Monthly Archives: August 2019

Queensclif Music Festival 2005 – 2016

I did go to it for 11 years in a row until circumstances intervened and I could no longer make it (In 2017 I was not living in Melbourne and in 2018 I had just started a job a week before.) Not too sure about 2019 either as I am going over to the USA during October and will no doubt be broke on my return.

[ 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | Photo Mosaics ]

2005

25th – 27th November 2005
Sarah Blasko, That 1 Guy, Sophie Koh, Dave Graney & Clare Moore, Mia Dyson, Tony Joe White, Tides of Welcome Choir
Blues Train – Shannon Bourne & Grant Cummerford / Dave Hogan’s Meltdown, Blackeyed Susans, The Hoodangers, Wagons, Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set, Sally Ford & The Pachuco Playboys, The Saints, Melbourne Singers of Gospel, The Junes, Joe Dolce, Not Drowning Waving, Jeff Lang

Photos
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2005/

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2005/Friday/

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2005/Saturday/

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2005/Sunday/

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2006

24th – 26th November 2006
Dallas Frasca, Rebecca Barnard, Portentia, Mick Thomas & The Sure Thing, Unconscious Brothers, Anne McCue,
Chris Wilson, Yann Tiersen, Blaze, Jimi Hocking, Little Green Houses, Rose Bygrave, Charcoal Club, Royal Chord, Detonators, Shannon Bourne, Bay of Pigs, Don Walker, Barb Waters & Cyndi Boste, Collard Greens & Gravy, The Models, Neapolitan Croxton Showcase (Sarah Carroll, Dan Warner & Marcel Borrack), Betty Harris, Weddings Parties Anything, Ska Vendors, Sophie Brous Ensemble, Tides of Welcome Community Choir, Kerri Simpson, Andy Baylor, TnT, Suzannah Espie & The Last Word, The Exotics

Photos
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2006/

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2006/Friday/index.html

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2006/Saturday/index.html

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2006/Sunday/index.html

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2007

23rd – 25th November 2007
Chris Wilson & Shane O’Mara, The Basics, AlMacandJack, Antagonize, Girl Vs Ghost, Lil’ Fi, Mia Dyson, Nick Charles, Gotye, Unconscious Brothers, Ross Hannaford, Sweethearts, The Junes, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Rich Family Band, Lisa Miller, The Leisuremasters, The Rustys, Sambrose Automobile, The Periscopes, Sarah Carroll, Nigel Wearne, Laura Baxter, Sweet Dolores, Steve McEwen and the Yes Men, Sime Nugent, Hank’s Jalopy Demons, Paul Kelly, Bob Log III, Vardos, Mrs Wainright, Tides of Welcome Choir, Bless this House, Bec Willis, Dan Kelly, The Breadmakers

Photos
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/

Friday:
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/index.html

Saturday:
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/index.html

Sunday:
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Sunday/index.html

Photos by performer:
Chris Wilson & Shane O’Mara
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo1.html

The Basics
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo9.html

AlMacandJack
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo15.html

Antagonize
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo17.html

Girl Vs Ghost
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo28.html

Lil’ Fi
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo45.html

Mia Dyson
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo59.html

Nick Charles
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo64.html

Gotye
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo68.html

Unconscious Brothers
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo71.html

Ross Hannaford
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Friday/photo72.html

Sweethearts
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo3.html

The Junes
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo10.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Sunday/photo47.html

My Friend the Chocolate Cake
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo28.html

Rich Family Band
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo32.html

Lisa Miller
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo40.html

The Leisuremasters
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo44.html

The Rustys
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo63.html

Sambrose Automobile
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo67.html

The Periscopes
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo72.html

Sarah Carroll
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo84.html

Nigel Wearne
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo86.html

Laura Baxter
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo92.html

Sweet Dolores
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo96.html

Steve McEwen and the Yes Men
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo100.html

Sime Nugent
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo108.html

Hank’s Jalopy Demons
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo119.html

Paul Kelly
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo139.html

Bob Log III
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo144.html

Vardos
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Saturday/photo166.html

Mrs Wainright
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Sunday/photo1.html

Tides of Welcome Choir
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Sunday/photo13.html

Bless this House
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Sunday/photo24.html

Bec Willis
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Sunday/photo38.html

Dan Kelly
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Sunday/photo62.html

The Breadmakers
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2007/Sunday/photo67.html

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2008

November 28th – 30th 2008
Harry Angus, Unconscious Brothers Spectacular with Rebecca Barnard, Josh Owen, Geoff Achison & Guy Pearce, Vulgargrad with Zulya, Kate Miller-Heidke, Sweet Dolores, The Wilson Pickers, Geoff Achison, Tides of Welcome Choir, Diamond Jim and the Tuff Tones, Fireside Bellows, Sarah Carroll and Andy Baylor, Kerri Simpson, ROOT!, Oh Laura, Tripod, Jeremy Jay, Kaya, Marshall and the Fro, The Bawdies, The Town Bikes, Elana Stone, The Bedroom Philosopher, Jackson Jackson

Photos:
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Friday/

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Sunday/

Queenscliff Music Festival 2008 Mosaic
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/art/2153015-2-queenscliff-music-festival-2008

Harry Angus
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Friday/photo1.html

Unconscious Brothers Spectacular with Rebecca Barnard, Josh Owen, Geoff Achison & Guy Pearce
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Friday/photo5.html

Guy Pearce
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Friday/photo36.html

Vulgargrad with Zulya
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Friday/photo59.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo65.html

Kate Miller-Heidke
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Friday/photo67.html

Sweet Dolores
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo1.html

RRR FM Outside Broadcasts
Off the Record
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo5.html

Twang with Sarah Carroll and Kerri Simpson
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo50.html

The Wilson Pickers
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo7.html

Geoff Achison
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo19.html

Tides of Welcome Choir
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo24.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Sunday/photo16.html

