We saw a film called Three Blind Mice, starring and directed by Matthew Newton. As it turns out, Newton and fellow cast-member/editor Gracie Otto were actually present at the screening. After the film there was a Q&A session which was kind of awkward because, as my friends and I discussed afterwards, it kind of felt as if we were at uni and had entered a Film and TV lecture by mistake. Accompanying the main film was a short entitled Edgar and Elizabeth, which was a bit of a quirky love story. This short film was definitely the highlight of the screening.
After the film, we made a short trek to a club where we pretended to be painfully hip, and danced to the likes of Interpol (yes, it is possible), The Strokes (there’s nothing quite like being in a room full of indie kids when a Strokes song starts playing), Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Grates and Vampire Weekend. My night was definitely made when My Drive Thru started playing. Why oh why can’t more clubs play music like this? Sigh. Eventually we left and ended up at a bar playing “retro” music, which in my opinion, wasn’t retro at all. Since when was Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls and Hanson considered “retro”? Nevertheless, it was quite entertaining being on the dancefloor when these songs came on and realising that you, and everyone around you, could still remember the lyrics to each song. The music seemed to become more and more disgraceful, so we hot-footed it out of there. We ended up going to a few more clubs before making it home by a respectable 3am.
PS. My fringe needs a trim.