Curated by Emmett Aldred and Keva York, Presented in partnership with Composite Documentary MeetsDates: Thursday 18 February 7-9pm
‘Documentary Meets’ is a year-long collection of non-fiction film screening events curated by Emmett Aldred and Keva York, presented in partnership with Composite on the third Thursday of each month.
Guided by a monthly topic relevant to the local calendar and community, each film has been chosen to muster awareness and incite conversation - on pride; sex work; kin; colonisation, et al. - with guest speakers on hand to offer a viewing framework.
Join us on Thursday, February 18 for the ‘Documentary Meets’ program launch. Doors and drinks start from 7; introduction and surprise screening (on the theme ‘Firsts’) from 7.30. Details of the films and wider program will be announced at the event.
RSVPs are essential via the link above.
Seating allocations will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and capacity is limited to 25.
The space is wheelchair accessible and the film will be captioned. Attendees are advised that our launch party film features triggering content on the theme of anorexia and graphic archival images pertaining to the Vietnam War.
The programmers and facilitators would like to highlight that ‘Documentary Meets’ screenings will take place on stolen and unceded Wurundjeri Land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and operate.
Keva York is a New York-born, Melbourne-based writer and film critic. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Senses of Cinema, The Lifted Brow, and Gusher Magazine. Since completing her doctorate on Crispin Glover’s directorial work at the University of Sydney in 2019, she has regularly reviewed films for the ABC.
Emmett Aldred’s work spans filmmaking, filmmaking education and curation. Recently he established a conceptual but functional equipment hire store called Too Much World, after Hito Steryl’s essay by the same name.