The Last Impresario

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Indie Gems Film Festival

The Last Impresario

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 12 September 2014

A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE MAN WHO CHANGED BRITISH CULTURE, ONE SHOW AT A TIME

Gracie’s Otto’s vibrant bio-doc of Michael White – playboy, bon vivant and the man who transformed Britain’s cultural scene in the 1970s.

Michael White might just be the most famous person you’ve never heard of. The London theatre and film impresario,  produced over 200 shows and movies over the last 50 years. Bringing to the stage the risqué productions of Oh! Calcutta!The Rocky Horror Show and to the screen Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, as well as introducing Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch and Yoko Ono to London audiences, he irrevocably shaped the cultural scene of the 1970s London. Fondly known as ‘Chalky’ by his friends, he is now in his late seventies and still enjoys partying like there’s no tomorrow. In this intimate documentary, filmmaker Gracie Otto introduces us to this larger-than-life phenomenon.

Featuring interviews with 50 of his closest friends including Kate Moss, Anna Wintour, John Cleese, Yoko Ono, Naomi Watts, John Waters, Richard O’Brien and Barry Humphriesand, of course, the man himself.  Otto pays a vibrant tribute to a fascinating entertainer, creative nurturer, collaborator, and his career.

Director: Gracie Otto
Cast: Yoko Ono, Naomi Watts, Barry Humphries, John Cleese, Bill Oddie, Greta Scacchi, Kate Moss
Classification: M – Nudity and Infrequent Coarse Language

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DIRECTOR GRACIE OTTO

Dates & Times:
Friday 12 September 9pm

NOVOTEL PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Indie Gems 2014 package from $145

Inclusions:
–          Buffet breakfast for 2 adults & 2 kids
–          2 kids stay free*
–          Complimentary internet

For bookings, contact hotel reservations on 02 9890 0850 or email h8787-re@accor.com

*Conditions apply, Subject to availability. Children under 16 years of age, using existing bedding with paying adults. 

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Duration

Approximately 85 minutes

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $14
Sidekicks Conc. $11
Adult $17
Concession $14

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00