Butterflies + Mary and Max 2009/2012 PG

11.00AM Sun 20 May 2018 (1hr 42mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'Adam Elliot's mordantly funny account of a decades-long correspondence between two hopelessly marooned loners is crammed with absurd and wonderful details. In 70s suburban Australia eight-year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle needs to know where babies come from, but she isn't getting much change out of her blowsy, alcoholic mother. Picking a name at random from a Manhattan phonebook, she addresses her question to one Max Horovitz. A reclusive, paranoid 44-year-old Jew, his immediate response is severe trauma. But he gets his act together, writes back – at vast length – and the strangest, most erratic of mutually supportive pen-friendships is under way.' New Zealand International Film Festival

Screens with Butterflies 2012 (12 mins) Dir. Isabel Peppard

'Butterflies is a short stop motion animation that addresses some darker elements of the human condition. The things that truly mortify me are not vampires, werewolves and zombies, but rather, everyday things. The horror of waking up one morning and wondering where your life went, the horror of losing whole chunks of yourself on the road to adulthood and the horror of wondering dreamlessly through a colourless world.' Isabel Peppard

CREDITS

Max and Mary 2009 PG
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 92 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/PRODUCTION DESIGNER: ADAM ELLIOT / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GERALD THOMPSON / EDITOR: BILL MURPHY / MUSIC: DALE CORNELIUS / PRINT SOURCE; NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION

PG | Mild themes and sexual references

Butterflies 2012 Ages 12+
DCP, COLOUR, STEREO, 12 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ISABEL PEPPARD / SCRIPT: WARWICK BURTON, ISABEL PEPPARD / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JON BILLINGTON / EDITOR: BILL MURPHY / MUSIC: ELLIOTT WHEELER / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: WARWICK BURTON