"It's Hard to be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World" Dolly Parton
If you're like us, you are slamming that list of movies you have always been meaning to watch. Now is our chance!
Sure, there are your options like Netflix and Stan. Have you tried MUBI? It's a little more arthouse, a little more obscure with some classics through to recent releases. They are currently showing Mike Nichols' The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. It's a vintage classic with the unforgettable soundtrack featuring Simon & Garfunkel. MUBI also to like to focus on contemporary and are currently screening the 2019 release by Chilean director Camilla Jose Donoso.
The Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) have also come to the rescue with a free double screening every Wednesday night!
Each Tuesday, Kristi Matheson the Director of ACMI's Film Programmes announces their selection via Instagram with links for both films for the following night.
ACMI then encourage you to tweet in, post viewing to open up a discussion on the films.
Tonight are two incredible films by powerhouse American screenwriter and film director Kelly Reichardt.
"Set under the vast Montana skies, Reichardt's sixth feature Certain Women paints a delicate portrait of the lives of four women" played by Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone and Laura Dern. This film was a highlight at MIFF in 2016.
The second film is Meek's Cutoff. "Settlers travelling through the Oregon dessert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions" and stars Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. Go to the ACMI website for the film links here.
She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
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Thea Basiliou - Manager Retail Operations
Thea is wearing the Pearl Top in Cream
What are you doing to stay active?
We've had some stunning days so enjoying walks through Collingwood, Fitzroy and up to Carlton and Exhibition gardens and also through Fitzroy North to Merri Creek. I feel lucky that we live in such a beautiful neighbourhood with so many parks, private flower gardens and fruit trees.
I'm doing a 30 day online yoga challenge with Adriene which has been fun and also free which is amazing.
Are you reading a great book or do you have a favourite podcast?
As usual I'm trying to do everything haha!
I have nearly finished reading Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith which is not as great as some her previous books but still very engaging. I finished an audio book called Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti which was incredible! I have started another audio book which is a classic - The Go-Between by LP Hartley.
Otherwise, I've been slamming movies and mostly vintage including Hitchcock's Marnie and Vertigo, The Women, Don't Look Now, Al Pacino in The Panic in Needle Park, John Cassavetes' Faces plus docos on Johnny Cash and Joan Didion.
I've also started watching Unorthodox on Netflix which is very interesting.
What about food. Are you cooking or are you addicted to a particular snack at the moment?
I've been baking just a little too often for our waistlines! My regulars are banana bread, carrot cake and blueberry muffins.
Are you motivated to 'dress' for the day or are you repeating outfits? What are your go-to pieces?
I'm still taking on most days on with an 'outfit'. I guess it's the way I express myself and sets my mood for the day. If I'm going for a walk, I'll put on a nice dress with maybe a hat and always a lipstick. I'm enjoying mixing casual tees and sweats from Aries and Bianca Chandon with my fashion pieces to dress them down a little.
Have you been pleasantly surprised by engaging in something you normally wouldn't?
I am obsessed with the Country Music series currently screening on SBS! I have quite a diverse taste in music leaning mostly to punk and never considered myself a country music fan apart from maybe some Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline so it's been fun learning the history of it all.
What songs are you feeling right now?
Listen to my Spotify playlist here.