Diamond Jim and the Tuff Tones
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo35.html

Fireside Bellows
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo40.html

Sarah Carroll and Andy Baylor
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo59.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Sunday/photo32.html

ROOT!
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo97.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Sunday/photo40.html

Oh Laura
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo117.html

Tripod
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo121.html

Jeremy Jay
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo133.html

Kaya
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo145.html

Marshall and the Fro
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo167.html

The Bawdies
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo179.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Sunday/photo81.html

The Town Bikes
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo195.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Saturday/photo209.html

Elana Stone
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Sunday/photo1.html

The Bedroom Philosopher
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Sunday/photo24.html

Jackson Jackson
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2008/Sunday/photo87.html

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2009

November 27th – 29th
Tinpan Orange, The Megahorns, Pigram Brothers, Gun Street Girls, Aluka, Alica Merrit, Steve Jones, Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos, The Junes, Djan Djan, Mal Webb, Stephen McEwan & The Yes Men, The McClymonts, Dan Musil, Organ Boy, Black Market Rhythm Co., Even, Dan Sultan, Tides of Welcome, Grace Barbe, Bertie Blackman, Howl, Peter Combe, Tim Finn

Photos:
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Friday/index.html

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/index.html

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/index.html

Tinpan Orange
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Friday/photo6.html

The Megahorns
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Friday/photo16.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo229.html

Pigram Brothers
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Friday/photo24.html

Gun Street Girls
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Friday/photo47.html

Aluka
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo1.html

Alica Merrit
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo6.html

Steve Jones
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo9.html

Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo12.html

The Junes
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo28.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo85.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/photo73.html

Djan Djan
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo48.html

Mal Webb
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo56.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/photo25.html

Stephen McEwan & The Yes Men
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo65.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo126.html

The McClymonts
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo69.html

Dan Musil
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo154.html

Organ Boy
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo158.html

Black Market Rhythm Co.
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo169.html

Even
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo188.html

Dan Sultan
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Saturday/photo208.html

Tides of Welcome
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/photo1.html

Grace Barbe
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/photo29.html

Bertie Blackman
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/photo52.html

Howl
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/photo62.html

Peter Combe
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/photo92.html

Tim Finn
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2009/Sunday/photo107.html

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2010

November 26th – 28th
Frank Yamma, Katie Noonan & The Captains, Izzy, Mr Percival, Ashleigh Mannix, The Black Sorrows, Stephen McEwan, Chloe & Anika, Dave Steel & Tiffany Eckhardt, Beau (The Rustys) & Brittney McNeil, Catherine Sanzarro, Victoriana Gaye, Tides of Welcome Choir, Sweet Delores, Sweethearts, The Nymphs, Mary Gauthier, Kate Vigo & the Underground Orchestra, Ray Beadle Band, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Blue Shaddy, Gareth Liddiard, Dan Kelly’s Dream Band, The Mercurials, Catherine Britt, Sally Seltmann, The Rustys, The Meanies, Mick Thomas & The Sure Thing

Photos here:
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Friday/index.html

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/index.html

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/index.html

Queenscliff Music Festival 2010 mosaic
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/art/6358289-1-queenscliff-music-festival-2010

Frank Yamma
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Friday/photo1.html

Izzy
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Friday/photo9.html

Katie Noonan & The Captains
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Friday/photo18.html

Mr Percival
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Friday/photo31.html

Ashleigh Mannix
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Friday/photo47.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo179.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo1.html

The Black Sorrows
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Friday/photo51.html

Stephen McEwan
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo1.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo224.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo55.html

Chloe & Anika
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo6.html

Dave Steel & Tiffany Eckhardt
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo12.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo122.html

Beau (The Rustys) & Brittney McNeil
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo18.html

Catherine Sanzarro
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo22.html

Victoriana Gaye
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo42.html

Tides of Welcome Choir
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo49.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo210.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo4.html

Sweet Delores
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo62.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo127.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo32.html

Sweethearts
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo67.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo162.html

The Nymphs
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo139.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo238.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo75.html

Mary Gauthier
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo153.html

Kate Vigo & the Underground Orchestra
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo200.html

Ray Beadle Band
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo205.html

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo242.html

Blue Shaddy
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo251.html

Gareth Liddiard
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo258.html

Dan Kelly’s Dream Band
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo266.html

The Mercurials
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo298.html

Catherine Britt
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo9.html

Sally Seltmann
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo16.html

The Rustys
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo37.html

The Meanies
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo91.html

Mick Thomas & the Sure Thing
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Saturday/photo182.html
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2010/Sunday/photo139.html

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2011

November 25th – 27th 2011
Leah Flanagan, The Widowbirds, President Roots, Puta Madre Brothers, Pseudo Echo, The Herd, The Delta Riggs, Pete Denahy, The Sweethearts, Tides of Welcome choir with Dave Steel, Dead River Deeps, Wagons, The Cruel Sea, Brothers Grimm, Laine Lane, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Woody Pitney, The Plains, BOOM! BAP! POW!, Kimbra, WHATEM 2 CD Launch with Sarah Carroll, Chris Wilson, Hausfrau, Sophia Katos, Lash78, Dadhouse, Frente, Gypsy & the Cat, Bondi Cigars

Photos:
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/QMF-2011/

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Friday

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday

Puta Madre Brothers on the QMF Express

Leah Flanagan
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Friday/QMF2011_Friday_002
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_069

The Widowbirds
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Friday/QMF2011_Friday_028

President Roots
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Friday/QMF2011_Friday_038

Puta Madre Brothers
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Friday/QMF2011_Friday_047
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_054

Pseudo Echo
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Friday/QMF2011_Friday_061

The Herd
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Friday/QMF2011_Friday_070

The Delta Riggs
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Friday/QMF2011_Friday_094

