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Groove

When:

Thu 15 Feb 2018, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Loop Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General - Party Only: $5.00
  • General - Party and Film: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: Loop PTY LTD

For the next few instalments of Sinematek, we’re heading deep down the rabbit hole of club culture. Films celebrating the wonderful world of nightlife have been a staple part of Sinematek’s diet and we’re proud to bring one of the most overlooked films back to the big screen, Groove.

How could you forget that iconic cover art as you browsed your local video store? In these dire times for cinema, Groove is a refreshingly uptempo experience. If Robert Altman was a 90s raver and not an angry alcoholic he would probably have made something like Groove.

On Friday, a single e-mail blips through the Internet. The word spreads quickly through the city: the party is on. Saturday evening, two hundred people secretly converge at an abandoned San Francisco warehouse. As the sun sets the records start spinning, setting into motion a night that no one will forget.

Featuring a fabulous ensemble of party people, plus a slew of real life ‘West Coast DJs’, Groove is a small treasure for ravers past and present. “Groove provides a cleaned-up, innocuous version of the rave scene, showing it as a life-affirming voyage of discovery instead of what it often is.” - Roger Ebert

To celebrate, we’re bringing along two next-level DJs to keep the party going. Kicking off at 7pm, Alicia will be weaving together a set of wobbly, downtempo grooves to get us in the mood. Post-film, local legend Joe Miller will educate the dance floor on the sounds of 90s electro, house, techno—and, dare I say it—a sprinkling of progressive house and trance? Only time will tell.

See you at the Sinema.