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Lanfranchi's Memorial Discotheque

The last sixty days of Sydney's favourite artist-run space.
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Lanfranchi's Memorial Discotheque [teaser]

Overview

Genre
Arts, Culture, Lifestyle, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Lanfranchi's Memorial Discotheque was Sydney’s favourite artist-run space, situated on the second level of an inner city warehouse. Lanfranchi’s doubled as a residence and unauthorised performance venue for five years, growing from unlikely beginnings to become what director Neil Armfield described as a ‘major strand of our city’s cultural DNA’. The decaying warehouse hosted hundreds of shows and was an accessible starting point for Sydney’s emerging performers, artists and musicians. That is, until property development gets in the way and Lanfranchi’s residents are given sixty days to vacate the building.

The story of Lanfranchi’s is told through ex-residents such as Lucas Abela (Justice Yeldham); an experimental musician who plays amplified sheets of broken glass with his mouth. A show he developed at Lanfranchi’s and has since performed in more than forty countries. Others soon to be displaced include Dorkbot; a community of electrical engineering artists, the bastard cover band

Stage
finished
Running time
50 minutes

Credits

  • Richard Baron ... Director, Producer
  • Christopher Baron ... Colorist
  • Christopher Baron ... Additional Camera
  • Richard Baron ... Sound Designer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Better Man Films
Country
Australia
Years of Production
2007 - 2010
Locations
Sydney, Australia

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Poprcorn Taxi, Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Electrofringe
Awards
Best Documentary: Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Director's Choice Award: Sydney Underground Film Festival. Independent Spirit Award nomination: Inside Film Awards
Language
English

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