“A considered and engaging film that makes unexpected connections and draws unexpected answers as it shifts between ecology, speculation, science fiction, and space exploration. An endlessly fascinating work.” – Screenhub
8.30pm | Monday 28 October | Kaleide Theatre, RMIT
ABOUT THE FILM
Ralo Mayer | Austria | 2018 | 43 mins
Following the success of 2017’s Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival, EFFA gets philosophical again with Ralo Mayer’s Extra-Terrestrial Ecologies.
A film essay told in vignettes both irreverent and unsettling, ETE is an epistemological dissertation on the intersections of technology, space, ecology and the mediating role of cinema.
ET, Blade Runner and The Martian – along with other pop culture exemplars of space iconography – are deployed to explore our complex cultural engagements with environments near, far and imagined and the limits of perception.
Note: This screening will follow a screening of experimental shorts, which you may also be interested in.
This screening was made possible with the support of RMIT.
This screening will be followed by a discussion with the following panellists.
Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.