Cinematic representations of home and community comprise the non-fiction and dramatic features in the ACMI film series Honey, I’m Home: Visions Beyond the White Picket Fence. Curated by ACMI programmer Roberta Ciabarra, the program runs October 18-31 in Melbourne.
The opening night film is Lauren Greenfield’s acclaimed Queen of Versailles, which won her the Documentary Director award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It follows the downsizing of a self-made billionaire couple in the wake of the global financial crisis. The two screenings are presented as preview shows in advance of BIFFDOCS, the Brisbane International Film Festival’s documentary competition.
Also making its Melbourne premiere is Detropia, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s look at the troubled city of Detroit and those who still call it home. Winner of the editing award at Sundance, the film’s October 20 screening, its second, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Victorian Government architect Geoffrey London, film academic and cinephile John Flaus and Deakin University Department of Architecture faculty member Dr. Flavia Marcello.
The dramatic features in the program include such inspired choices as The Shining, The Wizard of Oz, The Fountainhead, Mon Oncle, Azazel Jacobs’ charmingly eccentric Momma’s Man and the closing night film, ACMI’s annual River Phoenix memorial screening of Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho.
Honey I’m Home: Visions Beyond the White Picket Fence is presented in association with the 2012 Melbourne Architecture Annual. Schedule and ticketing information may be found here.
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