Purple Carpet Tour of Amplify Her Lands In Melbourne This February
January 17, 2018
Documentarian and myth-maker Ian Mackenzie presents his latest feature film about the beauty and power of feminine energy.
Amplify Her is a film, graphic novel and animated motion comic series that explores the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene. Imagined and brought to life by more than 21 female creators across North America – the 89-minute feature follows seven up-and-coming stars as they find their unique voices within a male-dominated realm.
The 'purple carpet' screenings of the film will take place at Second Story Studios on the 2nd of February and at Cinema Nova on the 23rd of February, followed by Q&A sessions with Ian and special guests. On the surface, Amplify Her is a story about women in the electronic music industry, but the film’s deeper message is the resurgence of “the feminine” in Western culture. The Premiere screening in Collingwood on February 2nd will be followed by an electric panel of local female performers and producers, and an after-party featuring electronic artists, HÄANA from LA and Chiara Kickdrum from Melbourne.
The night will be opened by Melbourne-based spoken-word artist, Fleassy Malay who is known to move a crowd with her raw authenticity, and will also feature Alejandra Nicolazzo, founder and facilitator of Dancing Eros, for a movement workshop before the after-party kicks off.
Amplify Her follows the stories of 21 female creators such as AppleCatm who is a sharp- witted DJ with heart, struggling to make ends meet - raising her young daughter by day and occasionally gigging as an online 'camgirl' at night. Her gift lies in creating soundscapes that allow others to release their sexual shame, yet to truly succeed, she must first forgive herself.
On the heels of beating a mysterious decade-long illness, Lux Moderna channels her healing mantras into her music, creating spaces of shamanic transformation on the dance floor. Yet her biggest challenge awaits her: stepping out from behind the decks and performing as a centre-stage priestess. Amplify Her explores these rising stars and more (CloZee, Kytami, Wala, and A Hundred Drums) as they come-of-age amidst the emerging cultural renaissance of the feminine.
Join Melbourne’s conscious film and dance community onFebruary 2nd for a powerfully-curated evening of events.
Register tickets online to attend the whole night, or tickets at the door to attend just the after-party.
The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary program dedicated to spotlighting the complex challenges, cutting-edge ideas, creative innovations and mega-trends that are redefining what it means to be human. The Festival screens at Cinema Nova between the 22nd of February and the 9th of March before touring a selection of films in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and beyond.
ABOUT IAN MACKENZIE
Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker & media activist based in Vancouver. His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic TV, CBC Documentary,
The Globe and Mail, Adbusters, and film festivals around the world. His focus covers a range of diverse topics aimed at uncovering and amplifying stories of the emerging paradigm.
February 2nd - Premiere screening and afterparty. Second Story Studios, Collingwood
February 23rd - Screening at Transitions Film Festival, Cinema Nova, Carlton + Q&A