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Program for May 2014


Friday 2nd May

A Decade of Food

Documentary in which the persona of a couple living in a specific decade for a period of a week eat the food which people from that period would have eaten. In addition they take part in the interests and activities of them too, even going so far as adopting the dress and mannerisms of the time, with plenty of sarcastic humor. Before and after the experience they are subject to medical tests to see how the diet will affect them. Tonight we look at two decades the 50's and 70's.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 5th May

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Curses

Features first-person accounts of how curses have tormented, hurt, and even killed. With 30 years of research Cursed reveals fascinating stories told by real people who have lived through them and by those who have witnessed their effects. Cinematic re-enactments and compelling interviews paint a picture of what it’s like to live with, and die by, a curse.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 6th May

Cult Sinema on 16mm film

 And Soon the Darkness (1970)

Jane and Cathy, two English women in their early twenties, are on a cycling tour. While traveling in rural France, they begin to disagree about the route. Cathy would prefer to take things in at a leisurely pace, while Jane is trying to stick to strict schedule. After arguing, they part ways. When her friend fails to rejoin her, Jane begins to worry and returns to the last place she saw her. Cathy has vanished. Alone and with a limited knowledge of French, Jane doesn't know who to trust as she frantically searches for her missing friend.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 7th May

Marginalized Movies

The Doll (1962) aka Vaxdockan

A lonely night watchman at a department store develops a fixation on one of the store's mannequins. He soon steals her and brings her to his home, where he can be with her all the time. One day, she comes to life...

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 7th May

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm

 

 


Friday 9th May

David wants to Fly

In search of enlightenment young David Sieveking follows his idol director David Lynch and uncovers the billion-dollar industry behind Transcendental Meditation. He soon detects discrepancies in the TM organisation. The TM guys, including Mr Lynch, who at first were very cooperative, now want him to stop filming. When Sieveking begins to meet TM renegades, the organisation gets outright hostile.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 12th May

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Close Encounters of the 3rd kind

Intimate case studies of CE3's that are annualized by the researchers that were directly involved in the cases. The sight of the largest eye witness case in Australia, Westall Victoria is re examined as well as many other significant incidents.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 13th May

Cult Sinema on 16mm film

Stigma (1972)

Star of Miami Vice Phillip Michael Thomas, is a young doctor who arrives at a secluded island community and discovers that there's a deadly germ affecting the town's young promiscuous residents. When trying to help contain the spread of the contagious disease, the doctor realizes there's a lot more to the epidemic than meets the eye - including a major cover-up by the community sheriff. It's a sickening and twisted 1972 shocker from director/writer David Durston, the famous director of the 1971 cult classic I Drink Your Blood ! Join Durston as he spreads a whole new kind of disease with Stigma , a horrifying tale that begins with a kiss. Don't even try to resist!!

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 14th May

Marginalized Movies

Three Into Two Won't Go (1969)

American actor Rod Steiger plays a prosperous salesman, married to Claire Bloom (Steiger's real-life wife at the time). While on a business trip, the salesman falls for a sexy 19-year-old hitchhiker (Judy Geeson). He thinks he's in control of his philanderous situation -- until the teenager insists upon moving in with him and his wife. Dame Peggy Ashcroft also stars as Claire Bloom's mother, whose neurotic interference only makes things messier. Three into Two Won't Go was based on a novel by Andrea Newman.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 14th May

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 16th May

Rules for School Educational films

When thinking back on one's childhood education, often the strongest memories are not the skills that were learned in the classroom, but rather the process and experience of going to school. Sometimes campy, sometimes clever, these are the vintage 16mm films that taught children the necessary survival skills of clean hands, well-tied shoes, playground safety, and waiting one's turn.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Sunday 18th May

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.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 4pm with a plate.


Monday 19th May

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Are We the Aliens: Lloyd Pye

A retrospective look at the life work of anomalous researcher Lloyd Pye. Lloyd had traveled the world with a most unusual artifact that has come to be known as the Star Child Skull. His Human Genome project is an ongoing study DNA Analysis not just involving this skull but also the entire human species.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 20th May

Cult Sinema on 16mm film

Invisible Creature aka The House in Marsh Road (1960)

This is a rarely seen classic British B/W old dark house film. It involves a writer and his wife who inherit a remote family residence that appears to be haunted. The writer employs a telephonist that sets his heart astray, unleashing a violent poltergeist that protects the wife.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 21st May

Marginalized Movies

Deep End (1971)

15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike does his best to sabotage the relationship, to the extent of stalking both her and her fiancé. Mike becomes increasingly desperate to have Susan for himself, with tragic results.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


 

Wednesday 21st May

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 23rd May

Pre-Code

Night Nurse (1931)

Often overlooked as a minor feature in the collective careers of Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable and director William Wellman, Night Nurse  is actually more engrossing than some of their more highly regarded films. For one thing, the often sordid subject matter is directed with considerable verve; Wellman punches up the film's raciness with a steady stream of double entendre wisecracks, mostly delivered by Stanwyck and fellow compatriot Joan Blondell, as they parade around in various stages of undress. The violence in the film is rather strong for the period as well, with Gable beating Stanwyck to the floor in one scene and then carrying her semi-conscious body off to his bedroom. More controversial was the depiction of the film's villains - so callous they could murder children for profit - and the movie's pro-vengeance ending which suggested that the police and the courts were completely ineffective in dealing with certain unlawful situations. Of course, all of this makes Night Nurse one of the more fascinating pre-Code melodramas that Warner Brothers released in the early thirties; It also led to tighter censorship controls over content.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 26th May

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Is Ancient Aliens Disclosure

Now in its 6th season State side this Ken Burns produced series never seems to be short on cutting edge information. Tonight we analyze 2 seminal episodes from this season. One explores for the first time on television and abduction case with DNA evidence from Sydney Australia and ultra sounds that prove the missing fetus syndrome.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 27th May

Cult Sinema on 16mm film

TNT Jackson (1974) om 16mm film

Her name is Diana Jackson, but you can call her T.N.T. When T.N.T.'s brother is killed by ruthless drug dealers, the beautiful young karate expert goes to the most dangerous part of Chinatown to find the killer. In trouble with the law since she was 13, T.N.T. wants no help from the pigs; but she does befriend a Chinaman named Joe, whose impressive martial arts skills prove useful more than once. In her quest for the killer, she'll meet the white drug lord, Sid; Elaine, his bitchy girlfriend; his suspicious Chinese assistant, Ming; and Charlie, his handsome black assistant with criminal ambitions of his own. Before her search is over, she'll find herself making love to Charlie, trading insults with Elaine, and fighting criminals while nude and in the dark. Just call her T.N.T.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30


Wednesday 28th May

Marginalized Movies

Some of my Best Friends Are... (1971)

It's Christmas Eve 1971 in Manhattan's Greenwich Village and the regulars of the local gay bar "The Blue Jay" are celebrating. Not much has changed since Stonewall and its not all "Peace on Earth. Good Will to Men" but the times are a changin. Staring Fannie Flagg Rue McClanahan, Candy Darling and David Drew.

 Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 28th May

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 30th May

Re-discovered and Found Footage

It just keeps coming jam packed with unearthed treasures, featuring singing rabbis, filled with insane public access footage, vintage TV commercials from the 50’s, 60’s & even the 1980’s, advice on how to treat an elderly person when you are dressed like a circus clown, classic exploitation trailers, classic live TV news screw ups,  even helpful advice on how to avoid a surprise samurai sword attack!, bodybuilding clowns, songs that will get stuck in your head forever, stranger danger, beyond vaudeville, plus too much more to list.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


 

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