MDFF: Docs After Dark Program 4 - Ballad of a Righ

BALLAD OF A RIGHTEOUS MERCHANT
Director: Herbert Golder
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere
Previous Festivals: American Documentary Film Festivals

A fresh and candid glimpse of one of the great masters of cinema at work, by his long-time friend and collaborator Herbert Golder, this documentary chronicles Werner Herzog’s making of the feature film, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done – co-written by Golder and nominated for a Golden Lion and for Best Screenplay at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.

ART NEVER SLEEPS
Director: Sean Lynch
Runtime: 48 mins
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere

Art never sleeps: Francis Ford Coppola lives by those words. This documentary is the story of the adventure Francis and his team embarked on with an old friend and the film students from Oklahoma City Community College. Together and against all odds, they achieved Francis’ long-held dream of live-streaming a movie and gave birth to a new frontier in cinematic art: live cinema.

AMERICAN MIRROR: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY
Director: Arthur Balder
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere

AMERICAN MIRROR: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY aims to expand our ordinary perception of time as the director introduces 'a documentary on the unconscious'. Balder lays out the dreamlike narratives of both the artist and his haunting muses. Through his presentation of the artist's self-unconscious suffering right at the beginning of the film, the director choses an artistic direction that he follows with unwavering determination, despite challenging the canons of nowadays 'conscious' documentary filmmaking until the last frame of the film.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 170
Language
D PDF sessions Closed Caption GIFT CARDS hAPPY hOUR NT Live Met Opera