Filmmaker to speak at Woy Woy library
Documentary filmmaker Mr Michael Rubbo will present an author talk at Woy Woy library from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on March 27.
Mr Rubbo has written and directed over 50 films, including the Emmy-winning Vincent and Me and the BAFTA award-winning Sad Song of Yellow Skin.
His most famous documentary, Waiting for Fidel, is a film school staple and best illustrates a new personal style which he pioneered, one which acknowledges that the filmmaker is also part of the story.
While making Vincent and Me, a film about a young girl's encounter with Vincent van Gogh, Mr Rubbo said he found himself re-creating 30 van Gogh paintings, real enough to pass for originals on the screen.
In doing so he discovered he loved the swirling brushstrokes of the artist and the way van Gogh plugged into the energy fields in nature.
It was the beginning for Mr Rubbo of becoming as much a painter as a filmmaker.
Mr Rubbo will tell of how this inspiration led to the images he now presents so vividly in his memoir, and how painting like his films, became personal.
Bookings are essential.
Website, 24 Jan 2018
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