Open 5pm til late
Thursday to Saturday
@ the Totem Theatre
Aside from the free opening night event and official screenings, Something Somewhere will also host the Somewhere Lounge; a space to meet friends old and new, grab a drink, fetch a tasty snack and relax in a purpose-built pop-up venue behind Totem Theatre.
The lounge will also be the perfect place to delve a little deeper into the film program with discussions, idea sharing and the opportunity to meet filmmakers and industry professionals from around the country.
A live arts experience: the Conversation Waitresses at the Somewhere Lounge will be serving gourmet anecdotes and conceptual entrées to festival goers hungry for words.
With a verbal degustation menu rotating nightly, you’ll be satisfied to know that awkward silences can be effortlessly filled in the Somewhere Lounge.
Maximo of Mparntwe
Open Thursday and Saturday
53 Todd Mall
5pm – 7pm
An encore presentation of Mike Gillam’s multimedia exhibition Maximo of Mparntwe, from the Tanami Desert to Lake Eyre, budgerigars are prominent in the song-lines of desert peoples including the Arabanna, Luritja and Warlpiri. The Australian Budgerigar may also be heard in the canals of Venice, for this is the most popular cage bird in the world.
Maximo of Mparntwe is a story of ecology, persistence and the efforts of a small green bird – he should probably be called Minimus – trying to find his place in the world. Rich in metaphor, surreal landscapes and unexpected suburban wildlife, Maximo of Mparntwe presents a reimagined view of Central Australia. A multimedia production tightly linking photographs, a simple narrative, and rich soundscape.
Photographer & writer: Mike Gillam, Soundscape artist: Adrian Warburton.
Still Our Country
Still Our Country is a poetic celebration of the contemporary Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land, Australia. Directed by Molly Reynolds, the project’s online installation will feature in the Totem Theatre.
With evocative and experientially cinematic visuals and sound, Still Our Country documents the swiftly morphing lives of the Yolngu people of Ramingining in the Northern Territory. The online installation is built on fragments and parts presenting a carnival of contemporary ways, the sum of which makes for a bold declaration of identity and a hopeful promise of a future.
See more at stillourcountry.com.au