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 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 

Friday Sept 25th

The Holy Mountain (1973)

114 min – Drama | Fantasy | Rated R

 SpecialHoly_Mountain Fundraiser – Open to the public. Doors/Bar open 7.30 pm  The Old Courthouse theatre cnr stuart and Stokes street Townsville CBD. screenings start 8.30 pm icludes short interval.
Rated M  Entry Prices:- Free entry to Artgaze Film Club members – $15 for a 3 month pass membership, available on Entry $10.00 walk in. Members free.

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. Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas.

Followed by cocktails, vinyl and sound scapes.

Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky born 17 February 1929)is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, play director, actor, author, poet, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been “venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts” for his work which “is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation”. The radical cinema of Jodorowsky still continues to shock and astound with their challenging narratives and outlandish visuals, and he remains one of the most original, boundary breaking and distinctive cinematic voices of the last century. An influence on artists, musicians and filmmakers as wide ranging as Bob Dylan, John Lennon, David Lynch, and Nicholas Winding Refn,

“When I was a young person I went to the university for two or three years, and I learned a rational language, to think with the left side of the brain. But in the right side of the brain you have intuition and imagination. Words are not the truth; they indicate the way to go, but you need to go alone, in silence. Symbols have a language that kill the words. They kill the rational side of you, and you need to find the meaning of that symbol with your creativity and intuition,” (Alejandro Jodorowsky)

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 Ansel Farag himself.

Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014) Rated M.

Friday 18th of December

Cosmic Psychos Blokes You Can Trust 91 min | Rated MA

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.

 Past Films 2015

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.