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Program for March 2014


Monday 3rd March

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Secret Societies and Flying Saucers

This film explores the connection between Ancient Secret Societies and Extraterrestrial Influences Engaging the Planet earth. Does "the great work of the ages" pursued by contemporary secret societies involve a covert plan to fully restore an ancient lost culture that flourished on this planet long before recorded history? Could it be that there is nothing "New" at all about the 'new world order', and that it is in fact, an occult scheme to resurrect an ancient totalitarian order designed to covertly serve extra-terrestrials? Explore these ideas and more in this shocking fact filled documentary.

Mu-Meson Archives
Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 4th March

Cult Sinema

Creepers (1985) aka Phenomena
Jennifer Connelly stars as Jennifer Corvino, the daughter of an American film star, who enrolls in a prestigious Swiss boarding school under the tutelage of the prudish Mrs. Bruckner (played by frequent Argento collaborator and former beau Daria Nicolodi). Possessing a unique telepathic gift, Jennifer is capable of communicating with insects on an instinctive level, often while sleepwalking. This trait soon brands her a "freak" among her snooty classmates but makes her a valuable asset to entomologist Dr. MacGregor (Donald Pleasence), who is currently employing the innate forensic skills of insects to aid police in tracking a serial killer targeting the boarders at Jennifer's school. As Jennifer's tiny friends (including the corpse-hunting Sarcophagus Fly) guide her closer to the murderer's lair, everything from MacGregor's revenge-driven pet chimpanzee to Bruckner's monstrously disfigured son figure into the mix, providing not one but three shocking endings.

 

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30


Wednesday 5th March

 

Texas Chainsaw Trivia

Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you,

back for our 5th year.

 

Location Darlo Bar

Time Start 8pm


Friday 7th March

The Twilight Girls (1957)

During the ’50s and ’60s, American films that contained even a flash of nudity were considered “porn,” and neighborhood theaters refused to show them. The exceptions were “art films,” suggestively titled Euro imports that played at upscale “arthouse” theaters. “The Twilight Girls” (1957, “Les collégiennes”) with nubile Agnes Laurent, a very young Catherine Deneuve, and several other soon-to-be “Sex Kittens” in a tale of French school-girl lust and shower scenes. What started out as a French coming of age boarding school melodrama was purchased by American exploitation distributors, extra scenes shot and turned into one of the first lesbian films that would challenge the the New York State Supreme court Censorship board and won after a 2 year battle.A beautiful and sophisticated teenager is placed in a regimented French girls' boarding school after her father apparently commits suicide over a business scandal. She immediately gains admirers -- a lustful middle-aged artist, a handsome young composer, a fellow female student -- as well as a jealous rival. With the help of her schoolmates, she attempts to elope with the composer, but the adults catch on to the plot, and she is locked into her room at night

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 10th March

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Michael Tellinger and the Annunaki

South African Author and investigator Michael Tellinger has traced the stories of the Annunaki on Earth to ancient mining sites throughout the African continent. What was considered initially to be just a few may now turn out to be in the hundreds of thousands. So where is the evidence for the human work force that was needed to construct these ancient mines? Where they spirited off planet and why have mining companies such as De-Beers restricted access to many of these mysterious sites. Tellinger's cutting edge research may be the final piece of the Ancient Alien puzzle.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 11th March

Cult Sinema

The Frozen Dead (1966)

Dana Andrews stars in the ghoulish, sci-fi horror story The Frozen Dead. Twenty years after World War II has ended, members of the Nazi party remain, and they are determined to again rise to power. Having funded German doctor Rupert Norberg's (Andrews) cryogenic experiments since the war, the party makes it clear that they expect him to reanimate some 1,500 frozen Nazis! Fearful for his life, Norberg continues his research – in increasingly horrific, murderous ways. But when his niece's (Anna Palk) best friend goes missing, the young woman tries desperately to enlist help from an American scientist (Philip Gilbert) to stop the madness.

 

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 12th March

Marginalized Movies

That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

A wealthy and mentally disturbed spinster (Sandy Dennis) goes to extraordinary lengths to assuage her loneliness in Robert Altman's 1969 psychological Gothic thriller. On a very cold and rainy Vancouver day, she notices a shivering blond youth (Michael Burns) sitting alone on a park bench. She offers him food and shelter and the apparently mute teenager accepts. Every night she locks his bedroom door, but the boy goes in and out of his room through the fire escape window, returning early next morning without her knowledge. She eventually attempts to seduce him and the boy soon learns who's in control of their relationship and how far she'll go to keep it that way.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Wednesday 12th March

 

Texas Chainsaw Trivia

Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you,

back for our 5th year.

 

Location Darlo Bar

Time Start 8pm

 


Friday 14th March

Pre-Code

Wonder Bar 1934

Wonder Bar is the product of a studio in full sail, filled with snap and style, snazzily sophisticated in some ways, jaw-droppingly naïve in others. Above all, it’s a benchmark in the history of what Hollywood thought was OK to put on screen in 1934, before the withering hand of the Production Code descended like a shroud over the movies. Along with DANTE'S INFERNO and THE MERRY WIDOW also made in 1934, this film is probably the reason the censorship Hays code was rigidly enforced in Hollywood for the next 30 years. Deliriously vulgar and immoral in every scene, all set in a sensational nightclub for all ages and kinky tastes, each leering winking and squabbling, all set to foxtrots and waltzes re-imagined by Busby Berkeley and climaxing with the most hilariously offensive musical number of all time: Going To heaven On A Mule. There's no point explaining it or any other of the screwy dance numbers...including the leather clad S&M themed whipping (and murder) tango by "Inez and Harry"...complete with loud cracks of the whip across the gorgeous face of the awesomely beautiful Delores Del Rio. Someone at Warner’s must have decided to create a shopping list of production possibilities directly from the planned Hays code of banned themes. A Joy.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Sunday 16th March