Pete Denahy
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_001

Sweethearts
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_003

Tides of Welcome choir with Dave Steel
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_037

Dead River Deeps
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_062

Wagons
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_076

The Cruel Sea
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_113

Brothers Grimm
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Saturday/QMF2011_Saturday_136

Lanie Lane
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_001

My Friend the Chocolate Cake
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_019

Woody Pitney
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_030

The Plains
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_032

BOOM! BAP! POW!
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_039

Kimbra
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_052

WHATEM 2 CD Launch
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_081

Sarah Carroll
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_081

Chris Wilson
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_090

Hausfrau
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_096

Sophia Katos
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_102

Lash78
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_104

Dadhouse
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_110

Frente
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_114

Gypsy & the Cat
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_127

Bondi Cigars
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/Sunday/QMF2011_Sunday_140

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2012

23rd – 25th November 2012
Loon Lake, The DC3, Tom Richardson Project, Howlin’ Steam Train, TZU, Baby Animals, Jackson Firebird, DJ Emma Peel, Kira Puru and the Bruise, Bee Gees Tribute Showcase, Cat Sanzaro, Izzy Losi, Lily & King, Sweethearts, The Tiny Giants, Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, King Cannons, You Am I, Ruby Boots, Tides of Welcome Choir with Tiffany Eckhart, Dave Steel, Chris Wilson and Sarah Carroll, Jordie Lane, Butterfly Boucher, Pinky Beecroft & the White Russians

Photos:
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012

Mosaic:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/9660104-queenscliff-music-festival-2012

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Sunday

Loon Lake
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday/QMF2012_Friday_008

The DC3
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday/QMF2012_Friday_014

Tom Richardson Project
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday/QMF2012_Friday_030

Howlin’ Steam Train
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday/QMF2012_Friday_036
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_053

TZU
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday/QMF2012_Friday_047

Baby Animals
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday/QMF2012_Friday_056

Jackson Firebird
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday/QMF2012_Friday_069

DJ Emma Peel
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Friday/QMF2012_Friday_077

Kira Puru and the Bruise
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_001
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_064

Bee Gees Tribute Showcase
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_013

Izzy Losi
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_031

Cat Sanzaro
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_037

Lily & King
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_044

Sweethearts
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_074

The Tiny Giants
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_097

Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_108

King Cannons
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_121

You Am I
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Saturday/QMF2012_Saturday_128

Ruby Boots
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Sunday/QMF2012_Sun-002
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Sunday/QMF2012_Sun-036

Tides of Welcome Choir
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Sunday/QMF2012_Sun-011

Jordie Lane
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Sunday/QMF2012_Sun-027

Butterfly Boucher
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Sunday/QMF2012_Sun-050

Pinky Beecroft & the White Russians
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/QMF-2012/Sunday/QMF2012_Sun-053

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2013

22rd – 24th November 2013
The Pigs, Russell Morris, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, Darren Percival, The Owls, The Tiny Giants, The Living End, The Brow Horn Orchestra, Tides of Welcome, Yirrmal and the Yonglu Boys, Hussy Hicks, Sweethearts, Ginger and Tonic, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Andrew Swift and the Rattlesnake Choir, Genevieve Chadwick, Spiderbait, Stompy and the Heat, The Ray Mann Three, Twin Beasts, Papa Pilko and the Bin Rats, Microwave Jenny, Jeff Lang, Dallas Frasca, Underground Lovers, The Basics, Mason Rack Band, King of the North

Photos:
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday

Mosaic
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/11177649-queenscliff-music-festival-2013

The Pigs
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday/QMF2013_Friday_001
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_077

Russell Morris
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday/QMF2013_Friday_009

Transvaal Diamond Syndicate
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday/QMF2013_Friday_017
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_023
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_120

Darren Percival
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday/QMF2013_Friday_029

The Owls
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday/QMF2013_Friday_035

The Tiny Giants
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday/QMF2013_Friday_042
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_099

The Living End
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday/QMF2013_Friday_058

The Brow Horn Orchestra
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Friday/QMF2013_Friday_067
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_135

Tides of Welcome
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_001
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_001

Hussy Hicks
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_011

Yirrmal and the Yonglu Boys
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_020
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_023

Sweethearts
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_030

Ginger and Tonic
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_052
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_095

Andrew Swift and the Rattlesnake Choir
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_074

Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_085

Genevieve Chadwick
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_113

The Ray Mann Three
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_118

Spiderbait
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_127

Stompy and the Heat
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_136

Twin Beasts
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_144

Papa Pilko and the Bin Rats
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Saturday/QMF_Saturday_184
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_143

Microwave Jenny
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_017

Jeff Lang
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_053

Dallas Frasca
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_060

Underground Lovers
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_084

The Basics
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_095

Rack Mason Band
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_102

King of the North
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/QMF-2013/Sunday/QMF2013_Sunday_131

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2014

28th – 30th November 2014
Davidson Brothers, Sweethearts, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Little Stevies, Georgia Rodgers, Skunkhour, Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats, The Delta Riggs, Dan Sultan, Áine Tyrrell, Karl S Williams, Charles Jenkins, Marlon Williams, DD Dumbo, WILSN, Murdena, Dyson Stringer Cloher, Emma Swift, The Bombay Royale, Jazzy Jazzper and the DARE OHHS, Jesse Valach & Blues Mountain, Stella Angelico, Tijuana Cartel, The Imprints, Tides of Welcome, Aluka, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Waifs, Charm of Finches

Photos
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Sunday

Mosaic
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/13193682-queenscliff-music-festival-2014

Davidson Brothers
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_001

Sweethearts
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_014

Hiatus Kaiyote
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_035

Sarah Carroll receiving the Ross Lipson Award for service to the local community
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_045

