What the film highlights so well is what I guess most of us have appreciated i.e., Flaus's singularity. To me he is a kind of renaissance man of cinephilia with an extraordinary range of intellectual engagement. ” Bruce Hodsdon, Innersense website

Unknown Pleasures presents: FLAUSFILM, a collage-documentary celebration of Australia’s film culture giant John Flaus, as he is about to turn 90. Q&A with Peter Tammer (director) and Kit Guyatt (editor, direct from NSW), moderated by Bill Mousoulis (programmer).

We present a newly Restored HD version of legendary indie filmmaker Peter Tammer’s documentary film FLAUSFILM (2009, 99 mins). John Flaus was born on April 17, 1934, so on the eve of his 90th birthday, we will present FLAUSFILM, an incredibly valuable documentation of Flaus mainly from the ’80s to the early ’90s, with the filmmaker having access to many private moments, and with many clips from films Flaus has been in. John Flaus’ body of work is extraordinary – film criticism (including co-hosting Film Buff’s Forecast on 3RRR-FM), acting (in many feature and short films from the late ’60s to the late ’10s), script editing, teaching, poetry, anarchist advocacy, and he has always been up for a Socratic yarn. He is a much loved figure in Australian film culture, for many years now.

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. LINK – www.pureshitauscinema.com/unknown_pleasures.html


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