Artgaze Film Club

Artgaze Lab Inc and Full Throttle Theatre partner to bring you
Artgaze Film Club screenings.

Enjoy unique films and documentaries with us.  For more information about Full Throttle performances and events see their website. Artgaze Film Club are members of FQFS – The Federation of Queensland Film Societies and members of ACOFS – the Australian Council of Film Societies. Artgaze Film Club is also a registered member of The National Film and Sound Archive Membership available now! FQFSlogonfsa logo 3 month renewable memberships  for $15.00 are available on the door. Membership includes regular updates. Also Check out The Townsville Cinema Group – Established in 1962, now one of Australia’s oldest film societies. Check out the programme upcoming screenings and member information at Townsville Cinema Group Website

Upcoming Films/Events 2016

August Fri 12th  @The Old Courthouse BIG CELEBRATION! Theatre on Screen with two Avante-Garde Classics 7.00 pm The Blood of a Poet (1932) &  8.30 pm The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) 

Doors/Bar open 6.30pm  includes 20 min interval. Cash Bar Only. 3 month film club membership available on door $15. Vinyl/Bar/Cocktails  and light refreshments. Order up a Pizza and have it delivered before the film. Our Partner Full  Throttle theatre also welcomes you back! New Members always welcome!

The Blood of a Poet (Le sang d’un poète – original title) Rated PG 55 min. (1930)

Directed by Jean Cocteau. blood of a poetDivided into four episodes:”The Wounded Hand, or the Scars of the Poet,” “Do Walls Have Ears?” “The Battle of the Snowballs,” and “The Profanation of the Host” The narrative is a journey in which Cocteau attempts to “picture the poet’s inner self.” It is a collection of all that is Cocteau; his dreams, his mirrors, his stars, his opium addiction, his deceptive images and sets, his mythology, and his obsession with dying. What is so remarkable is that Cocteau has created a lasting piece of art, a haunting poem, as exciting today as it was in 1930.

Also screening at 8.30pm after interval – The Discreet Charm ofdiscreet the Bourgeoisie (1972) Rated PG 1h 42min  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Director: Luis Buñuel. Much of ‘Le Charme’ takes place in the nightmares of its characters: you are sitting down for a dinner being hosted by a general, only to realize that you are on stage (with a prompter giving a cue from Don Juan: ‘Invite the commander’s ghost for dinner!’); your elegant dinner party is broken up by a gang of thugs looking to kill you. However, you are so wedded to the ceremony of the dinner party that you get caught stealing a piece of meat from the table under which you are hiding (and end up dying like a dog!) Bunuel is very funny. Henry Miller dubbed his good friend Luis Bunuel “The Last Heretic”. Bunuel’s memoirs, ‘My Last Sigh’, are a must read for anyone who wants to have an appreciation of Paris in the 20s,  of art in the last century, and martinis, made as they should be, with gin.

September Fri 23rd Under Milk Wood & Withnail & I

@the old courthouse -7.00pm Under Milk Wood (1972) Rated PG  1 hr 27 min.Comedy, Drama adapted from the work of the great under milkwoodWelsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas. Under Milkwood Trailer  This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called “Llareggub” (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the ‘eyes’ of Blind Captain cat, who recalls memories of drowned shipmates and Rosie Probert, a whore and the one great love of his youth. Lead actors Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O’Toole create delightful theatre on screen.

screening after interval  9.00 pm Withnail & I (1987) Rated PG  1h 47 min  Comedy, Drama. Director/writer  Bruce Robinson. Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths. London: The Sixties. Two down-on-their-lwithnail and iuck actors (Withnail and Marwood) find solace in drink and other substances. Seeking respite from their uneventful lives they escape up north to Penrith to Withnail’s uncle’s stone cottage. Faced with no modern conveniences, a bunch of oddball locals, and a surprise visit from an amorous “Uncle Monty”, their wits are tested, along with their friendship.Withnail and I trailer 


October Fri 21  @The Old Courthouse – Destiny (1921) & Dream of Life (2008)