Miss Deaths Knitting Group

Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet, or any other craft? Or you just want to come along for a social (there is lot's to discuss). Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time 4pm


Monday 17th March

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Christopher Boyce and

The Falcon and the Snowman

A rare screening of the original feature film of the Falcon and the Snowman plus a discussion of the recent dateline interview. Mr Boyce is possibly our greatest clue to covert US medling in Australian politics. His explanation of the Whitlam dismissal sheds extensive light on Pine Gap and its importance to the US surveillance state. In light of the revelations of Edward Snowden and Bradly Manning Christopher Boyce's words are even more relevant today than they ever where.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 18th March

Cult Sinema

Warrior of the Lost World (1983)

"After the Earth is rendered almost uninhabitable by radiation, a new, tyrannical power arrives to take charge: Omega Force. But just when all looks lost, a fighter known simply as The Rider (Robert Ginty) roars in on a motorcycle that would make the Hell's Angels green with envy. Soon, he joins the resistance, seeding hope for the imperiled planet. Persis Khambatta, Donald Pleasence and Fred Williamson co-star in this high-octane futuristic thriller."

 

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 19th March


Texas Chainsaw Trivia

Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you,

back for our 5th year.

 

Location Darlo Bar

Time Start 8pm

 

 


Thursday 20th March

Meson Master Class

Surfs Up

Jay Katz Dj's a set of rare surf instrumentals from around the world circa 1960's. Contemporaneously Miss Death will project surf wall paper from the same era . Show casing the distinct array of styles of the rock n roll instrumental, from Japan France, Belgium , Spain, Australia the USA and more. This is not a dance night, hopefully concept DJing in its highest form 2, 50 minute sets starting 8pm.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Friday 21st March

Before Siegfried and Roy

"Unlike anything else you've ever seen, Cat Dancers is the mesmerizing and haunting tale of the husband-and-wife team who first engaged the world in the art--and tragedy--of exotic big cat entertainment. This strikingly candid lays bare the circus-like lives of Ron and Joy Holiday, childhood friends who improbably pirouetted from dazzling careers as world-renowned adagio ballet dancers to performing with an incredible, if dangerous, cast of lions, tigers and jaguars. "A remarkable glimpse at the uncanny connection between animals and humans, this stranger-than-fiction documentary also touches on some very human passions. Marriage takes on a new twist when the youthful, charismatic Chuck Lizza joins the Holidays as a performer. The introduction of Jupiter, a rare white Bengal tiger, to the act turns out to be a fatal mistake.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 24th March

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

The Mystery of The Carpathian Sphinx

Now presenting fascinating new theories and discoveries about the missing link of human evolution and the soul of man, as we explore the Ancient Mystery of the Carpathian Sphinx and evidence of an intervening leap in human evolution that occurred deep in our ancient past. Featuring Dr. Robert Schoch and filmmaker Oana Ghiocel.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 25th March

Cult Sinema

Mothra vs. Godzilla

After a fierce typhoon, a mysterious gigantic egg washes ashore. The twin fairies of Infant Island plea for the egg's return to Mothra, its rightful owner, but it's too late – greedy promoters have turned it into an amusement park attraction. Meanwhile Godzilla reawakens and tramples across Japan, heading straight for the big egg. Can Mothra save her offspring from Godzilla? Will Japan survive this epic monster battle? Directed by Ishiro Honda, MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (1964) is widely considered the best of all Godzilla sequels, with an all-star Toho cast and exciting special effects.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30


Wednesday 26th March

Marginalized Movies

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976)

Obsession and fate collide in one of the most controversial and provocative films ever made. English widow Anne Osborne (Sarah Miles) lives by the sea with her young son, Jonathan. The arrival of a rugged American sailor, Jim (Kris Kristofferson), brings Anne the joy and sensual fulfillment she thought had gone forever, but her son is disturbed by this new intruder and joins a perverse group of fellow students led by the charismatic Chief. With its disturbing shock ending and frank love scenes, this stylish adaptation of the novel has become a timeless classic, with sharp direction by Lewis John Carlino (The Great Santini), powerhouse performances, exquisite cinematography by the legendary Douglas Slocombe (Raiders Of The Lost Ark) and a haunting score by Johnny Mandel (M*A*S*H). Beautiful, eerie and erotic, this spellbinder has been restored in high definition from archival elements to its original widescreen glory.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Wednesday 26th March

 

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year with your hosts Jay Katz, Miss Death and Coffin Ed.

 

Location Darlo Bar

Time Start 8pm

 

 


Friday 28th March

Do Old Rock and Rollers Die

Rock and roll emerged as a defined musical style in the United States in the early to mid-1950s. It derived most directly from the rhythm and blues music of the 1940s, which itself developed from earlier blues, boogie woogie, jazz and swing music, and was also influenced by gospel, country and western, and traditional folk music. So that is were it began but where has it ended up. So lets now take a look at how rock 'n' roll has had to deal with the unthinkable - namely growing up and growing old, from its roots in the 50s as a music made by young people for young people to the 21st century phenomena of the revival and the comeback.

Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 31st March

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Hidden History: The Life of Nicola Tesla

Why is the inventor of alternating current, radio and Television transmission , remote control and much more expunged from the history books. Possibly the greatest inventor of the 20th century, the majority of his work either remains suppressed or stolen. We explore his life and inventions plus a look at their contemporary use in the military field.


Location Mu-Meson Archives
Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


 

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