Free Outdoor Film Festival in Kings Cross in November 2008">Pics in the Park returns for its 5th year tomorrow. Pics in the Park is a free annual film festival held on the 8, 15 and 22 November in the Fitzroy Gardens, Kings Cross. Entertaining and sometimes confronting documentaries about Sydney's social history are screened, alongside a small selection of short films by local filmmakers.
Featuring in the program this year are; IF nominated Playing in the Shadows, Love & Anarchy, a look into the world of Jay Katz and his partner Miss Death, and Naked Painted People; a look at the organisation of the first ever Sydney Body Art Ride! All film nights will begin with 3 or 4 short films by local filmmakers, including Phil Middleton’s award winning The Mouse That Ate My Brain on the 8th of November.
Pics in the Park 2008 program:8 November 2008
Playing in the Shadows: A group of kids growing up in Woolloomooloo, a notorious public housing estate in the shadow of Sydney’s famous skyline, find inspiration after dark when they form a basketball squad to compete in a citywide tournament for underprivileged youth.
The filmmakers Sascha Ettinger Epstein and Marco Ianniello as well as some of the kids from the documentary will be presenting the film on the night. Playing in the Shadows is currently nominated for Best Documentary for the Inside Film (IF) awards
15 November 2008
Love & Anarchy: This film documents the history of the once notorious and near legendary industrial noise band, "The Mu-Mesons". Led by Jamie Leonarder (Jay Katz), it was a band like no other. Comprised mainly of musicians and performers who were manic depressives and schizophrenics, the band existed in various formations over a tumultuous 16 year period.
Jamie Leonarder and his partner Aspagia Leonarder (aka Miss Death) will be making a guest appearance on the night and will introduce Love & Anarchy.
22 November 2008
Naked Painted People:Documents the conception and triumph over adversity of the first Sydney Body Art Rides.
Where: Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay St, Kings Cross. Fitzroy Gardens is next to the El Alamein fountain and is just a short walk from Kings Cross station.
When: 8.15pm on Saturday 8 November, Saturday 15 November & Saturday 22 November. Finishes approximately 10.30pm.
Details: Seated and there is an area at the front for ground seating.
Pics in the Park is run by Inner City Arts. Inner City Arts is a non profit organisation which assists local artists and provides a platform of access and inclusion for local artists and the community.