[Melbourne] Underground Cinema… Are you experienced yet?
One of Melbourne’s hardest working and dedicated movie-buff teams, Underground Cinema, have been at it again. This time they took us for a journey back to the dark days of WWII. This was a movie experience like no other.
Attention to detail had been given the highest priority. The best part is, the theatrics are contagious. It was difficult to know who was acting and who was in it for the fun, with precisely stylised patrons blending in with the actors. It now seems that the reputation of UGC exceeds itself in such a way that sell-out crowds willingly brace Melbourne’s icy-chills to queue to experience one of the most exhilarating and sultry film screenings to hit the town. …
In the most recent screening Film Noir was being celebrated in all its glory with the UGC folk screening A Good German, directed by Steven Soderbergh (starring Cate Blanchet, George Clooney and Tobey Maguire). Hosted within the bunkers of an old warehouse the tension of war was thick in the air. The wall adorned with propaganda and memorabilia of days at war, live brass music echoing through the halls, secret service and soldiers milling about, seductress women dancing in windows, and homeless folk picking unsuspecting pockets (yep, they got my purse, though immediately returned before I even suspected). It really was an experience like no other and lots of fun.
Their next show falls on Halloween so I recommend to get in early as this is very likely to sellout. Here’s their homepage for further ado.
Who: Underground Cinema
What: Review of the WWII Screening and performance
Where: Undisclosed Location (revealed 3 days prior to the screening). This time it was a warehouse.
When: Once a month
Here’s some photos of the show too!