The Little Stevies
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_052

Georgia Rodgers
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_060a

Skunkhour
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_061

Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_069

The Delta Riggs
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_098

Dan Sultan
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Friday/QMF2014_Friday_106

Áine Tyrrell
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_001
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_066

Karl S Williams
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_014

Charles Jenkins
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_019

Buskers
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_027

Marlon Williams
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_029

DD Dumbo
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_042

WILSN
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_032

Murdena
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_048

Dyson Stringer Cloher
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_058

Emma Swift
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_085

Bec Goring
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_096

The Bombay Royale
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_106

Jazzy Jazzper and the DARE OHHS
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_125

Jesse Valach & Blues Mountain
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_143

Stella Angelico
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_156

Tijuana Cartel
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_178

The Imprints
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Saturday/QMF2014_Saturday_184

Tides of Welcome
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Sunday/QMF2014_Sunday_001

Aluka
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Sunday/QMF2014_Sunday_018

Hurray for the Riff Raff
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Sunday/QMF2014_Sunday_032

The Waifs
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Sunday/QMF2014_Sunday_049

Charm of Finches
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/QMF-2014/Sunday/QMF2014_Sunday_056

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2015

27th – 29th November 2015
Tinpan Orange, Faux, Georgia Rodgers, Jack Filmore, Louis Baker, Harts, Morgan Bain, 19-Twenty, The Snowdroppers, The California Honeydrops, Sahara Beck, Bellarine VET Music (Righteous Desmond, Evony Dilema, Rachael Hart, Chitra Ridwan, Abby Grace & Erica Lyon, Mild Child), Sweethearts, Mustered Courage, Áine Tyrrell, Benny Walker, All Our Exes Live in Texas, The Tiny Giants, Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine, Tides of Welcome, Ainslie Wills

Photos
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Sunday

Sketches
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Sketches

Mosaic
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/18092849-queenscliff-music-festival-2015 

Mustered Courage on the QMF Express 2015

Tinpan Orange
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_001
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Sunday/QMF2015_Sunday_086

Faux
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_015

Georgia Rodgers
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_021

Louis Baker
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_023

Morgan Bain
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_026

Jack Filmore
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_042

Harts
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_055

19-Twenty
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_065

Sahara Beck
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The Snowdroppers
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_083

The California Honeydrops
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Friday/QMF2015_Friday_091

Bellarine VET Music (Righteous Desmond, Evony Dilema, Rachael Hart, Chitra Ridwan, Abby Grace & Erica Lyon, Mild Child)
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday/QMF2015_Saturday_001

Sweethearts
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday/QMF2015_Saturday_028

Mustered Courage
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday/QMF2015_Saturday_071

Áine Tyrrell
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday/QMF2015_Saturday_092
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Sunday/QMF2015_Sunday_053

Benny Walker
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday/QMF2015_Saturday_123

All Our Exes Live in Texas
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday/QMF2015_Saturday_157
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Sunday/QMF2015_Sunday_030

The Tiny Giants
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday/QMF2015_Saturday_198

Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Saturday/QMF2015_Saturday_220

Tides of Welcome
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Sunday/QMF2015_Sunday_001

Ainslie Wills
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/QMF-2015/Sunday/QMF2015_Sunday_040

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2016

25th – 27th November 2016
with The Mojo Corner, Jordie Lane and the Sleepers, Liz Stringer, Chitra, Kylie Auldist, Bobby Alu and the Palms, Quarter Street, Alice Ivy, Bellarine VET Music (Hey Mammoth, Gypsy May (Liz Powell), Madeliene Cope & Zack Darkes, Erica Bjornenak, Jess Viola, Nina Denham), Sweethearts, Sarah Carroll and the Left Wing, JAWN, Leah Senior, Sweet Jean, Eilen Jewell, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Peter Garrett and the Alter Egos, Kira Puru, The Run, Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers with Chris Wilson, The Tiny Giants, Hollie Joyce, Tides of Welcome, Reuben Stone, Matt Anderson, Charm of Finches, Snuff Puppets, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals

Photos
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016

Friday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Friday

Saturday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday

Sunday
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday

Sketches
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sketches

Photo Mosaics
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/24068972-queenscliff-music-festival-2016-peter-garrett
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/24069353-queenscliff-music-festival-2016-snuff-puppets
http://imgur.com/gallery/dJMjuAh

Boogie woogie!
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The Mojo Corner
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Friday/QMF2016_Friday_001

Jordie Lane and the Sleepers
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http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_107

Liz Stringer
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Chitra
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Kylie Auldist
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Bobby Alu and the Palms
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Quarter Street
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Friday/QMF2016_Friday_093

Alice Ivy
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Friday/QMF2016_Friday_114

Bellarine VET Music (Hey Mammoth, Gypsy May (Liz Powell), Madeliene Cope & Zack Darkes, Erica Bjornenak, Jess Viola, Nina Denham)
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_001

Sweethearts
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_022

Sarah Carroll and the Left Wing
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_060
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_220

JAWN
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_124

Izzy Lossi and the Auracles
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_136

Leah Senior
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_144

Sweet Jean
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_170

Eilen Jewell
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_204

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_235

Peter Garrett and the Alter Egos
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_247

Kira Puru
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_282

The Run
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_305

Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers with Chris Wilson
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_327

The Tiny Giants
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http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_052

Hollie Joyce
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_001

Tides of Welcome
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_006

Reuben Stone
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_072

Charm of Finches
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_074

Matt Anderson
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_090

Snuff Puppets
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_094

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_111

Dancing Terry vs. the Man with the Folded Arms
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http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Saturday/QMF2016_Saturday_089
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Working down t’pit
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http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_121
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/QMF-2016/Sunday/QMF2016_Sunday_122

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Photo Mosaics

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http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/art/1520505-1-the-famous-blues-train
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/art/1520642-1-unconscious-brothers
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/art/1525009-1-timntex
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/art/1525174-1-girl-vs-ghost
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/art/1525434-1-bob-log-iii
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/art/1525566-1-the-breadmakers
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http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/18092849-queenscliff-music-festival-2015
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/24068972-queenscliff-music-festival-2016-peter-garrett
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/24069353-queenscliff-music-festival-2016-snuff-puppets

MIFF 2019: Memories of My Body (2018)

Director: Garin Nugroho

Starring: Muhammad Khan, Raditya Evandra, Rianto, Sujiwo Tejo, T. Rifnu Wikana, Whani Darmawan

Trailer

A young boy Juno (Muhammad Khan) is abandoned by his father in a central Java village and is looked after by a string of shithead adults until he finds his own way in the world. The stories are narrated by the adult Juno (Rianto) based on his real experiences and have some strange scenes of violence and surrealism.

