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Flicks After Fifty

When

Gloria, Fri 26 Mar
Brazen Hussies, Sat 27 Mar
Morgana, Sun 28 Mar

Where

North Magdalen Laundry

Cost

$16

Website

fleshafterfifty.com/

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When

Gloria, Fri 26 Mar
Brazen Hussies, Sat 27 Mar
Morgana, Sun 28 Mar

Where

North Magdalen Laundry

Cost

$16

Website

fleshafterfifty.com/

Contact Details

Email

Cinema nights curated by Flesh After Fifty.

A weekend of powerful cinema experiences, curated by Flesh After Fifty.

Gloria (2013)
Directed by Sebastián Lelio, Chile and Spain

Friday 26 March, 7.30pm

A divorced woman in her late 50s recaptures her life in Sebastián Lelio’s pitch-perfect, terrifically written Gloria. – Variety.

Gloria is a 58-year-old divorcée and mother of two grown children. Craving adventure and human connection, she joins the singles scene in colourful Santiago where she spends her nights disco dancing through crowds of middle-aged single men. After a series of romantic misfortunes, she meets Rodolfo (Sergio Hernandez), a recently divorced former naval officer. At first, Rodolfo seems to fulfil Gloria’s ache for companionship, but his emotional baggage brings obstacles to their relationship.

Remade as Gloria Bell in 2018 starring Julianne Moore, Lelio’s original sees Pauline García shine in her Berlinale Silver Bear—winning performance as the titular character in this deeply empathetic and humorous melodrama.

A remarkable character study immersed in the pleasures, frustrations, needs and desires of the film’s middle-aged protagonist.

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Brazen Hussies (2020)
Directed by Catherine Dwyer, Australia

Saturday 27 March, 7.40pm

Brazen Hussies adds depth and breadth to the second-wave stories of our popular imagination: consciousness-raising circles in the suburbs, femocrats seizing power in government, Germaine Greer urging a female orgasm-led revolution. – The Guardian

It was the mid-1960s and the demands of a few ‘brazen hussies’ gave rise to a powerful social movement for equality. Introducing contemporary audiences to the radicals and reformists of Australia’s second-wave feminist movement, Brazen Hussies traces a revolutionary chapter in our history. In this critically acclaimed documentary, Catherine Dwyer combines rarely seen archival footage with personal stories from the women on the ground campaigning to make change for a better, more equal world.

A celebration of the legacy of bold women, this film inspires, empowers and pushes all of us to keep fighting for change.

Meet the makers: in a special event, the makers of Brazen Hussies will share introductory remarks at the top of the screening.

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Morgana (2019)
Directed by Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess, Australia
Sunday 28 March, 7.40pm

Morgana is not about titillation for the male gaze. It’s about documenting the journey of a woman. A woman who took control of her life before it was too late. We’re all in danger of disappearing into the cracks, Morgana made sure that that would not be her fate. – FilmInk

Morgana Muses was once an unhappy housewife in Albury. Now, she’s a feminist pornography star. In this empowering documentary, Melbourne filmmakers Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess celebrate Morgana’s wild ride of reinvention, from domesticity in rural Victoria to erotic filmmaking in Berlin’s BDSM scene.

Classification Restricted R18+ 
R18+ material is restricted to adults as it contains content that is considered high in impact for viewers. This includes content that may be offensive to sections of the adult community. A person may be asked for proof of their age before viewing.

Co-presented with the Melbourne Women in Film Festival.

Meet the makers: in a special event, the makers of Morgana will share introductory remarks at the top of the screening.

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Respecting the Convent’s past

This event takes place in the Magdalen Laundry. The Convent was inscribed on the National Heritage List in August 2017, with the Magdalen Laundry and asylum buildings recognised as an important physical record for those Australians and their families known as the Forgotten Australians. We recognise and honour the thousands of girls and women placed in care at the Convent, including those who laboured in the onsite Magdalen Laundry. The harm of institutionalisation and the trauma experienced by many residents is acknowledged as part of the Convent’s heritage. The Magdalen Laundry provides a space for artists, audiences and communities to experience new practices, narratives and histories, while respecting the heritage and social history of these spaces.