Nothing But Time
The films in Nothing But Time consider our complex relationship with the temporal experience, balancing the relentless ticking of the clock with our desire to savour life before it passes us by. Screening in conjunction with GOMA’s exhibition Perceptions of Time (25 May 2019 to 28 Jun 2020), these films examine how we negotiate our emotional connection to the passage of time, and how this informs the narratives we construct.
Nothing But Time is presented across four thematic strands: Time Travel includes stories of rewriting fate and the allure of another age, Time and Love pits these two forces against each other, The Nature of Time and Memory explores how our memories are the essence of who we are, and Our Constant Companion features protagonists trapped by the inescapable nature of time.
TALK: A STITCH IN TIME: CINEMATIC EDITING AS TIME TRAVEL
11:00 am Sunday August 11, 2019 | Free, no booking required
It is not futuristic scientists or the hand of fate but the film editor who sends us ricocheting through time in 12 Monkeys 1995 and La Jetée 1962 or leaves us hanging by a thread of parachute silk in A Matter of Life and Death 1946. Professor Jane Stadler, QUT will explore how editing is the art of suture, with each cut mended by an invisible stitch in time. It extends, compresses, distorts, and elides cinematic temporality.
LIVE MUSIC & FILM: SAFETY LAST! 1923
11:00 am Saturday August 17, 2019 | Ticketed
Tickets: $15 | Members: $12
One of the great silent film comedians, Harold Lloyd stars in this romantic comedy as a regular country lad trying to make it in the big city. Lloyd’s ‘everyman’ character in Safety Last! 1923 is a department store employee who dreams up an impossible stunt to advertise the shop and bring in more customers. What ensues results in one of the most iconic images in the history of cinema — Lloyd dangling precariously from the hands of a giant skyscraper clock! Accompanied by David Bailey on the Gallery’s 1929 Wurlitzer organ.