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 logoAnnual Memberships are $35 0r 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. TCG screen entertaining and thought-provoking limited-release feature films every other Thursday at the Warrina Cineplex. Check out the programme upcoming screenings and member information at the Townsville Cinema Group Website

Upcoming Movie Events 2015 

Dec Fri 4th Doctor Mabuse: Double Feature

Steam Punk  & Film Noir themed /Red carpet Event for our final screening for the year. Includes a skype Q&A from Los Angeles with Director Ansel Faraj himself. Time:doors open 7pm – screenings start 8pm  – Experimental sounds &Vinyl Dark Shadows Cocktail – Cash bar only  screenings start 20 min interval in between screenings. special christmas entry $8.00 members free.

Dr Mabuse(2013)  Rated M 

written and directed by Ansel Faraj. Influenced by the character made famous by director Fritz Lang – blending genres such as Film Noir, science fiction, comic book fantasy, and German Expressionism – the films are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Ansel  Faraj has created a haunting netherworld reminiscent of the glory days of German Expressionism. – Followed by

Dr Mabuse Eitopomar (2014)

In the tradition of Orsen Wells, Director Ansel Faraj has assembled a seasoned group of actors and actresses as cast members for his Mabuse films. Christopher Pennock starred in “Frances” Jerry Lacy in “Play it again Sam”, Sally Kirkland “JFK”, Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott from the cult classic “Dark Shadows”, in addition to new comers like Nathan Wilson and Kelsey Hewlett. Dr Mabuse, the epitome of  Wienmar era film evil has been resurrected by  Faraj. 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!!!

 Past Films & Events 2015

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.

Saturday 17th October 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 – Entry: $20 | Cash bar only Time: 5pm – 11.30pm Dress code: Red carpet

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Artgaze Lab Inc & Full Throttle Theatre Company present a fabulous fashion parade, combined with guest artist Lance Balchin’s photography, & screening of acclaimed fashion documentary, ‘Dianne Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel’ (2011). This unique event also includes art, roaming mime performers and Artgaze Lab Inc’s Pop up Vinyl & Sounds. Junos Momos will  provide Nepalese dumplings and other delicious food to purchase. Full Throttle & Artgaze Lab Inc’s Pagoda Bar will provide cocktails and refreshments.
– – – – – – About the Artists – – – – – –
Balchin’s approach to post-production film and photography is truly unique, & his work has been published in fashion & art magazines such as Vogue and Viewbug Online. Balchin’s moody art & fashion photography, with references to famous historical portraits, will be on display throughout the night on the big screen. there will be a short Q&A with Balchin during interval. Equally enchanting exhibition spaces, set amongst the gardens will showcase artwork referencing the theme ‘fairytale’. Exhibiting artists include: Natasha Wills (Melbourne), Jeanette Hutchinson, Carly Sheil, Janne Bogomiagkova, Bernadette Ashley and Sabine Carter (Townsville).
Gracing the runway : Lifeline City Store, Milou Dress House, Bluebell Trading, Retro 157, Flash Trash and Vintage Rose.
This project has been supported with assistance from The Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Townsville City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

The Holy Mountain (1973) 114 min – Drama | Fantasy | An omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world. 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. This has been a  rare and very precious opportunity to work with our ATSI community and others , in particular Black Screen NFSA , International Screen Distributors and the Townsville City council with support through their micro grants funding in this exciting venture . Our vision is to showcase distinctive Australian Indigenous screen stories, and bring all of our community together to share the experience. 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  Words with Gods is a dialogue of nine cultures reflected in stories where faith and traditions are present and represented through the visions of nine of the world’s most revered directors. True Gods by Warwick Thornton is the opening short film presented in Words with Gods 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, and the Community Micro-Grants Program, an initiative of Townsville City Council.

Lynch on Film

Artgaze Lab Inc./Artgaze Film Club and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

11am Saturday 14 March 2015
Live 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.

followed by 2.00 pm  – Eraserhead (1977). Rated M presented by Todd Barty of Artgaze Film Club. 4.30PM -. DUNE  (1984) 

Sunday 15 March 2015  2PM – Artgaze Pop Up Bar & Vinyl lounge featuring Lynch on vinyl.

2.15PM – Introduction and recap of Lynch’s Masterclass
2.30PM- 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.