(COMPOSITE), Curated by Emmett Aldred and Keva York Documentary Meets
‘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.
Friday 3 December, 7pm
The Eyes of Tammy Faye, 2000
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
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“She’s a survivor. After the holocaust, there will be roaches, Tammy Faye, and Cher.” Jim J. Bullock
After a long lockdown slumber, Documentary Meets is born again! For the celebratory sixth instalment of the series, the final edition for 2021, the theme is – what else – ‘THE COMEBACK’.
Join us at Composite (next to Bus Projects) on the evening of Friday, December 3 for a one-off screening of The Eyes of Tammy Faye, a playful paean to the titular figure and the source material for the upcoming biopic of the same name starring Jessica Chastain.
A flamboyant comeback queen who, having made her name as a pioneer of American televangelism alongside then-husband Jim Bakker, Tammy Faye would pass through the fires of media scandal and divorce to become an unlikely queer icon. Narrated by drag superstar RuPaul, the film approaches Tammy Faye with campy but powerful compassion – a quality that formed the cornerstone of her own glamorous, highly idiosyncratic theology.
Time: Doors and drinks start from 7; introduction and screening from 7.30.
Prices: $10 waged / $5 unwaged / no one turned away for lack of funds. Seating allocations will be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and capacity is limited.
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The programmers and facilitators would like to highlight that ‘Documentary Meets’ screenings 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.
Thursday 15th July ‘END OF FINANCIAL YEAR’
by Kidlat Tahimik
Thursday 20th May ‘SURVEILLANCE’
Red Squad, 1972
by Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, Howard Blatt & Francis Freedland
Thursday 15 April ‘PRIDE (meets EPIDEMIC)’
Fast Trip, Long Drop, 1993 by Gregg Bordowitz.
Thursday 19 March ‘CLOSE THE GAP’
River of No Returns, 2002 by Darlene Johnson.
Thursday 18 February ‘FIRSTS’
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, 1988
by Todd Haynes.
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.