Tribute to Ivan Gaal (+Q&A)

Ivan Gaal’s vision is always lucid, humanistic, politically astute and poetically apt. ” Adrian Martin, Film Critic

Unknown Pleasures presents: Tribute to Ivan Gaal. A night honouring legendary Melbourne documentary filmmaker Ivan Gaal, with 50 years of filmmaking behind him.

Hungarian refugee and Olympic athlete, Ivan Gaal settled in Melbourne in the late 1950s, and became involved with radio, photography and the cinema in the ’60s. In the ’70s he started making documentary and educational films, and he was involved with the Melbourne Film-Makers’ Co-Op and the Pram Factory. A collection of his shorts will be shown, including the classics Camberwell Junction (1974, 5 mins) and Ibrahim (1985, 30 mins).

Q&A with Ivan Gaal, moderated by Jake Wilson (THE AGE)

Presented by Unknown Pleasures, a series of screenings curated by Chris Luscri & Bill Mousoulis, featuring the best of Australian indie cinema, both new and old, with discussions with the filmmakers.


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