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Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

(Rated Unclassified 15+)

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Australian Premiere presented by Groovescooter

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Overview

This special International Women’s Day event features the new feature-length cinematic portrait of pioneering electronic musician Delia Derbyshire, who famously conceived and arranged the original Doctor Who TV theme and was part of the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop crew. Among those on screen are Saskia Reeves, Cosey Fanni Tutti (of Throbbing Gristle, also responsible for the soundtrack) and the film’s director Caroline Catz, whose rendering of Derbyshire’s career is as creative as the woman herself. The film’s playful, psychedelic mix uses archival materials and interviews with Delia’s colleagues and collaborators, alongside dramatisations, Cosey Fanni Tutti’s psycho-sonic channeling and inventive juxtapositions that mirror the famously eccentric composer’s own unorthodox and questing spirit.

Official Selection
— BFI London Film Festival 2020

Why You Should See This Film

Following its World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival and sourced direct from the film’s producer for this exclusive-to-Golden-Age Australian Premiere, this is your only chance to see the film in Sydney presently. Organisers Groovescooter have also lined up some treats for cinema attendees, including some specially conceived, Australia-only Delia Derbyshire / IWD / Reel-To-Reel T-shirts with a design by ‘Mighty Women’ artist Celine Mcilmunn, plus special guest Sofie Loizou (aka Anomie), as well as Doctor Who vinyl and other giveaways. Come and celebrate International Women’s Day with a film that pays tribute to an extraordinary female artist and talent who lived outside of time and space — as others experience it — and whose soundscapes seemed connected to another realm.

PRESENTED BY GROOVESCOOTER

Please note: Gift Passes & Film Club Membership discounts can't be used for this special event session. All tickets are $24 for adults / $19 concession.

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  • Year: 2020
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+
  • Director: Caroline Catz
  • Cast: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Caroline Catz
  • Duration: 98 minutes
  • Language: English
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