The teenage Juno is played by Raditya Evandra and ends up working as a tailors’ assistant and falls for a fighter.

He ends up with a group of Lennger dancers in a remote village as they have been pushed out of the cities and only perform in the villages. A local political candidate wants the group to perform and takes a shine to Juno, wanting him to perform as special ceremony for good luck. The Wurok of the dance group decides to take Juno as his Gemblak, a young male lover giving magical powers.

The memories of my body refers to the trauma and violence of being human. All people have some trauma in their lives and there is always violence. “It’s just like life, you’ve got to take the funny with the tragic.”

From the director he said the movie was made in just two weeks. It is also banned in six cities in Indonesia and has a theatrical cut and a festival cut. There is an issue currently with Islam from the Middle East coming in to the country and winning out over the local beliefs.

Before September 11 there wasn’t the fanatical Muslim beliefs and there was even a LGBITQ Quran school before it was shut down by hardliners. There is a claim that LGBITQ is a western concept and did not exist in the country before, there are at least five gender on Java and on each island it is different.

There were not many questions from the audience, but there were good ones. One was about how LGBTIQ people are being treated as it used to be if they kept it secret they wouldn’t be treated badly. The director said there has been some incidents, but he wanted to open a discussion.

The dancer from the movie is doing a performance in Melbourne coming up so hopefully it has a lot of people attend.

I thought the movie was very well shot considering it was made in such a short time. It seems very naturalistic and the performances are very rough and unpolished. I did like seeing the same boom box that Juno carries around everywhere each time he moves.

The setting of the movie seems to be some-time around the 1980s but it does have the post-Suharto era included. A reference to the anti-Communist purge of 1965 is in the film also.

A great story and more of a character study and a big showy movie. Is perfect if you want something slower and more arthouse after the endless stream of superhero movies of the past few years.

MIFF 2019: No Time for Quiet (2019)

Directors: Hylton Shaw, Samantha Dinning

Featuring: LA Bastard, Courtney Barnett, Cable Ties, Sukhjit Khalsa, Girls Rock! camp participants

Trailer

I wondered why the audience seemed so excited for this movie when I was in the audience, it turned out that most of the participants of the Girls Rock! Camp over the past few years were in attendance along with their parents and the counsellors from the camp.

The film makers had heard of the Girls Rock! Camp for young teenage girls wanting to get into music was coming to Melbourne and manage to convince the people running it to film the first intake. They had done a pre-screening of the applicants to choose a couple of them and found a few others on the day as there were 50 people involved and it would have been too much to follow them all.

I am a big fan of music and in particular women musicians the point that I get made fun of for going to see them all the time. Fuck off! I like them more as they don’t have half the bullshit the men have with their bands and do not feel the need to live the infamous Rock and Roll lifestyle. A lot of them get better after they have kids as they have more experience. I have been seeing some musicians for so long now their kids have started their own bands.

Back to the documentary and they did choose some unique individuals such as Zeiro (pronounced Zero) who has their own thing going on and is gender fluid.  The concept is described for people who do not know what it is by Zeiro. That is a lot to put on a teenager and it is handled well.

Some strong themes are handled such as mental illness and suicide and they don’t shy away from discussing it.

The drummer got a big cheer by saying Alien was “that feminist movie” and Sigourney Weaver would agree with her.

During the Q&A Jacinta Parsons revealed that one of the participants in the documentary was her daughter, which bought cheers from the audience especially when she had to interview her.

There were some performances by Courtney Barnett, LA Bastard (I missed that gig it was their last one) and Cable Ties. The camp was structured around all the participants forming bands, writing a song and doing a showcase gig at the end of the week.

I did enjoy the animation throughout the documentary that showed some things that couldn’t really be filmed such as the voices one of the participants had in their head. Also Zeiro’s fears were illustrated about the plane crashing into the venue and everyone dying.

There was a strong positive vibe at the screening due to the participants being in the audience and cheering when they saw themselves on screen. I believe it should be shown in schools for young people wanting to express themselves in music.

After the screening there was a live performance downstairs with a supergroup named BARK with the five main participants from the movie who had written a song “No Time for Quiet” and rehearsed over the past month.

The film had been produced over three years and the film makers have come to know the participants very well and have become quite close. Two the people in the documentary are now volunteers at Girls Rock! And one is working as a sound tech in the music industry and playing in bands.

Photos from the screening Q&A/Afterparty

MIFF 2019: Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019)

Director: Serge Ou

Featuring: Cheng Pei-pei, Sammo Hung, Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Billy Blanks, Brian Trenchard-Smith, JuJu Chan, Jessica Henwick, Mike Leeder, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Michael Jai-White and many more

Trailer

Kung Fu demonstration before the premiere

 

I was looking forward to this documentary as I have been a fan of Hong Kong cinema and Kung Fu movies for a long time. I would not call myself an expert but I have had a site on them for almost 20 years (http://hkmovies.timchuma.com ) For a long time I did not know anyone else I could talk about them with, which is why I set up the site and the only other person I knew who had a movie review site said I should put them on my own site.

