Feast Films: A Life in Waves
Thursday 25 October
Thornbury Picture House
802 High St, Thornbury
Seniors & Children $12
Dir. Brett Whitcomb, USA, 2017, 74 mins
In a career spanning almost 50 years, Suzanne Ciani has distinguished herself as one of electronic music’s true pioneers. A woman who made the legendary Buchla synthesiser her own, she forwent the harsh drones of her contemporaries for sounds that fizzed and flowed, drawing out the otherworldly possibilities of analog music.
Filmmaker Brett Whitcomb’s nostalgic and joyous A Life in Waves lets the still incredibly active Ciani tell her own story, from her earliest experiments through to her multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns, trendsetting record label and adventures in the 1970s New York electronic scene. Through it all emerges a portrait of a woman who carved her own path through a male-dominated world, believing in a unique artistic vision and fighting for the success she deserved.
Feast Films sessions also feature screenings of music videos from prominent and emerging Australian women film makers and the artists that inspire them. This session will screen Azura’s Yours by Katy Roubin.