 DESTINY (German: Der müde Tod, “Weary Death”) 1921 B&W Monochrome; Sound; 99 min/rated PG. Director, Fritz Lang. The film, rich in special effects, is structured as a frame tale with three stories within the story. In this Expressionistic style film, in which human lives are each represented by a candle, Death grants a woman three chances to save her lover, if love can triumph over death. The three stories within the story each occur in a setting that is nominally historic, but really in the realm of fantasy: an adventure tale with a Persian setting out of the Arabian Nights, a Renaissance Venetian romance, and a largely comic story set in China. Destiny Trailer

also screening after interval:
Patti Smith: Patti SmithDream of Life (2008) MA | 1h 49min | Documentary, Music | a unique and intimate portrait of the renowned singer, songwriter, poet and activist.Winner of a 2008 Sundance Film Festival Award for Excellence in Cinematography. Shot over 11 years by acclaimed fashion photographer Steven Sebring. Sometimes dubbed the “godmother of punk” Smith was much more than that when she broke through with her 1975 debut album, Horses. A poet and visual artist as well as a rocker, she befriended and collaborated with some of the brightest lights of the American counterculture, an often testosterone-driven scene to which she brought a swagger and fierceness all her own. Dream of Life trailer

October TGAC_AdvancedStylehrifty Luxe Style Afternoon TBD

Canapes, Film and Cocktails. Three local designers exhibit their wares. Includes a screening of Advanced Style . more info and updates coming soon.(2014) Advanced Style trailer Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Director:Lina Plioplyte Writers: Ari Cohen, Lina Plioplyte Stars: Joyce Carpati, Ari Cohen, Lynn Dell.


November Date TBD. Bowie Tribute/Costume  Party with Screening of the Labyrinth, Vinyl & Shorts,


Labyrinth (1986) PG  1h 41min  is a 1986 British-American adventure musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film revolves around 16-year-old Sarah’s (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie). With the exception of Bowie and Connelly, most of the significant characters in the film are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. A four-volume manga sequel to the film, Return to Labyrinth, was published by Tokyopop between 2006-10.

Past Films/Events 


Dance of the Shadows Documentary Lotte Reiniger

The adventures of Prince Achmed  1926 B&W Lotte Reiniger animation @Umbrella Studios

They Live

Jodowrowskys Dune

Banksy Does New York.

Doctor Mabuse: Double Feature including a skype with Director Ansel Faraj direct from L.A.

Dr Mabuse(2013) Rated M. written and directed by Ansel Faraj. Influenced by the character made famous by director Fritz Lang reminiscent of the glory days of German Expressionism. – Followed by Dr Mabuse Eitopomar (2014) Dr. Mabuse, criminal mastermind – returns in this epic steam punk thriller, in which six interwoven tales document the downfall of Dr. Mabuse and his city “Etiopomar” Don’t let him get into your mind!!!

Beauty and the Beast (1946) “La belle et la bête (original title) 93 min – Fantasy | Romance
For grownups who haven’t lost touch with their childhood. Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece is a landmark of motion picture fantasy.

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari “Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari.” (1920) 67 min. | Rated PG
A masterpiece of psychological horror. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is famous for its spectacular warped sets and hallucinatory designs. It features some of cinemas most unforgettable scenes and one of the first great “twist”endings.

Luxe in the Perfume Gardens

Luxe in the Perfume Gardens: Film, art and fashion collide in a magical, garden setting. Special Event open to the Public. – Art, Performance and Fashion

Holy Mountain Rated R

Breathless ‘À bout de soufflé’ (1960) 90 min – Crime | Drama | Romance | Rated M
One of the most influential, examples of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague).

Blow-Up (1966) 111 min – Drama | Mystery | Thriller | Rated M
Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni’s English production is widely considered one of the seminal films of the 1960s.

Flesh for Frankenstien & Blood for Dracula (1973) produced by Andy Wharhol Directed by Paul Morrissey both Rated R.

Faster Pussy Cat kill, Kill (1965) 83 min. | Rated: MA 15+

Wyrmwood: Road of Blood (2014) 98 min Action | Horror | Rated MA 15+.
Future cult classic “Do you wanna beer Frank? What do you f**ken reckon!” – Zombies invade the Australian Outback in this brain-splattered, Mad Max-meets-the-undead thrill ride.

