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The Batwoman & Santo and Dracula’s Treasure -Double Feature at The Astor

PLUS Live Mexican Wrestling from Melbourne’s own LUCHA FANTASTICA

 

Director Rene Cardona Mexican Cult Classics AND Live Mexican Wrestling at The Astor Theatre

The Batwoman AND Santo and Dracula’s Treasure DOUBLE FEATURE

CTC | directed by Rene Cardona| 1968 & 1969 | Mexico | 80 & 84 mins

Thursday August 5 at 730pm.

THE BATWOMAN. A mad scientist (who else?) tries to breed a mutant being between fish and wrestlers!!! To see how it works drops a Ken doll in a fish tank where a goldfish swims happily and nothing happens. […]

Citizen Kane

Rated PG | directed by Orson Welles | 1941 | 119 mins

Lauded as the #1 GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane’s friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane’s life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word, […]

Buster Keaton Collection

THE GENERAL – Based on real events in the Civil War, Buster Keaton’s comic masterpiece is still regarded today as one of the greatest films ever made. (35mm prints available).

STEAMBOAT BILL JR – In Steamboat Bill Jr, visionary comedian Buster Keaton pioneered the art of physical comedy still used in modern filmmaking

THE THREE AGES – Tackling romance across the ages, Keaton compares courting in the stone age, Roman times and in the early 20th century. […]

Jour de Fête

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1949. 86 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Tati is an inept and easily distracted mailman. Influenced by too much wine and an account of rapid transportation methods used by the United States postal system, he goes to incredible lengths to speed the delivery of mail. A smart comedy filled with physical slapstick and sight gags.

M. Hulot’s Holiday

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1953. 88 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Tati’s best-known work is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick as the titular character, Monsieur Hulot, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Exquisitely funny.

Mon Oncle

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1958. 116 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law and nephew, but finds that he can’t quite fit into the surroundings. Unforgettably funny, wonderfully observed and, as always, technically brilliant. Oscar winner Best Foreign Film 1959.

Playtime

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1967. 123 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist as they weave through the inventive urban environment. Hilariously classic Tati.

Trafic

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1971. 97 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available
Monsieur Hulot, employed as an auto company’s director of design, has to take his latest model, a caravan with various gadgets, to exhibit at an auto show. He hits the road and, in true Hulot style, encounters mishaps and chaos along the way. A spirited comedy with sidesplitting visual gags.

Parade

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1974. 86 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available
A brilliantly conceived spectacle which sees master of comedy Tati perform a series of live circus acts on the stage. The film is a playful and imaginative take on the experience of seeing a show. Dappled with moments of magic and the surreal, it’s a joy to watch.

The Battle of Algiers

(M) Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria/Italy, 1966. 123 min | Drama
2K DCP digital format now available and new 35mm print with new subtitles
Gillo Pontecorvo’s intense, political study of terrorism was banned in France for fear of inciting civil unrest. A film subsidised by the Algerian government, it follows the country’s fight for independence from its colonising nation, France, reconstructing the main political events that took place in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. Known to be one of the bloodiest revolutions in recent history, Algeria was finally granted independence in 1962. […]