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. Check out the programme upcoming screenings and member information at Townsville Cinema Group Website

Upcoming Films/Events 2016

May Sat 14th@Movimiento -Last event fundraiser at Movimiento/ close of venue final night

May Fri 20th @ Umbrella Studios – Jodorowsky’s Dune. PG-13 (2013,1 hr 28 min ) & Psych o Decay soundscape Performance & Pop Up Bar & vinyl. Doors open 7.00pm. New Memberships available on the door.

About the documentary: The film explores cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unsuccessful attempt to adapt and film Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel Dune in the mid-1970’s. Jodorowsky, approached among others, Virgin Records, with the prog rock groups Tangerine Dream, Gong and Mike Oldfield before settling on Pink Floyd and Magma for some of the music; artists H. R. Giger, Chris Foss, and Jean Giraud for set and character design; Dan O’Bannon for special effects; and Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, Gloria Swanson, David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Amanda Lear, and others for the cast.

The project ultimately stalled for financial reasons. The film rights lapsed in 1982, when they were purchased by Italian filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis, who eventually released the 1984 film Dune, directed by David Lynch.
Director Pavich filmed an extensive series of interviews with the principal players involved in the failed 1970s adaptation, shooting in France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jodorowsky’s Dune premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Variety called the film a “mind-blowing cult movie” and said that director Pavich “happens upon a compelling theory: that even in its still-born form, the film manifested the sort of collective conscious that Jodorowsky was trying to peddle through its plot, trickling down to influence other sci-fi films that followed”.


June Fri 24th They Live (1988) Rated R | 1h 33min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi. plus Pop Up Bar/vinyl@Umbrella Studio. Doors open 7.00 pm. Memberships available on the door.

They Live is a 1988 American satirical action horror film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Rod Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows a nameless drifter (called “John Nada” in the credits) who discovers the ruling class are in fact aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media. The film has garnered a large cult following with a lasting impact on street art, particularly that of Shepard Fairey; its quotations have entered the popular culture, and it makes appearances on all-time lists for best fight scenes.

July Fri 15th The Adventures of Prince Achmed (plus shorts] 1926 B&W animation @Umbrella Studios , plus Pop Up Bar/vinyl & performance. Doors Open 7pm.  Rated PG.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (German: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) is a 1926 German animated fairytale film by Lotte Reiniger. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film; two earlier ones were made in Argentina by Quirino Cristiani, but they are considered lost. The Adventures of Prince Achmed features a silhouette animation technique Reiniger had invented which involved manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under a camera, animated frame by frame. The original prints featured color tinting. Several famous avant-garde animators worked on this film with Lotte Reiniger, among them Walter Ruttmann,Berthold Bartosch, and Carl Koch. The story is based on elements taken from the One Thousand and One Nights, specifically “The Story of PrinceAhmed and the Fairy Paribanou” featured in Andrew Lang’s Blue Fairy Book. A handsome prince with a flying horse befriends a witch, meets Aladdin, and battles demons to win a princess’ heart.Courtesy of the NFVLS.


August Sat 6th   TBD LiveWire’ Book launch and Q&A with guest co-author Mary Renshaw. Film AC/DC performs in Paris with Bon Scott plus Pop Up Bar/vinyl & performance.

August Fri 12th @The Old Courthouse BIG CELEBRATION!  7.30pm The Blood of a Poet (1932) Le sang d’un poète (original title Rated PG 55min | Fantasy   Early Surrealist Fantasy Writer: Jean Cocteau followed by 9.00pm The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Rated PG 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Director: Luis Buñuel.

September Fri 23 @the old courthouse -7.30pm Under Milk Wood (1972) Comedy, Drama adapted from play by the great Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas.

Followed at 9.25pm With Nail & I (1987) Rated R | 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama. London: The Sixties. Revolves around antics of two down-on-their-luck actors (Withnail and Marwood)

October Fri 21 @ the Old Courthouse Destiny 1921 B&W Monochrome; Sound; 99 min/rated PG. Director, Fritz Lang. Death in the form of an uncanny stranger gives a young girl three chances to save her lover’s Life.9.00 pm Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) MA | 1h 49min | Documentary, Music | a unique and intimate portrait of the renowned singer, songwriter, poet and activist.

Oct date TBD @venue TBD Thrifty Luxe Style (Intimate salon event) shorts- Four local designers followed by  screening of Advanced Style (2014)

November TBD

Past Films /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!!!

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

– – – – – – About the Event – – – – – –
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.