Dogs in Space: Ollie Olsen Fundraiser

Ollie Olsen did the soundtrack for this classic film and the screening is also a fundraiser for Ollie and his medical needs. ” TPH

With DJ set from friend & label partner, Andrew Till (Psy-Harmonics). A slice-of-life portrait of the odd assortment of characters populating a ramshackle house 1978 Richmond. This special event screening is a fund-raiser for Ollie Olsen, Melbourne music pioneer who was very much involved in the little bands scene at the time and whose current medical condition requires immediate financial assistance.

“Dogs in Space is also a historical document for reasons other than its set and setting. It features one of the few film performances of INXS front man Michael Hutchence, who headlines the cast as Sam, leader of a band from which the film takes its name. They mostly play in the central shared house setting, nowhere big or special, and certainly nowhere without booze splattered on the floor. The first time we see the house is a slow zoom in accompanied with music from Melbourne indie radio station Triple R playing in the background and a girl sitting on the front steps looking anxious. The terrace is down a narrow one way street, part of a cosmopolitan network of alleyways and dimly lit bars with filthy toilets and no-name bands – Melbourne through and through.” The Guardian

This screening is a fund-raising for Melbourne music legend Ollie Olsen who is in need of vital health care. The filmmakers and TPH are waving all costs associated with this event.

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