentary film culture.Book here
Friday 21 October 1-2.30 pm The Battle of Chile, Part 1, is Patricio Guzmán’s epic chronicle of Chile’s peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it. Dr Antonio Castillo, Director of the CPC, will discuss how the film changed concepts of political documentary.Book here