Stranger With My Face 2013

It’s hard to believe you would not know about this awesome Hobart-based indie film festival by now, if you live in Hobart and read my blog, but HEY STRANGER WITH MY FACE IS ON THIS WEEKEND!

Tickets and passes can be bought ahead of time, and there are some good deals on as far as weekend passes go. Also free events, like my symposium about The Rani and other female Doctor Who monsters/villains, and others about female werewolves, zombie comics and stop motion character design!

(even with the free events they ask you to reserve tickets so they have some idea about numbers)

But also check out these events and screenings:

Despite the Gods

85 min
DIR: Penny Vozniak

Cinema’s prodigal daughter Jennifer Lynch braves the unmapped territory of Bollywood-Hollywood movie making, where chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realisation.

“This is a penetrating, highly entertaining portrait of Lynch as an artist and single mother living through the despairing lows and exhilarating highs of filming on the subcontinent.” – Richard Kuipers, Variety
Jennifer Lynch and Penny Vozniak will be present for a post-screening Q&A.

This is the opening night film of the festival so there will be red carpet drinks beforehand, from 7.30 pm. There will be some brief speeches prior to the commencement of the screening.
Friday 8 March, 7.45 pm
Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre
$13 / $10 concession

The one I’m most excited about though is a live performance of an audio play, in the time slot just before my talk on Sunday:

Beautiful Hands
by Hilary Bell
Rehearsed reading of a radio play

As the month slowly goes by, Charlotte becomes more and more convinced that she is not alone with the yellow wallpaper in her room. Charlotte and her husband are spending a month in the country. Is the wallpaper in their bedroom trying to speak to her? Has she been here before?

Inspired by the classic short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Beautiful Hands was commissioned by Radio National in 2011. This rehearsed reading with live sound elements is directed by Jane Longhurst and is performed by Jane Longhurst, Guy Hooper and Joan Murray.

There will be a Q & A with Hilary Bell after the reading.

Hilary Bell is a graduate of the Juilliard Playwrights’ Studio, NIDA, and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.She has written for stage, radio, screen and music theatre and her plays have been performed around the world. Best known works include: Wolf Lullaby, Memmie Le Blanc, The Mysteries: Genesis (with Lally Katz) and Angela’s Kitchen as associate writer. In 2012 her play The White Divers of Broome premiered for Black Swan / Perth Festival, The Splinter for Sydney Theatre Company, Victim Sidekick Boyfriend Me for the National Theatre’s Connections Program in London and Mrs President for Anchorage Opera.
11 am, 10 March
Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre
$13 FULL
$10 concession /AWG
Free for festival pass-holders (book using your access code)