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. Full Throttle Theatre provides a well stocked bar and great service at each performance with bar profits assisting productions and projects. 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 at each screening on the door. That equates to $5 for 3 films! Membership includes regular updates and a discounted $8 ticket for one guest per film.

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 Movies 2015

May Friday 8th Double Feature

The Night of the Hunter (1955)   & Belle de Jour (1967) 

Doors/Bar open 6.00 pm   screenings start 7 pm including a 20 min interval

Age: 18+ Entry Prices:- Free entry to Artgaze Film Club members
– $15 for a 3 month pass membership, available on Entry
– $8 for guest of Artgaze Film Club Member (1 guest per film)
– Members of the public welcome and can purchase membership at the event.

The Night of the Hunter (1955) 92 min – Film-Noir | Rated MA 15 +
Harry Powell is a psychopathic preacher with the word “Love” tattooed on the fingers of his right hand and “Hate” tattooed on the left. Beautiful, haunting, poetic, and intensely personal, The Night of the Hunter is a Gothic tale of religious madness, greed and innocence, set in the rural Ohio River Basin during the Great Depression.

Belle de Jour (1967) 101 min  –  Drama | Rated R
Directed by Luis Buñuel and starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, and Michel Piccoli. Based on the 1928 novel Belle de jour by Joseph Kessel, the film is about a young woman who is compelled to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute while her husband is at work. It was Buñuel’s most successful and most famous surrealistic “classic”.


May Sunday 31st Walkabout Film Festival

A Special Event featuring films from NFSA Black Screen

Black Screen promotes cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture,  and provides entertainment to communities and brings them together in discussion. Black Screen showcases Australia’s Indigenous talent on and off screen. Hosted by Merwez Whaleboat and Deeveena Murphy.

June Friday 5th Double Feature

Faster Pussy, Cat kill, Kill (1965) & Wyrmwood: Road of Blood(2014)

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

One of Tarantino’s favourite films, and Russ Meyer’s best-known (and least breast-obsessed) exploitation classic is the kind of fantasy that most people would only put on film if they already had plans to burn the negative before any respectable people could get a look at it. The first twenty minutes — featuring freelance dominatrix babes racing their sports cars in the desert and killing anyone who looks at them funny — are like a drive-in movie from Mars. Russ Meyer’s cult favourite follows sadistic go-go dancers Varla (Tura Satana), Rosie (Haji) and Billie (Lori Williams). You can watch the Faster Pussy cat , Kill Kill trailer here.

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; with beer as the staple of the emergency kit, high-octane car chases, crazy-cool homemade weaponry, and a very Aussie vernacular. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead takes the zombie flick to bone-crunching berserk new heights. You can watch the  Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead trailer here.

July 17th  Double Feature

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) & Blood for Dracula

Flesh for Frankenstein(1973) 95 min. | Rated R
Produced by 
 Andy Warhol and directed by Paul Morrissey. The film and its partner Blood For Dracula, is transgressive cinema ‘be warned! These two films were made back to back. Their inventiveness and insanity is what makes them such incredibly good B-grade, trash. Baron Frankenstein (Udo Kier) dreams of restoring Serbia to glory, so he builds male and female monsters whose children will become the new master race.  Flesh for Frankenstein trailer.

Blood for Dracula  (1973) 106 min. | Rated R
Outrageously over the top and oozing with absurdity, Morrissey re-vamps the Dracula myth with some 1970’s style Euro-sleaze-tease and titillation: Freudian overtones, Marxist parallels, and barrels of outlandish gore! Udo Kier plays the count as a sickly and hypersensitive shut-in surviving with the help of his domineering assistant, Anton.    Blood For Dracula trailer

Friday August 14th  Double Feature

Blow-Up (1966) & Breathless À bout de soufflé (1960)

Blow-Up (1966) 111 min – Drama | Mystery | Thriller | Rated M
Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni’s production is widely considered one of the seminal films of the 1960s. Thomas (David Hemmings) is a nihilistic, wealthy fashion photographer in mod “’60’s London “. He seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.  Blow Up Trailer

Breathless ‘À bout de soufflé’ (1960) 90 min  –  Crime | Drama | Romance | Rated M
French film, written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard,  about a wandering criminal (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his American girlfriend (Jean Seberg). It was Godard’s first feature-length work and represented Belmondo’s breakthrough as an actor. One of the most influential, examples of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague)Breathless trailer

Friday Sept 25th

The Holy Mountain (1973) 114 min – Drama | Fantasy | Rated R

 SpecialHoly_Mountain Fundraiser - Open to the public.  $10.00 walk in. Members free/memberships available on the door. An omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world.   The Alchemist leads a powerful group on a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth and challenging the audience along the way. Director, Stars:Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas. Holy Mountain trailer

Followed by Cocktails, vinyl and sound scapes.