May Sunday 31st Walkabout Film Festival – A very special event that showcased Indigenous filmmakers, and local performers. The festival aims to change people’s perspectives of the Indigenous Australian experience, and celebrate our local talent. Short Films included: The Burnt Cork (2010) 9 min | Rated PG Writer & Director: Alexandra Edmonson.Courtesy of ThirdHalf productions.NANA (2007) 5 min | Rated PG Director: Warwick Thornton.Courtesy of Black Screen NFSA. TRUE GODS (2014) 15 min, Director, Warwick Thornton Miranda Tapsell, Kiarrah-Jayde Buzzacott courtesy (Pinball Films London Ltd). Feature Film MABO (2012) 110mins | Rated PG Director: Rachel Perkins. Artgaze Lab Inc. acknowledge the assistance of Black Screen, an initiative of the National Film & Sound Archive

Lynch on Film Artgaze Lab Inc./Artgaze Film Club and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery 11am Saturday 14 March 2014Live streamed from the Gallery of Modern Art’s Australian Cinémathèque GOMA At Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – Free Event. As part of Lynch’s first visit to Australia, QAGOMA will be hosting the special event ‘David Lynch: Master class’ that will be live streamed from the Gallery to select regional Queensland venues, including Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. 2.00 pm – Eraserhead (1977). Rated M presented by Todd Barty of Artgaze Film Club. 4.30 pm DUNE (1984) Sunday 15 March 2015 2PM – Artgaze Pop Up Bar & Vinyl lounge featuring Lynch on vinyl. 2.15 pm Introduction and recap of Lynch’s Masterclass 2.30 pm- Mulholland Drive (2001). Rated MA Director David Lynch. writer David Lynch. Stars Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux.

Night of the Hunter

Belle de Jour

Friday 10 April at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Jarmusch Double Feature with two of his best known works: Coffee and Cigarettes and Mystery Train. Jim Jarmusch is an independent film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor and composer. Jarmusch has consistently been a major proponent of independent cinema since the 1980s. His latest film is the apocalyptic vampire tale Only Lovers Left Alive (2014). Artgaze Magazine ran a pop up bar at this event with a coffee-inspired menu. We enjoyed coffee cake,coffe martinis and blues inspired vinyl. Jonathan from Coffee Dominion in Townsville gave us a fascinating presentation on coffee across borders and histories. Thanks Jonathon!

Suspiria (1977)& Dracula AD (1972)

The Man who Fell to Earth (1976)

Dr Who and the Daleks (1965) & Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD.(1966)

The Darkside North Queensland Premiere.The Darkside (2013). Directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah). The Darkside Premiere Townsville

Walkabout Film Festival The Island Sensation Dancers & Mundy Creek Short presented by Denise Weightman. The Mundy Creek Regeneration Project Walkabout (1971) Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Presented by Merwez Whaleboat.

‘The Party’ starring Peter Sellers. & The Fifth Element’ Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman.

Viva Maria! (1965) & Johnny Guitar (1954)

The Cars that ate Paris (1974)

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Easy Rider (1969)

Savannah Country Produced and directed by Catherine Hunter. The story of a collaborative exhibition between North Queensland artists Julie Poulsen and Jenny Valmadre. Jenny Sages: Paths to Portraiture Produced and directed by Catherine Hunter. Inland heart-The Photography of Jeff Carter Produced and Directed by Catherine Hunter, Cinematography by Bruce Inglis, Edited by Paolo Febbo.

Harold and Maude (1971)

Autoluminescent: Rowland S Howard (2012)

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Eraserhead (1977) . Directed by David Lynch.

Logan’s Run (1976) Directed by Michael Anderson.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962) Directed by Robert Aldritch.


House of Dark Shadows (1970) directed by Dan Curtis

Barbarella (1968) French-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest’s French Barbarella comics. directed by Roger Vadim and stars Jane Fonda.

Beyond The Valley of the Dolls (1970) Starring Dolly Read, directed by Russ Meyer and co-written by Meyer and Roger Ebert

La Dolce Vita (1960) Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg, La Dolce Vita written and directed by famous director Federico Fellini

Evil Dead (1981) Written and directed by Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell,

Alice (1988) Fantasy written and directed by Jan Švankmajer. Its original Czech title is N?co z Alenky, which means “Something from Alice”, live action with stop motion animation, and is distinguished by its dark and uncompromising production design.