I had not heard of the director before and he is not on any of the discussion groups I am on even the one that actual film makers and writers read and post to. Some of the people interviewed in the documentary are though and that’s the main thing.

The documentary starts around the time of the riots in Hong Kong in the 1960s which is eerily prescient. The anger from society carried over into the cinema of the time and more violent cinema from Shaw Brothers studio was a result.

I would say about the first 25% of the film is about Shaw Brothers. It could have easily been a documentary on its own. (The author of a book on the studio wanted to go to the screening but could not make it.

As they say in the film the studio was focussed on making money and they were so successful in the 60s and 70s they were not used to being told no and were slow to change. Their subsequent rejection of both Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan was a result of this. They did try and change in the 80s towards the end of their run with some ground breaking works such as Demon of the Lute and the Boxers Omen but by then it was too late.

After Bruce Lee became famous there were was a flood of Brucesploitation movies and also a ton of Kung Fu films screened in Times Square “There were two genres: kung fu and porn!” Having a cheap form of entertainment easily accessible to young African American youth meant it became very popular amongst them and a lot of the films started screening in double bills with Blaxploitation titles. I wish they had have shown something from the Last Dragon as the theatre scene from that movie is on point.

The influence of the movies on hip hop and breakdancing is explored by one of the artists saying they studied the movies to learn the moves. The original Shaw Brothers movies were operas and comedies. There is a Journey to the West series of movies from the 60s were Pigsy sings about having “waist and shoulder pain”.

They did mention the films of Chang Cheh and had an appearance from one of the Five Venoms. It was very manly and the role of women was almost non-existent in his films which was quite different from Cheng Pei-pei’s work.

Cynthia Rothrock was a welcome addition to the film and I have seen both Yes Madam and Royal Warriors on the big screen. I had not heard of the one with the aliens. She and Richard Norton talked about how tough the stunt work in Hong Kong movies was.

Sammo Hung being hit by a car in Panty Hose Hero gets a mention as does the infamous car stunt with the little girl in Fatal Termination.

The transition into the star-based rather than film based movies with Golden Harvest is covered with the rise of Jackie Chan. No Stephen Chow though which is strange since he is a huge star in Asia (there is a very short clip of Forbidden City Cop.)

The handover in 1997 and the Asian financial crisis of the late 90s is covered and led to a lot of talent going over to Hollywood to find work. What truly brought Kung Fu into the mainstream is Yuen Woo Ping’s work on the Matrix film as he said he had to train the stars to fight for real.

There is a worldwide reach of Kung Fu reflected in countries that had their own martial arts styles releasing movies that had a big impact such as Ong Bak and the Raid.

I had not heard of them, but an Australian production team from Adelaide apparently makes a bunch of martial arts movies on Youtube. I thought Dick Dale would have screened their work?

The final movie covered is the Kung Fu movie shot in Uganda that they hope will inspire people who grew up in the same circumstances to make their own movies.

While it covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time, I thought the documentary was very informative and I found out stuff I did not even know after more than 20 years of watching Hong Kong cinema. Well worth a watch when it comes out near you.

Q&A panel

Q&A
L-R: Paul Anthony Nelson from Plato’s Cave on RRR FM, Serge Ou, Veronica Fury, Chris Bamford, Ross Boyask

As much as I can remember from the Q&A:

Q – on the cultural influence on Kung Fu

A (Serge Ou) It was originally meant to be just on the influence of Kung Fu in the west but they decided to go further into it. They also explored the link between Kung Fu and hip hop/breakdancing.

Chris Bamford: The film was plotted on 250 post it notes with over 5000 edits in the finished movie.

Q: How much fun was it to edit.

A: It was a dream project to work on. There was over 900 hours spent in the edit suite with still enough material to make it a 4 part mini-series dependant on rights clearances.

The director wanted to show the ferocity of the early kung Fu movies and how watching something like the Raid 2 or the Night Comes for Us today feels like it those early films back in the 1970s did.

Both the director and producer used to watch kung Fu movies on TV with their parents. Genre films are a way of exploring the culture.

Ross Boyask said his gateway films were through Revenge of the Ninja, Commando and American Ninja. Sho Kashugi, Jackie Chan then Bruce Lee.

The ninja movies are related to Electric Boogaloo as the ninja craze is explored in that documentary.

Audience questions

Q: Who didn’t you get?

A: They wanted to go in the side window, not the front door. Did not want the obvious choices for interviews or people who have been heard from before. There were 52 interviewees in the film.

 

Q to Ross: How would you go about making Kung Fu movies in Australia?

A: Just do it. Watch lots of movies and appreciate the differences. Most actors have some sort of martial arts training these days at least for fitness.

Q: Have you seen Once Upon a Time in Hollywood yet and what did you think about the treatment of Bruce Lee in it?

A: We have not. We hoped to honour Bruce’s legacy with the documentary.

Q: The person hates documentaries but liked this one. “Docutainment”

A: Thanks!

Q: Will Veronica make a movie?

A: The next project Veronica Fury will be working on will be “Cat Fight” about women fighting in films.

Q: How did you find out about all the cultural influences in the genre?

A: Serge was well versed in the world of kung fu movies. The stories may be simple but they have a universal message that carries across cultures.

Photos

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Kung Fu demonstration

MIFF 2019: WTF Shorts

Docking (2019)

Director: Trevor Anderson

A man explores his fear of dating and then GIANT SPACE DONGS

Not really much to this one except for a dick joke.

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Wet. Warm. Dribble. (2019)

Director: Aaron Petersen

A woman girls her heart to her lover, except this time she actually gives her heart. There is bloody spraying everywhere but the characters seem oblivious to it.

For the inevitable heartbreak the woman has to physically get back her heart from her lover who has carelessly put it on a side table.

