Unknown Pleasures (new and old Australian independent films curated by Chris Luscri and Bill Mousoulis) come to La Mama Cinematica with a program of retrospective films with a connection to Carlton and/or La Mama, with special guests in a discussion.
Bill Mousoulis is a Greek-Australian independent filmmaker, programmer, and critic. Since 1982, he has made over 100 films, in both Australia and Greece, including 10 features, the latest of which is Songs of Revolution (2017). Watch them here.
In 1985 he founded the Melbourne Super-8 Film Group; in 1999 he founded the online film journal Senses of Cinema; in 2003 he founded the website Melbourne Independent Filmmakers; and in 2018 he founded the website Pure Shit: Australian Cinema.
Chris Luscri is an independent producer whose work spans narrative, documentary and multi-platform film-making. Chris worked as Executive Producer of the world’s first vertical-screen feature film YOUTH ON THE MARCH, which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2017. Chris subsequently joined Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s company Flood Projects as in-house producer, where he is currently producing the feature films CARNATION, BODY MUSIC and TRACES, while acting as Co-Producer on DAYS OF FIRE. Chris produced the successful short films SAMMY THE SALMON and GREVILLEA, premiering at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018 and the Berlinale in 2020 respectively, in addition to serving as Line Producer on Courtin-Wilson’s contribution to the BADFAITH Collective – VR project Exquisite Corpse (MIFF 2018) and Executive Producer on the hybrid documentary THE PLASTIC HOUSE. The latter recently screened in the Burning Lights Competition at Visions du Réel, the Documentary Australia Foundation Awards at the Sydney Film Festival and the New York Film Festival in 2020.