Oct Friday 9th  Double Feature

Advanced Style (2014) & Unfolding Florence: Florence Broadhurst (2006)

Advanced Style (2014) 72 min | Documentary | Rated PG
A documentary film,  about stylish older women living in New York City.  These portraits of women ageing gracefully with tremendous spirit will challenge conventional ideas about beauty, growing old and Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth. Advanced Style trailer

Unfolding Florence: Florence Broadhurst (2006 ) 82 min | Documentary | Rated M 15+
Gillian Armstrong directed documentary about the colourful life of flamboyant Australian designer Florence Broadhurst, who became a successful wallpaper designer. Born in 1899 in rural Queensland, Florence joined a theatrical group and toured Asia in the 1920s. Afterward, she moved to England, married and dabbled in couture and painting, before returning to Australia, achieving her greatest success with wallpaper before her unsolved murder in 1977. She’d been a singer and dancer in the Far East, masqueraded as British aristocracy, and passed herself off as a French couturier. But it was in her native Australia that this farmer’s daughter called upon her greatest incarnation – world famous designer.

Saturday 17th October

Thrifty 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. details TBA. 

Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel  (2011) 86 min | Documentary | Rated PG
This inspiring film is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century; an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture forever. She was the fashion editor of HARPER’S BAZAAR where she worked for 25 years before becoming editor in chief of VOGUE followed by a remarkable stint at the Met’s Costume Institute where she helped popularize its historical collections.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel trailer

Friday Nov 6th Double Feature

Beauty and the Beast (1946) & The cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920).  

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.

Dec Fri 4th Doctor Mabuse Double Feature 

Doctor 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.  Includes a skype Q&A from Los Angeles with Director Ansell Farage himself.\

Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014) Rated M.

Friday 18th of December

Cosmic Psychos Blokes You Can Trust 91 min

Matt Weston’s disarming documentary makes it clear that Melbourne’s Cosmic Psychos – 30-year veterans of punk, grunge and beyond – have plenty of admiring International peers of their style. Weston, using archival material, interviews and the odd bit of animation, traces the story chronologically, from one recording to the next. Rated MA



 Past Films 2015

Free Film  Event 

Artgaze Lab Inc./Artgaze Film Club and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery will take you on a weekend cinematic journey through a Lynch-inspired universe.

David Lynch  is one of the world’s greatest directors. He is also a painter, ad guru, cartoonist and musician. We will immerse you in Lynch’s sounds, films, and rare vinyl on Saturday and Sunday. ‘Lynch on Film and Vinyl’ events at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery:Saturday 14 March 2015

David Lynch: Master class

11am Saturday 14 March 2015
Live streamed from the Gallery of Modern Art’s Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
At Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – Free Event

‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ explores the work of the renowned American artist and filmmaker. For nearly 50 years, Lynch’s innovative, influential and distinctive artistic output has been integral to his overall creative vision. Developed closely with Lynch, the QAGOMA exhibition is exclusive to Brisbane and includes more than 200 works, illustrating Lynch’s wide-ranging oeuvre — drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, music, film and video.

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. During the event Lynch will take part in a conversation with the exhibition curator José Da Silva, Senior Curator and Head of Australian Cinémathèque and discuss his approaches to painting, photography and printmaking, as well as offering the audience practical advice in terms of fostering creativity and working in the studio. The intended audiences for ‘David Lynch: Master class’ are artists, filmmakers and related professionals as well as tertiary students.

Bookings essential as spaces are limited. RSVP: (07) 4727 9011

followed by 2.00 pm  – Eraserhead (1977). Rated M presented by Todd Barty of Artgaze Film Club.

4.30PM -. DUNE  (1984) 137 minutes  Director: David Lynch, adapted from Frank Herberts epic novel Dune. Stars Kyle MacLachan, Virginia Madsen and Francesc Annis.

A Duke’s son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father’s evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor’s rule.

6.45PM – Event concludes

Sunday 15 March 2015
2PM – Artgaze Pop Up Bat & 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.

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

6.30PM – Event concludes

Past Movies  2014/2015

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.