This was a great funny short and got a good reaction from the audience. The director introduced it before the screening. I liked the actress in it and would see her in other roles.

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SHHHH (2019)

Director: Mordechay Jonathan

A mother gets her baby to sleep just as the father gets home. Things escalate.

Rang true with the mother throwing the tea towel directly at the father’s head. Not sure about the pissing in the soup bit but my dad did once spit beer over a cake as he thought it would be funny. Lucky it was the cake that ended up in the bin and not him.

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Mr. Mare (2019)

Director: Luca Tóth

A man finds out he has a parasitic twin poking out from his side, but awakes to find one day he is gone. The tiny man observes the man obsessively and ends up falling in love with the big man. There is a dog in the apartment but it is mainly a passive observer.

Nice lines in this animation and a great retro look.

This one got a lot of laughs with the absurd situations in the film.

Seemed to be some sort of allegory about AIDS with the man rushing out to get himself a woman to prove he wasn’t gay. The tiny man is unhappy with this and leaves.

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All Inclusive

Director: Jason Anderson

This short shows various scenes from a cruise ship.

This film played by accident as it was meant to be a totally different film in this slot. I was confused as to why this one was included in this session.

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The Procedure 2 (2019)

Director: Calvin Lee Reeder

A man gets kidnapped and wakes up strapped down in a room with a speculum in his mouth.

Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a fart joke.

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The Little Soul (2019)

Director: Barbara Rupik

A small figure emerges from a decaying corpse and begins walking. Everything goes strange and a Hieronymus Bosch landscape appears.

Very organic looking stop motion animation, always moving and very wet looking.

Unsettling to look at but still a compelling watch.

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Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You (2019)

Director: Brandon Cronenberg

A woman with a strange device on her head gets experimented on. She describes her experiences and they become real. It always ends with her being in hell. Not really sure if she is still in a dream at the end.

A well put together horror style short that proves you do not need many locations or even people to do things. I do like the practical psychedelic optical effects with repeating images.

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Slug Life (2019)

Director: Sophie Koko Gate

“I’ve got tits from space and an ass from hell!”

Set in the future, a woman prints her ideal boyfriend on a 3D printer.

Reminds me of early 2000s flash animation. Very unique character designs and animation.

The sun says hello to everyone.

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Piggy (2018)

Director: Carlota Pereda

Sarah has all her clothes stolen by some bullies at the pool and has to walk home in her bikini. The man she saw in the pool offers her back her clothes in exchange for ignore what she saw in his van

Very disturbing and hard to watch in places like the bullying scenes and the hoons abusing the main character on the road.

MIFF 2019: Animation Shorts Program

Dance of the Dead (2019)

Director: Scarlet Sykes Hesterman

A bunch of animals lovingly made in felt lie in a display case. They all are extinct Australian mammals from the last 200 years. A new dead animal is wheeled in and the spirits of the extinct animals rise from their bodies to dance in the air and raise the new arrival’s spirit.

This was the graduation film from the director and it looks great. The felt animals were all made by different people and the animation of spirits works well with the stop motion of the felt.

There are 15 animals that are extinct that are show in the short and they are listed in the credits. The new animal is the first to become extinct from climate change in Australia. It was last seen in 2009 and only officially listed as extinct in 2019.

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The Grave of St Oran (2019)

Director: Jim Batt

Writer/Narrator: Neil Gaiman

Two men arrive on an island to build a church, which keeps falling down. Troubling dreams plague one of the men who has visions of himself killing the man and burying him in the foundation to keep the church falling down. Heresy is spoken and the church still stands to this day.

This short is based on a poem by Neil Gaiman who also narrated. It took six months to film with paper cut-out style animation and practical in-camera effects such as the flickering for the fire. Producing the movie took several years and was funded via Kickstarted.

I enjoyed this animation as it had a storybook feel to it with the drawing and animation fitting a picture book come to life.

Even though there is just the narrator you do feel the other character’s voices and the overall theme is good.

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Rules of Play (2017)

Director: Merlin Flügel

Mysterious figures in pink jumpsuits in strange landscape that turns out to be a playground. They have strange rituals to learn how to play on the equipment and various games that end of more esoteric.

Nice hand-drawn style animation with bold lines and geometric shapes. Only a few colours such as a pink jumpsuits but they work well and there was a lot of laughter from the audience.

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Reneepoptosis (2018)

Director: Renee Zhan

Mini Renees explore the world of Renee with orders not to eat themselves, but they do anyway.

Very nice hand drawn animation for the figures and painted backdrops.

There are many strange creatures and landscapes based on Renee.

All the sounds of the creatures are made by Renee and the dialog is from Renee.

Kind of hits you over the head with the metaphor, but still good none the less.

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Pulsión (2019)

Director: Pedro Casavecchia

In a series of scenes a young boy has a childhood trauma and become a disturbed adult.

It looks like a model of each scene but seems to be rendered in CGI, very well done and moody.

Disturbing tone and some supernatural elements in the story help sell this one. It was hard to watch in some places.

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Intermission Expedition (2010)

Director: Wiep Teeuwisse

Tourists in pastel clothes on holiday to strange landscape when foam appears and then keeps appearing, including erupting from a volcano, washing everything away.

Nice hand-drawn animation with good line work and complimentary colours on the outfits of the tourists.

Did not have any dialog but still managed to tell the story well.

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The Hunt (2018)

Director: Mateusz Jarmulski

A young boy goes hunting with a bow and arrow and tape recorder, he stalks a dog who then tracks him. He ends up going for a swim and hides from the dog, but something bad happens. Does not really have an ending.

Great digital painted style animation with bold colours.

Is some symbolism with the church scenes and the skull turning giant for some reason. Never worked out what the tape recorder part was about.

