Flim-Flam Film Series
Time Out says
The cinema’s best fakes play in a series of free movies at the AGNSW
The Art Gallery’s Shadow Catchers exhibition is an investigation into the use of shadows, body doubles and mirrors in photographic and video art. In tandem with the exhibition is the gallery's latest series of free movies screening in the Domain Theatre.
Flim-Flam is given over to the cinema of fakes, cons, rip-offs, copies and frauds. Films range from beloved grifter films to stories of mistaken identity.
Highlights include Being There, the story of a misunderstood gardener starring the movies’ great imposter, Peter Sellers; Mikey and Nicky, a gangster film by the historically undervalued director Elaine May; Oscar-winning caper movie The Sting; Safdie Brothers prison break film Good Time; gritty body-swap sci-fi flick Seconds; Fassbender’s strange film about lookalikes who don’t, Despair; Senegalese satire of colonialism, Hyenas; Nicolas Cage’s proudest moment in Spike Jonze’s Adaptation; the fake story of an African-American lesbian movie star, The Watermelon Woman; and an Iranian headfuck of a film about people auditioning to be in a movie, Salaam Cinema.
All screenings are free, but booking online is recommended. To find out what's screening when, scroll down.