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Real to Reel: Judith's Return

Moonah Arts Centre
Event organized by Moonah Arts Centre

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Direct from Poland’s largest detention centre… an evening of experimental documentary and opera created by director and composer J R Brennan.

5 years in the making, Judith's Return is a multi-screen documentary/contemporary opera project that re-imagines virtue through the eyes of nine men currently incarcerated in Poland's largest detention centre, Białołęka.

Using opera, street knowledge and video, the project places the voices of currently incarcerated men outside the prison walls.

The work combines the voices of currently incarcerated men with panoramic 3 screen video and a wild neo-romantic opera for church organ, synthesizer, soprano and drums. From the highest mountain peak to the grimiest bombed out warehouses of the holy city of Czestochowa, through drug-fuelled parties and empty castles, the video flies with a third-eye view through the iconic and hidden landscapes of the prisoners’ homeland, placing their visions and voices in the ‘world outside’ the walls of the prison. These intimate ethnographic records inhabit the spaces the prisoners have left behind once again in defiance and yearning.

Come and get POV with us.

Screening starts at 6pm, doors and bar open from 5pm.
$5 on the door.

AUDIENCE ALERT: Contains nudity, strong themes and violence.

Real to Reel is part of MAC’s new extended Friday Nights program! Find the full program of film screenings, Friday Nights Live music concerts, and Moonah Moves dance performances at www.moonahartscentre.org.au/friday-nights-mac