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And Then The Bear (2019)

Director: Agnès Patron

A young boy’s oedipal complex explained including a cowboy and a bear.

Great animation with chalk on black paper. What is missing suggests form more than if it was drawn. Of all the shorts I would buy frames of this one to put on my wall.

How to draw a cowboy:

  1. Draw a cowboy hat
  2. Draw the lit cigarette

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Daughter (2019)

Director: Daria Kashcheeva

The relationship of a father and daughter explored.

Stop motion animation using roughly constructed puppets, but there is a ton an emotion conveyed with no dialog.

This short had the most pathos out of all the shorts in the program.

Even though you know the puppets are not real they seem very alive.

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Entropia (2019)

Director: Flóra Anna Buda

Self-exploration in a psychedelic landscape with many strange creatures.

What is this a Frankie cover? I swear I have seen this style of art somewhere in their publication or related publicity before.

It all ends with lesbians because of course it does.

MIFF 2019: Present.Perfect. (2019)

Director: Shengze Zhu

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53SePKpKyNE

I was interested in this documentary as I have been a fan of Twitch streamers since the infamous stream back in 2012 that produced the ChkWhaleRoy incident and have since followed Beaglerush playing XCOM to the point where he caught the attention of the game developers and cheesed XCOM 2 so hard in front of the project head that they had to make changes to it. There is also a community that develops around these streams and I have been gifted a subscription two times by users who were handing them out by the dozens.

This documentary is different in that it follows some of the random “anchors” as they are called who are among the 422 million streamers who stream their everyday lives each day in China. There is talk of new government laws coming into effect in 2017 but it was only about 1000 or so accounts that closed.

The streamers shown are not gamers but rather just talk about their lives, do farm work, drive a building crane “I’m fucking bored!” or are sewing underwear in a factory.

This was always going to be on a hiding to nothing after coming off a Werner Herzog documentary just before it. There is no context at all apart from the title card and no narrative. There is more story watching Penny Underbust on stream playing Beat Saber.

I wanted to leave during it as a lot of people were doing but was blocked in by other people. Nothing to see here, move along.

MIFF 2019: Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

Directors: Werner Herzog & Andre Singer

Featuring: Mikhail Gorbachev, Yuri Andropov, James Baker, Leonid Brezhnev, Konstantin Chernenko, Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva, Miklos Nemeth, Vladimir Putin, Ronald Reagan, Horst Teltschik, Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa, Boris Yeltsin

Trailer

I always like to see a Werner Herzog documentary at the festival and thought his last one about the internet was not really up to his standard. Even though it is about Gorbechev, it is clear who is in charge as Werner talks of being “summoned” by the subject to complete the interviews required for the documentary also the mentions of how Gorbechev has clearly done his research into the film maker and knows what sort of questions he will ask.

The very first question Werner asks is assuming that the first German Gorbechev met would have wanted to kill him. Gorbechev flips the script by saying his neighbours on his family’s farm were German. Werner Herzog insists he is not Mikhail Gorbachev’s “buddy” even though they use first names in the film.

Was a bit much Werner Herzog calling Gorbechev’s home town “God forsaken” but you would expect that sort of thing by now.

As they describe in the documentary the USSR was crumbling by the time Gorbechev finally came to power and the succession of identical funerals for former leaders shows this but I am not sure it was necessary to show all three.

There are a lot of clips of former leaders shown from the time period including Margaret Thatcher speaking on nuclear weapons. Gorbechev disagrees with her views and says she goes too far. Was a comment from the audience “Margaret Thatcher is the perfect villain in everything I have seen her in.”

Interestingly there is a sequence from another documentary, Gorbachev. After Empire released in 2001 by Vitaly Mansky. I remember watching this on SBS TV in Australia specifically his old blind auntie crying and saying “My Misha!”

The documentary tells the story Mikhail Gorbachev and how he transformed himself from a simple farm boy to the leader of one of the largest nations on earth and was loved by the people as he would go out onto the street to talk to them. Would be hard to imagine Putin doing that these days.

You can see the bandage on Gorbechev’s hand in some scenes as he had to be delivered from the hospital as he really wanted to finish the film.

An excellent documentary and hopefully it will get a wider release after it finishes the festival circuit.

Bonus Q&A with Werner Herzog at TIFF

In conversation with Werner Herzog at TIFF

Gorbachev. After Empire (2001) | Vitaly Mansky

MIFF 2019: Amazing Grace (2018)

Director: Sydney Pollack

Featuring: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypHZbtqSU48

“A WILD MICK JAGGER APPEARS!”

The long lost concert/TV special/video record of the recording of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 Amazing Grace gospel album was looked forward to by many and for good reason. I had known a bit about the artist before seeing this film but not that she could also play the piano as I had not heard that mentioned before.

They briefly touch on that the film was recorded for a possible TV special but technical problems kept it from being released. You do hear mention of water being spilled on a console during the recording at one point.

The film is divided into two nights two the first night being the first album in the double set and the second being LP two. As they said at the start of the show they would need several takes so I have no idea who long each song took to record. It does make sense seeing the head of the church sweating so much after two songs if they had already done it multiple times.

The choir was great dressed in silver vests and black threads and the audience seemed to be dressed up for the show too. It was the 70s but those clothes are still great.

The second night seems to be when word gets around as the space is full of people and even a couple of famous people tried to sneak in up the back (CRASH ZOOM ON MICK JAGGER).

Aretha’s father gets up to make a speech during the second night which does go quite well as he talks about her time in the church and that she never left it.

If I had to pick I would say the first night was my favourite in terms of songs and performance and less zooming in to Mick Jagger at random.

Some of the camera choices were odd but it is good you can see the mechanics of one of these films for once as you can see a camera operator moving into shot and then it switches to their footage. Less footage of Aretha Franklin’s nostril please.

It is a great concert film and deserves a wider audience.