Part political satire, eco-horror, and road movie, Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. Binding together a documentary impulse with the bent plotlines of Australian film texts, Soda_Jerk’s revisionist history opens a wilful narrative space where cinema fictions and historical facts permeate each other in new ways. The apocalyptic desert camps of Mad Max 2 become the site of refugee detention, flesh-eating sheep are recast as anti-colonial insurgents and a feminist motorcycle gang goes vigilante on Mel Gibson.
Terror Nullius was commissioned by the Australia Centre for the Moving Image. Screening supported by the Glasgow Short Film Festival.
Where: Irish Film Institute (IFI), 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar
How much: €11.40
It seems the only way these days to get an audience for jazz music is to put on a tribute night playing the music of one dead ledge or another. So tonight it’s time to channel the spirit of Charles Mingus – what a great guy. Here’s to you, Charles.
Where: Jazz at the International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin
When: 9:30pm to 12am
How much: €5 suggested donation
Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. This thrilling musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style.
Where: The Gaiety Theatre, 53-54 South King Street, Dublin
How much: €31