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MIFF: Wootton Talks Musical Movie Legends


Mon 5 Aug 2019, 5:15pm–7:15pm
Tue 6 Aug 2019, 5:15pm–7:15pm
Wed 7 Aug 2019, 5:15pm–7:15pm
Thu 8 Aug 2019, 5:15pm–7:15pm

Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St , Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Each Lecture Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator Lab, Adrian Wootton OBE returns exclusively to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks this year focusing on Musical Movie Legends Sammy Davis Jr, Barbra Streisand, David Bowie and Marilyn Monroe recounting these unique stars’ enthralling life stories and career highs, accompanied by swathes of film clips and images from their personal and professional histories.

A former Director of the London Film Festival, British Film Institute and the UK’s National Film Theatre, Wootton is CEO of Film London & The British Film Commission, Director of the Crime Scene Festival, and a program advisor to the Venice Film Festival, London Film Festival and Italy’s Noir Fest. Wootton has also contributed to the Guardian, Sight & Sound, BBC Radio, and received an Honorary Doctorate by The University of East Anglia.

Monday 05 August: 5:15pm to 7:15pm
Sammy Davis Jr: Breaking Barriers

Tuesday 06 August: 5:15pm to 7:15pm
Barbra Streisand: Diva & Activist

Wednesday 07 August: 5:15pm to 7:15pm
David Bowie: Iconoclastic genius

Thursday 08 August: 5:15pm to 7:15pm
Marilyn Monroe: Enduring pop-icon